Tapovan, The wooded willows, is situated near Raipur area of Dehradun. It is a treat to one’s eyes. Blessed with utmost scenic grandeur. It is a place to find peace and solace in one’s own company. Although human settlement has now spread in the place, it still exudes comeliness and peace.

Tapovan is a peaceful retreat in the suburbs of Dehradun. The place is popular for the presence of a famous Tapovan Ashram and the Shiva temple. Locals call the temple ‘Tapovan Mandir‘. Many devotees visit this temple. During Shivratri, the temple hosts a small fair. Almost every local attends this fair.

Tapovan Dehradun

Things to do in and around Tapovan:

Hindu culture, refers Tapovan as a quiet place. A place where the great sages and hermits indulged in serious penance. It is enveloped by nature’s munificence. Many solitude seekers come here to spend some time in the verdure of nature.

  • Visit Tapovan Temple: Pay a visit to the Tapovan Temple, a revered Hindu temple located in the serene surroundings of Tapovan. Seek blessings, experience the spiritual ambiance, and admire the architectural beauty of the temple. One can visit the Tapovan Ashram and also pay obeisance at the Shiva Temple. The Tibetan colony or settlement is also nearby.
  • Nature Walks: Take leisurely walks in the beautiful natural surroundings of Tapovan. Explore the lush greenery, enjoy the fresh air, and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere. There are various walking trails and pathways where you can connect with nature.
  • Yoga and Meditation: Tapovan is known as a hub for yoga and meditation practices. Join yoga classes or meditation sessions offered by experienced instructors and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul amidst the serene environment.
  • Trekking: Tapovan serves as a gateway to several trekking routes in the region. Adventure enthusiasts can embark on treks to nearby destinations such as Nag Tibba, Har ki Dun, or Mussoorie. Enjoy the scenic beauty, challenge yourself, and experience the thrill of trekking.
  • Visit Robber’s Cave: Located near Tapovan, Robber’s Cave is a natural cave formation that offers an interesting sight. Take a walk through the cave, witness the unique rock formations, and enjoy the cool and refreshing water streams inside.
  • Explore Sahastradhara: Sahastradhara, meaning “Thousand-fold Spring,” is a popular tourist spot near Tapovan. The place is known for its natural beauty, therapeutic hot water springs, and waterfalls. Spend time enjoying the cascading waters and taking a dip in the healing waters.
  • Indulge in Local Cuisine: Explore the local food scene in Tapovan and try out traditional Uttarakhandi dishes at local eateries. From delicious local delicacies to street food, savor the flavors of the region and experience the local culinary culture.
  • Visit Tibetan Monastery: Tapovan is home to a Tibetan settlement, and you can visit the Tibetan Monastery located in the area. Experience the Tibetan culture, witness the beautiful architecture of the monastery, and soak in the peaceful atmosphere.
  • Photography: Tapovan offers ample opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture beautiful moments. Whether it’s the natural landscapes, the architecture, or the cultural aspects, there are plenty of subjects to capture stunning photographs.
  • Relax and Unwind: Tapovan provides a serene and peaceful environment, making it an ideal place to relax and unwind. Sit by the riverside, read a book, meditate, or simply enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.

If you are an adventure maniac, then you can enjoy trekking here. One can see the Sagar Tal, a river which has dried up. This has now become a grassland. Many fitness freaks often come here for walking and jogging. You can also commence a short trek to Khalanga War Memorial. It lies at a couple of km from Tapovan. Some of the nearby attractions to visit are:

How to Reach:

Tapovan is situated towards Nalapani Pani, near Raipur in Dehradun. It lies approximately 6 km away from Dehradun railway station. And it is around 27 km away from Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun. One can easily reach here by taking the Seemadwar bus. It runs to and fro to Nalapani. Alternatively, you can also take the bus or Vikram to Raipur, which will drop you at Tapovan Dwar.