Information of Dehradun
in a wide and thickly forested valley of the Shivalik ranges, Uttar
Pradesh is known for its salubrious climate. Legend has it Guru
Dronacharaya, a Brahmin teacher of warfare, considered the place fit for
meditation & worship and therefore, the valley of Doon was christened
Drona Ashram, meaning "The Abode of Drona". During British Raj,
It was the summer base of the Viceroy's Bodyguard and at present, the base
of the Indian Military Academy.
It is named after
Guru Dronacharya - A great teacher in Mahabharat epic. The renowned
religious town of Rishikesh, the queen of hills Mussoorie, the renowned
sulphur springs at Sahastradhara and a part of Rajaji National Park, the
quit Chakrata hills all lie in this district. Also visit the Chardhams.
Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2200 feet above sea level. It is
one of the most developed cities of India having moderate climate. The
places to be visited nearby are Sahastradhara (14 Kms.) Robbers Cave (8
Kms.) Forest Research Institute (5 Kms.) Tapkeshwar Temple (5.5 Kms.),
Laxman Sidh (12 Kms.) Malsi Deer Park (9 Kms.)
Places to see :
The Jhanda Fair marks the arrival of Guru Ram Rai, the Sikh Guru, at
Lakhawar fair is a village fair, held during the months of September-
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
Situated at a distance of 92 Kms. from Dehradu, 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.
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.
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
Taxis are available at Mussoorie for visiting the place.
There is however, no place to stay at present.
2200ft above the sea-level
Founded by: Legend Guru Dronacharya
Attractions: One of the most developed cities
TIME TO VISIT
Throughout the year
Summer - Max: 36 Min: 16.7, Winter - Max: 23.4 Min: 5.2
Due to its location in the hilly part of the state, the climate of
Dehradun is salubrious.