Fringed by the Shivalik Hills, Dehradun Lies in the Pretty Doon Valley, flanked by the Ganges to the west and the Yamuna to the East. The Porvisional capital of the newly formed state Uttrakhand . The Town is also the gateway of the Garhwal Hills. A Number of Prestigious institutions have their¬† headquarters here such as the Survey of India & the Forest Research Institute with its botanical gardens . Rajpur Road the main link to the hills is lined with bakeries and restaurants and has the Old Clock Tower ( Ghanta Ghar ) The towns principal landmark at one end. The Doon Valley is also famous for it’s fragrant basmati rice and its mango and Litchi orchard’s.

One of the Raj’s most popular summer retreats Mussoorie is preched on a Horseshoe-shaped ridge above the doon valley at a height of 1920 m. and its inundated with Indian visitors in Summer. Life in mussoorie centre around the Mall road the main throughfare, which is lined with shops and eating places. The old library lies at the town’s western end. about 7 kms. further west is a house known as Everest House. This was the home of sir George everest the legendary serveyor General who mapped Mount Everest and one of mussourie’s earliest residents¬†