Thursday, 14 December 2017

Amazing facts about Dehradun

Dehradun appears like a normal bustling hill station at first glance. But look closer and you will see that it is steeped in heritage and history. Dehradun is a popular place for tourists. The city is famous for it’s landscape and the lovely weather it has. It is known to have the highest levels of rain during monsoon. It’s easy connectivity to Mussoorie, Auli,  and the Hindu Holi cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh makes the start of your journey better. It has a long list of landmarks and is home to some of the oldest schools in India. If you’re born in this city or have lived in this city, you will feel proud by the end of this article.

Here are some facts that you may have not known before :-


1: This town has been an inspiration for many eminent personalities (both Indian and international) like Ruskin Bond, Bil Acne, David Cling, Nayantra Sahgal among others who have made town their home and choose to stay here till the end of their lives.

facts about dehradun


2: Dehradun was founded by seventh Sikh Guru - Guru Ram Rai in the 18th century.Sikhs ruled the city for about 24 years



3: Dehradun continues to top the list of cities with best Educational Institutions.From the Doon School, Welhams Girls School, to the Indian Military Academy, and Survey of India, the presence of prestigious educational institutes had earned Dehradun its nickname, ‘Eton of the East.’

Amazing facts about Dehradun


4: Dehradun was the only place besides Bombay and Delhi where Cabaret shows were organized back in the 60's.

Amazing facts about Dehradun


5: Dehradun finds reference in the epic Hindu texts of Ramayana and Mahabharata. According to the legend, Lord Ram and Lakshman had visited the region on their way back from Lanka. Also, this region was a home to the great teacher of Pandavas and Kauravas — Guru Dronacharya.

facts about dehradun

6: Nepalese also got to rule the Dehradun region for a short span of time.

Amazing facts about Dehradun


7: Once ruled by the Mauryas, Dehradun also finds mention in the ‘Skanda Purana’.

Amazing Facts about Dehradun


8: Hundred of tourists visit the nearby Sahastradhara sulphur spring near Dehradun, for the waters can heal various skin ailments in humans.

Amazing facts about Dehradun


9: Garhwali, Kumaoni, Nepali, Tharu, Tibetan are some of the languages spoken in Dehradun, besides Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Sindhi.

Facts about Dehradun


10: Famous shooter Abhinav Bindra is also from Dehradun.
Facts about Dehradun