Anand Van-Urban Forest of Dehradun

anand van dehradun timings
Anand Van Dehradun Entry Gate

Anand Van of Dehradun is the first urban forest park in Uttarakhand which is situated in the Jhajra forest range area and spread over more than 50 acres of land. Anand Van is a combination of natural and man-made artificial things to make it a peaceful place for visitors who come here to relax and spend some time in the lap of nature.

At the Anand Van, you can see the perfect blend of nature, spirituality, and knowledge. These three points are the theme of this park and you can see them in the park. Mainly it is a good place for kids who want to learn about nature, spirituality, and knowledge. You can see the Shloka of Ved-Purans written at many places in the park. There are many speakers installed in the park that makes a melodious background with golden words of our holy books. After listening to these words spiritual spirit is awakened.

Anand Van is the best place for visitors and families who want to spend some quality time with their kids here. Couples can also visit this place and participate in adventure activities.

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Uttarakhand City Forest

Anand Van was established by the Uttarakhand government in October 2020 with the help of the Forest department. The whole concept of this Anand Van is of Mrs. Sadhana Jayaraj, who is the wife of Chief Conservator of Forests Jairaj. She planned and designed this nature park in the year 2017 and with the help of the forest department and government this Uttarakhand City forest is open to the common public on 17th October 2020.

Anand Van is Uttarakhand's first city forest that has been developed as a Nature Education Center. Here you can see detailed information about the fauna and flora of different species. Here you get information about Uttarakhand's culture, crafts, religious places, and traditions.

This nature park also includes health-improving things like walking tracks, cycling tracks, and acupressure facilities. To provide information to visitors park has lots of signboards that display useful information.

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List of Attractions at Anand Van for Visitors

Things to do at Anand Van Dehradun
Attractions at Anand Van

Anand Van has lots of attractions for the visitors who come here. For kids, children's parks, butterfly gardens, and waterfalls are there. For students, Medicinal Plants, Sita Vatika, Navgrah Vatika, Nakshatra Vatika, etc. are there. For adults, lots of adventure activities are available at nominal charges like Zip Line, Comando net, Burma Bridge, etc. The list of major attractions at Anand Van Dehradun is listed below.

  • Medicinal Plants
  • Sita Vatika
  • Navgrah Vatika
  • Nakshtra Vatika
  • Water Fountain
  • Children's Park
  • Birding Paradise
  • Water Conservation Model
  • Peace & Tranquillity
  • Butterfly Garden
  • The Jungle Roars
  • Adventure Activities
  • Information Corridor
  • Cycling Trail
  • Anandi Bugyal
  • Waterfall
  • Tree Hut
  • Jungle Walk
  • Water Body (Wet Land)

List of Adventure Activities at Anand Van for Visitors

Visitors who are interested in doing adventure activities at Anand Van can do many activities. For doing all these adventure activities you have to take a ticket for it. Adventure activities with ticket prices are listed below.

Adventure Activities Name

Ticket Price

Zip Line


Comando Net


Burma Bridge


Tyre Net


Bamboo Leader


You can also take a combo ticket for doing all adventure activities at only 150 rupees.

Facilities at Anand Van

Anand Van is fully developed as a tourist destination for the kids and families who want to visit here so here maximum facilities are available for everyone.

  • There are paid parking stand available for two and four-wheeler vehicles.
  • Washroom and drinking water are available.
  • Tree huts are also available for visitors at 50 rupees of a nominal charge.

Entry Fees of Anand Van Jhajra

Anand Van Ticket Price
Entry Ticket Price of Anand Van

If you want to enter the Anand Van then you have to take an entry ticket. The entry ticket price of Anand Van is divided as per the age group of the visitors.

Entry Ticket Price for Kids

  • Below 10-year: Nill
  • Above 10 years: 20 Rupees

Entry Ticket Price for Adults: 50 Rupees per person

In the Uttarakhand City Forest, there is paid parking facility. The parking price for vehicles is listed below.

  • For two-wheelers: 20 Rupees
  • For four-wheelers: 50 Rupees
  • For Bus: 200 Rupees

Anand Van Timing

Anand Van opens six days a week and closed on Monday. The opening and closing timing of this urban forest of Dehradun is given below.

  • Opening Time in the Morning: 09:30 AM
  • Closing Time in the Evening: 04:30 PM

Visiting Time Duration

The nature park is open for 7 hours which is sufficient time to visit this place and relaxing here. For completely visiting the Anand Van one hour is the maximum but if you want to participate in the adventure activities then you have to spend more time here.

Best Time to Visit Anand Van

Anand Van is situated in the beautiful and peaceful place of the Jhajra forest area where visitors can go any time. As per the weather of Dehradun pleasant environment would be the best time to go here. March to April when the schools of the kids closed after exams and Dehradun weather conditions were also good. Then visitors and families can enjoy themselves here with their kids.

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How to Reach Anand Van

Anand Van is situated in the Jhajra of Dehradun. Jhajra is situated at Chakrata road near the Selaqui area. Anand Van Dehradun's distance from the ISBT Dehradun is only 15 km and from the railway station Dehradun it is 13 km.

If you want to come here by city bus then you have to take the bus from ISBT Bus stand for the Vikashnagar route. After about 15 km of travel, you will reach Jhajra and after Shri Balaji Dham Mandir and Police Chowki Jhajra, there is an Anand Van Uttarakhand city forest board you can see on the road in the right-hand direction. You have to leave the bus here. Anand Van is only about 150-200 meters inside from the main road and you can go easily on foot.

If you want to come here by your own vehicle then you can easily come here by Chakrata road or by Shimla bypass road.

TouristBug’s Recommendations

  • Anand Van is a good place for kids, families, and local visitors who want to spend their weekends at a good place.
  • Photography is allowed inside the campus so you can enjoy photography here with a selfie and friends.

Nearby Tourist Places to Visit

Shri Balaji Dham Mandir and Aanchalik Vigyan Dham of Dehradun is the nearest place to visit here for visitors. Dehradun has lots of tourist places and every part of Dehradun has many tourist places that visitors can also visit like Sahatradhara, Char Sidh of Dehradun, Tapkeshwer temple, etc.

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