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History of dehradun

The history of Dehradun is quite rich and varied. In Hindu scriptures, Dehradun has been mentioned as a part of an area called Kedar Khand, the abode of Lord Shiva. In the epic Mahabharata, it was the home of the great Dronacharya, the teacher of the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Hence, Dehradun was also referred to as ‘Drona-nagri’. A historian named John Forest discovered a rock edict of the legendary Mauryan king Ashoka at Kalsi, about 56 kilometres away from Dehradun in 1860. Guru Ram Rai, who was the elder son of the seventh Sikh guru, Guru Har Rai, founded the town of Dehradun. The name Dehradun refers to his ‘dera’ or settlement in the valley. Guru Ram Rai Darbar, is a gurudwara built in 1699, to honour him. Dehradun was an independent kingdom for some time and after that, it became a part of Nepal. However, it was colonized by the British during the British Raj. In 1757, Dehradun was invaded by an army of Rohillas, led by Najib-ul-Daula, the governor of Saharanpur. After his death, the area was annexed by a number of tribes. In 1803, the city was conquered by the Gurkhas. During 1814 to 1816, there were continuous clashes between the Gurkhas and the British. The Sagauli Treaty between the British and the Kingdom of Nepal lead to the annexation of Dehradun. After independence, Dehradun was merged with the state of Uttar Pradesh. When the state of Uttarakhand was created in 2000, Dehradun was named as its capital.

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  • Best Time To Visit
    March - June
  • Altitude 1,427 ft. above sea level

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    • 17:50 18:50
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    • 06:45 08:15
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    • 13:20 15:35
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    • 02h 15m
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    • 15:45 07:20
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    • 15h 35m
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