Robber's Cave

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Time Required: 2-3 hrs

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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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INR 25
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Robber's Cave, Dehradun Overview

Robber's cave is a river cave formed in the Himalayas about 8 kilometres from Dehradun in the north-eastern state of Uttarakhand. This river cave is very close to Sahasradhara which are the thousandfold springs in Uttarakhand. It is mostly frequented by tourists seeking the adventure of witnessing this natural formation that has river water flowing from the middle of a cave. Tourists need to trek a distance of about 1 kilometre through the Anarwala village to reach this place. It is a perfect location for those seeking adventure and thrill. Locals call it Guchhu Pani and also believe that it is home to Lord Shiva. Tourists can explore this 600 metres long cave that has been divided into two main parts. If you happen to walk a little further through the stream, you can also spot splendid waterfall.

Robber's cave is basically a narrow gorge formed in the conglomerate limestone. The location is sure to make you feel you are a part of a mystery movie with its dark limestone, streams gushing into the cave and the sounds echoing inside the formation. If not this, then it will at least gives a sense of belongingness as Mother Nature will make you slow down and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the location. The cave has some extraordinary cold water springs in the underground which help cool down the super hot summer afternoon temperature. It is a perfect picnic spot amidst the natural beauty of Uttarakhand and must be visited at least once.

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One of the most excellent features of Robber's Cave is that it has a waterfall which is about 10m high. The water in the cave appears and then vanishes underground all of a sudden. The water appears again on the surface a few yards away. The cave has elegant interiors.

It is also said that the cave got its name from the British after they found out that robbers kept stolen belongings in the cave. Shops too are present around the cave where one can enjoy delicious snacks alongside the scenic beauty.

Robber's cave is a fabulous location to have a picnic with friends and family. After a walk inside the 600 metre long cave to explore the region from the inside with your loved ones, you may walk to the waterfall near the cave for a picnic. You can enter the waterfall and capture memorable moments for life. What fun it is to chit-chat about everything under the sun with your loved ones as you rest or grab a bite near the splendid water body. If you are lucky, you might see a beautiful rainbow in the sky over the falls.

As they say, to travel is to see and to see is to experience. You may also visit the Tibetan Buddhist Temple, the Takpeshwar Temple, the Ramakrishna Ashram Temple and the Dehradun Zoo; each barely 2 to 4 kilometres away from Robber's Cave.

The best time to visit the place is from April to October. The place is a getaway from the heat of the sun.

1. Wear footwear that provides enough support and grip while exploring the stream.
2. The water could get knee high for adults. Be careful while exploring the cave.
3. Rubber flip flops/ chappals are rented outside the entry.
4. Local eateries are available to grab a quick bite of some local snacks.
5. Carry enough water and snacks (optional) as walking through the cave could be exhausting.
5. Visitors may want to book their transport to and fro well in advance to avoid spending time for the local transport.

Robber's Cave is situated at a distance of 8 km from the city of Dehradun. It is convenient to take a bus up till Vijaypur followed by a trek of 1 km. Dehradun railway station is easily accessible from the cave.

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Robber's Cave Reviews

Well, what a experience. - wet all my cloths - Dipped my whole new mobile -Almost lost my slipper -Lost my Earphones and Medicines -And got a lifetime experience Instead of taking selfies, just Enjoy there. I couldn't do it as I want to bcz I was in hurry but I will go there again after leaving my shi**y job and will enjoy it as I want to.

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