Sahastradhara Waterfall Dehradun

Sahastradhara Dehradun
Sahastradhara Waterfall Dehradun

Sahastradhara is a very popular waterfall in Dehradun. Local peoples from Dehradun and nearby places come here to celebrate picnic with friends.  Lachhiwala and Sahatradhara are the most popular places in Dehradun to visit in the summers. But Sahatradhara fills with more tourists than Lachhiwala because there are no entry fees for Sahatradhara.

During summer it is fully filled with tourists and local natural beauty lovers. Sahastradhara is not a single waterfall, it is a collection of thousands of waterfalls. ‘Sahastra’ means a thousand and ‘Dhara’ means waterfall. It is a naturally beautiful place to spend quality time with family or friends. Sahastradhara is famous for Sulphur water where tourists come for taking a bath in the waterfall.

Sahastradhara- Bunch of Springs

Sahastradhara Dehradun
Waterfall at Sahastradhara Dehradun

As per the name Sahastradhara, it is the collection of thousands of waterfalls. There are lots of small waterfalls in the hilly area. All springs collectively join and make a big waterfall. These waterfalls have Sulphur content in water.

You can see lots of small waterfalls there that join the Sahastradhara. You will not found anywhere such a big waterfall easily in Dehradun.

Tourists come here to take a water bath. They feel refreshed after bathing in Sahastradhara water. Men, women, kids, and elderly people also come here to enjoy the natural water pool.

Sahastradhara Water Benefits

The water of Sahastradhara popular for its therapeutic and medicinal value since ancient times in India. Sulfates are easily dissolved into water. The Hills of the Sahastradhara area have sulfur-rich rocks.

Waterfalls on limestone rocks converted the water into sulfur waterfalls. Sahastradhara is a Sulphur containing waterfall which is beneficial for curing skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, and arthritis. Other than skin diseases it is also beneficial for the nervous system, and insomnia problems.

Sahastradhara Dehradun
Sahastradhara Dehradun 

There is a signboard also at the entrance of Sahastradhara mentioned that people suffering from skin diseases can be cured by taking a bath in Sahastradhara water. 

Sulfur water is good for the bath only. Sahastradhara water is not good for drinking purposes. So avoid drinking it. Especially for small kids, sulfur water can cause diarrhea.

Sahastradhara- A Picnic Spot of Dehradun

Dehradun has lots of picnic spots like Lachhiwala, Dehradun Zoo, Gucchu Pani, etc. Sahastradhara is the best place for a picnic spot in Dehradun. Tourists enjoy the whole day here in the lap of nature with the beauty of the waterfall.

The water level is not so deep so kids and adults can easily take a water bath. There are rubber tubes also available for those who don't know about swimming. You will find here many types of food and drinking items for enjoying the moment. So don't worry about anything here all facilities are available here.

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Sahastradhara Water Amusement Park- Joyland

Sahastradhara water park
Sahastradhara Water Amusement Park- Joyland

At Sahastradhara there is also an artificial water amusement park named Joyland. This man-made water park enhances the beauty of the Sahastradhara area and provides more options for tourists to enjoy the place. So it becomes a good picnic spot.

Sahastradhara Amusement Park is good for kids and also for youngsters. Swings and waterslides of the water parks give us the extra fun of a bath. Joyland is not free in charge so there is some Sahastradhara water park entry fee that changes from time to time.

Sahastradhara Ropeway

Sahastradhara Ropeway
Ropeway at Sahastradhara Dehradun

The ropeway is very common in hilly areas so you will see the ropeway also in Sahastradhara. For seeing the panoramic view of the Sahastradhara from the top of the hills you can go for the ropeway. At the top of the ropeway, you can enjoy the picnic.

There are also various types of shops such as snacks, food, and wooden item shop. Here you can spend 1-2 hours. Sahastradhara ropeway charges were Rs. 150/- per person for going up and down.

Ropeways provide us airy trips which are very exciting for many tourists. There are lots of fun and enjoyment facilities available at the ropeway Manideep. Such as Children's parks, Discotheques, games parlors, adventurous sports, restaurants, etc.

Sahastradhara Prachin Shiv Mandir

Guru Dronacharya was Lord Shiva's devotee. So at Sahastradhara, you can also see Mahabharat time’s ancient Lord Shiv temple. This Prachin Shiv Mandir is situated in the Dronacharya cave. You can go there and worship Lord Shiva and get blessed.

