About Tapovan TempleAlso known as Maha Rudreshwar Shiv Mandir, Tapovan Temple is one of the most popular religious attractions in Dehradun. Located 5 kilometres away from the main city, the temple is nestled on the banks of the Holy Ganges. As the story goes, Tapovan Temple is where Guru Dronacharya stayed for his atonement. Attracting hundreds and thousands of devotees from all across the country each year, the temple surrounding is known to provide tranquillity and peace to the troubled mind. Nature lovers would love the hike among the forest engulfing the temple.
Upon entry to the temple, visitors are greeted with a huge statue of Lord Shiva. A Shivalinga rests in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple while stone sculptures of several other Hindu deities can be seen around the temple, including but not limited to Lord Hanuman, Goddess Kali, and Goddess Durga. Yoga enthusiasts would benefit from the many yoga and meditation events held regularly within the temple premises. Furthermore, there are several dedicated green spaces and temple areas which are suitable to sit down and practice meditation.
Location: 9, Lane-2, Raipur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248008
Opening Hours: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee