The Doon Valley is an unusually wide, long valley within the Shivalik Hills in the Lower Himalayas, in the state of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, India. Within the valley lies the city of Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand state.
The beautiful Doon Valley is situated in the Western Ganges of the Garhwal Himalayas at an elevation of 3,556 meters. The pristine Valley lies between the two sacred rivers of India – Ganga and Yamuna. The valley is known as the hanging valley of Gods. The Doon valley is surrounded by the glittering peaks on one side and the dense forests on the other. The scintillating beauty of the valley attracts the tourists from all over the world. The valley provides the exotic view of the Jundhar Glacier, which lies at the height of 4300 meter, above the valley. It is considered as the holy place among the Hindus in India.
Doon Valley the cradle shaped valley is a paradise for the trekkers.The best trekking time starts from June and remains till October. At this time you get the opportunity to view lot of wildlife and the scenery of valley floor full of wild flowers. The trek provides the extensive view of the snow clad peaks especially the Swargarohini peak. The trek takes you to through some of the pristine villages where you get the chance to interact with the Gujjars, residing in this region.
FLORA and FAUNA
The lush green grassy land and the dense forests of Chestnuts, walnuts, willows and chinars makes it an ideal location for the nature lovers. The valleys snows every afternoon. The scented pine tress and profusion of flowers make it a complete fairyland. The area is also quite rich with the medicinal herbs and the aquatic shrubs. These wonderful...