Nature Doon Valley Overview

Dehradun is the capital city of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is also a district, which covers an area of 3088 sq km and lies at an altitude of 2100 ft above sea level. Also known as Doon Valley, it is located at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges in the Garhwal region. Two rivers, Ganga and Yamuna, flow to the east and west of Dehradun, respectively.

The city is said to have derived its name from the two words "dehra" and "dun". Dehra is apparently derived from "dera" meaning camp and &dun" means the low lying lands at the foot of the mountain.

According to history, Ram Rai, a Sikh Guru was banished by Aurangzeb to the forests of Dun who set up camp in the present day Khurbura and also built a temple near Dhanawala. Modern day Dehra started to develop around the time and since most of the district lies at the foothills of the mountain, it was named Dehradun.


Key Features


15 mminutes drive from Millennium College
35 minutes drive from Roorkee
30 minute drive from ISBT & Max Hospital
35 minutes drive from Malsi Dear Park
45 minutes drive from Haridwar & DIT
55 minutes drive from Mussoorie
15 minutes drive from Doon Group of Colleges.
45 minutes drive from Jolly Grant Airport
35 minutes drive from Jakhan Market & Shashtradhara
35 minutes drive from Railway Station, Clock Tower & Main Rajpura Road