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Robber's Cave / Gachhupani

Nature

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Distance (From Dehradun Railway Station): 9 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: Near Anarwala Village

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 9 km from Dehradun Railway Station, Robber's Cave, popularly known as Gachhupani, is a cave formed by a river near Anarwala village. It is one of the popular Dehradun tourist places.

Robber's Cave is a natural cave formation where the river flows inside the cave. The cave is about 600 m long and is divided into two parts. The cave has a highest fall of about 10 m. One can enter the cold water and witness the waterfall. In the central part there is a fort wall structure which is now broken. It consists of an extremely narrow gorge formed in a conglomerate limestone area on Doon Valley's Dehra plateau.

The place is famous for a strange phenomenon, where the stream of water suddenly disappears from the sight and appears again few meters away. According to a popular belief, it is said that robbers used to hide themselves from British here. Hence, the place earned its name, the Robber's Cave.

This place is a popular tourist spot around Dehradun. Local bus services are available up to Anarwala village, from where it is one km trek away. One can enjoy serenity while walking along the path in the lap of nature.

Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM.