Sahastradhara which literally suggests the ‘thousand fold spring’ is one of the popular tourist attractions of Dehradun. It is set in the lavish vistas of Dehradun, exhibiting the aesthetic beauty of nature where water drips from the limestone stalactites, making the water sulphur abundant. Flanked by the meandering Baldi River and caves on each side, Sahastradhara has a depth of 9 metres and is renowned for its natural beauty. Many people having skin ailments come here to bathe in the sulphur springs, which are believed to have medicinal properties that cure several skin diseases.
Mythological Fact about Sahastradhara
At Sahastradhara you can see the age-old temple of Lord Shiva along with Guru Dronacharya’s cave which gives a mythical and historical background to the place. Many people visit the Shiva temple to pay obeisance to the deity.
Best Time to Visit Sahastradhara
The best time visit Sahastradhara is from May to August.
There are several food joints and restaurants in Sahastradhara, where you can relish delicious food.
Why everybody must visit Sahastradhara once?
Sahastradhara is a warehouse of nature’s ethereal beauty having caves, waterfalls, sulphur springs, water pools and ropeway to entice the visitors for a never before experience. Look around and you can see the lime green grass on the stepped fields and the bubbling river flowing. A perfect retreat for summers and ideal for families, couples, and students, Sahastradhara also boasts a water park called ‘Joyland’ that attracts many visitors. If you have spare time then can visit nearby places like MDDA Park, Khalinga War Memorial, Malsi Deer Park, Sai Darbar Temple and Pacific Mall from here.
How to reach Sahastradhara
Sahastradhara idyllically situated on Sahastradhara road is located about 15 km from the city center and can be reached either by bus or auto. This popular picnic place is located at a distance of 60 km from Rishikesh, about 68 km from Haridwar and around 260 km from Delhi. Dehradun railway station at 14 km away from Sahastradhara is the nearest railhead and Jolly Grant at 36 km away is the closest airport.