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About Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute in Dehradun is one of the prime attractions in the city and is visited by hundreds of people every day. It is located on Kaulagarh Road in the northwest center of the city. The Institute is basically a center for research in the field of forestry and also houses the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy that trains probationer officers of the Indian Forest Service. The institute is no less than an infrastructural marvel that proudly flaunts its Greeko Roman Architecture by C.G. Blomfield. It features six museums, each of which is dedicated to a separate field. These include social forestry, pathology, silviculture, timber, non-wood forest products and entomology. Each of the museums has a marvelous collection of items that offer a diverse range of information and their historical significance. Also, there is a Botanical Garden that is usually a great picnic spot for families to loosen up.

Historical Context: The Forest Research Institute in Dehradun is one of the oldest institutions of its kind, and was established in the year 1906.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning
  • Facilities Washrooms, Lockers, Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Entry Fee INR 10
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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