Distance from clock tower (Dehradun) – 7 kms
Location – On Dehradun Chakrata motor able road
Founded in 1878 British Imperial Forest School, by Dietrich Brandis. In 1906, re-established as the ‘Imperial Forest Research Institute’, under the British Imperial Forestry Service (IFS). The Forest Research Institute is an institute of Indian Council of forestry research and education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India.
Styled in Greek Roman architecture by C.G Blemfield, the main building is a national heritage which was inaugurated in 1929. The lush green estate is spread over 450 hectares with mussoorie making its backdrop. The institute has a developed infrastructure of all equipped laboratories, library, herbarium, arboreta, printing press and experimental field area for conducting forestry research.
FRI also has a museum on forestry. The museum is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily, with an entry fee of 25 rupees and a nominal entry for vehicles.
FRI campus attracts lots of photographers and movie producers towards itself. Movies like student of the year, rehna hai tere dil main etc have been shot in this campus. The campus has become one of the favourite location of candid photography. Truly Fri has earned the spot of being called as the trademark of Dehradun.