The Doon Valley is situated between the two most important rivers of India. i.e. Ganga & Yamuna, is most picturesque having moderate climate, nestling a number of places of tourist interest.
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.
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.
PLACES TO VISIT IN DEHRADUN
Durbar Shri Guru Ram Rai
This is one of the major sites of Sikh pilgrimage. The Sikh Guru Shri Ram Rai was ordered by Aurangzeb to leave the mughul dominions. The Guru, along with his followers, camped here and since then the town has grown into todays Dehradun.
Forest Research Institute
The informative museum and the botanical garden are the main attractions of this institute. The institute is included in all the tour packages that have Dehradun as a destination in their itinerary.
Malsi Deer Park
Malsi Deer Park is a recently developed picnic spot cum mini zoological park on Mussoorie Road, situated approximately 9 km from Dehradun. This is a perfect place for refreshment as well as for having a great time with your family.
Tapkeshwar temple is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva, situated approximately 8 km from Dehradun, on the banks of a stream, in Garhi Cant. This place holds a lot of reverence amongst the devotees of Lord Shiva.
The name ‘Sahastradhara’ means the site of ‘thousand springs’. Situated near Rajpur Village, approximately 16 km from the major township of Dehradun, it is a very popular picnic spot. The place becomes more attractive during rainy season, when there is abundance of water in the springs. The water of sulphur spring is assumed to have some medicinal properties that can help cure skin ailments.