About Dehradun

Dehradun – The Uttarakhand Capital

The unhurried way of life and moderate atmosphere of Dehradun make it the perfect retirement town. A few sections of the town still hold an unmistakable British character, while a great deal of it has outgrown its pioneer starting points. The town is likewise a middle for prestigious government funded schools and instructive establishments.


As of late, broad ecological debasement because of limestone quarrying around the town has brought about worry amongst nearby tenants and traditionalist. After a long procedure of challenges and case, the Supreme Court forced a prohibition on limestone quarrying, and endeavors at re-forestation of the exposed slope inclines around Dehradun have started.

Today, Dehradun is the authoritative focal point of the slope area of Uttarakhand and the capital of the new slope express that has been cut out of Uttar Pradesh. Dehradun sees a great deal of neighborhood voyagers getting away from the hot and dusty fields to its mild climes.

Places of Interest in Dehradun

The Gurudwara worked by Guru Ram Raj amid the rule of Aurangzeb in the Dhamanwala territory o the town is a religious spot of greatness. Alternate spots of significance is the Robber’s hole, arranged at a separation of around 8 kms from Dehradun. The hollow is a characteristic outing spot encompassed by slopes where water all of a sudden vanishes from sight and goes underground just to return after a couple of yards as a stream. The city has numerous wonderful rest houses and great lodgings to give convenience to the visitor. For a long time, it has been one of the best known instructive focuses in northern India. DehraDun is very much connected by rail and road with Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Lucknow and Varanasi.

National Institutes and Organizations in Dehradun

The central station of numerous National Institutes and Organizations like ONGC, Survey Of India, Forest Research Institute, Indian Institute of Petroleum and so on are situated in the city. A portion of the head instructive and Training Institutes like Indian Military Academy, RIMC(Rashtriya Indian Military College), Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy(IGNFA), Lal Bahadur Shahstri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA)etc are additionally there in Dehradun. It is a favored traveler destination as it pulls in visitors, explorers and devotees from different strolls of life to its tranquil environs. Add to this the wealth of unique Basmati rice, tea and leechi gardens which contribute in transforming the city into a heaven.

Dehradun – How it was named

The area is named after its boss city Dehradun. Dehra gives off an impression of being a defilement of dera implying an impermanent dwelling place camp. Amid the rule of Aurangzeb, Ram Rai, Guru of the Udasi Sikhs on being requested by the Mughal ruler to resign to the wild of the Dun, had contributed his tents here what is presently the Khurbura region of the town and has additionally manufactured a sanctuary close Dhanawala. Around these two locales, grew up the town prevalently known as Dehra. The term dun or doon implies the swamps at the foot of a mountain range, and as the majority of the region lies in such a landscape, it advocated the dun part of the name.

Another determination of the term dun is expressed to be from Dronashram, isolation of Guru Dronacharya of Mahabharata popularity, who visited for a season in the town of Devara, arranged close to Dehra to perform his dedications at a desolate spot.

Dehradun is the starting point for the following Trek in Himalayas