Thano FRH is a beautiful vintage bungalow built in 1890 and is ideally located to study riverine and ecological succession to conifer forests. The Nakronda swamps in Song block are a showcase for a paradigm shift from broad leaved to conifer forests. An 8 km uphill trek from the FRH is the old dilapidated FRH of Madan Bungalow from where one can get a bird’s eye view of the Dun Valley and the Shiwalik hills, another point called the Ranikhet curve, 3 km from the FRH gives a similar view. Goral top is a 16 km tough trek and, a must for wildlife enthusiasts wishing to sight the Goral. This area is also frequented by elephants. A Trail of about 12 km from the FRH to Ladwakot is a paradise for birds for bird watchers. The FRH register entries of 1930 mention shooting of tigers here. Lachiwala was built in 1887.
Tourist attraction near FRH :
Hilly landscape. Bird Watching, Kalusidh Temple (10kms), Balasundari Temple (500ms from FRH). Maidan Bongalow, a Demolished Rest House (5Kms) from this place one can get a complete view of Doon Valley, Shiwalik hills, Narendra Nagar.
Location : On Raipur-Thano-Rishikesh bypass, 24kms from Clock Tower, Dehradun.
Forest Division: Dehradun
Elevation : 707m AMSL
Year of Construction: 1890