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P r o d u c e s the sweetest litchi in the country.

Dehradun is cold climate  tourist place in India which has some special importance . Followings are some important known unknown things

  •          Dehradun is the capital city of the Uttarakhand  which is a part of  Garhwal region,
  • ·        Dehradun is  236 kilometres (147 mi)  from Capital of India  New Delhi
  •          Dehradun is located in  Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas lie                            comfortably  within between two of India’s mightiest rivers — the Ganges on the              east and  the Yamuna on the west.
  •          The city is popular  for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate which             is  a gateway to the surrounding region.
  •           Dehradun is famous for Indian Military Academy, ITBP Academy &Indira Gandhi             National Forest Academy (IGNFA).as a training  centre
  •           Dehradun is related with word ‘Dehra’ which is derived from the word “dera”,                   deriving from griha and meaning home. “Doon” means a  valley that lies between             the Himalayas and the “Shivaliks”.
  •           In ancient India during the Mahabharata epic era, Dronacharya the great teacher             of Kauravas and Pandavas, lived here hence the name, “Dronanagari”
  •           Edicts of Ashoka have been found in the region along the banks of

river Yamuna in Kaalsi indicating the wealth and importance of the region in                                ancient India.

  •          In the neighbouring region of Haripur, ruins were discovered from the time of King          Rasala which also reflect the region’s prosperity.
  •          This district contains Rajaji National Park which is home to several elephants,                  Benog Wildlife Sanctury at Mussoorie & Asan Conservation Reserve.
  •          The city is also known as the ‘Rainy City of India’ due to continuous and incessant            rainfalls specially in monsoon.
  •          Dehradoon is famous for Basmati riceand Lychees.
  •         The world famous Doon School is situated in Dehradun
  • ·        Sikhs ruled the city for about 24 years
  •          Dehradun was part of empire of Mauryan under the rule of great Ashoka .
  •          Dehradun find connection in Skand Puran
  •          Dehradun was visited by Lord Ram, accompanied by Lakshman on their way back          from Sri Lanka. It is also home of the greatest guru of our nation, Guru                           Dronacharya.
  •         Dehradun is situated at an altitude lower than that of Bangalore.·
  •          Dehradun was the only place besides Bombay and Delhi where Cabaret shows               were organized back in the 60s.
  •         Hundred of tourists visit the nearby Sahastradhara sulphur spring near Dehradun,           for the waters can heal various skin ailments in humans
  •         The Buddha Temple is Asia’s largest reliquary. It took fifty artists to paint the wall of         this temple in gold paint, in three years.
  •         To seek the blessings at the Daat Kali Mandir you will need to trek for 14 km.
  •          Dehradun produces the sweetest litchi in the country.
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