Photos of Dehradun
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History of Dehradun
Dehradun is the capital city of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is also a district, which covers an area of 3088 sq km and lies at an altitude of 2100 ft above sea level. Also known as Doon Valley, it is located at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges in the Garhwal region. Two rivers, Ganga and Yamuna, flow to the east and west of Dehradun, respectively.The city is said to have derived its name from the two words "dehra" and "dun". Dehra is apparently derived from "dera" meaning camp and "dun" means the low lying lands at the foot of the mountain. According to ...