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Vikasnagar

Vikasnagar is a city and a municipality in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is also known as Pachawadoon(Western Doon) as it is the second financial and economic hub of Dehradun district, after the city of Dehradun. Vikasnagar is known for its tea gardens, exporting tea to American and European Countries. Vikasnagar is also famous for Basmati rice and fruits like litchi and dussehri mangoes. Vikasnagar, along with Herbertpur, is the chief marketplace for Jaunsar Bawar. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ram visited Vikasnagar during the treta yug and relieved Ahilya from the curse given to her by her husband, Gautam Rishi. The chief tourist spots in Vikasnagar are Dakpathar Barrage, Katta Pather, Gautam Ashram. The nearest Hill Station is Chakrata, which is nearly 45 km by road from Vikasnagar. It lies close to Paunta Sahib and Dehradun.

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