Dehradun is the most popular and oldest city in India. During Vedic times, the Garhwal division, of which Dehradun is a part, was denoted as Kedar Khand.
Legend has it that Guru Dronacharya, who is a Brahmin teacher of warfare, considered there are Doon to be a suitable place for meditation and worship.
Although; the valley of Doon was named Drona ashram, which denotes 'The Abode of Drona.' This beautiful city is located in the North East state of Uttarakhand, and it is about 235 km far from Delhi. Dehradun has the facility to connect with other cities in North India by road, air, and railway.
Dehradun had joined the state of Ashoka by the end of the 3rd-century; history shows that over the centuries, the region became a part of the Garhwal Kingdom with some interruptions from the Rohillas.
It remained in possession of Gurkhas for almost 2 decades till 1815. In April 1815, the Gorkhas drove out of the Garhwal area, and Garhwal was annexed by the British.
Also, in 1815 the area of what is now was added to the Saharanpur district. In 1825, it was transferred to the Kumaon Division.
Dehradun is right between the Shivalik and Himalaya ranges; therefore, it is rich in Heritage and Culture. Despite all the technology and modernisation, the local people of Dehradun are loyal to their tradition and active participation in all celebrations on every occasion.
Dehradun people belong to many different religions; hence, the city has become a neighbourhood with diverse backgrounds, creating a city with a unique set of cultures. Because Doon is a chief portion of the Garhwal area, the city is greatly influenced by the Garhwali culture.
Several fears and festivals are celebrated in Dehradun, like Tapkeshwar Mela, Jhanda Fair, Janta Fair, Diwali, Holi, Bissu fair, Saheed veer Kesari Chand Fair, Mahasu Devta's Fair, and more. Mostly the Dehradun people speak Garhwali and Hindi language. Apart from it, English is also widely spoken in Dehradun.
Dehradun is the interim capital of Uttarakhand. Over the past 18 years, Dehradun health emerged as a major trade and service centre and is the largest urban agglomeration in the entire mountainous region of the Garhwal Himalayas.
The people of Dehradun mainly depend on agriculture for their livelihood. Still, due to the recent economic boom in the City, Dehradun has shifted focus from the tertiary sector to the primary and secondary sectors.
The urban sector in Dehradun is also witnessing transitions from service to industry, trade, and commerce while increasing secondary and tertiary sectors of economic development.
Dehradun is located in the Himalayas' foothills, with a moderate climate. The climate of Dehradun is similar to that of North Indian cities, i.e., superheated summer, freezing winter, school spring, and drizzling monsoon.
Dehradun has several tourist places which look very attractive because many people love the mountains and rivers; all of these things are present in Dehradun. Some tourist places of Dehradun are Tapovan, Sahstradhara, Robber's cave, Malsi deer park, Tiger Fall, Tapkeshwar temple, Lucchiwala, Mindrolling Monastery, and more.
The food in Dehradun is different from the other cities. Varieties of foods are Bun Tikki, momos, bread pakoda, Bal Mithai, Arsa, Roat, Gulgula, Rotana, Singori, pahadi Halwa, and more.