Sahastradhara literally means ‘thousand-fold spring’. It is a popular attraction, famous for its medicinal & therapeutic value as its water contains sulphur. Sahastradhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uttarakhand and is situated about 14 km from the city of Dehradun, near Robber’s Cave.
Also known as Sulphur Springs, this waterfall cascades through limestone stalactites, making the water rich in sulphur. A dip in the Sulphur-rich water here feels cold and refreshing but is believed to have remarkable medicinal advantages. The temperature of the water here is a little lower than its surroundings. Its picturesque beauty attracts a lot of travellers from faraway places. One can even enjoy a stunning view of the mountains on a fun ropeway ride.
More attraction points near Sahastradhara :
Sahastradhara is a widely known weekend getaway in Dehradun, but apart from its scenic beauty, it is also known for the ancient Shiva temple located nearby. Some spiritual attractions near Sahastradhara are Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple along with Guru Dronacharya’s cave, which is known as Drona Guha.
This spot also attracts a lot of travellers who have a keen interest in the mythological aspect of this place. There is manmade water park located nearby as well.
Joyland is a famous amusement park which has various swings and water slides, making it a favourite picnic spot for families and children. The area has a lot of accommodation options and restaurants as well. These restaurants offer fresh food along with the picturesque view of nature around.
The nearby villages have beautifully done terrace farming on their slopes. These attractions nestled in the lap of nature are a visual treat in itself.
Best time to visit this place :
Although Sahastradhara can be visited throughout the year; the primary season is from September to March. During these months, the water has its natural flow, and the area is flocked by many travellers. To enjoy the best view of the waterfall, travellers are advised to visit Sahastradhara during the rainy season and post-monsoon months.
How to reach here :
Sahastradhara is located at a short distance of 14 km from Dehradun city, on the Sahastradhara Road. It is well connected to the central city. All transport facility like buses, taxi, autos or cabs are available to get to Sahastradhara. Bus services are active.
The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport – Dehradun located 36 km away. The closest railway station is the Dehradun railway station, located about 14 km away.