Dehra Dun is the capital of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand, easily accessible from Delhi. It is a beautiful town in the foothills of the Himalayas, and has a very pleasant climate over the summer and monsoon period. Placements in Dehra Dun are with two NGOs which have a long history of work within this state. Work with these organisations might involve some activity in the field in the hill regions, as well as research, analysis and writing in the organisational office in Dehra Dun. Travel to Dehra Dun takes about six hours on a comfortable day train, or an overnight train journey.