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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.
Virasat 2015: A kaleidoscope of Indian Arts and Heritage
The 21st Virasat, Arts and Heritage festival will be held in Dehradun from the 29th November to 13th December this year. This much loved festival brings the best of world and Indian culture to Dehradun and is eagerly awaited by Doonites each year. Well known performers like Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Wadali Brothers, Hariharan, Kailash Kher, Hans Raj Hans have performed here in the past. As always it will be held at the BR Ambedkar Stadium on Kaulagarh Road.
This year also Doonites can look forward to performances by renowned dancers, singers, authors and poets. There will be more than 300 stalls exhibiting handicrafts, handmade accessories, wood work, leather goods and fabric items from all parts of India. Read More