Sahastradhara, Dehradun


As its name depicts “Thousand fold springs” in English, Sahastradhara is one of the most beautiful scenic spots in Dehradun. Its name derives from the fact that the water literally drips down from limestone stalactites numbering thousands formed in a sort of a grotto or cave making it a famous tourist destination.
Sahastradhara has an aged appeal and magnificence drawing both local and tourists alike. An age old temple and Drona cave-named after the Guru Dronacharya of Mahabharata period- is present here in Sahastradhara which acts as an abode of prayer and worship for devotees far across India.. The presence of a sulphur spring near the falls has medicinal and healing properties for any skin cure diseases or ailments. Strangely enough the many sulphur springs n falls ebb into a channel which is the source of the Baldi river which flows along the villages and continues towards Lachchhiwala(river song) and finally falls into the holy river of the Ganges.

From Sahastradhara facilities are provided for trekking, adventure, yoga, meditation and village tourism as well as outdoor recreation for corporate and individuals who wish to spend a weekend in a pollution and noise free environment.
The hills cut in steps providing for steppe farming is a visual delight and forms a panoramic view for the locals as well as tourists. The main tourist season is from Baisakhi to July in summers and October to March in the winter season when the river Baldi is in its natural flow.