Lachhiwala Picnic Spot of Dehradun

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Lachhiwala Picnic Spot Dehradun

Lachhiwala is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Dehradun. Actually it is a picnic spot in Dehradun that is famous for its nature and water parks. Families, tourists, and couples come here mainly in summers to enjoying and spending some quality time in the lap of nature.

Lachhiwala Nature Park is densely surrounded by green lush Sal trees, deciduous shrubs, and other hilly trees. It has a Shivalik herbal garden, Butterfly Park, man-made swimming pools that are filled always with Suswa River running water, and a variety of bird species to see.

Every year during summer from April to June there is a crowd of tourists and families from nearby cities such as Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Ponta Sahib. Lachhiwala is the perfect destination for those who want to spend some quality time with their family.

Lachhiwala Nature Park History

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History of Lachhiwala Nature Park 

Lachhiwala Nature Park was established in 1982 as a part of Lachhiwala range under the Dehradun forest division. 

Initially, its name was "Paryatak Sthal Lachhiwala" (Tourist Place Lachhiwala) and more popular as picnic spots of Dehradun, later its name changed and becomes Lachhiwala Nature Park.

In the natural environment of the Lachhiwala range for attracting tourists Lachhiwala forest rest house was constructed in 1984 that attracts the tourists and couples who want to stay here for some time.

Things to Do in Lachhiwala

For the visitors, there are lots of things to do like swimming or bathing in man-made water pools, trekking, a variety of birds watching, enjoying Butterfly Park, watch a variety of trees, Ganga Vatika, herbal plants park and definitely, you can relax here on Mother Nature's lap. Visitors can also stay at the forest rest house.

Lachhiwala is popular among Doon peoples as a picnic destination so many local peoples come here on weekends to celebrate picnic with family and friends.

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Best Time to Visit Lachhiwala

The best time to go to Lachhiwala Nature Park would be during summer from March to June. At that time travelers can enjoy swimming, bathing, and other activities in this park. There are not many activities to do for visitors during the rainy season and winter season.

As per timing best time to visit Lachhiwala would be early morning. Lachhiwala opens at 8 am in the morning so for enjoying a full day here you should come early morning. Bathing and swimming in the freshwater of Suswa River will refresh you. There are many things to do here so you can enjoy all these activities.

Lachhiwala Nature Park Timing

Lachhiwala opens every day for tourists and visitors. Lachhiwala picnic spot timing is from morning 8 am to the evening at 5 pm daily.

  • Opening Time: 08:00 am
  • Closing Time: 05:00 pm

Lachhiwala also opens on public holidays so you don't have to think about when it opens or close. You have to just plan and go for a visit.

Visiting Time Duration for Lachhiwala

Lachhiwala forest range is spread over a big area so it purely depends on you, how many hours you want to spend here. An average of 3-4 hours is more than sufficient for this picnic spot but you can enjoy the whole day here.

Lachhiwala Picnic Spot Entry Fees

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Lachhiwala Ticket Price List

Initially, at the Lachhiwala there was no entry fee but later it started tickets for entry inside it. Lachhiwala ticket price for adults and kids is listed below.

  • For Adults: 20 Rupee per visitor
  • For Kids: 10 Rupees per kid (below 12 years)

Vehicle Parking Stand Charges List

For the visitors, there are good parking stand facilities available on the paid basis.

The list of parking charges is listed below.

  • Bike/Scooter/Scooty: 10 Rupees per two-wheeler
  • Car/Jeep: 20 Rupees per vehicle

Facilities at Lachhiwala Nature Park

The naturally beautiful environment and water source at Lachhiwala will help in allowing natural beauty and relaxing in peace to people of all age groups.

Under the development of this nature park many more things to be added to inside the park, like a Nature trail, Canopy Walk, Multimedia Fountain Park, Children's gym, Toy Train, Museum park, herbal and aromatic garden, etc.

Currently available facilities for the visitors are listed below.

  • Parking space is available for your two and four-wheeler vehicles.
  • Washroom facilities are available in the park.
  • Drinking water and food stalls are available inside the campus.
  • Butterfly Park for visitors.
  • Forest Rest houses for staying here.

Lachhiwala Forest Rest House    

Lachhiwala forest range comes under the forest department so for them there are rest houses. These forest rest houses are also available for visitors, Indian and foreign tourists on a daily rent basis. These Forest Rest houses have good facilities for the visitors. So other state travelers and tourists can stay here and enjoy the naturally beautiful environment and taste the delicious food here.

How to Reach Lachhiwala

Lachhiwala distance from dehradun
Entry Gate of Lacchiwala

Lachhiwala is situated on the Dehradun-Haridwar highway near the Doiwala block of Dehradun. Doiwala is about 4 km from the Lachhiwala Nature Park. Lachhiwala's distance from Dehradun railway station and ISBT bus stand is about 17 km.

There are lots of city buses and Vikram's available for the Lachhiwala directly from the Dehradun various points such as Jollygrant, Garhi Cantt, Clocktower, Ranipokari, ISBT, etc. so easily visitors can reach here. You can go there also by your own vehicles that are more convenient than public buses or Vikram.

Haridwar to Lachhiwala is approx 60 km far away. If you are want to come from Haridwar to Lachhiwala then you can take directly roadways buses run from the Bus station of Haridwar that would be more suitable for you. It will be about one and half hour journey from Haridwar. There are lots of trains and buses available from nearby cities to reach Dehradun.

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TouristBug’s Recommendations

  • If you are living in Dehradun and nearby areas then it is a must-visit places once with family.
  • The best time to visit Lachhiwala is during summer and in the morning so we recommend if plan to go you should go in the morning and enjoy a full day picnic.
  • If you want to visit this place when there is less crowd then you should avoid the weekends and public holidays during summers.
  • Lacchiwala is a good destination for photography so don't forget to clicks beautiful photos with your friends, family, and selfies at scenic locations.
  • You can carry food items, snacks, and drinking water with you. All things are available inside the campus but carry these items with you also a good option.
  • If you are a nature lover and want to see types of trees, birds, butterflies, and plants then Lachhiwala would be a good destination for you also.

Nearby Places to Visit in Dehradun

There are lots of tourist places to visit in Dehradun for visitors and travelers. Nearby tourist places for a visit to Lachhiwala are Laxman Sidh and Kalu Sidh temples which are worth visiting if you have some time to visit these places.


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