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Dehradun, The Doon Valley

Dehradun is the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand in the northern part of India. Dehradun is in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas between two of India's mightiest rivers - the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west.

The city is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. It is well connected and in proximity to popular Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Shimla and Auli and the Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Dronacharya, the legendary Royal guru to the Kauravas and Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata, is believed to have been born and resided in Dehradun. Hence,the place is called as 'Drona Giri'.

The climate is similar to Haldwani, Panchkula, Jammu or Siliguri. The city is also referred as the 'Rainy City of India' due to continuous and incessant rainfalls specially in monsoon.
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