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Dehradun Hill Station

Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is one of the oldest cities of India and is recently declared as the Provisional Capital of newly created Uttaranchal (Now Uttarakhand) State in the month of Nov’2000. There are headquarters of many National Institutes and Organizations like ONGC, Survey Of India, Forest Research Institute, Indian Institute of Petroleum etc are located in the city.

Some of the premier educational and Training Institutes like Indian Miltary Academy, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy(IGNFA), Lal Bahadur Shahstri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA)etc are also there in Dehradun. The Doon Valley is situated between the two most important rivers of India. i.e. Ganga & Yamuna, is most picturesque having moderate climate, nestling a number of places of tourist interest.

It is named after Guru Dronacharya - A great teacher in Mahabharat epic. The renowned religious town of Rishikesh, the queen of hills Mussoorie, the renowned sulphur springs at Sahastradhara and a part of Rajaji National Park, the quit Chakrata hills all lie in this district. Also visit the Chardhams. Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2200 feet above sea level. It is one of the most developed cities of India having moderate climate. The places to be visited nearby are Sahastradhara (14 Kms.) Robbers Cave (8 Kms.) Forest Research Institute (5 Kms.) Tapkeshwar Temple (5.5 Kms.), Laxman Sidh (12 Kms.) Malsi Deer Park (9 Kms.)

Places of interest:

Mussoorie: 35 km from Dehradun is the queen of hills Mussoorie.

Sahastradhara: The travel to Dehradun cannot complete without visiting Sahastradhara, the exotic picnic spot in Dehradun. The name Sahastradhara literally means 'the thousandfold spring' that flow down the beautiful green hills in the valley. The Baldi river and its springs attracts thousands of visitors not only from India but around the world. Also do not forget to take your camera to take beautiful photos of Sahastradhara to keep it as a rememberance for lifetime!

Robbers Cave: A magnificient spot that lies at the suburban areas of Dehradun, Robber's Cave is a best loved tourist location. Popularly called as Guchhipani or Guchu Pani it is a perfect destination to spend the holiday in a pristine atmosphere.

Forest Research Institute - Forest Research Institute (FRI) of Dehradun was established in year 1906. This is one of the oldest institutions of its kind, and acclaimed the world over.

Tapkeshwar Mahadev: The Tapkeshwar temple is situated in the Garhi Cantonment area around 6.5 kms from the Dehradun city. Tapkeshwar is a heavenly place along a seasonal rivulet in the dense forest valley where a large number of devotees throng mainly during the Shivratri. Tapkeswar Mahadev temple is the auspicious place where the guru Drona of Pandavas and Kauravas, meditated to gain further knowledge.

Laxman Sidh: The popular Laxman Sidh Temple is around 12 kms from the Dehradun city along the Haridwar/Rishikesh way and is visited by thousands and thousands of people from all over India and abroad. It is believed that a sage underwent penance in this holy place. Malsi Deer Park- Located about 10 kms form Dehradun city is the wonderful picnic spot called Malsi Deer Park Dehradun.

Surrounded by beautiful lush greens at the bottom of Shivalik ranges, this place is a famous tourist attraction in Dehradun that is visited by thousands of tourists all round the year. The park has all sorts of wild animals such as lion, deer, tiger, monkeys and birds of rare species. You could also at times spot the the famous Neelgai in the park. Some of these have been bought from far off places and some are too rare to be seen anywhere else in Dehradun.

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