Based in the northern part of India, Dehradun
, the capital of Uttarakhand, is one of the Counter Magnets of the National Capital Region (NCR). It is undergoing massive development as an alternative growth centre to help alleviate the migration and population explosion in the Delhi
area. Situated in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun
lies in the Garhwal region and is at a distance of 236 kilometres on the north from New Delhi
. It is nestled between the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west. The city is well known for its picturesque landscape and as a gateway to the surrounding region.
Also known as City of Schools and School Capital of India, Dehradun
houses some of Indias most-renowned educational institutions. It also hosts several religious schools. National Institute for Visually Handicapped here was the first institute in India to help the visually impaired, and the first press for Braille script in the country. There are also a number of law universities, as well as institutes for engineering, medical, management, and other streams of higher education. Dehradun
railway station provides connectivity to major cities Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express and Nanda Devi Express are some of the fast trains running to and from Dehradun
The city has witnessed the establishment of several software technology parks and SEZs. Many top companies like Genpact, Serco, Spice Digital, IndiaMART, etc, have their regional offices here. The Selaqui area hosts a number of manufacturing units, and there are also a host of major defence production establishments, including the Ordnance Factory and Opto Electronics Factory. A proposed multi-purpose stadium in the Raipur
area of Dehradun
, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium & Mega Sports Complex will be the first international-level stadium in the state.
The best property locations in Dehradun
, and Rajpur
. The pursuit for properties here has increased with a rise in the scope of education and jobs. This has also enhanced the value of properties here. Developers and investors are showing a keen interest in the real estate market of Dehradun
, which promises a high return on investment.
boasts several sought-after tourist destinations, such as the Tapkeshwar temple, Malsi
Deer Park, Kalanga monument, Laxman Siddh, Chandrabani
, Guchhupani, Forest Research Institute, Tapovan, Santala Devi temple, Central Braille Press and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology. Dehradun
caters to diverse areas of tourism nature, sports, sanctuary, museums, and institutions. The prime shopping areas include Paltan Bazaar
and Rajpur Road
. The Pacific Mall at Jakhan
is currently the largest mall in Dehradun
, besides others like Crossroads, Pacific, City Junction, etc. Various other malls are in different stages of proposal, consideration, or development, keeping up with the evolving demographics, globalisation and purchasing power.
The older buildings of the city that uphold the architectural heritage include the Clock Tower, Forest Research Institute, Morrison Memorial Church, Inamullah Building, Jama Masjid, Osho Meditation Centre, Indian Military Academy, etc. Nearby hill stations easily accessible from Dehradun
include the popular Himalayan tourist destinations like Mussoorie
, Auli, among others.