Forest Research Institute - FRI Dehradun

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About Forest Research Institute - FRI Dehradun

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.

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In DehradunFRI is situated on Chakrata road Dehradun
8.4 kms / 30 mins
From IBST Dehradun
Paid Entry

INR 20 Per Person

3 hr
9:00 am
5:30 pm

Forest Research Institute - FRI Dehradun in 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.

Pioneering Research and Education

FRI stands as a trailblazing educational establishment dedicated to forestry research. Its fundamental ethos revolves around fostering an enhanced comprehension of forestry and its varied dimensions. The institution undertakes groundbreaking research spanning a wide array of forest-related facets, including biodiversity, conservation, sustainable management, and addressing the impact of climate change.

The academic offerings at FRI span an extensive range of disciplines related to forestry. These programs provide specialized courses, training sessions, and workshops tailored to nurture a cohort of specialists capable of addressing modern-day environmental complexities.

FRI Entry Fee

Entry Fee: Rs 20.00 per person
Museum Entry Fee: Rs.60 for adults/  Rs. 15 for children upto 10 years
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Closed on gazetted holidays)

FRI in Bollywood Movies

The sprawling campus of FRI has served as the primary filming location for several bollywood movies including Student of the Year, Student of the Year 2, Dilli Khabar, Genius, Dear Daddy, Krishna Cottage, Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein and Paan Singh Tomar

Moreover, a Bournvita television commercial was filmed on this premises.

Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA)

The FRI campus also houses IGNFA, an autonomous institution functioning under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. Established in 1987, IGNFA serves as a premier training academy for Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers. 

The primary objectives of IGNFA include:

Training: IGNFA provides specialized training to IFS officers at various stages of their careers, including induction training for new recruits, in-service training, and leadership development programs. 

Research and Education: Conducting research, workshops and academic programs to promote innovative practices in forest management and conservation.

Capacity Building: Enhancing the skills and knowledge of forest officers in various areas such as forestry, wildlife management, environmental conservation, sustainable forest management, and related fields. 

Location of Forest Research Institute - FRI Dehradun

Forest Research Institute - FRI Dehradun is located in In Dehradun ( FRI is situated on Chakrata road Dehradun).

Location & How to Reach Forest Research Institute - FRI 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).

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What is Forest Research Institute - FRI Dehradun famous for?

Forest Research Institute - FRI Dehradun is popular place for following activities/ interests - Historical, Picnic Spots, School and Universities.

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