The story behind the Name, “DEHRADUN”

Its not always been Dehradun from the starting .
The city has taken a troll on informal names and has finally settled on Dehradun. Dehra is derived from the word “DERA” which means a camp or base. History states that it was called DERA when Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji came to this valley in around 1676 and set up his base here. He was the son of Shri Guru Har Rai Ji, the seventh Sikh Guru. The area between the mountains i.e valley is also called DUN & from there the name “DERADUN” originated which later became and currently is “DEHRADUN”.

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