Tapovan in Dehradun
The wooded willows of Tapovan situated near Raipur area of Dehradun are a treat to one’s eyes. Blessed with utmost scenic grandeur, Tapovan is a place to find peace and solace in one’s own company. Although the place is now marked by human settlement it still exudes comeliness and peace.
Tapovan is a peaceful retreat in the suburbs of Dehradun. The place is known for the presence of a famous Tapovan Ashram and the Shiva temple locally known as ‘Tapovan Mandir‘ which is thronged by many devotees. During Shivratri, the temple hosts a small fair which is attended by the local people.
Things to do in and around Tapovan:
In Hindu culture, Tapovan is referred to a place where the great sages and hermits indulged in serious penance to appease the Gods. Since it is enveloped by nature’s munificence, many solitude seekers come here to spend some time in the verdure of nature. One can visit the Tapovan Ashram and pay obeisance at the Shiva Temple. The Tibetan colony or settlement is also located nearby.
If you are an adventure maniac, then you can enjoy trekking at Tapovan. One can see the Sagar Tal, a river which has dried up and 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 which is situated a couple of km from Tapovan. Some of the nearby attractions to visit from Tapovan are Sahastradhara, Maldevta, Sai Darbar Temple, Shri Prakesheshwar Temple, Tibetan Market, Paltan Market,Dehradun Zoo etc.
How to Reach Tapovan Dehradun:
Tapovan is situated towards Nalapani Pani, near Raipur in Dehradun. It is located approximately 6 km away from Dehradun railway station and around 27 km away from Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun. One can easily reach here by taking the Seemadwar bus that runs to and fro to Nalapani. Alternatively, you can also take the bus or Vikram to Raipur which will drop you at Tapovan Dwar.