Thano Heritage Walk
Starting Point: Forest Rest House, Thano
Starting time: 0800 hrs
Ends at: Forest Rest House, Thano
Walking Time: 3 hours
Driving Time from Dehradun: 1 hour
Thano is densely forested with Sal and before the highways were built, remained the pass through which marauders and traders from the plains of North India, entered the Valley. After driving on the forested road from Dehra Dun, we arrive at the quaint Forest Rest House at Thano.
From here, we begin our walk to the ancient Bala Sundari Temple. This is an ancient site dotted with several Nag Sthans or spaces where Naga deities were worshipped. Walking amidst green areas, we come to a narrow pass called the Haathi Raasta or elephant path. We can reach another old temple amidst the fields and the ruins around indicate that the region was once a significant space.
We return to our vehicles to drive up to the base of Thano Top. At the base of Thano Top, we begin a gradual climb up to see the marks of the oldest Forest Bungalow in the northern region, the space affording panoramic aerial views of Rajaji National Park, Jolly Grant Airport and the valley below.
For more details on the Thano Heritage Walk, please contact
Been There, Doon That
Sargam Mehra +91 96345 64434
USBF5 is a PLASTIC FREE EVENT! While drinking water will be available on the festival grounds, there will be no sale of bottled water onsite. Please bring your own water bottles, if you would like to carry drinking water on the birdwatching trails or at the festival grounds.