Dehradun (/ˌdɛrəˈduːn/) or Dehra Dun (Garhwali:
देरादूण) is the interim capital city of Uttarakhand, a
state in the northern part of India. Located in the Garhwal region, it
lies 236 kilometres (147 mi) north of India's capital New Delhi
and 168 kilometres (104 mi) from Chandigarh. It is one of the
"Counter Magnets" of the National Capital Region (NCR) being developed
as an alternative centre of growth to help ease the migration and
population explosion in the
Delhi metropolitan area and to establish a
smart city at Dehradun. During the days of British Raj, the
official name of the town was Dehra.
Dehradun is in the
Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas
nestled between the river
Ganges on the east and the river
the west.The city is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly
milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. It is
well connected and in proximity to Himalayan tourist destinations such
as Mussoorie, and
Auli and the
Hindu holy cities of
Rishikesh along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Chota Char
Municipal Corporation is locally known as Nagar Nigam
Dehradun. Other urban entities involved in civic services and city
governance and management include
Special Area Development Authority (SADA), Jal
Sansthan, and Jal Nigam among others.
Dehradun is also known for its
Basmati rice and bakery products.
2.1 Afghan Connection
5 Places of interest
5.1 khalanga memorial
5.2 Maa Bala Sundari Mandir
Dehradun International Cricket Stadium
5.4 Robbers Cave
5.5 Lacchiwala Picnic Spot
5.6 Tapkeshwar Temple
6.1 Higher Educational Institutions in Dehradun
13 See also
Dehradun is made up of two words: 'Dehra' is derived from the word
"dera", meaning camp or temporary settlement. "Dun" or "Doon" is a
term for the valley that lies between the
Himalayas and the
"Shivaliks". When Guru Ram Rai, son of Guru Har Rai, came to this
region with his followers, he established a camp here for them. Around
this time, the modern city of
Dehradun started to develop. This is
when the word Dehra was linked to Dun, and thus the city was named
Dehradun. In Skanda Purana, Dun is mentioned as a part of the region
called Kedarkhand, the abode of Shiva. In ancient
India during the
Mahabharata epic era,
Dronacharya the great teacher of
Pandavas, lived here hence the name, "Dronanagari" (lit. city of
Drona). Some historians believe that the word Dehra can be
regarded as a term for camping.
Main article: History of Dehradun
The history of the city of Uttarakhand,
Dehradun (nicknamed "Doon
Valley") is linked to the story of
Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is
believed that after the battle between
Ravana and Lord Rama, Lord Rama
and his brother
Lakshmana visited this site. Dronacharya, the
legendary Royal guru to the
Pandavas in the epic
Mahabharata, is believed to have been born and resided in Dehradun.
Evidence such as ancient temples and idols have been found in the
Dehradun which have been linked to the mythology of
Ramayana and Mahabharata. These relics and ruins are believed to be
around 2000 years old. Furthermore, the location, the local traditions
and the literature reflect this region's links with the events of
Mahabharata and Ramayana. Even after the battle of Mahabharata, the
Pandavas had influence on this region as the rulers of Hastinapura
with the descendants of
Subahu ruled the region as subsidiaries.
Rishikesh is mentioned in the pages of history when Lord
Vishnu answered the prayers of the saints, slaughtered the demons and
handed the land to the saints. The adjoining place called
its historical impression during the time of Mahabharata.In the
seventh century this area was known as Sudhanagara and was described
by the Chinese traveller Huen Tsang. Sudhanagara later came to be
recognised as the name of Kalsi.
Edicts of Ashoka
Edicts of Ashoka have been found in
the region along the banks of river
Kalsi indicating the
wealth and importance of the region in ancient India. In the
neighbouring region of Haripur, ruins were discovered from the time of
King Rasala which also reflect the region's prosperity. Before the
Dehradun was used, the place is shown on old maps as Gurudwara
(a map by Webb, 1808) or Gooroodwara (a map by Gerard, 1818). Gerard's
map names the place as "Dehra or Gooroodwara". Surrounding this
Sikh temple were many small villages that are now the names
of parts of the modern city.
Dehradun itself derives its name from the historical fact that Guru
Ram Rai, the eldest son of the Seventh
Sikh Guru Har Rai, set up his
"dera" (camp) in "dun" (valley) in 1676. This 'Dera Dun' later on
Doon Valley, Dehradun, 1850s
The Mughal Emperor
Aurangzeb was highly impressed by the miraculous
powers of charismatic Guru Ram Rai. He asked the contemporary Maharaja
Fateh Shah to extend all possible help to Guru Ram Rai.
