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Important Dates

Date of Conference:

15th & 16th April 2018

Submission of Full Manuscript (Date extended):

10th March 2018

Notification of Acceptance:

20th March 2018

Registration Due Date:

25th March 2018

News Flash

The Department of Electronics, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, takes immense pleasure in announcing second International Conference on Intelligent Communication, Control and Devices

Project Exhibition cum Competition is now open for all, to register with it please send mail to anita@ddn.upes.ac.in , mentioning the title, team members (max.4) and mentor name

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ABOUT Dehradun


Forest Research Institute

The Forest Research Institute is an institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India. It is located at Dehradun in Uttarakhand. It was established in 1906 and is one of the oldest institutions of its kind. The Forest Research Institute is spread over 4.5 km?, with the outer Himalayas nearby. The main building has Greco-Roman and Colonial styles of architecture. It has laboratories, a library, herbarium, arboreta, printing press and experimental field areas for conducting forestry research. Its museums, in addition to being a source of scientific information, are an attraction for tourists.

There are six museums: Pathology Museum, Social Forestry Museum, Silviculture Museum, Timber Museum, Non-Wood Forest Products Museum, Entomology Museum.

Malsi Deer Park

A mini zoological park placed at the base of the majestic Shivalik Range, Malsi Deer Park in Dehradun is one among the fast emerging tourist attractions in the hill station. Situated in the near vicinity of the city, this park also houses a children's park bounded by verdant greenery. This would provide great fun to the children apart from seeing the wild animals in the Park.

Comparatively of recent origin, this well maintained park is a natural home to two horned deer, Tiger, Neelgai and Peacock. A delight for the bird watchers, this lovely park houses a variety of birds whose chirping and singing is an added attraction to this Park. With a wholesome weather, natural environs and the lush greenery makes the zoological park an ideal spot for picnic and excursion.


Chakrata or Chakrauta is a cantonment town in Dehradun district. A cantonment of British Indian Army, was established in 1866 by Colonel Hume of the 55th Regiment, British Indian Army. The area has an abundance of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks. The red rhododendrons are the most abundantly found in this reason. A key attraction near Chakrata is the waterfall named Tiger Fall. A secluded -nearby, leafy hamlet of Deoban is offered a panoramic view of the Himalayas stretching from Kinnaur to Garhwal and Kumaon. In chakrata there is a place named DEVBAN from which you can see the great wall of China (partly) and the great majestic himalayas.

The region also has a number of temples including ones at Hanol, Mahasu Devta Temple dedicated to Lord Mahasu (Though this is still a topic of discussion that Lord Mahasu is Lord Mahashiva or Lord Ramchnadra), Radina, Thaina, Indroli, Lakhwar, and Lakhamandal, on the banks of river Yamuna, known for its ancient Shiva Temple, which traces its existence to the legends of Mahabharata, the village also has several natural caves.


45 kms from Dehradun, Dakpathar is a beautiful tourist spot in the western Doon Valley, amidst the Shivalik range. Dakpathar has emerged as a wonderful tourist spot. Dakpathar has emerged a wonderful tourist spot under the Yamuna Hydel Scheme. The place is connected by a regular bus service from the Parade Ground and Highway Bus Stand near the Railway Station, Dehradun. Accommodation is available in a Tourist Rest House with swimming pool facilities.

Jaspal Rana Shooting Range

One among illustrious sports person of modern India, Jaspal Rana is a familiar figure to all Indians. This institute is started in 2002 to commemorate the victory of this one time world shooting champion. The main objective of this institute is to provide all the modern facilities to those students who are interested in the challenging game of shooting.

Apart from imparting sophisticated techniques to students, this institute also provides teacher's training by offering Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education. With in a short span of 6 years, this institute has gained much acclaim in the field of sports. Headed by the great sportsman, Jaspal Rana, this institute is trying it very hard to get the best sports person of India, who can proudly present the Indian flag in the prestigious realm of Olympic podium.

Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula was built in 1939, is a 450 ft long iron suspension bridge situated in Rishikesh in Indian state of Uttarakhand . It is made over river Ganges to cross the river and is a landmark of Rishikesh. It is said that Lakshman crossed Ganga on jute ropes between the place where this bridge is built. Lakshman Jhula was built in 1939. There are spectacular views from the bridge.

Numerous temples and ashrams around both ends of the bridge attract visitors from far and near. Close to the Lakshman Jhula is the Ram Jhula (also Shivanand Jhula), a swinging bridge made a few years back.


Past Kempty falls, 75 kms on the Mussoorie-Yamnotri road lies Lakhamandal, having a historical as well as mythological significance. It figures prominently in the annals of Mahabharata. Legend has it that the Kaurvas made a shelter house and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here. Lakhmandal is situated on the bank of Yamuna at a distance of 35 kms. From Chakrata and 128 kms. from Dehra Dun.

