Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 1400 ft in the Doon Valley between two of the most important rivers in India, the Ganga and Yamuna. The town also serves as a convenient base for visiting the area's many tourist sites.

Dehradun has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, and currently has a population of around 1,250,000. It is also famous for the Doon School, which is often referred to as the Eton of India. While hidden from limelight, RIMC Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun has produced some of the finest soldiers on both sides of the borders.