Tapkeshwar temple

Tapkeshwar Temple, also known as Tapekshwar Mahadev Temple, is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated on the banks of a rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt area of Dehradun. the main shivalinga at the temple is inside a natural cave.

The water or moisture from the hills constantly drips (tapak) on the Shivling placed directly beneath the pores. This dripping gave the place its name of Tapkeshwar.  The temple also hosts the annual Tapkeshwar Mela on Shivratri. Millions of people come to this temple on Shivratri to see the special ceremony where the marriage of Shiva and Parvati take place.

Other interesting places to visit are Laxmana Sidh (12km), Tapovan (6km) which has an ashram, or hermitage, Robbers Cave (8km), and Dakpathar (45km), to name a few.

Best time to visit Tapkeshwar Temple

the temple can be visited throughout the year.


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