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DehradunFounded by Guru Dronacharya, according to the epic of Mahabharata, Dehradu is today one of the most developed cities of India. Situated on the threshold of a world full of adventure, spiritualism and tranquility, amidst the Shivalik ranges, the foothills of Himalayas, Dehra Dun is an entry point for all the trekkers and mountaineers onto their journey into the Garhwal Himalayas. A gateway to the popular hill station of Mussoorie and the pilgrimage centres of Haridwar and Rishikesh, Dehra Dun boasts of the famous Forest Research Institute and the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy. Doon Valley finds its place between the two most important rivers of India Ganga and Yamuna, and is a picturesque town with moderate climate and a number of places of tourist interest.

Location: 258 km from Delhi, Dehradun is set amidst a valley in the Shivaliks, the foothills of the Himalayas at an altitude of 2,200 feet above sea level.
Significance: Capital of the state of Uttaranchal.
Climate: Summers are hot and temperature ranges between 27o C to 41o C while winters are pleasanter and may get cold as the temperature ranges from 9o C to 27o C.

Shopping Attractions
It is pleasure to walk through the colorful and lively markets of Dehra Dun for curios and warm woolen clothes in beautiful hues and styles. The most famous shopping spts are Paltan Bazaar with its maze of streets and alleys, a fascinating market close to the Clock Tower, Rajpur Road and the Ashley Hall region of Dehra Dun.

Prime Attractions

Forest Research Institute
Forest Research Institute or the FRI, is one of the best research institutes devoted to the same purpose all around the world. A vast extensive museum in its premises displays a wide range of diverse botanical specimens. Open on all, weekdays from Monday to Friday, it is a great experience to witness the innumerable species of vegetation on the Earth. The Botanical Garden set in the campus is another attraction of the place.

Tapkeshwar Temple
The temple of Lord Shiva as the God of strict rituals of 'tap', it stands majestically on the outskirts of the city with a long flight of stairs to ascend. A picture-perfect beauty, There is a gushing river flowing by its sides that complement the main temple and other shrines studding the area with its pleasant cool waters. The best time to visit the place is in March, when a big fair is held here on Shivaratri.

Malsi Deer Park
8 km from the city, Malsi Deer Park is on the road to Mussoorie. A good picnic spot, the park is as the name suggests home to the gentle and shy deers who can be seen nibbling at the grass from a distance but any effort to go near them alerts them instantly and they run off and disappear in the thick bushes of the park. Cool breeze and giggles and chuckles of the young children who are thrilled to see this big-eyed creature is enough to fill anybody with new enthusiasm and zest for life.

Sulphur springs have long been credited with unique healing powers for certain diseases both in the early eastern and the western medical sciences. 14 km from the centre of the city, Sahastradhara is such a place where one can see people coming from far off with their ailing loved ones in search of a natural cure. It also makes an excellent picnic spot with its lush green surroundings and foaming waterfall.

Robber's Cave
8 km from Dehra Dun, just beyond the Anarwala village, the famous Robber's Cave is a fabulous picnic spot, which is sure to delight the visitors. The best way to reach the place is to take a bus to the village and then stroll to the pace at a leisurely pace giving yourself time to take in the picturesque surroundings. It is known for a strange phenomenon as a stream of water suddenly disappears from sight at a point and then reappears again a few metres ahead as a squally stream.

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How To Reach

By Air: The nearest Jolly Grant Airport is 25 km from Dehradun. It is connected to Delhi with Indian Airlines having five flights a week from Delhi to this airport.
By Train: Dehradun is well linked to all the major cities of the state by trains. There are direct daily trains that come here from Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow and other places. The most notable ones are Shatabdi Express, Mussoorie Express and the Doon Express.
By Road: Well connected by good and smooth roads and there are daily bus services that connect Dehra Dun to Mussoorie and Delhi.

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