Dehradun

Dehradun ,Capital of Uttrakhand. Dehradun, located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand is a major hill station. It can be sited at the Himalayan foot hills and is widely visited by the travelers from all over the world. The amazing scenic beauty and the serenity of the place will surely captivate your senses. It is placed at the picturesque Doon valley and is watered by two major rivers, Ganges and Yamuna. The Doon school, one of the most well known schools of India is located in Dehradun.

Dehradun city, supposed to be founded by Dronacharya, the legendary teacher in the epic Mahabharata, is considered as one of the oldest in the country and has seen times as varying as being the settlement of the Sikh population, being an independent state of Nepal and then being seized by the English.

The last occupation is probably the reason why Dehradun became an elite town and obtained a favourite spot in the hearts of the rich and powerful English class.

Today, Dehradun is considered as the starting point of many things: treks to the world famous mountains, way to the famous hill station of Mussoorie, as well as to the famous pilgrimages Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Dehradun Photos
This photo of Dehradun is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Sorce by: Wikipedia

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