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.
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.
By Air : There is an airport
called Jolly Grant in Dehradun which lies unused.
By Rail : 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
By Road : 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.
Place Of Interest
Mussoorie is located in the Garhwal hills. Due to its immense
natural beauty, Mussoorie is known as the queen of hill
Popularly known as Dhalipur Lake, Asan Barrage, created
in 1967, was developed By Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN),
as a water sports complex in 1994.
Located on the foothills of Shivaliks, on the banks of river
Yamuna, Dakpathar is the newly developed recreation center
of GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam).
The Jhanda Fair marks the arrival of Guru Ram Rai, the Sikh
Guru, at Dehradun.
Lakhamandal is situated on a hill slope along the bank of
the yamuna in district Dehradun.
Lakhawar fair is a village fair, held during the months
of September- October and is very popular in the neighbouring
area of Chakrata, 78 km. from Mussoorie.
Located in the Dehradun district of Uttar Pradesh, Mundali
is 129 kms from Dehradun via Chakrata.
Rishikesh is just 24 Kms from Haridwar. Located in the laps
of lower Himalayas, this place is considered to be the access
point of three other pilgrim places of Badrinath - Kedarnath,
Gangotri and Yamunotri the four great places which combine
to make Chardham .
Located 14 km from Dehradun is the famous picnic spot called
as the Sahastra Dhara. Noted for their astounding beauty
the medicinal sulphur waterfalls are a great attraction.
Situated at a distance of 92 Kms. from Dehradun, at an elevation
of about 700 feet. Chakrata is known for its serene environ
and sylvan charm. The place is devoid of all artificiality
and one can move in perfect calm & in pollution free
atmosphere. One can find accommodation in the forest rest
house. There are few ordinary hotel also. The northern part
of Chakrata sub-division, Provides most fascinating area
for trekkers and nature lovers. Covered by dense virgin
forest dotted with attractive village of colourful Jaunsari
tribe, the area is dominated by 10,000 feet high peak of
Kharamba. On its northern slopes is situated Mundali (9,000),
where skiing is possible during the period from November
to April. Deoband (9,000) Kanasar (8500), Kathiyan (7000)
(all connected by road), Molta (7000), Tiger Fall near Chakrata
are some other spots worth visiting. The famous temple of
Mahasu Deota at Hanol is annually visited by thousands of
pilgrims from Garhwal and Himachal Pradesh.
It is about 5 kms. from Dak Pathar on way to Chakrata, where
there is an Ashoka edict inscribed on the sizeable rock.
It is preserved by National Archaeological Department.
About 80 Kms. from Mussoorie on Mussoorie - Yamnotri road
Lakhamandal is believed to be the place where Duryodhana
of Mahabharat episode conspired to burn alive the Pandavas
in the Lakshyagriha a house specially constructed with shellac.
There is a temple believed to be constructed in the eighth
century with a number of carved figures on stone which are
of archaeological significance.
This picturesque place about 12 Kms. from Dehradun on Hardwar
road is frequented by a large number of people specially
on Sundays. Legend has it that a saint underwent penance
at this place. The place is connected by local bus service.