Timings : 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Sahastradhara literally means 'thousand-fold spring'. It is a popular attraction, famous for its medicinal & therapeutic value as its water contains sulphur. Sahastradhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uttarakhand and is situated about 14 km from the city of Dehradun, near Robber's Cave.
Also known as Sulphur Springs, this waterfall cascades through limestone stalactites, making the water rich in sulphur. A dip in the Sulphur-rich water here feels cold and refreshing but is believed to have remarkable medicinal advantages. 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 mountains on a fun ropeway ride.
The area has widespread serenity and tranquillity, with rich Himalayan vegetation. The water here has a fall of around 9 meters. Since this region has a sedimentary accumulation of Lime and Sulphur, one can spot a plethora of brownish-orange elements in the surrounding caves.
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.
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