To the antiquarian it provides considerable material of interest. It contains temples dedicated to Diva, The five pandava brothers, Parasuram and Kedar. In order to burn the Pandavas, the Kauravas had built their 'Laksha Grah' (house of lac). The two remarkable well executed figures in stone of Arjuna and the other of Bhima are available in the village.

Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is an Indian national park that encompasses the Shivaliks, near the foothills of the Himalayas. It is spread over 820 km?, and three districts of Uttarakhand: Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal. In 1983, three wildlife sanctuaries in the area namely, Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji sanctuaries were merged into one. Rajaji National Park has been named after C. Rajagopalachari (Rajaji), a prominent leader of the Freedom Struggle, the second and last Governor-General of independent India and one of the first recipients of India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna (in 1954).

Inhabiting the dense green jungles that form the park are an impressive array of creatures - 23 species of mammals - including tigers, leopards, elephants, deer, jungle cat, wild boar and sloth bear - and 315 species of birds are found in Rajaji. The most prominent avian species include pea fowl, woodpeckers, pheasants, kingfishers and barbets, supplemented by a number of migratory species during the winter months. Besides that, the rivers which flow through the park harbour fish such as trout and mahseer.

Ram Rai Gurudwara

Ram Rai, the 7th Sikh Guru, established the famous Ram Rai Gurudwara in the early 17th century in Dehradun. Ram Rai Gurudwara is one of the oldest Gurudwaras in this hill station that has gained the accolades as a popular pilgrimage centre. Built with the patronage of the then ruler of Dehradun, Ram Rai Gurudwara boasts of a legend behind the construction of it. It says that Guru Ram Rai was thrown away from his native place, settled down at the valley and constructed this shrine.

This gurudwara houses all the features of a typical Sikh shrine. The most holy book Adigrantha adorns the center of the shrine. Other important places include places like the large dining room where meals are served to all at free of cost and the free utility rooms. Like all other Gurudwaras, here also all are welcomed to offer their prayers irrespective of their caste and creed. The serene and tranquil ambiance of this shrine would be clothed with a festive mood at the annual festival of Jhanda mela or the celebration of flags, which is held after holi.


Rishikesh, also spelled Hrishikesh, Rushikesh, or Hrushikesh, is a city and a municipal board in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India and attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year, from within India, as well as from other countries. Rishikesh is also known as "Teerth Nagri" or "Yog Nagri", that is City of Temples, Yoga and Meditation. It is also known as the gateway to the Himalayas and is located around 25 kilometres away from another holy city, Haridwar.

Rishikesh, sometimes nicknamed "the world capital of Yoga", has numerous yoga centres that also attract tourists. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it. Rishikesh is world famous for Rafting and Adventure. Rafting season starts from the month of March and ends in July. Rishikesh is also home to the 120-year old Kailas Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham, an institution dedicated to preserve and promote the traditional Vedantic Studies. Prominent personalitiessuch as Swami Vivekananda, Swami Rama Tirtha and Swami Shivananda have studied in this institute.

Robber’s Cave

Robber's Cave (known by locals as (Guchhupani)) is a river cave formation in Dehradun City, about 8 km from City Centre. The cave is about 600 meters long,divided into two main parts.The cave has a highest fall of about 10 meters. In the central part there is a fort wall structure which is now broken. It is a natural cave formation where rivers flows inside the cave. The place is now being maintained by Uttranchal State.

Beauty in the midst of adventure is the prime specialty of this scenic place. Bounded by majestic hills, this caves presents an amazing scenario of the mother nature. After the tedious trek of one kilometer, one would get the pleasant warmth of a refreshing stream. After a quite flow, this would vanish only to appear in a few kilometers away. Tourists folk together in large groups here, to witness this strange and splendorous experience.

Santla Devi Temple

This temple is located at around 15 kms from Dehradun. The temple stands as a symbol of faith people have in the temple and has a great cultural and religious significance. Legends says that Santla Devi, along with her brother, on realizing that they would not be able to face the Mughal Army, abandoned their weapons and began to pray. A light flickered and within moments they both were transformed into stone images. It is within the fort that the shrine was built.

Trekking In Dehradun

Exploring the mystifying nadirs of the Doon valley is a fascinating attraction for the adventure lovers of all the time. Beauty in the midst of wilderness is not only attractive but also tempting. The lustrous valleys, lofty mountain ranges, richness of fauna and profound defiles present a wide range of possibilities in adventurous tourism.

Dehradun provides a great opportunity to discover the pristine beauty of the Himalayas and get on a voyage of never ending amusements. Trekking in Dehradun discloses an accord between the extreme splendor and the bleakness of nature. Besides trekking, this lovely place also provides other adventurous sports like jeep safari, camping, skiing, which offer a prospect to view the magnificence the mighty Himalayas.