Seminar cum Workshop on 10-11 April 2015

About Dehradun

The city of Dehradun was christened so, when Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji put up its “Dera” (Settlement) in Doon Valley. Then Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb gifted the town of Dehradun (in its original splendour, it was of 6 villages) to the Guru. The rich heritage and golden history is quite evident in the architectural splendour of the holy Gurudwara.

Uttarakhand stands for the magnanimous Himalayas, the holiest of the rivers, the spiritual mystery, stunning landscapes, the incessantly colorful play of nature, enchanting history carved in ancient stones, a mesmerizing floral and faunal plethora, 175 rare species of aromatic & medicinal plants. Dehradun is the capital city of the state. The city is bordered by the Himalayas in the north, the Shivalik Hills to the south, the river Ganges to the east, and the Yamuna River to the west. Towns located in the foothills of the mountain ranges include Mussoorie, Sahastradhara, Chakrata, Lakhamandal, Gautam Kund, Chandrabani and Dakpathar.
Apart from these, the headquarters of many National Institutes and Organizations like ONGC, Survey of India, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Forest Research Institute (FRI) are located in the city.

It boasts of some of the India’s finest schools like The Doon School, Welham Girls School and premier educational and Training Institutes like Indian Military Academy, RIMC (Rashtriya Indian Military College), Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration to name a few. Tourist attractions in Dehradun include Tapkeshwar Temple, Sahastradhara, Robber’s Cave, Buddha Temple & much more.

Mussoorie - "Queen of Hills"
Located at a distance of 35 kms from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a wonderful hill station in Uttarakhand at a height of 2000 mts above sea level. Situated at the foot hills of Himalayas, lush green hills, varied flora and fauna and the majestic views of shivalik range make it a travelers paradise.

Haridwar - "Gateway to Gods"
One of the seven holiest places to Hindus, Kumbh Mela is celebrated here every 12 Years. It is situated at the base of the Shivalik hills, where the Ganga, comes down from the mighty Himalayas and meets the plains. It is believed to be the place to attain "Moksha". It is about 53 Km from Dehradun.

Rishikesh- "Gateway to spiritual life and Mystic Himalayas"
It is about 45 Km from Dehradun. Rishikesh is surrounded by scenic beauty and tranquil environment of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it. It is ideal destination for adventure activities like rafting, trekking, mountaineering etc.

Weather of Dehradun in February
It is cool and mostly clear. The temperature varies between a maximum 22°C and a minimum of 6°C. Heavy woollen clothes are necessary for comfortable stay.

How to Reach
By Air: Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport (25 kms from Dehraduncity centre) iswell connectedtoallmajor cities.
By Railway: One can reach Dehradun by train from all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Amritsar, Chennai etc.
By Road: Dehradun is located at National Highway 72. Luxury/ normal buses and taxis to Dehradun are easily available from New Delhi and other major cities of India.