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Sahastradhara

History

Located at a distance of 14 km from the centre of the city is Sahastradhara, an exotic picnic spot and a popular tourist attraction of Dehradun. With its literal meaning being 'Thousand Fold Spring', Sahastradhara is a beautiful sulphur spring, having a fall of approximately 9 meters.

Owing to the presence of sulphur, the water of this spring is believed to have therapeutic value and is said to rectify the worst skin diseases. People from all over India and abroad visit this place to find the cure of a variety of skin ailments. Also one can drink the sulphur water on account of its other remarkable medicinal properties which can cure a large number of stomach diseases too.

Besides medicinal merits and curative powers, this natural spring is also known for its beautiful views where one can spend hours in the calmness of nature. The aesthetic exquisiteness of this spring is further enhanced by the surrounding caves and Baldi River. Due to its medicinal properties and mesmerising views that attracts people from far away, Sahastradhara is popular among a large number of tourists. The place rejuvenates one’s mind and some people also come here just to take a dip and laze around in the splendour of nature.

Best time to visit

The site can be visited throughout the year, however, the best time to visit Sahastradhara is during rainy season from May to August, when the river flow is good enough and the lakes are all full. The sheer sight of the gurgling waters fills one’s soul with a reviving energy.

Trivia

The water of this spring has low temperature and contains lime, which adds to the formation of projecting ridge that eventually takes the shape of a cave.

Timing

Sahastradhara can be visited anytime during the day. There are no particular timings as such.




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