Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Rishikesh

Perched at 1,330 m (4,363 ft), Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple 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 Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and other attractions to your Rishikesh trip itinerary using our Rishikesh vacation builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Its beautiful hindu temle located on mountain. This is shiva temple. Lots of peopls visit frequently on this place.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The place is sacred and holy. ( No Arguments) Neelkanth Mahadev is located about 25 kms from Laxman Jhula in a dense and serene forest. Access Roads are well laid. But its narrow. Rash driving by loca...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Visit to Neelkanth has to be planned properly keeping following things in mind: 1. Taxi would drop at a farther location so be ready to walk 2. You may see long waiting ques, so plan accordingly 3. Pr...  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    Good Place for Devotees & Nature Loving People (lush green area & सीढ़ीदार खेत) but need some improvement i.e. 1) lots of garbage & plastic bottles laying here & there. 2) No Good & proper Place for Eating or Light Snacks and which are available they charge over according to quality of the food. 3) Drinking Water should be available as shoppers charge over more than MRP not water everything more than MRP 4) No proper place waiting, sitting and for night stay
  • June 25, 2017
    Hilarious journey through narrow Himalayan roads amid lush green tall mountains, a truly picturesque trip. The temple is ancient and many saints have meditated in the caves nearby this temple
  • June 6, 2017
    Situated at the acme of mountains. The path you cover to reach the temple is much more thrilling , exciting and beautiful than the temple itself. - People tie threads on the gate of the temple for their wishes.(Can be seen in the pics) -This Temple is famous because of people's belief in the temple and the Lord Shiv Ji. Har Har Mahadev 😇🙏🙏
  • June 14, 2017
    Gud atmosphere peaceful but its road to reach temple very dangerous one mistake in driving can take ur life. So be careful driving on this road.
  • May 20, 2017
    Situated amidst the beautiful lush green mountains . Nature at its best. One could see here many shades of nature in a short span of time .

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In the downtown area, river houses remain the most popular accommodations, with a few guesthouses and hostels located farther back from the sacred waters of the Ganges. Most visitors choose to stay upriver, in areas filled with pleasant ashrams, hostels, and hotels perched near the water in clusters. Arrange your accommodations in advance to ensure rooms that suit your style, budget, and reasons for being in this spiritual capital.
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