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Sahastradhara, Dehradun Overview

Sahastradhara literally means 'thousand-fold spring'. It is a popular attraction, famous for its ecstatic beauty and 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 when the stream proposes the appearance of a gushing torrent. Sahastradhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uttarakhand and is placed in the picturesque town of Dehradun.

The place exhibits true scenic beauty, where water drips from limestone stalactites, making the water Sulphur-rich and thus it is also known as Sulphur Springs. The water is fresh and sweet, and the area is a warehouse of the exquisite beauty of caves, waterfalls and steppe farming by locals. Sahastradhara is situated at about 11 km from the city of Dehradun, near the Robber's Cave. The temperature of 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.

Sahastradhara is located on the banks of river Badli, thus attracting a lot of travellers that come here to explore the waterfall and caves. It takes about 2-3 hours to explore the area properly. The entrance here is free of cost. Sahastradhara has a number of water pools, which are formed as a result of dripping water from the lime Stalactites. 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 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.

How To Reach Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara is located at a small distance of 14 km from Dehradun city at the Sahastradhara Road. It is well connected to the central city via all means of transport. Bus services are quite prominent. All the transport facility like buses, taxi, autos or cabs are available to get to Sahastradhara. The closest railway station is the Dehradun railway station, located at about 14 km. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant railway station located at about 36 km.

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