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Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, DehraDun

This Temple is considered as a very important place for Devotees of Lord Shiva. People from faraway land come to visit this temple and the place is usually crowded. The temple is famous for the caves which are there inside the temple. The temple is crowded with a large number of people in the occasion of the festival dedicated to lord Shiva, Maha Shivratri. As the time of the occasion, there is a long queue of devotees for worshipping in the temple.

There is a small river that flows besides the temple, which is usually dried except for the rainy monsoon season, when the water overflows the river.

There is also a small mata (Godess) temple besides shiv temple, and visitors make it a point to visit here too, while visiting Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple in Dehradun.

The visitors need to be cautious of the monkeys in this area, as they usually attack the visitors carrying prasad (offering to God) openly. During special occassions like Maha Shiv Ratri, visitors need to be extra cautious due to over crowded place with plethora of devotees.

The prasad for the temple is available at the parking space at the entrance to the temple area. Also, there are multiple stairs, visitors need to get down to reach the temple. So, the visitors having issues with climibing the stairs need to be careful.

How to Reach

If going by public transport which one can find at the clock tower which is the bus going to Robber’s cave, one has to walk a distance of about 1 km to reach the temple. Booking an Auto or a cab is also an option.

The temple is not located in the heart of the city but is neither on the outskirts. The public transports are easily available.

A trip to Tapkeshwar Temple can be clubbed with a trip to FRI, Forest Research Institute, which is located close to the temple.