Lachhiwala “Now named as Nature Park”
Lachhiwala now known as “Nature Park” is one of the popular picnic spots in Dehradun having man-made water pools among the forest with a river flowing by. One can hit this place during the summers to swim in the cool waters of the pool, which is filled by a stream of Suswa river.
This area is known for its lush greenery and many nature lovers flock this place for swimming, trekking and bird watching. The vegetation at Lachhiwala is a mix of deciduous and Sal trees. Many nature lovers and solitude seekers come here to find peace and happiness.
Things to do in and around Lachhiwala:
Being a popular summer destination, It sees a lot of visitors who come here to bask in the glory of nature. Many people hit this place in summer to get a relief from the scorching heat. Families, kids and youngsters throng here to have fun and frolic in the placid waters. One can enjoy several recreational activities here like swimming, trekking around the woods and bird watching.
Laxman Siddh Temple which is located nearby can also be visited from this place. Since Lachhiwala is far away from the hustle-bustle of the maddening city, you can relax and breathe in the fresh air. Many shutterbugs come here to capture the untouched beauty of nature’s bounty here.
Lachhiwala is also a popular birding site as varied bird species thrive in the Lachhiwala range and along the Song River. Here you can spot several migratory birds. You can hire a local guide who will tell you the exact place to watch specific species of bird. He will also teach you some basic techniques required for bird watching.
Best Time to Visit:
Lachhiwala can be visited anytime as the weather remains pleasant here all around the year. However, it is preferred to visit it during the summer season as one can swim in the man-made pools of Lachhiwala.
Since Lachhiwala has evolved as a popular summer spot and tourist destination, it offers fine accommodation facilities. One can easily stay in the Forest Rest House which is cocooned in the midst of the thick vegetation. Scrumptious food is served here and the fare is also nominal. Do check the availability beforehand as the rooms are booked in advance here.
How to reach:
Lachhiwala is located at Doiwala block in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. It is situated on Haridwar–Rishikesh road and can be easily reached from Dehradun. Local buses and hired taxis can be taken to travel all the way up to Lachhiwala Range from Dehradun and the surrounding areas. It is about 20 km from Dehradun and only 5 km away from Doiwala. Dehradun railway station at 19 km away is the nearest railhead and Jolly Grant airport at 14 km is the closest air connectivity to here.