Dehradun is the interim capital of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It serves as a haven for tourists who visit the place for its natural beauty. Resting on the foothills of the Himalayas in the Doon valley, Dehradun connects tourists to the nearby popular tourist destinations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Haridwar and Rishikesh. The city is situated between the tracks of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna. It also serves as the base to institutes of Indian armed forces. The famous Doon School, one of the oldest and most distinguished academic institutions in the country, is located in Dehradun. The famous author Ruskin Bond is from this city, who glorifies the natural beauty of Dehradun in his literary work. The economy of the city is mainly fuelled by tourism along with the the presence of government organizations like the DRDO, Ordinance factory, etc. Dehradun is a hub for school education with institutions like Welham, Woodstock, Doon, St. Georges, etc. which are undoubtedly the best residential schools in India. Apart from these, the city hosts critical institutions of national interest such as the Indian Military Academy, ONGC or Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Indian Institute of Petroleum, etc. Dehradun has a few places of tourist attractions within itself including the Tapkeshwar temple, the Malsi deer park, the Kalanga monument, Santala Devi temple, etc.
the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) was a premier Indian bank based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The SBT was a sister concern of the State Bank Group, but it also had private shareholders. SBT was the leading bank of Kerala. It had a network of 1,157 branches and 1,602 ATMs across India, as of 31 March 2015. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of combining SBT and four other associate banks with SBI, on 15 February 2017. On 31 March 2017, It finally merged with its parent SBI bank. It was founded on 12 September 1945 as the Travancore Bank Ltd, an initiative by Travancore Diwan C. P. Ramaswami Iyer. Due to widespread resentment against his dictatorial rule, the bank never gave him the credit of his role. Instead, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore was considered as the founder of the bank, though the king had little to do with the founding of the SBT bank. Although the contribution of the Travancore government was 25% only in the bank capital, apart from its general banking business, the bank undertook government treasury work and foreign exchange business. Its head office was located at Thiruvananthapuram. It became a subordinate of State Bank of India under the SBI Subsidiary Banks Act, 1959, in 1960, enacted by the Parliament of India, and thus achieved the name state Bank of Travancore.Ms. Arundhatti Bhattacharya is the ex-officio chairman, and Mr. CR Sasikumar is the managing director of the SBT.