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.
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.