Just about 10 km from the hustle bustle of Dehradun is the FRH of Kadwapani nestled below the Shiwalik ridge. It can be approached from the Asaroi Gate on NH 72 towards Haridwar. It was built in 1885 by the British to manage the sal forests. The FRH gets its name from a water source 500m away which has a slight bitter taste.
There are no development trails but the forest road used by the foresters to Malhan range is very beautifully aligned with forests on either side. This forest road further connects to Timli via the Johnson Road and the Muilward Road leading to Timli range. From Timli one can visit the FRH and the Asan Barrage. It is a beautiful drive through the forests on either side.
Tourist attraction near FRH :
Surrounded by dense Sal forests. A water source named Kadwapani (कडवा पानी ) (bitter in taste) is situated 500m away from the FRH. Ideal for bird watching and nature walk. Wild Life (Leopard, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Wild boar, Porcupine, Peacock ect.) can be seen in the wild around FRH.
Location: about 10kms from ISBT Dehradun and around 2-3 kms
from the Shimla bypass road.
Forest Division: Dehradun
Year of Construction: 1885