Dehradun is in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between two of India's mightiest rivers — the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west. The exciting places to visit in Dehradun are Forest Research Institute, Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Robber's Cave, Mindrolling Monastery, Sai Darbar Temple, Tapkeshwar Temple, Chetwoode Hall (Indian Military Academy), Sahastradhara,Bhatta Falls. Paltan Bazaar is also an added attraction for shoppers. The city is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region.
Patiala is a city in south eastern Punjab, in northern India. It is the fourth largest city in the state and is the administrative capital of Patiala district.Patiala is an Indian National Congress stronghold. In popular culture, the city remains famous for its traditional turban (a type of headgear), paranda(a tasselled tag for braiding hair), patiala salwar (a type of female trousers),jutti (a type of footwear) and Patiala peg (a measure of liquor). The first Indian astronaut, Rakesh Sharma, was born in Patiala.