Dehra Dun, the Capital of Uttarakhand Which offers open spaces, fresh clean environment, temperate climate, casual lifestyle and very low crime rate makes it an ideal destination for Indian students, particularly those seeking higher professional education. Imagine a city that combines these qualities with the cosmopolitan style of the great cities of India. A city that blends heritages with a vibrant youth culture and a thriving artistic community.
Dehra Dun’s efficient and inexpensive public transport system will take you to most places around the city, although there is nothing like exploring a city on foot to help you get your bearings. Dehradun is famous for some private & govt. organization like Indian Military Academy, RIMC, F.R.I only one in India, O.N.G.C. the biggest organization of Oil Exploration.
Some Famous Places in Dehradun are:-
Tapkeshwar Shiv Temple is an ancient place of worship and is situated on the banks of a rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt. Area, 5.5 Kms from the city bus stand, the temple is well connected by road.
It is named Tapkeshwar as water droplets, originating from a rock, fall on the Shivling placed in the shrine. People in large numbers participate in the fair organized on the occasion of Shivratri and pay their obeisance to the deity.
Indian Military Academy (IMA)
The Indian Military Academy became functional from 1st October 1932 with a course strength of 40 Gentlemen Cadets.
Brigadier L. P. Collins, DSO, OBE was the first Commandant. The IMA building in Dehradun is known as Chetwode Building after the name of Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode, who was then the Commander-in-Chief of India. IMA is located at 8 kms on Dehradun-Chakrata road and 3 kms beyond F.R.I.
Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC)
The Rashtriya Indian Military College is an Inter Services Institute and a Category A establishment of the Ministry of Defense alongside institutions like National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai, and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. The College provides public school education to young boys in the age group of 11 1/2 to 18 years specially selected through an All India competitive examination.
A dedicated feeder to the National Defense Academy and the NAVAC Academy. The college aims to send maximum boys to the NDA/NAVAC. Hence the stress on complete education and all round personality development. However in the event of a boy not joining the NDA due to any reason, the RIMC guarantees, through the five years of academic course, that he attains enough academic proficiency to get admission in any professional or any other college in the
Forest Research Institute
7kms. from clock Tower , the Forest Research Institute on the dehradun- Chakrata motaable road is the biggest forst based training institute in India. Most of the forest officers are product of this insitute . the F.R.I. with its majestic building also houses a Botanical Mueseum.
Indian Military Academy Situated 8 kms. on Dehradun – Chakrata road and 3 kms. beyond F.R.I. ( Dehradun ) is a premier training institute for Army officers.
Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park was founded in 1966 and spreads over an area of 820 sq.kms, the park with it’s magnificent ecosystem, is nestled in the lush valley of Shivalik ranges.
It represents the flora of several zones of the forest, reverine, broad leaf mixed forest, chirpine forest, scrub land and grassy pasture lands. There are 23 species of mammals and 315 of avi-fauna here.
The Rajaji National Park is named after Late Shri C.Rajgoplalachari, popularly known as Rajaji. Best Tourist season is between November to mid June.