Dehradun is a picturesque valley set amidst the Himalayas, Shivaliks, Ganges and Yamuna. This breath taking hill resort located in the foothills of the Himalayas is one of the prime tourist attraction in the state of Uttaranchal. The climate of Dehradun is so beautiful that during the time of the British rule, they turned Dehradun into a fine summer resort. Today Dehradun has some fine institutions that hold a place of pride in the Indian socio-political and economic scenario. Dehradun is the gateway to the Garhwal region of Uttaranchal.
Every year thousands of students come to dehradun to study in various prestigious institution . Dehradun has some very famous temples and visitors make it a point to visit these temples. The place also offers excellent hiking trails and mountain adventures. Some of the famous institutes in Dehradun are the Anthropological Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India, Indian Military Academy, etc. Dehradun is very well connected with New Delhi by road, rail and air. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport and this is only 25 km away from the city of Dehradun. The city is linked very well by railways and there are quite a few trains like the Shatabdi Express, Mussorie Express, etc.