Forest Research Institute
The Forest Research Institute of India, popularly called as FRI Dehradun is an architectural marvel and vast collection of forestry related items in its six museums, FRI is a must visit place in Dehradun.
Forest Research Institute - FRI Dehradun
Established in 1906 as Imperial Forest Research Institute, Forest Research Institute (FRI) Dehradun has magnificent colonial style of architecture. The main attraction is its main building which is a National Heritage and styled in Greeko Roman Architecture by C.G. Blomfield in 1929.
Forest Research Institute (FRI) is spread over 2000 acres of extraordinary scenic and calm green fields having rows of trees. Visitors often like to take long walk in the serene and peaceful environment of FRI. One can witness wide varieties of plants and trees from across the worlds in the fields of FRI. Photographers also like the landscapes of FRI.
Apart from main building and green field, tourists can also enjoy an picnic place, Botanical Garden in the FRI campus. Some of the most popular forest museums of the world are in FRI Dehradun. It has six museums based on social forestry, pathology, silviculture, timber, non-wood forest products and entomology.
Entry Fee: Rs 10/- , Guide- Rs 50/-
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Closed on gazetted holidays)
How To Reach Forest Research Institute Dehradun
Forest Research Institute is located at the 5 km from Dehradun city center at Chakrata Road. One can reach easily at Forest Research Institute by autorickshaw (vikram no- 6 from Connaught Place), bus or by taxi from any part of the Dehradun city. Dehradun railway station is at 6 kms from FRI and airport is at Jolly Grant Airport (31 kms).