Sahastradhara is popular place for worship, Picnic Spots, Ropeways, Waterfalls.
Sahasradhara, meaning thousandfold spring, is one of the most popular tourist destinations located in Dehradun in Uttrakhand state of India. This place is situated on the banks of the small river, Kali Gad which a tributary of Song River. The place has magnificent beauty of nature where water drips from the limestone stalactites, making the water abundant in sulpur and thus the place is known for its sulphur springs. It is sulphur water spring of relatively lower temperature than its surroundings. It is a warehouse of excellent beauty of caves, waterfalls and terrace farming on steppe by the local people. Its magnificent nature attracts people from faraway places. This place is at about 12 km from the city of Dehradun. Tourists can reach easily at Sahastradhara through bus or auto and nearby rail is at Dehradun railway station and airport at Jolly Grant Airport (36 kms).
A very old Shiva temple known as Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple along with Drona Guha (Guru Dronacharya’s cave) is present in this location, providing a good mythological scenario and an essence of historical importance to the place. People visit and worship here. The Sulphur Water Springs is in Sahasradhara near Lord Shiva Temple.
Sulphur Water Pools Known for the medicinal merits and therapeutic value, Sahastradhara has collection of water pools where water drips from limestone stalactites, turning it to sulphur springs. Apart from medicinal springs, Sahastradhara has tranquil environment with rich himalayan vegetation.
A ropeway is provided to reach the hill top in Sahasradhara to find a artificial park and a sai temple.
Joyland this place is also housing a manmade water amusement park and to attract the tourist from various places. Swings and water slides in the Joyland Water Park adds the fun and making this a very popular picnic spot.
This place has numerous hotels for stay and restaurants for the food. Having food besides nature adds up the pleasantries and keeps you fresh and healthy.
The nearby villages increase the beauty as they thrive on terrace farming. The hills cut in the form of terraces or steps are marvelous to watch and is simply a visual delight. The main season is summer and October to March in winter, during which the water has its natural flow.