Initially a Gurudwara (temple) was built in Dhamawala. The
construction of the present building of Darbar Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji
Maharaj was completed in 1707. There are portraits of gods, goddesses,
saints, sages and religious stories on the walls. There are pictures
of flowers and leaves, animals and birds, trees, similar faces with
pointed noses and big eyes on the arches which are the symbol of the
colour scheme of Kangra-Guler art and Mughal art. High minarets and
round pinnacles are the models of the
Muslim architecture. The huge
pond in the front measuring 230 x 80 feet had dried up for want of
water over the years. People had been dumping rubbish; it has been
renovated and revived.
Dehradun was invaded by
Mahmud of Ghazni
Mahmud of Ghazni during his campaigns into
India followed by
Timur in 1368, Rohilla chief
Najib ad-Dawlah in 1757
and Ghulam Qadir in 1785. In 1806 Nepalese King Prithvi Narayan Shah
united many of the Indian territories that now fell under places such
as Almora, Pathankot, Kumaon, Garhwal, Sirmur, Shimla, Kangra and
Princely flag of Kingdom of Garhwal.
Dehradun was part of the princely
state of Garhwal before becoming part of British
India after the
Anglo-Nepalese War in 1816.
Capt John War memorial maintained by army at Dehradun
On the western front Garhwal and parts of
Himachal Pradesh up to
Punjab and on the eastern front the state of
Sikkim up to Darjeeling
became parts of Nepal for a brief period until the British East India
Company went on war from 1814 to 1816. The war ended with signing of
the Treaty of Sugowli where almost a third was ceded to British East
India company. The British got
Dehradun in 1816 and colonised Landour
Mussoorie in 1827–1828.
Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, was quite fond of the
city and often visited. He spent his last few days here before passing
Delhi in 1964. Another leader from the independence
movement, Rash Behari Bose, who was one of the key organisers of the
Ghadar conspiracy and, later, the
Indian National Army
Indian National Army was based in
Dehradun in his early days before he was forced to move to Japan in
1915 to continue the freedom struggle.
Dehradun and other parts of Garhwal and Kumaon were
merged with United Provinces which was later renamed the state of
Uttar Pradesh. In 2000,
Uttarakhand state (earlier called Uttaranchal)
was created from the northwestern districts of
Uttar Pradesh under the
Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2000.
Dehradun was made its interim
capital. The city has seen continuous development since the creation
Dehradun's Afghan connection dated back to the First Anglo-Afghan War,
after which the Afghan Emir Dost Mohammad Khan (Emir of Afghanistan)
was exiled by the British to Dehra Dun. He stayed in
over 6 years. The Balahissar ward under the
Mussoorie municipality has
been named after the palace of Dost Mohammad. The famous Dehradooni
Basmati was brought along by him from
Kunar Province in Afghanistna
and it continues to be counted as a delicacy of the valley. 
Forty years later, after the Second Anglo-Afghan War, his grandson,
Mohammad Yaqub Khan, was sent to exile to
India in 1879. Just like his
grandfather, he choose
Doon valley as his abode. Yakoob became the
first Afghan to formally settle in Dehradun. The present Mangla Devi
Inter College, was once the Kabul Palace where Yakoob spent a few
years of his life. The extended family and servants of the King were
also relocated to Dehradun
The Afghan royal family maintained a presence in Dehra Dun. It was the
birthplace of the second to last King of Afghanistan, Mohammed Nadir
Shah.Two quaint palaces — the Kabul Place in
Dehradun and Balahissar
Mussoorie — stand testimony to this connection with
Afghanistan. They were built by these Afghan rulers in exile in India
in the early part of the 20th Century and are palaces are a miniature
replica of the palatial structures owned by the kings in Afghanistan.
The Balahissar Palace has now been turned into Mussoorie's Wynberg
Allen School. Doon-based heritage enthusiast Ghanshyam told the Times
of India, "The police station at Karanpur used to be the royal guard
room of Yakoob way back in 1879. The electrical office located at the
Survey Chowk was the royal servant quarters."
