Hi, I am Subhash Chaudhary from Dehradun Uttarakhand and I have been recently visited Thano Forest Rest House.
Actually, this visit is not official but I was coming from Rishikesh to Dehradun via Thano, and but this time I decided to visit Thano Forest Rest house but both the gates are closed (Thano FRH has 2 gates- IN and OUT).
One Gate is Locked and another gate is also closed but without a Lock. I ask the Local Person Standing Near that if I can go inside without permission and he replies yes I can visit there I will find one person.
So I decided to go inside with my bike I open the gate. as I open the gate a person names shiva(caretaker in thano forest rest house) gets alert and ready to question me.
I park my bike and before shiva asks me anything I introduce myself and told I am a YouTuber and I recorded this complete journey for YouTube .you can watch my video there and don’t forget to subscribe to this Youtube channel as I keep exploring Uttarakhand and around.
Suddenly Shiva understands me completely and open his heart or me and start his further conversation and told me many many things about Thano FRH.
AND, I recorded everything and also publish a youtube video for the same.
Sahastradhara Road is one the most famous road along Rajpur road, EC road and gms road of Dehradun city.
IT is 11 km long which normally took 26 minutes to cover from one end to another.
Sahastradhara Road Starts from crossing ( T point ) and ends at Sahastradhara tourist spot.
Crossing (T point) is situated on Raipur road from where Shastradhara Road Starts and goes long for about 11 Kilometres.
Till 2010 this road is very calm with less traffic and huge Trees both the side but after 2010 thousands of people shifted from other cities makes this road more famous for business and new residential colony.
Nowadays many colleges, institute and school, hotel and restaurant are open.
This road is basically divided into three patches.
1) Crossing to IT park ( which is very crowded and dusty and with less tree.
2) IT park to Pacific golf ( Road is wider and still more peaceful with less traffic and business)
3) Pacific golf to Shastradhara tourist spot( all hilly area road with almost forest land both the side)
Property Rates on Shastradhara Road.
The highest property rate on Shastradhara Road is on the patch from Crossing to IT park. ( Around 35 k/sq yard)
Then IT park to Pacific golf rate is around 25k/sq yard.
BEST AREA TO LIVE IN SAHASTRADHARA ROAD.
The best area is the one with a good Mussoorie view and more peace around it in the patch from IT park to Pacific golf. One can buy land on both sides of the road. I recommend considering living near Kala Gao( Kala village ) which is situated just near DPS Dehradun ( Delhi public school Dehradun)
Sahastradhara Road main tourist attractions
It has a famous khalanga war memorial, Sahastradhara water stream, waterfall and caves, khalanga Forest.
Restaurant walking wood is one of the most renowned on the road with the most number of visitors every day.
Institute like doon defence academy Dehradun is very famous in all over India among students doing preparation for Defence joining.
Hi, I am Subhash Chaudhary and I lives on Shastradhara Road Dehradun. I also have one youtube channel on which I post home vlogs regularly. Here is the link to YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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I have been to Dhikala forest rest house in 2017 1st time And since that year I am continuously going there.
I fell in love with Dhikala forest rest house( not only Dhikala but all Jim Corbett National park ) while my trip to Ramnagar for staying in a resort in 2016.
While my Spanish friends on the holiday trip to India we decided to go there for a Jeep Safari and we did Dhela zone jeep safari that was my first Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett national park.
So, in the year 2017, I was working in Sharekhan Ltd office Dehradun and I decided to do Jim Corbett National park Night Stay but I have no idea where to stay how it works how to book how much it cost, etc…
After few hours of my research, I come to know that the best Forest rest house in Jim Corbett national park is Dhikala Forest rest House inside the Dhikala zone which is accessible from the Dhangarhi gate.
And I get deeper and deeper and soon after few days I have completed knowledge about accommodation type, cost and permit booking of Dhikala forest rest house.
But the problem is the park was closed due to monsoon season the time I was doing all this so I have to wait for 15th November to book my first stay inside Jim Corbett forest rest house.
Soon November comes and I booked my permit to stay with one more person ( Vikas- my uncle from the village) and we get to the park wowow amazing super exciting I was.
So our first-night stay is an outside park in Bijrani camp ( runs by Bisht ji ) as we reached one night before at Ramnagar by bus from Dehradun.
The next day our jeep with driver arrived inside Bijrani camp on time to pick us for Dhangarhi gate and this is the day I was waiting for 6 months.
