Enhancing the splendor of Dehradun, though 14 km away from the main city, the Sahastra Dhara Waterfalls in Uttarakhand are one of the most amazing attractions in the entire state. This place is more famous as a picnic spot on the outskirts of Dehradun city. But after one reaches this place, they forget the picnic mood for a while as soon as they encounter the majestic beauty of the Sahastra Dhara Waterfalls. Plunging deep below from the hill top, with chasms as light as if smoky waters, these falls never fail to enchant their spectators, who turn admirers after viewing them.
Not just beauty is what the Sahastra Dhara Waterfalls are popular for. The magical medicinal characteristics of these Sulphur water falls is no less than a big star against its name. The water from these falls is known to heal numerous diseases of the skin, scalp, throat, oral and digestive problems, and various other ill health issues. It quite suits to call them the magical clinic of nature’s cure. There have been washrooms provided and changing rooms (on paid basis) for people to use the water from these springs for medicating themselves. Some people also bathe in the pond that collects below, near the foothills, where the falling water rests after coming down the great plunges. Bathing also heals some of the external ill health conditions, like wounds, scars, etc.
To reach the Sahastra Dhara falls, there are regular bus services from the city of Dehradun, and other nearby and major cities in Uttarakhand. Also, nearer to the valley of the falls, there are accommodations and rest houses, lunch and dining facilities available for the ever visiting tourist population.