Robber’s Cave Aka Guchhupani
I knew that I will have few hours to kill in Dehradun before I catch the train back to Delhi. I had looked up what all I could do in those few hours just to be more productive. A blogger friend Aditi suggested paying visit to Robber’s Cave. I made a mental note of it. So when I came back to Dehradun from the Nagtibba trek I made sure to pay a quick visit to this much talked about spot.
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Robber’s Cave is locally known as Guchhu Pani. Funny name isn’t it? I had already googled about the location and its distance from the railway station. Robbers Cave is located near Anarwala village. It is approximately 10 kilometers from the railway station. But this information wasn’t of much use for me as GIO team dropped us at a nearby place from where we just walked till Robber’s Cave.
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Robber’s Cave is a popular spot in Dehradun, even the locals love to come and spend time there. It is a popular believe that the robbers used to hide themselves and their robbed money in this cave during the British ruling and hence the name Robber’s cave. However there is no source to authenticate this trivia. Also there wasn’t any guide to explain the origin and creation of this cave so everything I document here is from my own experience.
Walking through Robber’s Cave
Robber’s Cave is essentially a stream of river running through the narrow caves. The cave is approximately 600 meters long. The walls of the caves are very high and at places they nearly merge into each other. During monsoon the water level rises up to the knees. At the end of the cave there is a waterfall. There were many people bathing in the waterfall. We walked through the cold stream of water till the end and then we came back. There isn’t much to do there.
At the entrance of the Robber’s Cave there are many small restaurants. A hot steaming cup of tea with momos and maggie will end your day perfectly.
Additional info for Robber’s Cave
- Opens from 7am till 7:30 PM.
- Entry fee of Rs 20 per person.
- Lockers available in case you decide to get drenched in the waterfall.
- Guard your camera well inside the cave.
- Wear bottoms till knees.
This is all from my short visit to Robber’s Cave aka Gucchupani. Have you been there? Do share your experiences with me, I am all ears.