Tapkeshwar Temple, Dehradun District

Set in a natural cave tucked away in a forest, Tapkeshwar Temple represents one of the oldest and most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The small temple lies beside a picturesque river, and draws scores of visitors to its rustic charm. Witness water constantly dripping over the two naturally formed shivalingas (aniconic representations of the deity) from the cave ceiling above. Note that you'll need to descend a great many steps to this site, so less mobile travelers may have a hard time here. Add Tapkeshwar Temple to your Dehradun travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Dehradun online route builder .
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  • Reached the temple in the evening and the atmosphere around the temple was so soothing and full of positive energy that we spent whole our evening exploring the temple  more »
  • i have been going from my childhood to this temple.. the compound has been growing eversince. , nice peaceful divine feeling.. with the river flowing by..  more »
  • A popular temple inside a natural cave that can be reached after descending 200 steps, desicated to Lord Sbhiva. The water keeps trickling continuously from the ceiling on the Shivling, hence the name...  more »

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The hill station of Dehradun has a welcome number of accommodations, allowing it to fulfill its role as something of a gatekeeper for wider explorations of the region. The bulk of accommodations center around Rajpur Road, with an abundance of standard hotels, guesthouses, and budget hostels to choose from. Look to the extremes of the urban area, in any direction, to find the more upmarket options in town, with a couple of resorts featuring pools, spas, and restaurants, and a number of rental cottages and villas.
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