Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand, a young Himalayan state. It is located in the foothills of Himalayas. It is home to a number of collages, universities and international schools. It has rightly earned the name “Little Oxford of India.” Peaceful, green, surrounded by mountains and India’s holiest rivers the Yamuna and the Ganga, it is a perfect place to quench your intellectual thirst.
It has something to offer to everybody. For the young, it offers ample opportunities for trekking, mountain biking, river rafting and camping. For the spiritually inclined there are the small towns of Rishikesh and Haridawar that are just a short ride away. Nature lovers would love to visit the National Parks, participate in activities like bird watching, nature walks etc. If you are looking for gifts to take away to your native country Paltan Bazaar, the Jhanda market and the Rajpur Road are ideal places to clinch the perfect deal.