Forest Research Institute

Currently Closed
  • Address: P.O. New Forests, Dehradun, Uttaranchal, India
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-1352755277
  • Ticket Price: 15 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Specialty Museum

About Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

The Forest Research Institute, also known as The Imperial Forest Research Institute was established in 1906 to organize and take off forestry research programs in India. It was originally founded by Dietrich Brandis under the British School of Forestry.

The rare Greco- Roman style of architecture makes it even more stunning and gives it that classic look. It is a structure made of red bricks is a classic style with Mughal style towers as a fusion to the former. The arches and Roman columns that form patterns of quadrangles with cloistered corners just look perfectly designed. The architecture is a complete combination of various Indo-Western styles.

There are six vast halls with displays of Indian Forestry that look like remnants from a school fair. The whole museum consists of six sections of pathology, Social Forestry, Silviculture, Timber, Non-Wood Forest Products and Entemology. The major attractions here are the fantastic paintings by Afshan Zaidi of beautiful animals, birds and plants. The other objects worth admiring are the exhibits on medicinal uses of plants and the unique cross-section of a 700 year old Deodar tree.

Forest Research Institute Information

  • The timings are given only for entry to the museum. Entry to the main institution is restricted.
  • Parking of vehicles requires a nominal fee.

Forest Research Institute Ticket Prices

  • Guide fee is 25.00 INR extra.

Forest Research Institute Opening and Closing Hours

  • Museum is closed on weekends.
  • No tours between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm.

How To reach Forest Research Institute by Public Transport

  • Nearest railway station is Dehradun.
  • Nearest airport is Dehradun.

Restaurants Near Forest Research Institute

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  • Nanking Restaurant
  • Lhasa Restaurant
  • Motimahal
  • Kumar Vegetarian Restaurant

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  • 95% of people who visit Dehradun include Forest Research Institute in their plan

  • 69.11% of people start their Forest Research Institute visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Forest Research Institute

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94.49% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Forest Research Institute

People normally club together Ram Rai Darbar and Chetwode Hall while planning their visit to Forest Research Institute.

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