There is another very famous Lord Shiv temple in Dehradun which is also related to Guru Dronacharya. It is the Tapkeshwar temple which is too ancient than the Mahabharata era.

Guru Dronacharya Temple at Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara waterfall Dehradun
Guru Dronacharya Temple at Sahastradhara

Dehradun is also popular as Dron Nagari. There is a Guru Dronacharya temple near the entrance gate of Sahastradhara. Temple is small and situated at height. There are few stairs for reaching to temple.

You have to remove your slippers before entering the temple. There are few shops near to the temple where you can purchase Prasad to offer in the Guru Dronacharya temple.

Sahastradhara Study Topic for Geology Students

Sahastradhara is not only the tourist destination of Dehradun. It is also a study topic for Geology Students. Students from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, and other institutes come here to study various aspects such as Paleoclimatic, Sedimentological, Geomicrobiological, and Paleomonsoonal of Sahastradhara caves. There are seven small and big caves which are the main attraction of Sahastradhara for tourists and Geology students.

Sahastradhara Falls in Baldi River

Sahastradhara is situated near the bank of the Baldi River and Sahastradhara spring waterfalls into the Baldi River. Baldi River enhances the natural beauty of the Sahastradhara area. Baldi River is one of the rivers of the Song River basin.

Facilities at Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara waterfall Dehradun
Shops at Sahastradhara Dehradun

Sahastradhara is the perfect place for full enjoyment. There is every type of facility available for all age groups peoples. The list of facilities available facilities is listed below.
  • Lockers
  • Washrooms
  • Changing rooms
  • Wooden items shops
  • Food and Snack shops
  • Hotels and restaurants 
  • Various types of game stalls and shops.
  • Parking facility for two and four-wheelers.
  • Swimsuits and bathing clothes are available for rent for everyone.

Things to be Noted before going to Sahastradhara

  • Camera allowed.
  • The use of plastic bags is prohibited.
  • Pets are not allowed. So keep it in mind.
  • There are no Sahastradhara entry charges.
  • Drinking alcoholic drinks is fully prohibited at Sahastradhara.
  • Footwear is not allowed inside the temple, waterfall, and river.

Best Time to Visit Sahastradhara

Sahastradhara is popular due to the water bath in the waterfall. So tourists come here during the summer season mainly. So from March to June is the best time to travel to Sahastradhara.

July to August is the rainy season so avoid coming to Sahastradhara during this time. You can also visit Sahastradhara after the rainy season but the environment and water are also chilled.

Sahastradhara Timings

Sahastradhara waterfall Dehradun
Entrance of Sahastradhara

There is no entrance gate that will be closed or open for tourists. So you can go anytime there. You can go there in the early morning and return in the evening. So the timing will be for summers from 07:00 am to 07:00 pm. 

The total time of visiting this place depends on you how much time you will want to spend here. Minimum you have to spend 2-3 hours to see all the major attractions of Sahastratdhara.

How to Reach Sahastradhara 

Sahastradhara Bus stand Dehradun
Sahastradhara Bus stand Dehradun

Sahastradhara has situated approximately 12 km far away from Ghanta Ghar. From the Dehradun ISBT Bus stand, it will be 15 km and from the railway station, it will be 16 km. There is a local city bus facility available for Sahastradhara.

You will get the Dehradun to Sahastradhara bus from Parade ground near Ghanta Ghar. The bus fare is only Rs. 25/- per person for Sahastradhara. The bus will reach Sahastradhara within 20 minutes.

From the railway station, you have to take a private taxi or cab. You can also go to the Parade ground and take the Sahastradhara city bus.

From the bus stand ISBT there is no direct bus for Sahastradhara. So you can go by booking a private taxi or cab. There is Vikram from ISBT to Ghanta Ghar (Clock-Tower) and Parade ground so you can also go there by using it.

From the Jolly Grant Dehradun Airport, Sahastradhara is approximately 28 km far away so you have to book a taxi or cab.

Sahastradhara Waterfall Dehradun Video

Nearby Tourist Places to Visit

Every year lots of tourists come to Dehradun in the year and visit various tourist places of Dehradun and nearby tourist places of Dehradun like Rishikesh, Mussorie, Haridwar, and Chakrata. Gucchu Paani and Sai temple are the nearest places to visit from Sahastradhara.

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