Today the descendents of the former royalty, Yakub Khan and his
grandson Sardar Azim Khan’s family have integrated with the
mainstream of Dehra Dun life. The Doon connection was revived when
Zahir Shah, the last king of Afghanistan, while undergoing treatment
New Delhi during the last years of his life expressed a desire to
meet his Doon cousins but the meeting could not take place as the
family members were away.Ashraf Ghani, the current President of
Afghanistan has mentioned that his grandmother grew up in Dehra Dun.
"I speak of Tagore because I was raised on Tagore by my grandmother
who lived in Dehradun...," Dr Ghani said while talking about India's
vision and the remarkable transformation. Dehra Dun is also being
selected to be the second "home" ground of the Afghan cricket
The city of
Dehradun mainly lies in
Doon Valley and is at a varying
height from 410 m in
Clement Town to above 700 m at Malsi which is
15 km from the city. However, the average elevation is 450 m
above sea level. Malsi is the starting point of Lesser Himalayan Range
that extends to
Mussoorie and beyond.
Jaunsar-Bawar hills in Dehradun
district rises to 3700m above sea level. The hilly region of Mussoorie
goes up to a height of 1870–2017 metres above sea level.
Doon valley contains the settlements including Raiwala, Rishikesh,
Doiwala, Harrawala, Dehradun, Herbertpur, Vikasnagar, Sahaspur,
Selaqui, Subhash Nagar and Clement Town. The district contains Rajaji
National Park which is home to several elephants, Benog Wildlife
Mussoorie & Asan Conservation Reserve (Asan Barrage).
Doon Valley has the
Bhabar forests within it as well as
Shivalik hills and Lesser Himalayan Range containing hill stations
Mussoorie and Chakrata. The district is bordered by the
Himalayas in the north, Rajaji Range of the
Sivalik Hills to the
south, the river
Ganges to the east, and the
Yamuna river to the west.
Towns in the foothills of the mountain ranges include Sahastradhara,
Lakhamandal, Gautam Kund, Chandrabani,
Kalsi and Dakpathar.
This district is divided into two major parts: the main city Dehradun
surrounded by Shivalik and the Jaunsar-Bawar, which is in the
foothills of Himalayas. In the north and northwest it borders on the
district of Uttarkashi and Tehri Garhwal, in the east and southeast by
Pauri Garhwal and
Ganges river, in the west, it is bordered by Shimla
and Sirmaur districts of Himachal Pradesh,
Yamunanagar district of
Haryana and the Tons and
Yamuna rivers. To the south are
Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district.
It is between latitudes 29 °58' N and 31°2'N and longitudes 77° 34'
E and 78° 18'E. This district consists of six tehsils —
Dehradun, Chakrata, Vikasnagar, Kalsi, Tiuni and
Rishikesh — six
community development blocks — Vis, Chakrata, Kalsi, Vikasnagar,
Sahaspur, Rajpur and
Doiwala — 17 towns and 764 villages. Out of
these 746 villages are inhabited; 18 are uninhabited.
A cloudy view of Dehradun
The climate of
Dehradun is humid subtropical.
Although the temperature in
Dehradun can reach below freezing during
severe cold snaps, this is not common. Summer temperatures can
reach up to 44 °C for a few days and hot wind called Loo blows
over North India, whereas winter temperatures are usually between 1
and 20 °C and fog is quite common in winters like plains. During
the monsoon season, there is often heavy and protracted rainfall.
Dehradun and other plains areas of
Uttarakhand see almost as much
rainfall as coastal Maharashtra and more than Assam. Agriculture
benefits from fertile alluvial soil, adequate drainage and plentiful
Climate data for Dehradun
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Source #1: IMD
Source #2: MyWeather.com
Dehradun City, 2011 Census data
Distribution of religions
† Christians, Buddhists, Jains.
As per provisional reports of Census India, population of
2011 was 578,420; male and female are 303,411 and 275,009
respectively. The sex ratio of the city is 906 per 1000 males. The
number of literates in
Dehradun city is 463,791, of which 251,832 are
males and 211,959 are females. Average literacy rate of Dehradun
city is 89.32 percent, whereas male literacy and female literacy rates
are 92.65 and 85.66 percent, respectively. The number of children
of age under six in
Dehradun city is 59,180 as per figure from Census
India report on 2011. There are 31,600 boys and 27,580 are girls.
Child sex ratio of girls is 873 per 1000 boys.
Places of interest
There are a number of small towns and tourist sites in Dehradun
The Battle of Nalapani was the first battle of the Anglo-Nepalese War
of 1814–1816, fought between the forces of the British East India
Company and Nepal, then ruled by the House of Gorkha. The battle took
place around the Nalapani fort, near Dehradun, which was placed under
siege by the British between 31 October ...
