Sahastradhara Picnic Spot Dehradun Uttarakhand
Sahastradhara, which means “thousand folds spring”, is one of the most popular tourist destinations located in Dehradun the capital of Uttarakhand state. It is situated on the Baldy River, which is located 14 km from Dehradun city. This is a very beautiful place surrounded by mountains and a famous picnic spot to spend some quality time with friends and family. Sahastradhara is a place where you must definitely go during the Dehradun tour.
The thing that attracts many tourists to this place is the sulfur water. Bathing in this sulfur water brings refreshing, and it also provides medicinal benefits. This sulfur water can treat the skin related problems. There is also a very ancient Shiv temple near this area, where one should not forget to worship and pray. There is also a mini water park (Joyland Water Park) here for kids and adult. This water park has many fun and adventurous rides. There is also a mini waterfall located in Shastradhara.
Sahastradhara Ropeway Ticket Price
There is also a ropeway in Sahastradhara to go on the top of the mountain from where the traveler can enjoy the panoramic view of Shastradhara and nearby places of the area. The ropeway ride experience is adventurous and memorable. The ropeway takes the traveler to the top where Waterfall, Garden, Dance floor like things are available for entertainment. Sahastradhara ropeway ticket price is INR 250-300 per person and it open around 9.30 a.m.
Best time to visit Sahastradhara
Summer is the best time to visit this place. Although this place can be visited in every season, the summer season is best for the sulfur bath and for the picnic. From October to March in winter the water is on its natural flow and according to the bath water is very cold.
Sahastradhara entry fees
There are no entry charges in Sahastradhara however the traveler has to pay parking charges which are 40 rupees for four wheeler and 20 rupees for the two-wheeler.
Other Charges in Shastrahara
Locker Charges are 40 to 50 rupees.
The opening and closing time of Sahastradhara is 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Although daytime from 11 a.m to 3 p.m is the best time to go there.
Things to do in Sharastradhara
Photography: This place provides many scenic views all around which is an idol place for photography and video making.
Yoga: Due to being away from the city the environment here is very peaceful and is ideal for yoga and Meditation.
Birdwatching: Several Himalayan bird species can be seen in this place which is best for the bird lover.
How to reach Sahastradhara
Sahastradhara has located just 14 km away from Dehradun city. One can easily reach Sahastradhara by city bus or auto (Vikram) or by his own vehicle. Dehradun Railway Station is 14 kilometers far from this place and Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun is 36 kilometers away from Sahastradhara. The traveler can take a taxi or auto from the railway station, or reach the Parade ground by auto. A direct bus is available from the Parade Ground to the Sahastradhara. If you have your own vehicle you can use GPS to reach Shastradhara.