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“FRI - where wood speaks” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute
New Forest, Dehradun, India
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Ranked #1 of 41 Attractions in Dehradun
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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New Delhi, India
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“FRI - where wood speaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

You would be amazed with the collection, information, depth of knowledge, historical perspective about Forest & Wood in specific at FRI. It's beyond imaginaion! Hat's off to the staff & officials who are maintaining this asset for India, although created by Britishers.

Visited March 2014
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Cape Town, South Africa
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“Out dated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Essentially all the FRI is is beautiful grounds housing grotty outdated museum displays. They do good work for science and nature but I was thoroughly bored while on the tour.

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Dehradun, India
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“musem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

a must see . big court yards and nice musem, know about wood seasoning if you beleive that forests are our lives than go

Visited November 2013
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Mussoorie, India
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“Nice Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Going FRI with my family was the good decision . as there is a landscapic garden including beautiful forest with the mail architecharul building . There are some musium also which are worth to visit .

Visited November 2013
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Dehradun, India
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“FRI, Dehradun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Founded in 1878, as the British Imperial Forest School by Dietrich Brandis.In 1906, reestablished as the 'Imperial Forest Research Institute', under the British Imperial Forestry Service , The 'Indian Forest College' was established in 1938; officers recruited to the Superior Forest Service by the states and provinces are trained here.Forest Research Institute (FRI) Dehradun, is a premier institution under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE). Styled in Greeko Roman Architecture by C.G. Blomfield, the main building is a National Heritage which was inaugurated in 1929. FRI also contains a museum on forestry.More than half a dozen movies Dulhan Ek Raat Ki, Krishna Cottage, Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, Kamra No. 404, Paan Singh Tomar, Nanban, Student of the Year, Dilli Khabar were majorly shot in this campus. Television commercial ad of Bournvita is also shot here (current as of July 2013).
This is a very attractive place to visit in Dehradun.

Visited May 2013
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