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History

Dehradun is located on a plateau at a height of 640 meters, home of the Indian Military Academy and the headquarters of the Survey of India, an office which was established by Colonel George Everest, after whom the world's highest mountain has been named.

Ordinarily the term Doon meals valley. But in current colloquial usage it stands for the valley in which is located the City of Dehradun. The city lies within the lower scapes of the Himalayas and Shivaliks to the South and within the confines of the river Ganga to the East and the river Yamuna to the West.

Geography and climate

Dehradun has a sub-tropical climate with cold winters, warm and crisp springs, hot summers and a strong monsoon. The mountains around Dehradun receive sustained snowfall in winter, but the temperature in the city rarely drops below freezing.Dehradun is prone to hail storms in winter.

Culture

It is the state capital and is also the home of many government institutions. The center of the city's activities is the popular landmark known as the Clock Tower (Ghanta-ghar), which is a tall structure with 5 functioning clocks; Can enjoy a good ride or go shopping on the Rajpur Road and not to forget its lively Paltan Bazaaar. The numerous high schools of the city attract students from all over the country. During the day it is common to see students (dressed in various high-school uniforms) moving around the city.

Malsi Deer Park

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Masi Deer Park is, as the name suggests, a protected area of deer, lying at a distance of around 8 km from the heart of the city. However, make sure to see the deer from a distance, if you don't want them running away and hiding. The cool breezes, usually experienced there, only add to the appeal of the park.

Tapkeshwar Temple

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Tapkeshwar Temple is situated amidst the picturesque outskirts of Dehradun. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, as the God of strict rituals of 'tap' (meditation). One can reach the temple only after climbing a long flight of stairs. After reaching the top, you will encounter mesmerizing views of the valley below - with the gushing river flowing nearby.

Sahastradhara

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Sahastradhara is the name given to sulphur springs, situated around 14 km from the city center. People come here not only for gaining from the healing powers of the springs, but also for spending sometime away from the maddening pace of life and relax with their family. The lush green environs and foaming waterfall of the place make it the perfect picnic spot.

Robbers Cave

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Robbers Cave is another popular tourist spot, situated 8 km from Dehradun. One of the most visited picnic spots around the city, the cave is the perfect place to take a leisurely walk and feel at ease with yourself. One can notice an unusual phenomenon here, when a stream suddenly disappears from sight at a point and then reappears after a few meters.

Surface

Dehradun is very well connected with highways to Delhi and other cities of Uttar Pradesh. It is also the Gateway city to the hilly regions of Mussoorie and beyond and is connected with them with good all weather roads.

Train

Dehradun is the terminus of the Northern Railway well connected to places like Amritsar, Howrah, Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow and Varanasi etc. A Delhi Dehradun Shatabdi Express has recently been introduced.

Air

There is an airport called Jolly Grant in Dehradun which lies unused.

Best Western Hotel

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Best Western Hotel Madhuban is one of the premier hotels of Dehradun. The hotel is located in a pollution free environment amidst 6 acres of manicured lawns and landscaped gardens. The hotel is part of the Best Western Group and conforms to the international standards of hospitality

Address :
97, Rajpur Road
Dehradun-248001 India

Inderlok Hotel

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Inderlok Hotel is ideally located on the main Dehradun- Mussoorie road with perfect proximity to the queen of the hills Mussoorie on one side & the religious centers of Rishikesh & Haridwar on the other. The hotel gives wonderful view of the picturesque Doon valley.

Address :
Anekant Palace, 29-Rajpur Road
Dehradun-248001 India

Viceroy Inn Hotel

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The Viceroy inn is centrally located at Niranjanpur, National Highway 72 on Saharanpur Road in Dehradun. All the rooms are spacious & are attractively furnished. The hotel has conference facilities and a business centre for the convenience of the guests.

Address :
391/1 Niranjanpur NH 72 Saharanpur Road
Dehradun India

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