Exploring Dehradun in Its Legends and Stories

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Dehradun is a one interesting city to visit. Being the capital of Uttarakhand state, the city is the centre of all the actions. It is one of the most urbanized cities in northern India and is replete of all pleasures of modernization. Meanwhile, it also makes as an excellent holiday destination. Head to the city to explore it in your own terms and for accommodations choose from the best Dehradun hotels.

The beautiful city of Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand state, India. It is here where the government administrative headquarters, commerce centres, and several educational institutions are settled. The city owns huge significance in the state for its political and commercial importance. Plus, it is for the excellent healthcare that people from the neighbouring regions head to the city. Located in the foothills of the grandous Shivalik Mountain Range, the city is settled on a verdant valley sitting in between two of the mightiest rivers in India, namely Ganges and Yamuna. Hindi is the prime dialect here. In addition, English and Punjabi are also spoken and understood by many.

Dehradun is an ancient city which served and still is serving as the home to people from different religions, caste, and creed. Besides, there are minor but certain populous formed of people from west, central, and even southern parts of India.
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On breaking up the name of the city into two parts, that is Dehra and Dun, the name of the city becomes clear. Dehra means a camp and Dun is basically the lowlands of hills. It is said that following the event of the arrival of Sikh guru Ram Rai and his settlement in one of the areas of the region, the name Dehradun got attached to the place. Even today, there is a major part of the city’s population that is formed up of Sikhs. Other than that, there are several mentions of the city in many of the ancient Hindu scriptures and epics.

One of the legends says that during the era of Mahabharata, Guru Dronacharya, the teacher of both Pandavas and Kauravas, spend some time of his life in the regions of Dehradun. Religion is ardently followed by the denizens. The city is the land of local deities and several Hindu gods and goddesses. The existence of a mass of temples in and around the city are the evidences of the fact. Many of the temples in the region are older than centuries. These were primarily constructed by the medieval kings and rulers. Plus, some are also constructed by the locals, basically villagers.

Other than the temples, Dehradun is also patched with some beautiful churches and cathedrals. These beautiful churches are the surviving testimonies of the influence of the British on the city when they were he authority.

On the tourism front, Dehradun is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. It is a popular choice among the families, honeymooners, adventure and Adeline seeker, backpackers, and enthusiasts of religion, culture and great food. There is no dearth of nature’s allures. Plus, the rich culture and the history of the city are simply splendid. The places that are without doubt a must visit include: Robbers Cave, Sahastradhara, Malsi Deer Park, Mall Road, Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Forest Research Institute, Paltan Bazar, and Clock Tower etc. Besides, finding accommodation is an easy-to-solve problem as there are number of good Dehradun hotels.

To put in simple terms, Dehradun is a beautiful city. It is a capital of Uttarakhand state and is also the headquarter of the district. Meanwhile, it is also a popular city to spend uninterrupted holiday that is replete of tourist attractions. Visit the city to explore-relish it in real terms, and for accommodations there are number of budget hotels in Dehradun to choose from.