Doodha Dhari Kali Mandir
‘Devi Temple in Tapovan area of Dehradun’
Doodha Dhari Kali Mandir is a famous Hindu temple located in the Tapovan area of Dehradun. It is one of the famous Kali temples in Dehradun, which is visited by many devotees each month. The quaint temple sees a flux of devotees on Sunday while remaining less crowded on weekdays.
Local info of the area around Doodha Dhari Temple:
Doodha Dhari Temple is one of the famous Devi temples in Dehradun. Once pristine, the surrounding near the temple has now polluted due to human interference. A decade ago, the temple was peacefully snuggled in this lesser-known area of Doon. There were fewer homes and the temple premises remained clean and tidy.
Since the temple is nestled near the Rispana river, that gently flows alongside the temple area. People have confiscated the land to build their homes near the river, most of which are illegal. One can see plastic and polythene waste lying near the temple area.
Location: Tapovan Enclave, Tarla Amwala, Dehradun
Pin Code: 248008
What you can do around Doodha Dhari Kali Temple:
Doodha Dhari Kali Temple’s proximity to Khalanga War Memorial makes it quite popular among the locals.
- One can offer prayers at the temple and enjoy the scenic beauty of nature and its mysticism.
- If you are a Shaivite, there’s a famous Shiva temple called Rudreshwar Shiv Mandir sequestered in the woods of Tapovan, en-route Khalanga War Memorial. It is the same place, where Guru Dronacharya indulged in a serious penance.
- Since the area is rich in green cover, you can go for jungle walks, bird watching and nature
- Other holy attractions include Nag Devta Temple and Tapovan Ashram.
How to reach Doodha Dhari Kali Temple:
Doodha Dhari Kali Temple is around 5.6 km away from Clock Tower, Dehradun. The temple is located in Tapovan Enclave, Tarla Aamwala in Dehradun. Dehradun railway station at 8 km away is the nearest railhead to the temple.
Jolly Grant airport at 27.8 km away is the closest air connectivity to the temple. Local transport like Vikram, buses and shared autos are also available to Doodha Dhari Kali temple. If you are coming here by bus, then you’ll have to take the Seemadwar to Nalapani bus, which stops at various places. The temple is at a short walking distance from Nalapani bus stop.
Note: This Nalapani bus stop is in Tapovan area of Dehradun. It isn’t the one that’s located on Sahastradhara Road. Though, both the bus stops have similar names. Confirm the driver in case of confusion.