Foothills of the Himalayas

Dehradun is the most populous city located in Uttarakhand. The city is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Dehradun is located in the Doon Valley of the Himalayas between the Ganges River in the east and the Yamuna River in the west. The city is known for its basmati rice and bakery. Dehradun is considered to be the oldest city in India. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Rama and his brother Lakshman performed penance here to kill Ravana. Dehradun is also called Doon. In Skanda Purana, this city is mentioned as the abode of Shiva.

The history of Dehradun is connected with Mahabharata and Ramayana. The city is also known as ‘ Dronanagari‘ after the name of Guru Dronacharya of the Mahabharata. There are many ancient temples around Dehradun.

Visiting palace in Dehradun 

Tapkeshwar Temple

Tapkeshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is the oldest temple of Dehradun. This temple is the oldest temple of Dehradun. In the precincts of this temple, a fair is organized every year on the day of Shivratri. This temple is believed to have been used by Guru Dronacharya as his abode.

Robbers Cave

Robbers Cave

This cave is located near Anarwala village. This cave is also called Guchhupani. The view of this cave captivates the minds of all and the coolant flow in the natural beauty of the caves will make the tourists come there.

Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park

Rajaji Udyan Park is located near the foothills of the Himalayas. Rajaji Udyan Park is an Indian national park. The park is reserved for tigers. The park is spread over three districts of Uttarakhand including Haridwar, Dehradun, and Pauri Garhwal.

Sahastradhara

This is a famous place from Dehradun. The place is famous for herbs and medicine because there is sulfur in the water. The temperature of the water here is a little lower than its surroundings. The water here is also known as Sulfur Springs. There is a ropeway facility here from which tourists can see the magnificent view of the mountains.

Tapovan Temple

Tapovan Temple is located on the banks of the holy river Ganga. This is a holy place. According to Hindu mythology, Guru Dronacharya performed penance here.

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