Soon after breakfast in Bijrani camps and jumped to the jeep and reached Dhangarhi gate after 30 minutes journey where we show our permit and do formality.
We start our second phase of a journey of 30 kilometers inside the core Forest from Dhangarhi gate to the dhikala Forest rest house.
This 20 kilometers journey almost took 2 hours and normal people start at 11 am from Dhangarhi gate which ended up around 1 pm in Dhikala forest rest house.
Just after we reach there we fill the reception register with all details and permit numbers and then we check in to Dhikala dormitory because we booked the dormitory for both of us.
The caretaker guy there introduces us to everything and I was also checking and understand everything with all excitement. I also bombarded many questions and satisfy my mind.
We put our bags there inside the dormitory and went to the dining room which is attached to the open kitchen and did our buffet Lunch 😋 which was really delicious and went for a little relaxation and we also have to leave for the evening jeep Safari in Dhikala zone.
Soon our jeep is ready and the gate is open for evening Safari around 2 pm and we are again ready for 3 hours jeep Safari around Dhikala Forest rest house.
Around 30 Jeeps were there inside the campus.
We come back from Jeep Safari around 5 pm and we again have to inform the recreation that we are back and then we directly went to the washroom as our mouths and head are all filled with sand.
It is almost dark by that time and we change clothes and went to the dining room for dinner and this is the Only time we chit chat and relax and meet other visitors there.
There is one wood stand outside canteen also known as High Bank as from here one can see very far in the grassland with ram Ganga reservoir. Believe me, this is one of the most beautiful views I ever had in my life.
After dinner, we walk inside the dhikala Forest rest house and check the area as I have to understand the map inside and position of all accommodation types in dhikala.
And then went near dormitory and sit of it and talk with other people staying with us in the same dormitory as one dormitory has 12 beds total.
Soon we charge our phone and camera 🎥📷 and went to our bed after preparing it.
It is quite difficult to sleep there as the bed is a bit tough like railway coach bed 🛌 but after some struggling finally had little sleep and then soon early in the morning we wake up in the dark around 5 am as we have to be in the jeep around 6 am for morning jeep safari.
After 3 hours of jeep safari from 6 to 9 am we collect our belongings and check out from the dormitory and beaded towards Dhangarhi gate for exit.
We reach Ramnagar bus station around 1 pm and from there we took the direct bus to Dehradun which drop us here in the night.
I am also a YouTuber and I recorded all this complete journey for YouTube .you can watch my video there and don’t forget to subscribe to this Youtube channel as I keep exploring Uttarakhand and around.
Jhirna zone jeep safari in Jim Corbett national park is really a must-visit place for tourist as this zone also has tigers and they can be easily sighted and this zone also has one forest rest house and Jhirna river which you one must have to cross during jeep safari this zone is almost open throughout the year for tourist.
I have done this zone safari in august 2020 with my 3 more friends. we reached Ramnagar in the night from Dehradun via car. we stay overnight in a resort and next day early morning we headed towards our Jhirna zone safari in Dhela Range, Actually, Jhirna and Dhela zone are in same area direction (West side of Ramnagar) But we have stayed in a resort on Nainital Highway which is in the opposite direction and 25 km far from Jhirna Zone gate.
So, our driver Charge 200 Rupay extra for this distance but we don’t mind paying him as we also understand this genuine charge.
Soon we start out jeep safari we encounter this Hut inside villagers farm which looks really authentic with cow and buffalo tied there.
And we move ahead and reached Jhirna zone after 45 minutes Ride-on main concrete road we found ourself on the main Jhirna zone gate.
As we were travelling in a lockdown session and due to corona guidelines we have to wear a mask and follow all covid rules and regulation and main forest guard check our documents and allow us after confirmation.
Our jeep safari enters inside the buffer zone of Jhirna forest rest house our excitements keep increasing and I start making a youtube video for my youtube channel – SUBHASH CHAUDHARY VLOGS
you can enjoy the detailed information video about our jeep safari to Jhirna of Corbett national park in monsoon.
JHIRNA ZONE VS DHELA ZONE
Both the zones have same entry gate called Dhela gate and just after entering the Dhela gate we come across the Dhela zone which is a buffer zone means it is close to villages and Tribal community can be seen roaming inside with there buffalo but as we get more inside we can see little wildlife like wild boar, axis deer and even tiger pug mark which shows the presence of Big cats in the Dhela zone itself.
