"Dehradun is situated between the two most important rivers in India, Yamuna and Ganga. This bustling town is home to the
Indian Militiary Academy and the Forest Research Institute. Dehradun is often touted as the ""Gateway to Mussoorie"", owing to its close proximity to the spellbinding hill station.
A popular summer retreat, Dehradun is charming to say the least. With a fascinating history related to the Mahabharata, Dehradun has found a special mention in Hindu mythology and epics.
Dehradun finds a place of mention in the Skanda Purana as Kedar Khand--Lord Shiva's abode. It is believed to be one of the
oldest cities in India, one where Lord Rama and his brother Lakshman served penance for killing Ravana.Blessed with astounding natural beauty, Doon Valley is one of the oldest cities in India. Known for its temples, educational centers,
culture and scenic views, Dehradun is a crowd puller. The growing capital city of Uttarakhand, is a symbol for adventure, beauty,serenity and culture."
The name Sahastradhara literally means ‘The Thousand Fold Spring’ is a popular tourist destination in Dehradun. It comprised of waterfalls, caves and steppe farming lands and provides a totally marvelous and rejuvenating experience to its visitors. The name is due to the water that drips from the limestone stalactites in the caves and its waterfalls.
Located at a height of 1400 meters above sea level, the Tiger Falls are 50 meters high waterfalls. The waterfalls are situated amidst a picturesque setting of dense forests at the foothills of the Himalayas. The water converges into a small pond which provides a perfect setting for an outing with friends and family.
Founded in 1965, The Mindrolling Monastery houses the Ngagyur Nyingma College which is one of the largest Buddhist learning centers in India. The monastery is a re-established facility of the original Mindrolling Monastery and was established by Khochhen Rinpoche. The well maintained gardens and a 60 meters high stupa and contains various rooms which are decorated with murals and house various relics and a 35 meters high statue of Lord Buddha in Gold.
Tapovan is known to be the place the Guru Dronacharya performed his penance according to the Hindu epic Mahabharatha. The place is located on the banks of the River Ganges and is considered to be a major pilgrim spot. Tapovan is also known for its amazing meadows known as Nandavan which are trekked by various pilgrims and trekkers.
The 600 meters long river cave (Robber’s Cave) is known by the locals asGucchupani. The cave is divided into two main parts with its highest fall being 10 meters long. The place is known for its unique natural phenomenon known as the disappearing stream. The place was believed to be used by the robbers to hide during the British Raj hence owing to its name.
Spread over a massive 820 sq kilometers of land, the Rajaji National Park falls in a region shared by 3 districts, Dehradun, Haridwar and Pauri Garhwal in the state of Uttarakhand. The reserve consists of subtropical and tropical moist broadleaf forests that house a plethora of wildlife, birds and fish species. It is also a major habitat of the Asian elephant and the Bengal Tiger in India.