Tapkeshwar Temple

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

About Tapkeshwar Temple, Dehradun

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Tapkeshwar Temple

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

  • 34.44% of people start their Tapkeshwar Temple visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tapkeshwar Temple

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Ram Rai Darbar and Sahastradhara 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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  • Very nice place to visit... it's quite and peaceful at night and the atmosphere is pretty good there...There is not only one god but many gods here... Visit this place if u visit Dehradun :)

  • Nice place to visit. Nice temple. Nice place and if you visiting during shiv ratri then you must have 3-4 hours as huge crowd use to be there.

  • A Divine Abode of Lord Shiva, in natural salagmite form. But now the intricate nature of the temple is destroyed. Roofs are coated with waterproof and only a small portion in Sanctum Santorum remains. Many new temple have came up along.

  • Other than festive season, this place is usually quite. The temple is actually a cave which has its historical facts. The cave stays wet as water drips from its roof and walls (everything is natural). A beautiful brook flows behind the river and the opposite bank has more temples, caves and grand hanuman statue. During monsoon, wild flowers💐 flock the area. I love being in this place. The vibe here is very calming. 🕊

  • In one word: Awesome. (Recommended) A must visit, at least once if you are around dehradun. Parking facility & management should be better. Infrastructure is really great and if you reach there in rainy season, it is the best time to see its beauty. Should be a little more clean.

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