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Encyclopedia > Dehradun
  ?देहरादून
Dehradun
Uttarakhand • India
Map indicating the location of Dehradun
 Dehradun 
Coordinates: 30°20′N 78°04′E / 30.33, 78.06
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

• 635 m (2,083 ft)
District(s) Dehradun
Population 447,808 (2001)
Codes
Telephone

• +91-135

Coordinates: 30°20′N 78°04′E / 30.33, 78.06 Dehradun (Hindi: देहरादून) pronunciation , also sometimes spelled Dehra Doon, is the capital city of the Uttarakhand state (earlier called Uttaranchal) in India, and the headquarters of Dehradun District. It is located in the Doon valley, 230 kilometers north of India's capital New Delhi and the Delhi metropolitan area. The district is surrounded by the Himalayas in the north, Shivalik Hills in the south, the river Ganga in the east, and the river Yamuna in the west. The water divide of Ganga and Yamuna passes through the city. It is also located on the north western side of the fertile Gangetic plains of India. Before the creation of Uttarakhand on November 9 2000, Dehradun was a part of Uttar Pradesh. Neighbouring cities and towns include Haridwar, Rishikesh, Roorkee, Mussoorie and Saharanpur. A product that has made Dehradun known within India is "Dehradooni basmati rice". 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Origin of name

Dera (or Dehra) is a camp, while Dun or Doon is a reference to a local term used for a river valley between a smaller range (Shivaliks) and the main Himalayas. It is also believed that the Dehra reference to is Ram Rai's (Son of Guru Har Rai, the seventh Guru in Sikh History) settlement in the valley, the place is now marked by a Gurudwara.


Today, Dehradun is a famous center for education and it boasts of some of India's finest boarding schools. Its also a great haven for dog-lovers and has a very soothing climate, which is getting spoiled as a result of congestion and excessive traffic now.


Geography and Climate

Dehradun has a sub-tropical climate with cool winters, warm and crisp springs, hot summers and a strong monsoon. The mountains around Dehradun receive sustained snowfall in winter, and the temperature in the city often drops below freezing[1]. Below is a climate chart for Dehradun,

Climate chart for Dehradun
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temperatures in °Cprecipitation totals in mm
source: Climate of Dehradun District

Government institutes and Reputed companies

The city is the headquarters/home of many government institutes and organizations:

The Survey of India is Indias central agency in charge of mapping and surveying. ... Forest Research Institute is one of worst Institutions in the field of Forestry research in India. ... RIMCs Crest The Prince of Waless feathers:-The Traditional Old Crest RIMC, or the Rashtriya Indian Military College, is a prestigious public school for boys studying between 8th and 12th grade located in Dehra Dun in India. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited) (incorporated on June 23, 1993) is a public sector petroleum company in India. ... The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) was established on 1st July, 1916 to promote the survey, exploration and research of the fauna in the region. ...

Education

Dehradun has several Catholic missions with religious affiliations through establishment of high-schools. Some of high-schools are almost 100 years old but the population of Dehradun still has a very few Catholics. The city is well known for education standards in schools and is home to over 300 high schools including, which include: The Roman Catholic Church is the largest religious denomination of Christianity with over one billion members. ...

  • (( D.A.V. INTER COLLEGE KARANPUR DEHRADUN ))
  • Army School (located in Indian Military Academy)
  • Guru Nanak Academy.
  • Brightlands School
  • Brooklyn School
  • Cambrian Hall
  • Carman Residential and Day School (Carman School)
  • Children's Academy
  • Colonel Brown Cambridge School
  • Convent of Jesus and Mary High School
  • DAV Public School
  • Doon Blossoms
  • Doon Cambridge
  • The Doon School
  • Kasiga School (for more information - visit (www.kasigaschool.com))
  • Hillgrange Prepatory School
  • Karuna Vihar, a school for children with special needs [lrmf.org]
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya IMA
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya OFD
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya ONGC
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya New Forest
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya ITBP SemmaDwar
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Birpur
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Hbk
  • Marshalls School* [http://www.marshallschool.org/ Marshall School, Dehradun
  • Hope Town Girls' School
  • High-Ka-Shain High School now known as The Heritage School built in 1953
  • Phool Chand Nari Shilp Girls Inter College
  • Raja Rammohan Roy Academy (now known as Cambridge School)
  • Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC)
  • Riverdale High School
  • St. Thomas' College, Dehradun
  • Scholars Home
  • Sunrise Academy, Raipur Road, Dehra Dun
  • St. Mary's Convent School Alumni
  • Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School
  • St. Joseph's Academy St. Joseph's Academy Alumini Blog
  • Welham Boys' School
  • Welham Girls
  • The Army Public School
  • Neshville Day School, Neshville Road, Dehradun

