Dehradun comprises of two words Dehra, meaning camp and Doon, meaning valley. Legend says that lies between the Himalayas and the Shivaliks. Legend says that a spiritual Guru came to this place with his followers and took refuge. Hence the name.
Located on the foothills of the Himalayas, the Doon Valley is nestled between two of India's mightiest rivers - the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west. Dehradun is famous for its picturesque landscape and pleasant climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. It is well connected and in close proximity to popular Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Nainital and Auli and Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Char Dham.
Dehradun was once a beautiful, green place. As Ruskin Bond would like to say about his beloved trees from Dehradun that there was a time when they walked, indeed. But because this city is only 250 kms from Delhi, the capital of India, it has emerged as a counter magnet, channeling the squirming population of Delhi towards itself. And it has consequently now become a crowded place, devoid of the copious trees and the poetic air.
Rishikesh is a pilgrimage place near Haridwar in Uttaranchal, ganges flows in from the heart of this city. The city has many ashrams (Holy Place for Hindus where people live) for staying, Hot…