on the outskirts of the city, is a famous viewpoint. Tapovan
is the place where it is believed that Guru Dronacharya (of Mahabharata)
had his ashram. Tapkeshwar Temple is dedicated
to Lord Shiva and is known for its association with Mahabharata.
Dakpatthar is a major tourist attraction opening
the visitors to the beauty of Doon Valley. The Central
Braille Press or Rashtriya Drishtibaditarth Sansthan
Bharat is the largest producer of Braille texts in India.
Dehradun also allows short trips to a number of nearby places
including Mussoorie and Sahastradhara. Each of these locations
allows you to choose between the high excitement of rugged outdoor
adventure and the meditative calm of the awe-inspiring Himalayas.
Dehradun is often used as the path to a number
of other religious locations such as Rishikesh. Not surprisingly,
a number of Yoga and meditation centers are located here. It is
said that in the Vedic times, this region was the favorite haunt
of Yogis who wanted to meditate and attain enlightenment.
Little wonder then that the grandeur and stillness
of the mountains around Dehradun continue to stir mortal souls