The beautiful town is referred as the gateway to Mussoorie and Garhwal. It is perhaps one of the oldest cities in Uttarakhand (India) and was occupied in turns by the Sikhs, Mughals and Gurkhas before coming under the reigns of the British. Elite educational and other institutions were established during the British period.
Dehradun is a complete blend of city and hill culture. It is set in the foot hills of Himalayan at the centre of the 120 kms long Doon Valley.
Dehradun is today proud of its institutions like the Forest Research Institute, Doon School and Welham Schools, ONGC, Indian Military Academy, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Studies, Survey of India and Botanical Survey of India etc. The Survey of India was established in 1767 and its greatest achievement was to determine the height of Mt. Everest.
Dehradun Main Tourist Spot Are:
MDDA Park, IMA (Indian Military Academy),Tapkeshawar Temple, Sahastra Dhara, Forest Research Institute (FRI), Robber's Cave (Guchhupani), Tapowan, Laxman Siddh, Malsi Deer Park, Lachhiwala, Buddha Temple, Santala Devi Temple, Assan Barrage, Dakpathar, Clock Tower etc.