There are also several colleges (some affiliated with the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University): To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... is an Indian public school in Dayanand Vihar, a suburb of Delhi located approximately 10 kilometers from Mayur Vihar. ... The Doon School is a private school in India, spread across 69 acres in Dehra Dun in the state of Uttarakhand. ... Kendriya Vidyalaya, (Hindi for Central School) is a system of Central government schools for children of employees of Indias central government. ... Kendriya Vidyalaya, (Hindi for Central School) is a system of Central government schools for children of employees of Indias central government. ... Kendriya Vidyalaya, (Hindi for Central School) is a system of Central government schools for children of employees of Indias central government. ... Kendriya Vidyalaya, (Hindi for Central School) is a system of Central government schools for children of employees of Indias central government. ... Kendriya Vidyalaya, (Hindi for Central School) is a system of Central government schools for children of employees of Indias central government. ... Kendriya Vidyalaya, (Hindi for Central School) is a system of Central government schools for children of employees of Indias central government. ... RIMCs Crest The Prince of Waless feathers:-The Traditional Old Crest RIMC, or the Rashtriya Indian Military College, is a prestigious public school for boys studying between 8th and 12th grade located in Dehra Dun in India. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article should be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Welham Girls School (also known as Welham Girls High School and Welham) is a boarding school for girls located at the foothills of the Himalayas in Dehradun, India. ... Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University or simply Garhwal University, is a public university locaetd at Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. ...

  • DAV
  • Dayanand Brijendra Swaroop (DBS) Postgraduate College
  • Dayanand Women's Training (DWT) Postgraduate College
  • Graphic Era Institute of Technology, Dehradun
  • Dehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun
  • Narayan Swami Hospital and Dental College, Dehradun
  • Sri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Technology & Science, Dehradun
  • University of Petroleum for Energy Studies, Bidholi, Dehradun
  • Mahadevi Kanya Pathshala or MKP.

Culture

The posh city of Dehradun is bustling. It is the state capital and is also the home of many government institutions. The center of city's activities is the popular landmark known as the Clock-Tower (Ghanta-ghar), which is a tall structures with 5 functioning clocks; . The numerous high schools of the city attract students from all over the country. During the day it is common to see students (dressed in various high-school uniforms) to be moving around the city. Even though city transportation is now taken care of by blue striped city buses crisscrossing the city, another popular site are the omnipresent blue three wheel vehicles (known as "Vikrams"). These vehicles provide the most common and cheapest form of public transport, however, these vehicles have also been cited as the chief cause of increased levels of noise and air pollution in the city.


Economy

The city has witnessed tremendous growth in the last 20 years. Because of its educational background and high international remittances, Dehradun enjoys a high per capita income, which in dollar terms hovers close to $1800 (national average $800). The city's transition into a large urban cetre has been nothing less than phenomenal. Dehradun is in a middle of a commercial boom, which is amplified by the establishment of various SEZ (special economic zones)through out the city. Right from IT parks to specifically built industrial belts have proved to be a haven for industrialists of national and international repute. Combined with excise benefits companies are finding prospective establishment in the city (like other parts of Uttranchal) very attractive. With the construction of Delhi-Dehradun four lane highway now on full swing, the primary bottle neck endangering the city's growth (the Delhi-Dehradun two lane highway) has been solved. More economic development is expected at a much wider scale.


Tourism

Nearby locations are

  • Gularghati (only for male)
  • Budha Temple & Park Clementown
  • Maldevta
  • Malsi Deer Park,
  • Dat Kali Mata Mandir
  • Sahastradhara,
  • Tapkeshwar Shiv Temple,
  • Laxman Sidh Temple,
  • Robber's Cave,
  • Lachhiwala,
  • Santhla Devi etc. surround this beautiful city,
  • Dushayant aswal(The King) ka ghar

Nearby locations are the hill stations of Mussoorie Landour just 36 km away. There is a 16 km (easy) trekking route from Dehradun to Mussoorie. Dhanaulti is a lovely hill station beyond Mussoorie Chakrata is another nearby hill station, but it is a good 80 km away. Paonta Sahib is a pilgrimage place for Sikhs with a historic Gurudwara on the banks of the Yamuna. Other nearby religious places are Haridwar and Rishikesh. , Mussoorie is a city and a municipal board, about 30 km from Dehradun and in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. ... Landour, a small cantonment town contiguous with Mussoorie, is about 35 km (22 miles) from the city of Dehradun in the northern state of Uttaranchal in India. ... , Mussoorie is a city and a municipal board, about 30 km from Dehradun and in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. ... Chakrata, located at an elevation of 5,500-6,500 feet, approx. ... Paonta Sahib is a small town in the south of Sirmour district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. ... , Haridwar (also spelt as Hardwar, Hindi: हरिद्वार)   is a holy city and municipal board in the Haridwar District in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. ... River Ganges in Rishikesh Rishikesh (also spelled Hrishikesh) (Hindi: )is a city and a municipal board in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. ...


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References

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External links

  • .:: Inside Softwares ::. - Complete Website and Software Development Company in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Dehradun Yellow Pages Business guide of Dehradun
  • ROUSE DOON INFO TECNOLOGY Website and Software Development Company in Dehradun, Uttarakhand and India
  • Senior Sports Dehradun Oldest Sports Goods Retailers & Suppliers
  • Official tourism site for the Dehradun District
  • Dehradun travel guide from Wikitravel


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