The Yog-Ganga Centre is situated in a quiet, forested section of Dehradun, known as Old Rajpur. Dehradun is the capital of the state of Uttarakhand and is located in the foothills of the lower Himalayas in North India. The ancient settlement of Dehradun, positioned along old trade and pilgrim routes leading from the lush northern plains to the frosty Tibetan plateau, is today known for its many academic and research institutions, as the original source of basmati rice and for the national wildlife parks that surround it. Dehradun is located between the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. Situated at an altitude of 3,300 feet above sea level, Dehradun is also the gateway into the Central Himalayas. These mountains abound in places of scenic beauty, cultural and religious significance and provide the enthusiast with opportunities for hiking, white-water rafting, and mountaineering.
Dehradun is located 265 kilometers northeast of New Delhi.
Dehradun has a domestic airport called Jolly Grant. One can fly into Dehradun airport from all over India. Most flights are via New Delhi. Flight tickets may be purchased on websites such as Expedia, Orbitz etc.
Trains are a convenient way to travel from New Delhi to Dehradun. The important trains are:
For more information visit www.indianrail.gov.in, then go to the link "Trains Between Important Stations."
Taxis and buses provide other options to travel from New Delhi to Dehradun. These take approximately six to nine hours.
The inter-mountain valley of Dehradun is located between an altitude of 2,300 feet to 3,300 feet above sea level (about 1000 meters) and is surrounded by forests and mountains. In the quiet locality of Old Rajpur the air and water are clean. The climate is generally mild. Dehradun experiences the following seasons:
Spring: March to mid-April: mild weather, sunny days, cool nights.
Summer: Late April to end-June: hot days, warm nights.
Monsoon: Late-June to end-September: frequent rainfall, mild weather.
Fall: October and November: clear sunny days, cool nights.
Winter: December to end-February: sunny days, cold nights. February could get wet weather.