First day – First week of 2011, in DEHRADUN (Capital of of Dev Bhoomi) Part – II

In continuation of first part ……..

Route 02 – On this route we can see following places :-

Shiv Temple – Deer Park – MDDA Park – Sai temple – Tibet Temple – Robbers cave

1. Shiva temple :- which is located about 20 km away from Dehradun on the Mussoorie Road. It is a private temple where you can not offer any donations. Initially, the temple was made for the personal use , but later it was opened for public. In Prasad they offer Rajma- Rice, Kadhi -Rice, Fried Rice. Tea is also served as Prasad.

Shiv Temple

Shiv Temple - Inside View

The main source of earning of temple is variety of precious Gemstones, Pearls, Rudraksh etc sold in the temple premises.

2. Malsi Deer park :- Deer park is situated 10 km away from Dehradun city on Mussoorie road. It is placed at the base of Shivalik range. The park also houses a children park. The well maintained park is natural home to two horned deer , tiger , Nelgai & peacock. Unfortunately we could not visit Deer Park for the last so many years.

3. MDDA Park :- It is situated on Rajpur Road. It is designed in the trend of Step Farming. The view from the park is mesmerizing. It is advised to park the vehicle before you take the turn towards the park as there is a narrow road on the way to park. (Gali).

MDDA Park - Designed in the trend of Step Farming

Back side View from MDDA Park

4. Sai Temple :- The Sai temple is situated on Rajpur road gives the secular feeling in its zenith.

Sai Temple

Sai Temple

Built with glittering marble stone, this marvelous shrine present an eye spectacle to the visitors.

Sai Temple

5. Tibetan Temple :- Adjacent to the Sai Temple , there is a Tibetan temple which is huge & colourful temple of Lord Buddha.

Tibetan Temple

Entrance - Tibetan Temple

6. Robbers cave :- It is one of my favorite places in Dehradun. A magnificent spot that lies at the suburban area of Dehradun.

Robbers Cave

Robbers Cave

Robbers Cave

Robbers Cave

Robbers Cave

Localites call this place Guchhu Panni . It is bounded by majestic hills.

Rest in Next Post, till than happy Ghumakkari.


  • Nice pictures with useful information. Everybody talks only about Mussoorie most of the times but you have covered Dehardun beautifully. I have heard of the same Shiva Temple by one of my friend also.

    • Mahesh Semwal says:

      Dear Deependra,

      Thanks for going through the post.

      The purpose of writing this post was to help to the follow Ghumakkar to plan their trip to Dehradun.

  • Sahil says:

    Hi Mr. Mahesh ,

    I have been to each and every of these places . Last week also I went to Doon and Mussoorie. Thanks for refreshing the memories.


  • Nisha says:

    I have never been to this part of India. Robbers cave looks interesting. Is it just the mouth of that cave or one can go in as well?
    Does first photo indicate that?

    • Mahesh Semwal says:

      Thanks Nisha for going through the post. As I belongs to this place , I use to visit Dehradun quite frequently. Robbers cave is one of my favorite places in Dehradun.

      The first pic is almost end of the cave.

  • Nandan says:

    Never been to most of these places. Its really amazing to find that almost every place has so many of these little gems. Thanks for sharing and all the great information. Would you know on why it is called ‘Robbers’ Cave’ ?

    • Mahesh Semwal says:

      Dear Nandan,

      Thanks for going through the post & liking it.

      I tried to know about , why these caves are known as Robbers cave but sorry no one have any idea ,will try to know .

      In my Last post I will take you to a historical temple , about which even localites don’t know much.

      I hope the post on Dehradun will be completed in next two more post.

    • Mahesh Semwal says:

      Dear Nandan,

      As per the information given by the local people of Dehradun, robbers were using this place to hideout & thats why this place is known as Robber’s cave. It is a natural cave, where river flows inside the cave & the path is extremely narrow.

  • Nandan says:

    Thanks Mahesh. I was guessing something similar but thought that this would be too obvious, so then I thought that may be some British guy discovered it and they have named it under him but then Robber may not be a great choice for a name… :-)

    Thanks again for finding out and responding here.

    • Mahesh Semwal says:

      What a coincidence, when you asked me yesterday , same thought were coming in my mind , name is based on some British Guy or Robbers were using this cave for hideout.

  • Dear Mahesh,

    Whenever the name Guchhupani or Robbers’ Cave comes to me, I start wondering where is it in Dehradun. Since I am in Saharanpur now and visit Dehradun only occasionally, I try to remember going there with my brother but somehow forget about it while in Dehradun. But I take a vow not to forget going there this time even if I have to tie a knot on my shirt to serve as an alert ! :D

    Photographs are a feast to my eyes – bringing back my college days! :)

  • Somnath says:

    Nice reading, as far as i know it is not Robbers cave but the correct name is Rover’s Cave after the person who found it.

    Thanks and regards,

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