|Dehradun is the capital of Uttaranchal and a wonderful tourist destination. Located in the Doon valley on the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is spread over an area of 1880 square metres. Dehradun has several important institutions and is the headquarters of the Uttaranchal government.|
During the British Raj, Dehradun was the summer retreat of many British officers particularly the Viceroy's bodyguard. Later, Dehradun became a cantonment and many defence offices and institutions are located here. Indian Military Academy is one of the most important institutions located in Dehradun. Dehradun is also famous as an important education centre. The town has many reputed schools.
For a tourist, Dehradun is an important place. It is on the way to Mussoorie, which is a popular hill station in Uttaranchal. There are a number of other tourist places in and around Dehradun that you can visit on your luxury Dehradun travel.
Some of the places that you can visit in Dehradun are Tapkeshwar Temple, Forest Research Institute, Survey of India, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Tapovan, Lakshman Siddh and Malsi Dear Park.
You can take short excursions to various nearby places from Dehradun. Some of the places that you can visit include Rishikesh, Haridwar, Rajaji National Park and Mussoorie.