Dehradun is the capital city of the Uttarakhand state. From the capital of India New Delhi, Dehradun is about 230 kilometers by road.
This scenic city nestled in the Doon valley, Dehradun is one of the famous tourist destinations in Uttarakhand and attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Dehradun is flanked by the Himalayas in the North, the Shivalik range in the south, the Yamuna river to its west and the Ganges to its east. The city is located in the North western side of the state and adjoins the districts of Uttarkashi, Pauri Garhwal, Hardwar, Nahan (Himachal Pradesh) and Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh).

History

Dehra is a variation of the word dera which means camp, or a temporary abode. A group of Sikhs led by Ram Rai on being ordered by the Mughul emperor Aurangzeb to retire to the forests had pitched temporary tents in this area. Dun is the name of the valley and the word means low land at the foot of a mountain.

The district is part of the Garhwal Himalayan region previously known as Kedar Khand. This region has been under the reigns of many ruling lines including the Katyuris, Gurkhas, Sikhs, Mughuls and the British. The British gained control of the region as a consequence of the treaty of Sugauli signed after the war with Gurkhas in 1816.

Dehradun Hotels

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Hotel Great Value

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Hotal Softel Plaza

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Kaladhungi Road, Mukhani Chowk, Near Dr.Ganesh Joshi Hospital, Haldwani (Nainital), Uttarakhand -263139, (India)

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