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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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  • when you visit in Rishikesh then do not forgot to visit here. It is a old shivji temple. Roads are very nerrow so advise there bu local cars not by your own cars. 
  • Took a taxi from Tapovan to Neelkhant. Jst the two of us fr which he charged 1000 rs. Nice drive with beautiful view. One hr drive uphill and the road was good. U may get the offerings from Jst outsid...  more »
  • When we decided to visit Neelkanth we took a bike on rent and started off. Temple is on top off the mountain and it takes around an hour to reach. Roads are narrow and broken so it was little difficul...  more »
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