Laxman Sidh Temple

Laxman Sidh Temple is located at a distance of 12 kms from Dehradun. It is on the way to Rishikesh. The place is known for its scenic beauty. It is visited by hundreds of people in the weekend.

It lies in the middle of thick forests. Laxman Sidh Temple is the cremation site of the Saint-Swami Laxman Sidh. It is noted for its solitude.

The area is devoid of any market or any house. There is nothing but the virgin nature with it's the beautiful wilderness.

Laxman Sidh Temple lies very close (1.5km) to the highway. On the first right turn as soon as you get into the sal forest there is a small bridge after Harawala.

A path through the forest going from the temple moves uphill west and then goes down to the Suswa River near Mathurwala swamp. You can only reach here after passing 4kms through one of the most outstanding patches of the sal in the valley.

From here you can go back to Dehradun via Clement Town. For going to the picnic spot from Laxman Sidh Temple, move along the highway until you pass across an over head railway crossing. The first turn to the left takes a forest path that goes to the picnic place (River Song) after a stretch of 3 kms.

The forest here is composite moist deciduous with sal trees interspersed with other dense vegetation. It is a heaven for the ornithologists. They can watch birds along the marshes and grasses by the side of the Song River.

Last Updated on 14 March 2013