TAPKESHWAR is a famous and most visited temple of Lord Shiva situated at the distance of 6.5 km from dehradun city.It is famous for its shivling which is in a natural cave. As water droplets drops on shivling hence called as Tapkeshwar.Due to its short distance from dehradun city every year thousands of pilgrims , tourists visit here. A large festival is also held every year in tapkeshwar temple on Mahashivratri , thousands of devotees come on this single day.
HISTORY BEHIND TAPKESHWAR TEMPLE- Tapkeshwar temple is a very old age temple . it is believed that dronachaarya (guru of pandava) resided here in the cave , and this is the cause the cave is named Drona cave . When dronacharya’s wife gave birth to Ashwasthama she didn’t properly feed him her milk, so the meditation of drona lord shiva give them darshan and feed milk ashwasthama through dripping from ceiling of drona cave.
HOW TO REACH TAPKESHWAR TEMPLE- TAPKESHWAR mahadev temple is a well connected with road at the distance of just 6.5 km from clock tower . tourists can take 06 no. vikram from connaught place or can take auto. distance from ISBT DEHRADUN to Tapkeshwar is 9.6 km.
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