Maa Bala Sundari Mandir
There are various temples of Maa Bala Sundari
Devi situated in India
and this is one such temple. The main temple is in Trilokpur, Himachal
Pradesh. This Mata Temple is situated approximately 3 km
South-West Direction of Sudhowala. This great temple is situated
inside a forest.
Dehradun International Cricket Stadium
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun is a
multi-purpose stadium in the
Raipur area of Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
It is the first international level stadium in the state.
Robber's Cave (locally known as Guchhupani), is a river cave formation
in Himalaya, located approximately 8 km from the centre of
Dehradun City in
Uttarakhand state of India. Believed to be the
hideout of the famous Sultana Daku and his band of dacoits. The cave
formation has thus been named Robber's Cave.
The cave is about 600 metres long, divided into two main parts. The
cave has a highest fall of about 10 metres. In the central part there
is a fort wall structure which is now broken. It consists of an
extremely narrow gorge formed in a conglomerate limestone area on Doon
Valley's Dehra plateau.
It is a natural cave formation where rivers flows inside the cave. The
place is a tourist site and is maintained by
Uttarakhand State. Local
bus services are available up to Anarwala village, from where it is a
kilometre's trek away.
Lacchiwala Picnic Spot
It is a popular tourist destination specially during summers. It is
well known for its forest scenic beauty and man-made water pools.
It is a temple of Lord Shiva. It is situated beside a forest on the
bank of the Asan river and the main deity (Shivalinga) is housed in a
natural cave. According to the holy epic Mahabharata, Guru
said to have resided in this cave for a period of time. The temple's
natural cave is named
Drona cave after him. Water trickles down
the ceiling of the cave and drops on the
Shivalinga creating a
Formerly known as Malsi Deer Park but now it is known as
Its main objective is conservation of wild animals, to develop an
education centre and a rescue centre for wild animals.It is located on
the foothills of Shivalik Range(Mussoorie) on the
Mussoorie Road.It is
about 10km away from
Dehradun and 23km from Mussoorie.
Dehradun has higher education institutions for engineering, law,
medical, management and other fields. It is the home of University of
Petroleum and Energy Studies, Doon University, Uttaranchal University,
ICFAI University, Dehradun,
Graphic Era University
Graphic Era University and Uttarakhand
Technical University. Other educational institutions include St.
Joseph's Academy, Colonel Brown Cambridge School, Summer Valley
School, The Heritang School, Rashtriya Indian Military College, Doon
International School, Welham Girls School, Welham Boys School, The
Doon School, Ecole globale, Doon Cambridge School, SelaQui
International School, Army Public School, Cambrian Hall, St. Thomas'
College, Brightlands School, and Marshall School. Several Indian and
international luminaries have attended these schools. In addition to
these schools there are many other state board schools mainly Shri
Guru Nanak Boys School, Nari shilp Mandir Girls school, M.K.P. Girls,
DAV Inter college, Shri Guru Ram Rai Inter college,Gandhi Inter
College,Dehradun, and many others.
The Forest Research Institute campus hosts the Indira Gandhi National
Forest Academy(IGNFA), the staff college that trains officers selected
for the Indian Forest Service (IFS). Wildlife Institute of
is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Environment Forest
and Climate change, Government of
India which carries out wildlife
National Institute for Visually Handicapped (NIVH) plays a key
role in helping the blind people. It is the first such institute in
India and the first press for
Braille script in the country which
provides education and service to the blind children.
Some of the law universities include, Faculty of Law, ICFAI
University, Uttaranchal University, UPES.
Guitarmonk school for guitar
classes is also available at various locations in Dehradun.
Dehradun houses organisations like the Latika Roy Foundation for
people with disabilities to access education, employment, and full
inclusion in the community. The ASK Foundation, an educational
charity, is also located in Dehradun.
Till early 90s for higher education there were only 4 colleges where
graduate and post graduate courses were offered DAV PG College, DBS
College and SGRR PG College, MKP PG Girls college Later on other
educational opportunities came and new institutions opened. In fact
there were no engineering college till that time and after 12th
students had to leave
Dehradun for their engineering studies.
