At a separation of 37 km from Lansdowne and 69 km from Kotdwar, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple is an old sanctuary arranged in the Pauri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Situated on a slope at a rise of 2092 m, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple is accepted to be one of the old blessed locales known as Siddha Piths committed to Lord Shiva. It is one of the popular sanctuaries of Uttarakhand state. As indicated by the legend, Tarkasur was an evil presence who thought and worshiped Lord Shiva at this area for a shelter. Satisfied by his dedication, Lord Shiva gave him a shelter of eternality according to Tarkasur ask for with the exception of from Lord Shiva's child. Tarkasur began being malicious by murdering holy people and undermining divine beings. Sages requested assistance from Lord Shiva. Irritated by wrong doings of Tarkasur, Lord Shiva wedded Parvati and Kartikeya is conceived. Kartikeya soon killed Tarkasur however at the season of death Tarkasur makes supplication to Lord Shiva and requested exonerate. Mahadev at that point appended his name to the sanctuary where Tarkasur contemplated once. Thus the place named as Tarkeshwar Mahadev.