Tapkeshwar Temple1327 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 01:00 pm]
- Address: Tapkeshwar Colony, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
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 Travel Tips
- 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
- Nearest bus stop is at Anarwala.
- Nearest railway station is at Dehradun.
- Nearest airport is Jolly Grant.
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95% of people who visit Dehradun include Tapkeshwar Temple in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
53.26% of people start their Tapkeshwar Temple visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tapkeshwar Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tapkeshwar Temple
Tapkeshwar Temple Reviews & Ratings
Anything which has less of human access remains a better place to visit and hence having easier access means the place becomes crowded and everything which comes with the crowd...add to it the commercial angle which one can notice with additional infrastructure coming in and around the temple .. it's good thing to cater for crowd but not that good for the temple & nature in general but if it needs to cater such traffic then approach road to and from the temple needs to be sorted out, waste management, river etc which means contribution of local administration, locals, visitors and everyone (who cares) to make sure that the temple preserves what is original about it for times to come
It's such a blissful place... Religious or not, it's a must visit place for everyone. The natural cave, the water droplets falling, the story behind it... Everything is worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.
Amazing place!! Peaceful environment caves were very beautifully designed 👌👌👌 there is river in between of temple which makes this place more beautiful. There is greenery all over premises.
Good to spend your time near nature. River flowing is main attraction. Water drops inside the Caves is also it's main features
Extremely peaceful and quiet place. Full of tranquility and goodness. You'll not find any rush if you'll go in non festival days.