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Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Rishikesh

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Religious Site
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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  • Very beautiful temple.Peaceful environment and cleanliness. One of the best temples in rishikesh. One can visit with family and friends  more »
  • I stayed at Ganga Kinare and they arranged a car for 2100/-. It is about 32 kms. Very scenic drive...worth it. The temple is crowded all the time...but it wont take more than 30 mints in Que. It is on...  more »
  • Nice Surroundings, Very good motor able road. Shops surrounding vend good stuff. Best time to visit is in the afternoon to avoid rush.  more »
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  • Must drive there also...if you were in rishikesh..nice memories...but don't buy anything here.... shopkeeper are very bad at this place...
  • Visited on 11 September 2016. Good Experience. Nice place to visit with family. 1.Roads are curved at almost every point so you might get nauseous. TIP: Eat less before going. 2.Roads are damaged in between due to rain but at the end the road is broken , so you have to walk 2 kms (we walked 3 km because the road was damaged at 2 points but it was replaced so when we came back we walked 2 km). You can also use a car that can be hired after crossing the broken part by walking. Rs.10 per head. PRO TIP: Don't go when it's raining or it's cloudy.
  • This place is well connected via road transport from Rishikesh and also you can trekking path are there that is made by there local people. I had that place and we decide to go with trek path trail, it takes 4 hours to reach there. and the most important is the Temple is very beautiful as once you be there you feel spiritual environment.
  • Neelkanth was a beautiful place to visit and the neelkanth mahadev temple was also beautiful
  • Peace and Beauty -- These r the 2 things u will find here. Mesmerizing views and Try not to come here in SAWAN month(JULY-AUGUST) Otherwise u will find a 5 hour long queue on stairs. Roads may b painfull if u come in or after rainy season. And one more thing, Here u can find Original Rudraksha inside its fruit just 30-40 rs per piece.