The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is a valley in the Garhwal region of the state, also the biggest city of Uttarakhand. Known as the educational hub of India, this city was founded by Shri Guru Ram Rai and is the l ...
nking point for the Shivaliks and the Himalayas. Dehradun derives its name from ‘Dronagiri’ or the city of Guru Dronacharya and has been referred to in Mahabharat and Ramayana. The center hub for all ethinic groups and races, Dehradun is a home to people from all across the mountains. Dehradun enjoys pleasant weather throughout the season but a saying goes along that, “You can’t trust it!”, because it keeps changing without notice. Home to the best cloudscapes, sunsets, artists, entrepreneurs and what not, Dehradun is gradually becoming a hub for people and places to be. Slowly turning into a tier-1 city with a lot happening, Dehradun should be in your must visit list if you’re planning to come to Uttarakhand because here you find the essence of the state right at one place.
What to do around Dehradun?
Dehradun is known for its greens and yellows. Land at the Jollygrant airport that lies 20 kilometers away from the main city and your first ride is going to enthrall you with the finest views you’ve come across. Visit Forest Research Institute, Buddha Temple, Dehradun Zoo, Maggie Points, Sahastradhara, Lachhiwala and a lot more spaces of serene beauty. The nightlife in Dehradun is way too entertaining with a lot of cafes and pubs serving you delicacies with live music by some of the best artists from the country. So, when you’re in Dehradun, it is surely going to be a power packed time.
Fun Facts about Dehradun
Dehradun is mentioned as a part of the Kedarkhand region in ancient texts. Also the home to the legislative assembly of the state and headquarters of government. The city is a blend of traditional culture and modern city life that makes it one of a kind. Slowly rising as the hip hop hub of the country, Dehradun is known for its art and artists from numerous forms that have made sure the city is always in the most popular charts in the country.