8 FACTS about Dehradun that will surprise you!

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Dehradun is a popular place for tourists and is the capital city of Uttarakhand. The city is famous for it’s landscape and the lovely weather it has. It is known to have the highest levels of rain during monsoon. It’s easy connectivity to Mussoorie, Auli,  and the Hindu Holi cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh makes the start of your journey better. If you’re born in this city or have lived in this city, you will feel proud by the end of this article.

5th point will definitely make you proud.

Here are some facts that you may not have known before. Read to know more.

 

  1. Dehradun is a valley between the Himalayas and the Shivaliks. 
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When son of Guru Har Rai Ji, Ram Rai Ji, came to this region with his followers and since then the place is known as Dehradun. Where Dehra means ‘Home’ and Doon means ‘Valley’.

 

2. Dronacharya lived in this city

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This city is also known as Dronanagri because Dronacharya who is the teacher of Kauravas and Pandavas was born and raised in Dehradun. The city is linked with the story of Mahabharata and Ramayana. Even Lord Ram and Laxman visited this city after the battle with Ravan.

 

3. Temples and Idols found in areas are 2000 years old

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These temples and idols in the city are known to be from the epic time of Mahabharata and Ramayana and therefore believed to be as old as of 2000 years.

 

4. The Doon School is 81 year old school

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The school not just holds a historic place but it is also a member of G20 schools, which means they aim to achieve excellence. G20 schools are chosen on two factors: the reputation of the school and the reputation of the school’s leader. It has been ranked consistently as the best school of India by BBC, The Times of India and Outlook.

 

5. More than 70 famous people hail from this city

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It’s not about 1 or 2. But a whopping 70 famous people from various backgrounds have either hailed from this city or have made this city their home. Dehradun sure has a big number of great personalities!

 

6. Dehradun is a scenic beauty

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Greenery stretches over from the Sal forest over to Dehradun that produce wax, resin, lac and honey. The city has many canals, dams and rivers flowing at the city’s boundaries. Two of the main are Ganga and Yamuna rivers!

 

7. Known as the land of litchis

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Dehradun is known as the land of litchis which are particularly famous in India. Litchis from this region are special and are named Dehradun Litchi.

 

8. Sahastradhara is located in Dehradun

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People believe the waters heal them. Sahastradhara means “Thousand fold Spring”. The place has an ecstatic beauty of nature where water drips from limestone stalactites, making the water sulphur abundant and thus the place is also called as sulphur springs. A ropeway is provided to reach the hill top from Sahastradhara to a park and temple and the view is best.

 

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