Nestled in the Doon Valley in the foothills of the Great Himalayas and flanked by two very beautiful as well as mighty rivers the Ganges and the Yamuna on its eastern and western side, Dehradun is one of the most ancient cities of India. Serving as the capital city of Uttaranchal, Dehradun got its name by the union of two words 'Dera' and 'Dun' that means Camp in the Valley. It is also stated that the place got its name from 'Guru Dronacharya' of Mahabharata, as the city is also popularly known as the 'Adobe of Drona'.
The moment you step in the city the first thing that catches your eyes here is its picturesque unbeatable beauty and the perfect amalgamation of the city and hilly culture. Located at an altitude of 960m, Dehradun has earned accolades for being a perfect place to get respite from the hustle-bustle and scorching heat of the plains below. Its close proximity to the other much popular surrounding destinations such as Auli, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Nainital also adds to its charm.