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 Dehradun (Uttaranchal)

Dehradun.ogg pronunciation (help·info), 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 kilometres north of India's capital New Delhi and the Delhi metropolitan area. The district is surrounded by the Himalayas in the north, Sivalik 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 northwestern 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.

The products that have made Dehradun known within India are "Dehradooni basmati rice", Backery products and Lychee.

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  • Dehradun Geography and Climate

    Dehradun has a sub-tropical climate with cold winters, warm and crisp springs, hot summers and a strong monsoon. The mountains around Dehradun receive sustained snowfall in winter, but the temperature in the city hardly ever drops below freezing

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    Dehradun Festivals and culture

  • Dehradun 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 the city's activities is the popular landmark known as the Clock Tower (Ghanta-ghar), which is a tall structure with 5 functioning clocks; Can enjoy a good ride or go shopping on the Rajpur Road and not to forget its lively Paltan Bazaaar. 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) moving around the city.

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