Tapkeshwar Temple

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    Location: 9248+WM3, Tapkeshwar Colony, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

    Tapkeshwar Temple is a well-known temple in Dehradun and its also known as Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple. It’s one of the most famous temples dedicated to Shiva and it’s situated by the forest side the main shiva linga at the temple is inside a nature lover. Water drops from the ceiling of the cave trickle down over the shiva linga in a continuous downpour.


    Tapkeshwar Temple

    The main reason to attract this temple is its history and beauty of this temple.

    This temple is so beautiful that you want to visit this temple again and again. The positive vibes of this nature and the peaceful environment attract all the visitors.

    Another attractive thing about this temple is the festival held in this temple and which is Shivratri day. Many people visit this temple that day and at that time a big festival is held there and that’s beautiful. 

    In this place, There are so many places to visit and these are:

    1. Forest Research Institute
    2. Outdoor Monks.
    3. Nag Tibba.
    4. Himalayan Shelter.
    5. Sar Outdoors.


    Tapkeshwar Temple

    This temple owes its importance due to a natural Shiva Linga in a cave nearby 

    Long back the river flowed through the caves and continuous water droplets fell on the Shiv Linga and this place became of reverence for the local people. Its believed that this was used as a residence by Guru Dronacharya who was the esteemed teacher of Kauravas and Pandavas of the Hindu epic Mahabharata which was written by Ved Vyas. This cave is thus named Drona cave.

    Inside/Outside Views

    This temple is located at a distance of 6 km from the main city. This temple is widely popular as a pilgrimage site in Dehradun and it’s a beautiful temple of lord shiva which is established Between the two hills and attracts hundreds of tourists from inside and around Dehradun all around the year. This place is of religious significance and adventures go there to see the water drops dripping on the Shiva ling in Drona Cave which is a spectacular sight in this temple Mahadev temple, cool sulfur-water springs where devoted pilgrims take bath before entering this temple.

    Opening Hours

    Every day 4.00 am to 10.30 pm is the visiting time this temple

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee for this temple.

    How to Reach

    By air: Dehradun airport is the nearest airport to this place. You can easily reach there by air.

    By rail: The nearest railway station to this place is the Dehradun railway station. After reaching this station you can take a bus or taxi to reach this place directly. 

    By road: By road is the best way to reach there. You can take a car or bus to reach this place so easily. 

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry your necessary things


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it’s safe.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in this temple and it’s free of cost for all visitors.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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