Dehradun

Dehradun is a beautiful valley surrounded by the Shivalik Hills in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It is the capital of the state Uttarakhand. It is situated at an elevation of 1467 ft above the sea level. On the east flows the tributaries of the river Ganges and on the west flows the tributaries of the river Yamuna. You would find people from every ethnicity living in Dehradun. The main languages spoken are the Garhwali, Kumaoni, Nepali, Hindi, English and Tibeto-Burman 

Dehradun is home to many renowned schools and institutes.

These renowned schools are The Doon School, Rashtriya Indian Military College, St Joseph’s Academy, Welham Boys School, Welham Girls School, St Thomas College, Brightlands School, The Asian School, Cambrian Hall, Colonel Brown Cambridge School and Convent of Jesus and Mary.

The major training institutes are Indian Military Academy, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Forest Research Institute, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Survey of India, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Wildlife Institute of India, Defence Electronics Application Laboratory, Instrument Research and Development Establishment, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing and Indian Institute of Petroleum.

Climate in Dehradun: The climate in Dehradun varies from season to season. The summers are hot from March to June and the temperature reaching up to 37 degrees Celsius. The monsoons are from July to September having moderate temperatures. The winters are cold from late October to February and the temperature reaching upto to 6 degree Celsius.

Best time to visit Dehradun: The best time to visit Dehradun is from October to June. The valley is visited by all types of travelers.

How to reach Dehradun: Dehradun is at a distance of 258 km from Delhi via Saharanpur Road, which is a 5 ½ hrs drive and 172 km from Chandigarh via Nh 7, which is a 4 hrs drive. Dehradun has a railway station in Lakkhi Bagh and an airport called Jolly Grant Airport which is at a distance of 28 km from the city via Rishikesh/Haridwar Road.

Places to visit in Dehradun: Robbers Cave, Sahastradhara, Sai Darbar Temple, Kalinga Smarak, Sakya Centre Buddhist Monastery, Mindrolling Monastery, Tapkeshwar Temple, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun Zoo, Paltan Bazar Read More