Dehradun is the capital city of the Uttarakhand state. From the capital of India New Delhi, Dehradun is about 230 kilometers by road.
Dehradun is situated in the Doon valley. Towards the north of this city are the Himalayas. Towards the south of the city are the Shivalik Hills. Towards the east is the longest river Ganga (Ganges) and towards the west is the river Yamuna.
This city has a sub-tropical climate. The summers are very hot, the monsoon is very heavy and winters can be very chilly. During the winter, there is continuous snowfall and the temperature of the city does rarely drop below the freezing point.
The highlight of this city is that there are a large number of high schools that entice students from all over India. One can see the students in high-school uniforms moving throughout the city.
There are blue striped city buses that move through the city. Another very famous scene is of the omnipresent blue three wheel vehicles. It is claimed that these vehicles lead to a large amount of air and noise pollution.
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