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Sahastradhara, Dehradun Overview

Sahastradhara literally means 'thousand-fold spring'. It is a popular attraction, famous for its therapeutic value since its water contains sulphur. While the place can be visited any time during the year, you would love the charming beauty of the waterfall during the rainy season. Sahastradhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uttarakhand and is placed in the picturesque town of Dehradun.

Water drips from limestone stalactites, making the water sulphur-rich and thus it is also known as Sulphur Springs. Sahastradhara is situated at about 11 km from the city of Dehradun, near the Robber's Cave. The temperature of the water here is a little lower than its surroundings. Its picturesque beauty attracts a lot of travellers from faraway places. One can even enjoy a stunning view of the surroundings while enjoying a fun ropeway ride here. These ropeways provide airy trips to these gorgeous mountain tops.

The water in these pools is considered to have medicinal properties and therapeutic value. The area has widespread serenity and tranquillity, with rich Himalayan vegetation. A dip in the Sulphur-rich water here feels cold and refreshing but is believed to have remarkable medicinal advantages. The water here has a fall of around 9 meters. Since this region has been accumulating various sediments of Lime and Sulphur since its formation, one can spot a plethora of brownish-orange element in the form of caves.

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Attractions Near Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara is a widely known weekend getaway in Dehradun, but apart from its scenic beauty, it is also known for the ancient Shiva temple located nearby. Some spiritual attractions near Sahastradhara are Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple along with Guru Dronacharya's cave, which is known as Drona Guha.

This spot also attracts a lot of travellers who have a keen interest in the mythological aspect of this place. There is manmade water park located nearby as well.

Joyland is a famous amusement park which has various swings and water slides, making it a favourite picnic spot for families and children. The area has a lot of accommodation options and restaurants as well. These restaurants offer fresh food along with the picturesque view of nature around.

The nearby villages have beautifully done terrace farming on their slopes. These attractions nestled in the lap of nature are a visual treat in itself.

Best Time To Visit Sahastradhara

Although Sahastradhara can be visited throughout the year; the primary season is from October to March in winter. During these months, the water has its natural flow, and the area is flocked by many travellers. To enjoy the best view of the waterfall, travellers are advised to visit Sahastradhara during the rainy season and post-monsoon months.

Tips For Visiting Sahastradhara

1. Carry your camera, torchlight and make sure to wear appropriate clothing and comfortable and waterproof footwear.
2. Carry your towel and a few munchies, beverages and water along to keep yourself fueled throughout your visit here.

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