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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.
Pakodewale Sardarji at Rajpur: One of Doon’s Favourite Places
With the onset of monsoons, Dehradun dons a fresh green mantle and nothing can beat a long drive down Rajpur Road topped with a steaming cup of tea and crispy pakoras at Sardarji’s Pakoda Shop at Rajpur.
This shop is located at the beginning of the Rajpur Village . At that point, the road bifurcates into two. One leads to Mussoorie via the Old Mussoorie Road and the other to the Tibetan Colony and M.D.D.A Park, which is just about 100 mtrs ahead.
Sardarji specializes in making Aloo-Pyaaz Pakoras which taste divine with the imli chutney he serves with the pakoras. The other popular items prepared here are Jalebis and Samosas. Irrespective of what weather it is, the shop is always flocked with people. During monsoons and in winters one has to wait for quite a while for one’s turn.Read More