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What is the specialities in Dehradun?

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Asked by Fattulal jhunjhunwala, 24 Feb '10 03:38 pm
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I was posted from Goa to Dehradun and served as a Section Officer in the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Mokhampur,Dehradun during 2003-04. I used to talk to many senior persons in the place and some of them told me that earlier the name was Dehra Dun but now it is one word. I am also told tat a Baba set up his 'dehra' in the Doon valley and that is how the place came to be called Dehra Dun. There are many establishments of repute in Dehradun. Besides the IIP, some of them are the Indian Military Academy, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Oil and Natural Gas Commission offices (ONGC), Geological Survey of India (GSI), Forest Research Institute (FRI), Doon School and others. Places of tourist interest in and around Dehradun are Rishikesh, Shahastradhara, Haridwar, Mussorie, Kamptee Falls, Dak Patthar, Lichiwala, Robbers Cave etc. Unique fruits 'lichie' are in plenty in the season. Vegetables are very cheap as also the world famous Dehraduni 'basmati' rice. Very nice place f ...more
Answered by Francisco, 24 Feb '10 07:08 pm

 
  
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Capital of Utranchal, Dehradun is known for Lychee. It is also famous for schools like the Doon School and Welham Girls School. It houses IMA and the ONGC
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 24 Feb '10 03:45 pm

 
  
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Good weather
Answered by RSehgal, 13 Apr '10 10:52 pm

 
  
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Besides the above, very good hill resort.
Answered by Mahadevan Subramaniapillai, 24 Feb '10 04:08 pm

 
  
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Dehradun has been famous for the academy for training IAS & IPS officers after their selection by UPSC. Almost all the serving IAS / IPS officers of India are Dehradun products.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 24 Feb '10 03:54 pm

 
  
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Doon rice
Answered by bankim roy, 24 Feb '10 03:50 pm

 
  
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