Forest Research Institute, one of the premier academic institutes in India, is a picture perfect tourist attraction. Sprawling over a plinth area of 2.5 hectares, with the outer Himalaya forming its backdrop, the building of the institute is the best example of Greco-Roman and Colonial architectural styles. Built in 1906, featuring architectural elements like Mughal towers, formed arches, Roman columns edged by cloisters, the size of the institute campus is larger than the Buckingham Palace. Forest Research Institute is nurturing some of the best talents in the field of forestry research since the British era. The lush green campus of Forest Research Institute comprises of laboratories, libraries, herbariums and museum - Pathology Museum, Social Forestry Museum, Silviculture Museum, Timbra Museum, Non-Wood Forest Products Museum and the Entomology Museum. Tourists who wish to explore the campus can take a guided tour. The institute has also served as a location for many films like Student of the year, Krishna Cottage, Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein and Paan Singh Tomar.
Guided tours operate: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Open all days
FRI Museum: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Open all days