May God gift you all the colors of life, colors of joy, colors of happiness, colors of friendship, colors of love and all other colors you want to paint in your life. HAPPY HOLI!!! : The Dehradun City Portal

DehradunBuzz is the Doonite’s exclusive space on the world wide web dedicated to our beloved city of Dehradun. It is in parts an information portal, a directory, a chronicler and a discussion board. A space for everything you wanted to know or tell the world about Dehradun. DehradunBuzz is not merely about the information, it is about the insights. So, dig in and enjoy!!

About Dehradun

DEHRADUN, located in North India, is a beautiful valley town lying at the foothills of the Shivalik Hills. It is the capital city of the State of Uttarakhand. Dehradun lies 250 km north of New Delhi, India's capital. It is most famously known for its educational institutions like, Forest Research Institute (FRI), Indian Military Academy (IMA), The Doon School and the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), to name a few. In fact, Dehradun's fame in this aspect can be traced right back to the Mahabharata era. The great guru Dronacharya had his military academy in the Doon valley and the Pandavas and Kauravas trained under him here. At that time, Dehradun was called Dron Doon after the great guru Dron.

9th November 2000, was a turning point in Dehradun's history. On this day it became the capital of India's newly created 27th state Uttarakhand (previously it was a part of Uttar Pradesh state). Long time residents have witnessed the transformation of Dehradun in these past ten years from a quiet sleepy town famous as the retired man's haven to a  town that is now abuzz with a lot of political, social, cultural and commercial activities. Despite its changing face, Dehradun still retains its charm and is a favourite destination on many a tourist's itinerary.

An Exclusive Interview with Doon Valley's Favourite Author: Ruskin Bond

India’s favourite children’s writer and Uttarakhand’s very own literary treasure, Ruskin Bond talks to DehradunBuzz about his early childhood in Dehra and his latest book Maharani. Our first question is how much do you use the internet? I am afraid I am still living in the 19th century in that aspect (laughs). My adopted family of course uses the internet but I hardly do so. In fact I don’t even own a mobile phone. I borrow one when I need to use it! I prefer to use the land line. Do you know that you are quite popular on the internet? Somebody has started a Ruskin Bond face book page and it has around 13,000 followers!Read More

Fire at Crossroads Mall

Late Tuesday night around 10:30 pm, tragedy struck at the Crossroad Mall located near the Secretariat. The gaming zone at the second floor caught fire. Due to the late hour, luckily only around 12 people were on the second floor at the time of the incident.....Read More


Indian Oil Corporation starts 5 kg Gas Cylinder Cash & Carry Scheme in Dehradun

Need gas in an emergency? Now 5 kg commercial gas cylinders are available in Dehradun at petrol pumps and gas agencies, albeit at a heavy price. A regular domestic cylinder which weighs 14 kg costs Rs. 435 at the subsidized rate. The 5 kg commercial cylinder will cost Rs 460.....Read More


MAD Youths Efforts to Revive the Dying Streams of Dehra Bring Hope

To bring change, passion and a streak of MADness in needed. Dehradun is fortunate to have a number of such MAD people. On June 8th 2011, a few of Dehradun's socially conscious youth got together to form an NGO and named it