Dehri falls on the bank of river Sone , elevated 99 metres. Historically, Dehri used to the major camping site during the British era when soldiers on their path from Kolkata to Delhi had to cross river Sone.
It was at this place, that the resting campus were set and the camping called as Parao. Dehri literally means base town. Well the most vital element of the city is the famous coal depot which attract customers from the entire northern region.
This tourist spot is also known to have accommodated the famous Bengali novelist Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyaya who furnished his much loved work Grihadaaha. The Britishers to promote western education had established Dehri Public School.