The Central Academy for State Forest Service (CASFOS) is located in the beautiful and sylvan campus of the world renowned New Forest Campus in Dehradun. The vibrant capital city of Uttarakhand state, Dehradun has been the cradle of forestry education and training in India. CASFOS has the privilege of being in the neighborhood of other premier institutions like Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Indian Council for Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Forest Research Institute (FRI) and FRI University which enhance the learning environment for the Officer Trainees with increased opportunities for interaction with serving IFS officers, IFS probationers from IGNFA, Scientists and researchers from ICFRE & FRI. Other reputed institutions nearby are Wildlife Institute of India, Forest Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India, Zoologocal Survey of India, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Survey of India.
The building which houses the Academy is historic, with a unique status of being the prototype and a forerunner for the main FRI building. Constructed from slim bricks and lime mortar, it is a fine example of British architecture and is about hundred years old.
How to Reach
Dehradun’s airport is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is located 20 km away from the city centre. Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo and Spice Jet have regular flights to Dehradun. You can hire a taxi from the airport to reach the city, which should take you 40 to 45 minutes depending upon traffic.
Dehradun is well connected to most cities such as Delhi, Shimla, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra and Mussoorie by Volvo, Deluxe, semi-deluxe and Uttarakhand State Transport buses. These buses arrive and depart from the Dehradun Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) near Clement Town. Buses depart from here every 15 minutes to one hour. Other bus terminals in Dehradun are the Mussoorie Bus Station, located at the Dehradun Railway Station which has regular bus services to Mussoorie and other nearby cities. Another interstate bus terminal in Dehradun is the Delhi Bus Stand on Gandhi Road.
Dehradun is connected by regular train services to cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ujjain, Chennai and Varanasi. The Dehradun Railway Station is located 1-2 kilometers away from the city centre and should take you only ten minutes, depending on traffic. Dehradun is connected to the rest of the country by trains such as the Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Dehradun AC Express, Doon Express, Bandra Express and the Amritsar-Dehradun Express among others.
A popular tourist destination, Dehradun has a strong road network, which makes for a pleasant driving experience. Dehradun is well connected by road to cities like Delhi by the NH 58 and 72 is approximately a 4 hour drive. Chandigarh is located at a distance of 167 kilometers and is almost a 3 hours’ drive. Dehradun is also well connected to cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh.