Capital City, Dehradun is the heart of Uttarakhand. Situated in the north-east corner of Garhwal region, the city is like a protagonist in a successfully running show. This Capital of Uttarakhand is fringed by the majestic Shivalik Hills, Ganges (in the west) and Yamuna (in the east); thus it is a beautiful place to visit with equally attractive people to interact with.
Reckoned to be the ‘Abode of Drona’ (Dronacharya, the Guru of Kauravas), Dehradun is regarded as one of the oldest cities in India. The legend has it, after killing Ravana, Lord Rama and Lakshmana arrived here to perform penance, thus the city holds significance for religious tours as well. Dehradun boasts being home to a number of eminent educational centres like Eton Doon School. The cherry on top, it also has the privilege of sheltering country’s foremost army officer training academy, Indian Military Academy and headquarters of prestigious institutions like Survey of India and Forest Research Institute. A bustling capital of a laid-back state, Dehradun is also a district headquarters.
The city has quite a young vibe to it and with its Basmati fields and Mango and Litchi Orchards; the fragrance of its diversity can be smelled from miles away.
The city enjoys a perfect blend of religious, colonial and modern-day structures; the Clock Tower, bakeries and restaurants lined on the famed Rajpur Road and the Forest Research Institute are some of the major landmarks here. Along with being a picturesque state capital, Dehradun is also crowned as the ‘Gateway to Garhwal Region’. Proximity to tourist attractions like Mussoorie and pilgrimages places such as Haridwar and Rishikesh make Dehradun an ideal tourist destination in India.
Tour My India presents Dehradun travel guide that can assist in planning an organized tour in the city. It is here complete information on places to visit, things to do and shop, places to eat and how to reach are articulately provided. Information on varied holiday packages in Dehradun is also dissimilated so that one can pick out the best for himself.
Dehradun is amongst the most happening places in Uttarakhand. Since, the city silhouetted with beautiful landscape, places of worship, sports complex, restaurants, markets and malls and resorts, one can enjoy several activities in Dehradun. It’s proximity with hill stations and religious places also add a lot of opportunity for exploration every now and then.