Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas between the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers, Dehradun is known for its unique blend of modernity and culture. The city is famous for its picturesque landscapes and is often referred as the gateway to Mussoorie and Tehri Garhwal.
Dehradun’s history stretches back millennia as the area was occupied in turns by the Sikhs, Mughals and Gurkhas before coming under the reigns of the British. Elite educational and other institutions were established during the British period and Dehradun’s reputation as an educational and governmental center in India continue today.
Heritage in Dehradun can be found in the neighborhood of Jakhan on bustling Rajpur Road within walking distance of some of the best housing options in Dehradun.