About Dehradun - Uttarakhand
Dehrahun is the capital city of Uttarakhand is situated at a distance of 236 Kms from New Delhi. Dehradun is located in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between two of India's mightiest rivers - the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west.
The district is named after its chief city Dehra Dun. Dehra appears to be a corruption of dera signifying a temporary abode or camp. Another derivation of the term dun is stated to be from Dronashram, hermitage of Guru Dronacharya of Mahabharata fame, who sojourned for a season in the village of Devara, situated near to Dehra to perform his devotions at a lonely spot.
How to Reach Dehradun:
By Air : Dehradun has an airport Jolly Grant outskirts Dehradun which is 25 kms away from the city.
By Rail : Dehradun has a railway station well inside city limts.
By Road : Dehradun is well connected by State Transport buses & Private bus services.