Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.
Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehra Dun was established in 1878. It was declared a deemed university by UGC in 1991. Its primary importance is due to its prominence in the field of forest studies and also because it trains officers that are selected through UPSC exam under Indian Forest Services. The campus hosts Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy(IGNFA) and also enrols a large number of PhD students every year under different research topic.
The main building consists of six museums that are :
- Pathology Museum.
- Social Forestry Museum.
- Silviculture Museum.
- Timber Museum.
- Non-Wood Forest Products Museum.
- Entomology Museum.
Each one of these has exhibits related to forest studies one can see and understand. C.G. Blomfield was the architect behind this beautifully constructed building who focused on Greeko Roman Architecture. After its inauguration in 1925, it is now a very famous national heritage site visited by thousands of Indians as well as foreign tourist. One can take a guided tour for Rs. 50.
Chakarata Rd, New Forest, P.O, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248006