Tapkeshwar Temple

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  • Address: Vijaypur, Gopiwala, Anarwala, Guchhupani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

Tapkeshwar Temple - Review

The Tapakeshwar temple which is also known as the Mahadev Temple is situated a few kilometers away from the center of the city. The feature that makes the location more beautiful is its situation on the banks of the Tons Nadi River.

History says that Sage Dronacharya once lived here with his wife Kalyani. Kalyani gave birth to Ashwothama but was unable to feed him with milk. On the other hand the sage was not able to buy any cow or milk as he did not have much money. Surprisingly, the little boy was smart enough to understand this and is said to have prayed to Lord Shiva for milk. The lord was so pleased that he dropped milk from his abode in such a way that the ‘shivalinga’ in the cave had milk rippling from it, though the source was still a mystery. Such was the story that the cave is also known as the Drona Cave.

It is another part of the Robber’s Cave or Guchhupani. This cave is also unnaturally beautiful inside. The fall waters make it picture perfect. There is a shivalinga inside which is said to be self situated. The ceiling above has some invisible source of leakage from where water trickles down the shivalinga and then disappears once it reaches the surface. This unique fact is the main reason behind the name of the temple as ‘tapak’ means ‘pouring drops’. Another surprising thing about this place is that the water appears in the form of a stream once you move along forward. There are also cool water streams near the cave that makes it an ideal bathing place for tourists.

Apart from these unique experiences, it is also a very popular picnic spot for tourists, given the perfect ambience and background of the quiet Himalayan Range.

Tapkeshwar Temple Information

  • Take a set of extra clothes to change after you take a bath.
  • There are not much local transport facilities so it is better to hire.

How To reach Tapkeshwar Temple by Public Transport

  • Nearest bus stop is at Anarwala.
  • Nearest railway station is at Dehradun.
  • Nearest airport is Jolly Grant.

Restaurants Near Tapkeshwar Temple

  • 7 Eleven
  • Naveen Restaurant
  • Daawat
  • Radhaswami Hot Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Inderlok Restaurant
  • Dragon Inn
  • Alcove Restaurant
  • Yo China
  • Tirupati Balaji Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Kumar Sweets
  • Kwality Restaurant
  • Nibbles Restaurant
  • Prez Restaurant
  • Nirulas
  • Pavillion

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TripHobo Highlights for Tapkeshwar Temple

  • Tapkeshwar Temple Address: Vijaypur, Gopiwala, Anarwala, Guchhupani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Tapkeshwar Temple Timing: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tapkeshwar Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Tapkeshwar Temple(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tapkeshwar Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tapkeshwar Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Dehradun include Tapkeshwar Temple in their plan

  • 53.26% of people start their Tapkeshwar Temple visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tapkeshwar Temple

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tapkeshwar Temple

People normally club together Chetwode Hall and Robber's Cave while planning their visit to Tapkeshwar Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Tapkeshwar Temple, Dehradun Reviews

  • Probably the most beautiful place I've seen on my trip to India. The colours of the buildings and idols stand out, along with the river flowing through the centre of the property. It's definitely a go-to place for the more religious Indians and it was fascinating to watch them worship there. It was busy but not in a bad way, more lively and bustling. The queue to the main attraction was crazy long though so go early. Also bring a lot of small denomination money as donations are expected for blessings and viewing the idols. A lot of the holy people there tried to explain to me what the different idols and customs meant but their English was limited. It was nice to interact with them though. Some people complain about the steps but I think they have a lift for those that cannot walk stairs. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying it here as it is so vibrant and colourful. A must-see in my opinion.

  • Really, a spiritually and eternally engaging place. Visited the place a couple of years back and prayed within the cave. Sighted venomous but friendly snakes in the running water. Amazing experience of closeness to nature. The spiritual place, they say, has vedic-time connections.

  • Its a peaceful and serene place, The Temple is Generally A cave in which there are two Shivlings. And A bunch of other complimentary temples. The views is good and There is a small Brooke running down. Its a beautiful place. And for the religious people, it's a heaven. A must go for the Devotee of Lord Shiva.

  • Very nice place but beware from water snake. You will find huge amount of quantity there.

  • a beautiful lord shiva temple in mid city, environment and are quite beautiful and peaceful too, there are two way to enter in Temple one is via stairs for all people and another one is elevator or lift for old or sick person. inside the temple there is running water which make beautiful, there is two or three caves, wonderful amazing if you want to visit the temple then just go there via bike bus auto car. etc everything is available.

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