Dehradun has become all modern now with wide new roads, schools and colleges.
The Business Hub
Since Dehradun has become The capital, it has developed into a new Business Hub specially in the field of IT and Real Estate.
Uttarakhand separated from it's parent state Uttar Pradesh.
The Capital Dehradun
On 9th November 2000, Dehradun became the capital of Uttarakhand.
Dehradun got its Airport in 1974, Vayudoot (airline) operated scheduled services to New Delhi, Lucknow and Pantnagar.
Dehradun Railway Station
In 1890, the 1st train from Haridwar reached Dehradun Railway Station. This landmark year began the process of making the valley more accessible for the rest of India
The Muncipality of Dehradun was setup in 1867 with its first railway station built in 1890.
the Suguali Treaty was signed between the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Nepal, which meant that parts of Nepal (including Dehradun) would be given over to the British.
The Kingdom of Nepal
In the year 1804, The Gorkha's Killed The Garhwal King Padyuman Shah and Captured Dehradun.
Ghulam Qadir Invasion
In 1785, Ghulam Qadir Invaded Dehradun with his army.
Invasion of Rohilla's
Dehradun was invaded by an army of Rohillas, led by Najib-ul-Daula, the governor of Saharanpur. After his death, the area was annexed by a number of tribes.
Building Of Darbar Sahib
The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was highly impressed by the miraculous powers of charismatic Ram Rai. He asked the contemporary Maharaja of Garhwal, Fateh Shah to extend all possible help to Ram Rai. Initially a Gurudwara (temple) was built in Dhamawala. There are portraits of gods, goddesses, saints, sages and religious stories on the walls.
The Name "Dera Dun"
Dehradun itself derives its name from the historical fact that Ram Rai, the eldest son of the Seventh Sikh Guru Har Rai, set up his "dera" (camp) in "dun" (valley) in 1676. This 'Dera Dun' later on became Dehradun
Chinese Traveler Huen Tsang
During the 7th Century, Dehradun was initially known as ‘Sudhnagar’ as described by the Chinese traveler Huen Chang. However, later this name was changed to Kaalsi.
Mauryan Dynasty Rule
Many believe that this city was founded and ruled by Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Dynasty during the 1st Century B.C.
Dehradun owes majority of its history to Mahabharata. It is stated that the place got its name from 'Guru Dronacharya' of Mahabharata, as the city is also popularly known as the 'Adobe of Drona'. This is because of that fact that this legendary guru of Kauravas and Pandavas from the epic Mahabharata was born and brought here.
The Name Kedarkhand
In Skanda Purana, Dehradun is mentioned as a part of the region called Kedarkhand, the abode of Shiva. Various mythological stories connect Dehradun to have been a part of Ramayana. It is a popular belief that Rama and Lakshamana had come to this town for penance.