Doon Valley lies in between the two most important rivers, namely Ganga
in the east and the Yamuna
in the west. Characterised by a moderate climate, Doon valley is surrounded by the Himalayas
in the north and the Shivaliks
in the south. The valley is located at an elevation of 640 m.
Doon Valley derived its name after Guru Dronacharya, a great teacher in the Mahabharata. Dehradun, the district capital is situated in this valley. The valley houses a number of interesting places including the religious town of Rishikesh, the queen of hills, Mussoorie, the renowned sulphur springs at Sahasradhara and a part of the Rajaji National Park.