The capital city of Uttarakhand, is an important tourist destination and enjoying the local hospitality in Homestays can double your fun.
Said to be one of the oldest cities in India, it is believed that Lord Rama and his brother did penance here for killing Ravana, the king of Lanka.
During the 17th and 18th centuries Dehradun changed hands several times. Guru Ram Rai retreated here from Punjab, the Mughal Governor Najib-ud-Daula occupied it from 1757-1770 and the Gorkhas overran it on their westward expansion before ceding it to the British in 1815.
With many fine institutions like Forest Research Institute, Doon School, Welham Schools for girls and boys, ONGC and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Studies, Dehradun is one of the elite towns of India.Know more about Dehradun