Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

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Located in the Pauri Garhwal region of Rishikesh, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a revered Hindu site dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated around 7km from Swarg Ashram, it is one of the most popular Shiva temples, drawing devotees from around the world. Pilgrims can take a three-hour walk through a forest path from Swarg Ashram, following dedicated pilgrims who carry water from the Ganges to offer at th ...

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How can I reach Neelkanth Mahadev Temple?
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple can be reached by either a 7km forest walk from Swarg Ashram or a 20km car journey from Rishikesh, with a nominal fee of ₹240 for a round trip.
What is the significance of Neelkanth Mahadev Temple?
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a revered Hindu site dedicated to Lord Shiva, known as 'Blue Throat,' symbolizing his act of drinking poison to save the world. It is a popular pilgrimage spot offering a serene sanctuary amidst the Himalayas.
Are there any precautions to take while visiting Neelkanth Mahadev Temple?
Visitors should be cautious of leopards in the area while trekking through the forest path. Alternatively, a return jeep taxi is available for a safe and convenient journey to the temple.
What facilities are available near Neelkanth Mahadev Temple?
Near the temple, visitors can find small dhabas offering meals, shops for buying Prashad, and eateries serving a variety of cuisines. Additionally, there are accommodations for a comfortable stay during the pilgrimage.
Is it advisable to visit Neelkanth Mahadev Temple during peak seasons?
It is recommended to plan your visit to Neelkanth Mahadev Temple during off-peak hours to avoid crowds. However, if visiting during peak seasons, ensure to be prepared for longer wait times and make necessary reservations if available.