Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand in north India. It is 236 km from India’s capital hub New Delhi. Dehradun is located in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas situated between two of India’s holiest rivers - the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west.
The city is famous for its picturesque landscapes and pleasant climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding hilly regions. It is well connected by road and in proximity to popular Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Nainital and Auli and the Hindu holy religious centers of Haridwar and Rishikesh and the Himalayan pilgrimage of Char Dham.
Dehradun is also renowned for its natural resources, publishing services and particularly for its prestigious educational institutions. It hosts some of India’s best boarding schools and training institutions of national importance such as the Indian Military Academy.
The population of Dehradun as on 2011, in city 578,420 of which male and female are 303,411 and 275,009 respectively. Its urban population is 714,223 of which 377,174 are males and 337,049 are females. The official languages are English, Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit and Tibetan.