It is situated 10 km away from Babadham.
There is a temple of Shiva which is the centre of attraction for pilgrims. The temple of Shiva is called Taponath Mahadeva.
A number of caves are found in this hill. In one of the caves, a Shiva lingam is installed. It is said that Sage Valmiki came here for penance. Sri Sri Balananda Brahmachari obtained Siddhi (success through penance) here.
Sri Sri Mohananada Brahmachari, disciple of Sri Sri Balananda Brahmachari also used to come here. In the olden days it was a meditation spot (Tapobhumi) for the Nagas.
In the ancient time Tapovan was the military camp of the palas. Here we find an inscription Shri Deo Narayan Pal.
Legends say that devotees visiting Tapovana, get the fruits of Baidyanath Darshan. It is also a good spot for picnic. People come here to enjoy its beauty.
There is a cracked rock at Tapovan. In the inner surface of the crack, one can see a portrait of Hanuman. This is an amazing feat as it is practically impossible to insert a paint brush in the crack and draw anything.
Below the hill there is a small cemented Kund (water - body) which is called Shukta Kund (Sita Kund) by the local people. It is a holy water body. It is said that Sita used to take bath here.

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