Lachchiwala Forest Rest House


FRH has been visited by Former Prime Ministers and many prominent Personalities (late Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Shri Sanjay Gandhi). Lachchiwala FRH is located on the NH-72 towards Haridwar. It is about 18 km from Dehradun. Built in 1884 it has a huge campus teeming with birds. It a pleasant walk through the Sal forest to a picnic and bathing spot and a children’s park development on the Song River. One can walk further up the river to see the Shiwalik in the background.
Elephants were used in forestry operation till 1973 and later transferred to Rajaji National Park, but still there is an old elephant mount (hathi Kanda) as a reminder of those times is still here. Across the road is the range office and the forest colony. From there one can drive up on the Radar Road to Dudhi village, 5 km and back on a non-metal road through mixed forests an as in Laksham Sidh is close by which has an old rudraksha tree.

Tourist attraction near FRH :

Lachhiwala Picnic spot named after FRH is developed by Forest Department on river Song, where lakhs of people visit during summers. Luxman Sidh Temple (8kms) Wild Life (Leopard, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Wild boar, Porcupine, Peacock ect.) can also be seen in the Wild.

Location : NH-72, about 18km from Dehradun, 6kms from Jollygrant Airport.

Forest: Dehradun Forest Division

Elevation : 490m AMSL
Year of Construction: 1884