Dehradun Escorts are a class of professional entertainers who have historically been associated with the city of Dehradun, India. Though their exact origins are unknown, they are thought to have first appeared in the city during the 18th century. During the British Raj, Dehradun Escorts were particularly popular among European soldiers and officials stationed in the city. They were known for their beauty, elegance, and sexual prowess, and many of them were extremely skilled in the performing arts. In the early 20th century, Dehradun Escorts began to lose their prominence as the city became increasingly Westernized. However, they continued to be revered by many locals as keepers of traditional Indian culture. Today, there is only a handful of Dehradun Escorts still working in the city. Most of them are over the age of 60 and have retired from active performance. However, they still occasionally give private dance and music lessons to students interested in keeping alive this unique aspect of Dehradun's heritage.