After the 2nd Day visit to Mussoorie , we came back fine thus praying that Thank God we were back safely and my car did not broke down again , while knowing that it had some problem . After taking rest , we woke up next day and got ready. The first thing I wanted to do was to take the car to the mechanic shop there and make it checked that why some heavy sound was coming from the bonut. But as it was early morning , no shop was still openend as it was Raksha Bandhan that day. Then we reached our relatives place , celebrated Raksha Bandhan with the whole family. After doing the breakfast , we were getting bored and thinking were to go today. Then decided lets cover the Tapkeshwar Temple today.
See the water droplets which come naturally from the roof of the temple.
The route to Tapkeshwar Temple is very clean as one has to cross the Dehradun Cant Area. It is around 6 Km from the Rajpur Road.The holy abode of Lord Shiva, The Tapkeshwar is a famous cave temple in Dehradun. Placed in the banks of a rivulet, this temple turned out to be one among the busiest pilgrim centers in the hilly resort.
Entry into the temple.
The river pierce in to the cave and the water droplets dribble from the rocks on the Shiv Linga presents an imposing spectacle, which gives an ethereal feeling. The Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun gains its name ‘Tapakeswar’ from this natural dribbling of river water over the deity from the ceilings of the cavern. Cool sulphur springs around the temple with therapeutic value make it a superb dipping spot for pilgrims.
Inner view of the Temple.
The most beautiful place I found in the temple is the river which is flowing down. The flow of the water was really very aggressive.
The Gushing River
What I like about this temple is that it is situated in a very natural environment where one can see greenery , river , everything.
This is a Shivling made completely of Rudraksh.
Another side of the Temple complex contains A Vaishno Devi Gufa. It is just the replica of the Main Vaishno Devi.
Inside of the Gufa
The Three main Pindis .
After visiting the Temple , we decided to visit the market. There are mainly 2 markets – Paltan Bazaar and Rajur Road.
Till the time we were coming back , the markets were open. Then first took the car to a mechanic shop. Explained him everything that the timing belt of the car was replaced just one day before on the highway. When he opened the bonut , he told that the Tension of the car had to be replaced. Then he replaced the faulty part as we wanted that the car should be perfect before we leave to Delhi. Somewhere in my mind I was thinking what was happening in this trip , my car was being repaired the second time, but still could not find any answer. After the car was perfect , we roamed at the Rajpur Road.
Then we went towards the Paltan Bazaar. Its entry is marked by the Clock Tower.It is one among the most significant structures in the city.Constructed before independence, this is a six-faced tower. Though this tower is visible from a distance, it is not functioning now.
Then came back and rested as the next day we had to go to Haridwar.
The next day we left Dehradun by 10 am and started towards Haridwar. It was raining continuously throughout the route. We reached Haridwar around 11:15 am.
Har Ki Pauri from a distance. See the furious flow of The Ganga Maiya.
The Shiv Murti
We went straight to our relatives house . Spent time with them till the evening and came back to Dehradun by 6 in the evening.
THE LAST DAY
In a such a short span of time , the last day came. The time had come to leave the Beautiful valley and go to our fast paced city life. We started from Dehradun at 10 am.
Saying Good bye to Hills
Again the Roads condition were a hell at Khatauli and Purkazi and from Modinagar to Delhi specifically.
Finally remembering the road conditions. This was the NH-58 which had pit holes duly filled with water.
Reached our home at 6 in the evening and an exciting , adventurous trip ended……
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