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Neelkanth Mahadev, Rishikesh
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Perched at 1,330 m (4,363 ft), Neelkanth Mahadev draws scores of devotees of Lord Shiva. Three valleys surround this colorful multi storey Hindu temple, set against the spectacular background of the Nar Narajan mountains. According to Samudra manthan, one of Hindu mythology's best-known episodes, Shiva's throat turned blue here after taking poison from the ocean. Explore the popular and significant complex featuring many sculptures depicting the story, as well as a natural spring in which devotees take a ritual bath. Drive 32 km (19 mi) from Rishikesh or take a cab from Ram Jhula Rishikesh. The place is well-connected with narrow roads but has limited parking. Add Neelkanth Mahadev and other attractions to your Rishikesh trip itinerary using our Rishikesh vacation builder.
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  • I had been to this place recently. One who visit Rishikesh must also visit this temple. The journey from Rishikesh to this temple is an amazing experience. The scenic beauties of hills and the views o...  more »
  • One can visit this place by Hiring a Cab from Haridwar /Rishikesh from Haridwar it will take approximately 3 Hrs. The Road is senic but hilly & not so good. During rainy season landslides are common. ...  more »
  • The famous Neelkanth temple where Lord Shiva drank the poison during the churning of the ocean and Shiva is represented here in the form of Ling. The road leading to temple which is at a height is not...  more »
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