Sunday, 10 February 2013

Uttarakhand Tarkeshwar Mahadev Hill Station

Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, is situated in the close vicinity of Lansdowne. This temple is located on a very high altitude of 2092 meters from MSL. Lord Shiva is the main deity of this temple. In this temple premises, the festival of Mahashivrati is celebrated on large scale. The greenery and lush forestry around the temple is mesmerizing. Sky-high series of Deodar trees make a natural wall around the temple.
In this place , there is always echo of bells. This temple is located 37 kilometers far away fromLansdowne. A Dharamshala is also operated this time to accommodate the pilgrims.
This place is much visited because of its religious importance and mesmerizing beauty. Main attraction is the location and surrounding of the Tarkeshwar Temple. Snaky way, Pines and Deodar trees, dense forestry, springs and falls, chirping of birds all make a visitor mesmerizeand invite him to come at this spot repeatedly.
How to Reach
Three major ways to access this hill station are available and as under
By Rail
Kotdwar is nearest railway station to reach Tarkeshwar hill station. This station is located at 35 kilometers distance from Lansdowne. Garhwal Express from Delhi and Doon Express from Kolkata connect major parts of the country to this hill station.
By Road
Road connection is spread out very well. A web of various type of national highways, state highways, link roads, pitch roads are there to access this hill station. Taxies are available at affordable rate of Rs. 750. From Delhi, Mussoorie, Hardwar and Dehradun, regular road transport is available.
By Air
Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport. This airport is located at 100 kilometers fromLansdowne. Dehradun is well connected to Delhi. The air transportation is cheaper too. Rs. 2000/- costs a person from Delhi to Dehradun. Delhi airport is just 236 kilometers away fromLansdowne airport.

Weather and Climate
Best Season to visit this place is between March to October.
During Summers, temperature of this place remains between 150C to 300C and during wintersthe mercury goes down below zero level and reaches at the freezing point. Minimum and maximum temperature range during winter is -40C to 170C.
Climate of this place is subtropical; hence, chilled winter is normal matter. However, Summers are pleasant here. During entire winter season, snowfall is continuing. This is another attraction of this area. Visitors coming to see snowfall cannot go back empty hands.
Places to See
Jungle Safari
For the lovers of Jungle Safari, this place is ideal. Dense surrounding forest is an additional feather in the cap of this hill station.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one and only major attraction of this place. Location of this temple is wonder in itself as the same is situated on a top of a hill, nearly 2092 meters from MSL.
This place is named on the Rishi Kanwa. This ashram is the starting point to the visit to Pauri. Pauri is known as the finest temple town in the country. This place is also located in a close surrounding of dense forestry.
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