Tapkeshwar Temple, Dehradun

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Tapkeshwar Temple, Dehradun - Address

Address: Vijaypur, Gopiwala, Anarwala, Guchhupani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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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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  • Must visit place. Temple has its own aura. Near by temple like vaishno devi cave and other also are worth visiting to get divine feeling. Scenery is very good. You can find serenity here. Must visit place for shiv-devotees.

  • A beautiful cave temple mainly in the name of lord SHIVA. Approach long stair going downwards from road level is much wider to make journey to cave entrance less troublesome. However, ascending through it during return is still difficult for seniors & some others. The cool & calm environment is very suitable for meditation. Lord SHIVA is here with full dignity. Other gods and goddesses are also there for the prayer of pilgrims. The beauty of cave wall with serpentine curves with water percolating is just devine. Historical background of prayer by Pandavas is there, but official note, if any, I have missed. The beauty of river between the cave has increased it's beauty.

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  • Beautiful temple. Peaceful place. Very soothing surrounding.

  • Excellent cave temple very well maintained and divine. Great place with a water fall divides the temple and there is a natural water dripping over lord siva statue. Good natural surroundings

  • Peaceful and calm environment . Water from the waterfall is really cold. One of the cleanest temple that I have visited

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