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Sahastradhara: The Thousand Fold Springs of Dehradun

Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara is as fancy a place as its name. ‘Thousand fold springs’ is what the word Sahastradhara means. It is a beautiful picturesque destination of Dehradun. This amazing place is located at the Baldi river near the Robbers’s cave. Sahastradharat water falls, as many call it is like a never-ending park which has fresh water pool, sulphur water springs, magnificent caves, terrace farming, ropeway, temple and a lot more. The place is not only gorgeous but it has various medicinal benefits for the tourists. Taking a day off from the city life and relaxing in the lap of nature at Sahastradhara is utterly rejuvenating. It is a place that gleefully hosts everyone irrespective of their age.

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Sahastradhara is located at the Baldi river near the Robbers’s cave in Dehradun. Photography by Puneet Nandan

Sahastradhara: An Overview

Location Dehradun
Best Time to Visit April to October
Climate Pleasant
Women Safety Moderate
Ideal for Age Group Entertains everyone
Famous For Park, water pools, sulphur water spring, entertainment zone for kids, photography, meditation, ropeway
Distance from Main City 19 km
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The area in and around Sahastradhara is surrounded by greenery. Photography by Shree

Dehradun: The Drona Nagari

Dehradun is known as the Drona Nagari because of Guru Dronacharya’s ashram located hereWell, this shows that the association of the city with education is right from the mythological era. Dehradun is also called the school capital of India because of the world-class schools they have. It is a small charming town with a moderate standard of living being famous amongst the tourists. Unlike the major towns, Dehradun is serene and a great escape to breathe in fresh air.

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Dehradun is green and clean for most parts. Photography by Rahul Pundir

Best ways to Reach Sahastradhara

Dehradun is well connected with airways and railways having its domestic airport and a railway station. Sahastradhara is around 19 km from the Dehradun city and can be reached by car, cabs, auto, buses and any vehicle. To reach the hilltop, you have to take the ropeway.

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Ropeway uphill to Sahastradhara. Photography by Alex Alosious

Striking Elements of Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara is a one-stop destination for everyone in your family. It is spread over a huge area with every corner having something for everyone. The entry is absolutely free. You will find a beautiful park and a temple after reaching the hilltop through the ropeway.  There is a huge terrace space amidst the mountains where you could chill and try your hands on photography.

Joyland water park is also there for the enjoyment. If you are not satisfied with the man-made water park then there are areas of a natural waterfall, sulphur water springs and caves. Cafes and eateries are there for refreshments and you would also come across various props where you could pose. You will find numerous corners in this place suitable for your fancy Instagram backdrops.

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A stream from Baldi river at Sahastradhara. Photography by Adi Mishra

Top Travel Details for Visitors of Sahastradhara

Open on Days Sunday to Saturday
Timings 8 am to 7 pm
Time required to explore this beauty 3 to 3.5 hours
Things to Carry Camera or a camera phone, jacket (temperature usually falls and it becomes cold), water, torch, waterproof footwear, medicines if you have a phobia of heights.
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When in Dehradun, click lots of pictures of he lovely terrain that surrounds you. Photography by Arnim Rawat

Other Gorgeous Places in Dehradun Other than Sahastradhara

We said that Sahastradhara is near to the Robber’s cave which is again one of the top adventurous destinations of Dehradun. It has river caves with narrow gorge and waterfall and is fun to be there. Har ki Dun, Fun Valley, Drona Guha, Mindrolling Monastery, Tapkeshwar temple, Forest Research Institute and Lacchiwalla are some of the upbeat places to explore in the city.

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Robber’s Caves. Photography by Jenes Surin

Budget Places to Stay in Dehradun

Hotels Phone Numbers Rates (could change with availability and dates)
Hotel Amber Palace 0135 252 1125 INR 679
Hotel Grand 0135 272 6563 INR 756
Shree Laxmi Guest House 0135 273 4716 INR 790
Hotel Doon Residency 0135 272 8811 INR 817
Hotel Heritage 097600 78907 INR 832

Individual Cost Trip

If you are planning for backpacking in Dehradun for an extended weekend for three days staying at budgeted hotels then the estimated cost could be around INR 3000. Skip the fancy restaurants to minimize your cost. Instead of taking private cabs you can take the shared autos or buses to minimize your transport cost. While sight-seeing, do a proper Google search and target the places of one area in one day.

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Choose a good budget option for enjoying the view to its fullest. Photography by Ritesh

Budget Places to Eat in Dehradun

Bun Tikkiwala Dwarka Store Chowk
Madrasi Dosa Chakarata Road
Full Plate Thali Meal Chetan Pooriwala, Hanuman Chowk
Flavours of Maggi at Maggi joints Mussoorie Road
Chinese Food Stall Kishan Nagar Chowk

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There are wide varieties of snacks at Dehradun. Try them all. Photography by Michael Kobayashi

Travel Tips for First Timers

  • Dehradun is a small town which is not so crowded in the late evening hours so return to your hotel early.
  • Take care of your belongings while using the public transport.
  • The temperature generally falls so wear comforting clothes.
  • Sahastradhara is a huge place so take time and then go.
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Rhesus monkeys are common near Sahastradhara. Photography by Sukanya Olkar

There is no way to escape this exotic and serene place if you are in Dehradun. Don’t hesitate and mingle with the calm culture of the city. I am pretty sure you will be back with loads of pictures and memories.

Happy wayfaring 🙂

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Pooja Singh

Pooja Singh is a Commerce student having a deep love for social media. She is currently pursuing a Digital Marketing course because she loves the internet and marketing.  Being a travel and photography enthusiast, writing travel blogs gives Pooja immense pleasure.

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