Robber’s Cave “Guchhupani in Dehradun”
Robbers Cave also nicknamed as Guchhu pani is a natural cave formed by the geological impacts on the Dehra plateau. It is a 600 metres long natural cave cocooned near Sahastradhara. The Robber’s Cave or Guchu pani is divided into two main parts and a placid river runs through its cave-like formation. The centre of the cave has a fort like structure which is now in ruins and the fall is about 10 metres high.
The unique name of Robbers Cave was kept by the British as the robbers used to take refuge in the cave after looting people. It is a popular summer destination in Doon which is maintained by Uttarakhand state. This colossal cave is famous for its strange natural occurrence; a steam of water suddenly appears and then disappears underground only to appear again a few yards away.
Things to do at Robbers Cave:
This surreal place is ideal for picnicking and is looked over as a popular tourist attraction in Dehradun. Enjoy crossing the cool waters, which will give you a relief from the scorching summer heat. Many shutterbugs, who visit here capture beautiful pictures of this mystical cave. The locals believe that the water of the cave possesses medicinal properties so you can collect the water in a bottle and take it with you. Some of the nearby attractions to visit from Robbers Cave are Tapkeshwar Temple, Dehradun Zoo, Rajaji National Park, Clock Tower, Khalinga Smarak, Dehradun Tea Gardens etc.
Opening and Closing Time of Robbers Cave:
Robbers Cave remains open for the tourists from 7 am to 6 pm on all days of the week.
Travel Tips for GuchhuPani:
Since the river curls inside the cave, the visitors often get drenched. Therefore, it is advised to carry a pair of extra clothing and a towel. If you are going for a picnic then carry some snacks, drinking water and a plastic bag to collect the waste. In order to explore the surrounding areas, you can hire a cab.
Best Time to Visit Robbers Cave:
The ideal time to visit Gucchupani is during the monsoon season as the water comes gushing through the narrow creeks and gorges. If you want to beat the heat of summer season then do visit this place between the months of April-July.
How to reach Robbers Cave:
Robbers Cave is located about 8 km from Dehradun bus stand. It is near Mussoorie road and Dehradun Zoo. Local bus service is available up to Anarwala Village from where It is only a km away by trek. Dehradun railway station at 8 km away is the nearest railhead to Robbers Cave. Jolly Grant airport at 33 km is the nearest air connectivity.