Dhela zone is a circuit which normally jeep safari drivers cover in anticlockwise means we enter from one side and exit from other by taking around and at the end of the Dhela zone safari we also come across a beautiful grassland and a watchtower on the edge of it which looks more amazing during summer as the grass is very low and one can see till far.
While Jhirna zone is after crossing Dhela zone means to Enter Dhela zone we have to enter in the forest on our left side from the main road while for Jhira we have to keep moving straight for many kilometres. Jhirna zone is Little more Inside as Compared to Dhela zone. Jhirna zone also Lies in Buffer zone of Corbett national park but one can not see any tribal community or domestic animals like buffalo inside Jhirna zone and presence of wildlife is good there tiger presence can be felt easily. During my jeep safari in Jhirna zone, I heard tiger roar clearly and saw axis deer, sambhar deer, hog deer, barking deer, white face monkey etc..
If you are confused to select between the two I must say go with Jhirna Zone First and then Dhela Zone because both the zone are containing Different geographical area and map which must be visited at least once. In the forest who knows which animal can be encounter at what day and time. Many times it happens that people are disappointed as they don’t have a glimpse of a tiger in Dhikala zone but visitors on Dhela zone jeep safari are lucky enough.
ENJOY SOME PICTURES FROM JHIRNA ZONE JEEP SAFARI
we have successfully covered this jeep safari Jim Corbett national park in 2 hour time and we also encounter a tiger who was roaring from the forest but we do not have watched him as in monsoon, the forest was very lush and green.
We were on our car(KIA seltos) journey towards Gangotri temple (Uttarakhand Char Dham Yaoutsidetra) and Gangotri Temple is inside Gangotri national park.
There is a place called Harsil which is famous for there natural beauty and apple orchard. As we reached there it was the time of evening and suddenly we saw first apple orchard beside the road and we were so excited to stop the car and get into the apple orchard field but the apple orchard field was guarded by there owners so we took the permission and get inside quickly actually the owners are so humble and welcoming nature, so we don’t miss the chance and enjoy the quality time there.
We also talk about the apple varieties in the orchard and harsil valley and the owners really gave us quality information. they told most of the premium apple variety like (royal apple). royal apple is the first batch of the apple comes in early October and most of the apple is exported to foreign as the quality is best among all.
and they told 2nd batch is of the variety named delicious apple which comes in the last of October(the time we were travelling to Gangotri temple). so we have to purchase the delicious variety apple only as this is the session and time they are available. so we purchased four carton box of apple
all this activity and journey is recoded by me via my phone (one plus 6 ) for my youtube audience. so you also don’t forget to enjoy this al journey video. here is the link of video harsil valley Uttarakhand
it’s almost afternoon and we keep moving in our car towards Gangotri just after crossing Gangotri we reached a place called …… this place has the most number of Ashram as I show you in my youtube video 2nd part here is the link of the second part.
soon we reached the KHEDI waterfall and there we clicked many pictures and record beautiful waterfall video.
we took our lunch at bhatwari AT MERU restaurant we enjoy delicious bhang ki chutney and rajma chawal and we also opened our lunch box there.
soon after crossing bhatwari beautiful scenery view start coming and famous sulphur water swimming pool (gangnani) also in front of us but due to shortage of time, we cant visit there and promised ourself to visit this while returning from Gangotri.
it’s almost evening before we reach harshil. the part of this trip is that we have one aunty (sarla aunty)with us her hometown is itself harshil and there is all relatives and parents live. so we got a warm welcome from a local family. where we enjoy apple garden orchid and eat lots of apple by plugging directly from tree . apple of harshil was so amazing and fresh that we ordered 2 cart of apple instantly which we picked while returning from gangotri.
you can enjoy all this trip in the video format over youtube i already post of link but here is the one more link you can click over this is you will be directly diverter to my 2nd part of gangotri trip from dehradun over youtube
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So this story starts when our neighbour Rohit Pangti purchased a brand new KIA SELTOS from Dehradun showroom in October 2020 and he is very excited to visit somewhere far so that he can drive his car KIA SELTOS as long drive.
he wanted to take me and my mother with him along with his family. first, we decided to visit Badrinath temple but soon we realised that it’s too far to cover within a single day as Badrinath temple is 332 km approx(according to google) so we changed to plan to Gangotri.
we started our journey early in the morning around 6 am and reached Gangotri very comfortably(thank Kia seltos) by evening 6 pm and next day we joined Gangotri temple morning aarti at 7 am and after that, we do breakfast and leave for Dehradun and by evening we easily reached back to Dehradun home but in middle of that, we had lots of fun and much activities and also visited apple orchid in Harshil.
