Forest Research Institute (FRI) is an institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India. It is located at Dehradun in Uttarakhand and is among the oldest institutions of its kind. In 1991, it was declared a deemed university by the University Grants Commission.Forest Research Institute (FRI) Dehradun was established in 1878. It offers M.Sc. and PhD courses in different specializations.The place is dedicated to studying the plants, animals, climate and topography of the Himalayan forests. Constructed on the lines of Greco-roman architectural, this 5-km area campus is home to different varieties of trees, plants and animals – especially a wide range of migratory birds.
This architectural gem dates back to the colonial era and has been established in 1906 by the British government. The ambience here explodes of intricate beauty and natural diversity. This premier research institute is also the oldest in the country. It hosts 6 museums about the area of forest including the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy and Indian Council of Forest Research. Its scenic beauty, natural aura, rare specimen’s hilly terrain and architectural structure makes it a sought-after tourist destination in Dehradun.
This hill station has pleasant weather all throughout the year. Hence, it is a good place to visit in every season. However, summertime remains the ideal time to visit. The monsoon rain at Dehradun is beautiful as it wears a green coat. So, April to June is ideal to pay a visit here.
This institute is located at a distance of around 5km approximately from the main town area of Dehradun and is well-connected cars, autos, buses and Taxies. It takes around 30 min to reach the place from the town area and the nearest jolly Grant airport lies at a distance 30 km and nearest railway station Dehradun around 6km away.
This Institute with its opulent architecture, soothing ambience and picturesque beauty offer an attractive alternative to tourists. it is a must-visit place in Dehradun. So, don’t forget to visit this place when you visit Dehradun. Who knows you might find out that “Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra”.