Basic InformationDehradun is a picturesque town situated at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas. The word ?oon?means a valley, which is formed by the SHIVALIK range of mountains on one side and the high Himalayas on the other. On the Eastern and Western sides of the valley the two great rivers of India, the Ganga and the jamuna flow majestically into the plains. Dehradun is situated in Uttaranchal, about 260- km North East of Delhi and is well connected by Air, Rail, Bus and regular Taxi services. This city is best known for its schools and education is its forte.