ABOUT ME – I am Subhash Chaudhary and I live in Dehradun city of Uttarakhand state in north India.
I am a travel and lifestyle vlogger and forest enthusiast. I am a regular Jim Corbett national park and Rajaji national park visitor. I have been to all forest rest houses inside Jim Corbett national park and Rajaji national park in Uttarakhand. To know about me in details you can visit this About me page.
Nainital to Mussoorie by road Distance is 314 km and 8 hours 19 minutes. you can cover this distance in the single stretch by taking only 2 stops of 30 minutes each which can make your journey to 9 hours 19 minutes in total.
If I talk about the road – 80 per cent of the journey is in plain area and the rest is in the hilly region. the hilly drive is only in the beginning 1 hours and the last hour of the journey. you have to cross Uttar Pradesh states and its cities- Dhampur and Najibabade.
After crossing Uttar Pradesh you have to again enter in Uttarakhand state and have to cross Haridwar and reach Mussoorie via Dehradun.
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Dehradun to Mussoorie is India’s most famous road ever. This road is very frequently used on weekends by Dehradun, Delhi NCR or 250 km radius area all through the year. most crowded season throughout the year is summer vacation time May and June. during summer holidays Dehradun to Mussoorie road always in a traffic jam up to 5 kilometres sometimes.
Mussoorie road actually started from the divided road Dehradun which is separated from rajpur road Dehradun after pacific mall.
Dehradun to Mussoorie road is an all steep and wide road. The road is really beautiful with different views at each turn. It is just 26 kilometres and 50 minutes journey from Dehradun to Mussoorie. As journey started from Dehradun first we pass through Dit Ims university on the left and then famous shiv mandir on the right( where tourist halt for a tea break).
In the above picture, you can see rajpur road and this is the turning point or you can say starting point of Mussoorie road which turns towards the left.
The above picture is of shiv mandir Dehradun which lies just starting phase of the journey from Dehradun to Mussoorie.
As we move ahead we start getting lots of maggie point on our left-hand side with Dehradun panoramic view but on the right-hand side is only the wall of the hill throughout the way.
We also get a lake called Mussoorie lake on the left side which is chargeable for the boating. this is also the paragliding point if anyone interesting to do.
The above picture is of adventure sports Ikya island Mussoorie which is on the main Dehradun to Mussoorie road on the right-hand side.
After we cross all this there will be on one divider from where the left road is leading to the starting point of Mussoorie Mall Road(Library chowk) and the right road is leading to the most right end of the Mussoorie Mall road(Picture palace). You can Take any road according to your interest but I always select the right as this also leads towards the Landour (cantonment area of Mussoorie) but left one is also leading towards Yamunotri, kempty falls, company garden etc.
So, guys, this is all about our journey in detail about the road from Dehradun to Mussoorie. Hope you like this. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and on my youtube channel as I keep updating my travel stuff there regularly.
And in the last, I am leaving you with a picture of Mussoorie road.
Gangotri– This name is very unique, Pure, Spiritual itself. Along with Gangotri Temple images, I would also like to describe my journey to Gangotri. I visited Gangotri temple in 2018 on my royal Enfield bullet Electra 350cc bike form my home in Dehradun Uttarakhand. I made this Trip with Antriks( my friend) in the first week of may month as that is the most perfect time to travel up in the Himalayas as summer is on the peak and we feel most less cold possible in 12 months.
Dehradun to Gangotri
It was just 2 days 1 night short trip as Gangotri temple is just 240 kilometres and 8 hours journey by road from Dehradun. Smooth and Comfortable ride all the way. one major city named Uttarkashi lies almost middle of the journey(Dehradun to Gangotri). Uttarkashi is 140 km and 3 hours ride from Dehradun and Gangotri is 100 km and 3 hours more ahead of Uttarkashi.
Reached Gangotri Temple
We reached Gangotri the same day by the evening. We got a room and after dinner, we gone to sleep as the next day exciting and adventurous morning is waiting for us.
Gangotri to Dehradun
After spending a few hours in the morning we left for Dehradun but in our returning journey, we enjoy Harshil picturesque scenery too.
I also published my Gangotri temple trip on youtube channel in 3 parts. Here is the link.
Hope you all enjoyed this blog as this is all about our trip to Gangotri temple- Actually, this is more about Gangotri temple images rather than a long story.
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