Front view of Forest Research Institute,
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
Higher Educational Institutions in Dehradun
Dehradun Institute of Technology
Graphic Era University
Himgiri Zee University
ICFAI University, Dehradun
IMS Unison University
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Dehradun — the first
Braille press of India
Because of the low population and, on the whole, competent education
Dehradun garners a good per capita income close to $2400
(per 2012 figures: national average $800). It has enjoyed strong
economic growth in the last 20 years.
Dehradun has experienced a
commercial and information technology upswing, amplified by the
establishment of software technology parks of
India (STPI). and
Special economic zones) throughout. Regional offices of Genpact,
Spice Digital, Serco,
IndiaMART are present in Dehradun. A
number of manufacturing units are present in the Selaqui area.
The largest profession in
Dehradun is agriculture. Staple foods are
rice and dal with raita, curd and salad.
Dehradun is known for its
lychees and for growing the world's finest basmati rice.[citation
It hosts training institutions of national importance such as the
Indian Military Academy, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy
(IGNFA), Zoological Survey of
India (ZSI). It is home to national
foundations such as the Ordnance Factory Dehradun, Instruments
Research and Development Establishment (IRDE), Defence Electronics
Application Laboratory (DEAL) and other defence establishments. Other
institutions include the Indian Institute of Petroleum, National
Institute for Visually Handicapped, Central Soil and Water
Conservation Research & Training Institute, Oil and Natural Gas
Corporation (Keshav Dev Malviya Institute of Petroleum Exploration,
Institute of Drilling Technology),
Uttarakhand Space Applications
Centre, Survey of India, Wadia Institute Of Himalayan Geology, Forest
India (FSI), Indian Council of Forestry Research and
Education (ICFRE), Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Wildlife
Institute of India, Forest Research Institute (FRI), Army Cadet
College and the
Rashtriya Indian Military College
Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC).
Major defence production establishments include the Ordnance Factory
Dehradun, the Opto Electronics Factory of the Ordnance Factories
Defence Electronics Application Laboratory and Instruments
Research and Development Establishment of the Defence Research and
Development Organisation which manufactures products for the Indian
Armed Forces. Many of these are located in the
Raipur area. The
Ordnance Factory estate is located in the middle of mountains.
Tourist destinations include the
Dehradun Zoo, Kalanga Monument,
Chandrabani, Himalayan Gallary cum Regional Science Centre Guchhupani,
Forest Research Institute, Tapovan, Lakshman Siddha Peeth,
Tapkeshwar Temple, Santala
Devi Temple, Mindrolling Monastery,
Prakasheshwar Mahadev Temple, Sai Mandir, Central Braille
Press and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology.
The tourist destinations can be divided into four or five areas:
nature, sports, sanctuary, museums and institutions. The nearby hill
stations are well known for their natural environment, temples for
its faith dimensions, sanctuary for animal and bird lovers. Hill
stations include Mussoorie, Sahastradhara, Chakrata, and Dakpathar.
Famous temples Tapkeshwar,
Lakhamandal and Santala
Devi are here.
In sports tourism, the Doon Ice Rink at Maharana Pratap Sports
Raipur is the first full-sized ice arena in India. It
has hosted ice skating competitions and ice hockey tournaments,
IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia.
Maa Bala Sundari Mandir is a
Hindu temple located in
Dehradun. It is dedicated to the
Hindu goddess Maa Bala Sundari, also
known as Bal Roop of Maa Vaishno Devi, a manifestation of the Hindu
Mother Goddess Mahalakshmi. The words "maa" and "mata" are
commonly used in
India for "mother", and thus are often used in
connection with Maa Bala Sundari. The Temple or Bhawan is 3.5 km
Sudhowala and various modes of transportation are available from
Sudhowala, including ponies, electric vehicles and palkis operated by
2 or 4 persons. Many pilgrims visit from the northern Indian states to
get the blessings of Mahmaya Bala Sundari. A Trust is also run by
Mandir Maa Bala Sundari Trust, Sudhowala.
Hanuman Idol at Tapkeshwar Temple
An Indian monkey in Malsi Deer Park
Robbers Cave, Dehradun
Front view of Buddha Temple
Front view of Buddha Temple Dehradun
Devi Temple Dehradun
A view from Santala
Devi Temple While Trekking down Dehradun
Transport options include:
By air: Air India, Indigo,
Jet Airways and
SpiceJet offer daily
Jet Airways operates a daily hopping flight
(stop at Delhi) from
Delhi) Direct flight from
Srinagar (Jet Airways). Air India
and Indigo has a direct 50 minute flight from
Lucknow to Dehradun's
Jolly Grant Airport
Jolly Grant Airport 25 km from the valley of Dehradun.
