Before dividing from Uttar Pradesh, Dehradun is known as only a great city of of Uttar Pradesh, but when Uttarakhand was formed as a new freedom state, it became the capital city of Uttranchal. Uttarakhand is the 27th state of the Republic of India. It was formed on 9th Nov 2000 and was seperated out of Uttar Pradesh after a big resist of the Uttaranchali people. Uttarakhand lies in the Northern part of India amidst the glorious Himalayas and intense forests. In the north the state is bordering Himachal Pradesh and in the South Uttar Pradesh and has international limitations with Nepal and China.
Dehradun is the capital of Uttaranchal. It is positioned in the Doon hill at the foothills of Himalaya. Ganga flood in the east and Yamuna in the west. Guru Dronacharya medidated here, which was then known as Drona Ashram. Sikh Guru Ram Rai camped here, where the Ram Rai Durbar is located, presently it attracts lots of devotees and supporters from India. The name Dehra is derived from here. The British originate the environment of Dehradun very pleasing and established Forest Research Institute, Indian Military Academy, ONGC, Survey of India, Very near from Dehradun is the hill route of Mussoorie.
Total literacy of Dehradun is 70%,that proofs ,Dehradun is a well educated city of Uttrakhand. Population of Dehradun is 1025.68 thousand.Male literacy is 78% and female literacy is 60% that shows, the high education curicity of male.
Important places that attract people from Dehradun mas well as outside of Dehradun is Tapkeshwar, Robbers' Cave, Tapovan, The Malsi Deer Park, The Forest Research Institute, Kalsi, Sahastradhara, The Yamuna Hydel Scheme Dakpathar, Lakshman Siddh.
Dehradun has been one of the favorite residential cities. It is also an important educational centres of the country. Best private schools and convents are located here.The Indian Military Academy, The Froest Research Institute, the Oil and Natural Gas comission and many more offices of Central and State Govt. are also situated here. Dehradun is quite associated with rail, road and air routes to all over country.
The Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport from Dehradun about 25 km away, on the border of the town. There is a daily flight from Dehradun to Delhi, which is the nearest international airport.
Dehradun is a major railhead on the Northern Railway line with direct trains to almost all the metropolitan cities of India and some important tourist destinations in Uttaranchal. The Shatabdi Express is the best option for the tourists coming from Delhi and the other good option is the Mussorie Express. The Dehradun-Mumbai Express connects the city to Mumbai. There are also trains to Varanasi, Kolkata and Lucknow.
Dehradun is well connected to other cities of Uttaranchal and Delhi with regular bus services. From Dehradun distances of some metro and major cities are Agra 381 km, Calcutta 1562 km, Chennai 2365 km, Delhi 235 km, Jaipur 493 km, Lucknow 582 km, and Mumbai 1578 km. We would provide you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives too.
Iinterest for the tourists are Tapkeshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Sahastra Dhara the sulphur springs, Robbers Cave a picnic spot, Dakpathar Barrage, Tapovan a place where Guru Drona did sacrament, Kalanga headstone for Gorkha Gen Balbhadra Thapa, Ashoka decree at Kalsi.