Dehradun District

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Dehradun – the capital city of Uttaranchal is an internationally renowned tourism place welcoming thousands of groups of tourists to explore this boon of nature. Nestled in the majestic Himalayan hills, this ancient city is known for its divine beauty, gushing streams, deep ravines, lustrous valleys, delectable cuisine followed by heart-soaking outdoor activities.

The beautiful town is referred as the gateway to Mussoorie and Garhwal interior. Prouding one of the oldest cities in the country and was ruled in turns by the Sikhs, Mughals and Gurkhas before coming under the reigns of the British. Dehradun is a world known education hub hosting some of the prestigious institutions like the Forest Research Institute, Doon School and Welham Schools, ONGC, Indian Military Academy, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Studies, Survey of India and Botanical Survey of India etc.

A sprawling city, speckled with magical places, steeped in history is an ideal spot for those who want risk in their life. Try hands in adventures like paragliding, skiing, angling and river rafting. Being a host of large Cantonment area, the city is a popular retirement spot. It is also famous for aromatic long grain rice - Basmati Chawal (Rice) and delicious Litchies.

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Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
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