Dehradun railway station
Dehradun railway station has service to major cities
including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Trivandrum,
Varanasi. Some fast trains running to and from
Dehradun include the
Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express and Nanda
Dehradun will soon got a metro rail in near future, The project in
under Designing phase.
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Old steam Loco outside
Dehradun railway station
Statue of Tara and Great Stupa Dehra Dun
Ghanta Ghar (Clock tower), Dehradun
Dehradun is a part of the Garhwal region.
Hindi is the primary and
official language. Other languages spoken in the region are English,
Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali, Tibetan, Garhwali and Kumaoni. After
becoming the capital, there has been continuous growth in education,
communication and transport. As the state capital,
Dehradun is home to
many government institutions.
Dehradun is renowned all over
its educational institutions.
Buses are identified with blue bars. There are autorickshaws which are
often used for transportation but blamed for pollution and noise. The
evening buzz of Rajpur road is an attraction. After becoming the
capital of Uttarakhand, the growth of the city has accelerated; it is
still known as a peaceful city with pleasant weather. The city centre
is easily recognised by the
Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar), a structure
with six functioning clocks. The statue of San Dijen placed in Shanti
Niketan contributes to the beauty of the city.
Dehradun has been home
to artists and writers including Stephen Alter, Nayantara Sahgal,
Ruskin Bond and also to country singer Bobby Cash.
Dehradun was home to freedom fighters whose names are engraved in gold
on the Clock Tower. It was called "The Gray City" in the initial days
because ex-Army officers and VIPs considered this place ideal for
residence after retirement.
Woolen blankets are typical of this region and worn by people living
at high altitude. Women wear saris with full-sleeve blouses along with
angora jackets. Girls wear full skirts with scarfs covering their head
and shoulders; more recently, they have adopted modern wear like
salwar suits. In villages and to a lesser extent in towns, men wear
the traditional dhoti, angarakha and langoti. The way dhotis are worn
represents backgrounds and castes: short dhotis represent low status
whereas long dhotis represent high. It is more common in urban areas
for men to wear shirts and trousers, jeans and kurta-pyjamas. In
winter, men usually dress in jackets, hats and overcoats. Hemp is
grown in great quantities in this region, so its yarn is frequently
used as lining.
There are fairs (melas) throughout the year. Notable fairs include
Magh Mela, held on 14 January and Jhanda
Mela in March, a fair for the
Hindu community, that attracts
Hindus from all over
India and abroad.
The first indoor ice rink in
India that meets the size requirements
for ice hockey, figure skating, short track and rink bandy was built
Uttarakhand Cricket Association is the governing body of the Cricket
activities in the
Uttarakhand state of
India and the Uttarakhand
cricket team. The city has an international cricket stadium called
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium & a Mega Sports Complex
Raipur area. It is the first international level stadium in the
Since, the formation of the state 2000, the state suffered a blow to
its sport facilities as
Uttar Pradesh had the entire infrastructure
Uttarakhand had hosted very few matches of Ranji Trophy.
Due to lack of infrastructure the player started moving to different
In November 2012, Former Chief Minister of
Uttarakhand Vijay Bahuguna
laid the foundation of the stadium hoped that the stadium would bring
Dehradun on the international cricket map and added that the shortage
of money would not be a hurdle in the completion of the Rajiv Gandhi
International Cricket Stadium and the Mega Sports Complex. The
stadium would be constructed as per international standards. The
stadium and sports complex would be built in 23 acres.
Some Other Cricket Grounds are:
Doon School Ground
RIMC Cricket Ground
Abhimanyu Cricket Academy Ground
MPSC Cricket Ground
Rangers College Cricket Ground
India Cricket Ground
Doon Cricket Academy Ground
Tanush Cricket Academy Ground
Dehradun was made the capital of Uttarakhand, there was a
construction boom, especially in residential property.[citation
needed] Modern buildings have gradually supplanted older architectural
styles including those related to the British colonial rule of India.
Important older buildings still upstanding include the Clock Tower,
Forest Research Institute, CNI College, Morrison Memorial Church,
Inamullah Building, Jama Masjid, Osho Meditation Centre, Indian
Military Academy and Darbar Sahib.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dehradun.
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Dehradun.
Nagar Nigam Dehradun
List of cities in
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