Why? Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Trek View Point  Ranks No.1

Why?  Kunjapuri temple sunrise trek View Point ranks No. 1?   Kunjapuri weather is the best for Trek in Rishikesh, offers Neer waterfall, the village, Hiking, forest  &  peaks gazing that make it a perfect trek to Kunjapuri Devi Temple. The temple sits at an elevation of  1,676 m & the  Rishikesh Kunjapuri distance is 30 km by road from Tapovan Rishikesh. It is a short trek one-day trek in Rishikesh. The Kunjapuri trek ranks No. 1 each year.

Kunjapuri  Weather

In the Winter, Kunjapuri Weather is chilling & cold. Kunjapuri temperature varies between 0- 10 degrees with the north wind.

In the summer,  Kunjapuri weather is pleasant with ideal temperature, but in the monsoon,  from June to September, Kunjapuri weather is almost cloudy hardly enjoy the sunrise.

The  Kunjapuri sunrise point offers 180 degrees views of the greater Himalayas with the best trekking in Rishikesh with Neer waterfall, Rudra Waterfall, village culture & many more.

Ariel view-to the south direction, there is Rishikesh plus Haridwar &  to the west direction, there is the Doon valley. 

Barkot Village - Near Kunjapuri Temple
Barkot Village – Near Kunjapuri Temple

Is trekking difficult?

9 km long uphill trekking from Tapovan is so blissful and rejuvenated. Is trekking so difficult for Kunjapuri temple sunrise?

Yes, It is a 9 km Uphill trek that is difficult. But when you take a 12 km long downhill trek via Neer waterfall, I say it is an easy-level and entry-level one-day short trek in Rishikesh.

How To Reach Kunjapuri Temple Rishikesh

The temple is approx 30 km from Tapovan Rishikesh. So, it requires a 45 -60 minutes road trip from Rishikesh via Narendra Nagar and Ananda in the Himalayas to reach Kunjapuri Temple.

If you start from the Tapovan ( Rishikesh hotels )of Rishikesh, first reach Bhadarakali temple, So you reach the Gangotri Highway and drive through Narendra Nagar to reach Kunjapuri temple.

If you choose to reach by trek,?

Tapovan – Kunjapuri Trek Route Map is a 9 km long uphill trek via Rudra waterfall and Barkot village. Later you descend by taking a 12 km long downhill trek through  Pater village Dharkot village and Neer village and Neer waterfall to reach Tapovan of Rishikesh.

Badhera Viillge at Kunjapuri Temple
Badhera Viillge at Kunjapuri Temple

How Long is trekking from Rishikesh?

How to reach Kunjapuri temple from Rishikesh? Trekking from Rishikesh to Kunjapuri Temple Trekking for a sunrise view.

One Way Up by  Drive  & Downhill by Trek – It requires 6-7 hr to complete the visit 45 minutes motor drive and 3-4 hours downhill trek.

By Road Trip – If you choose to take only a road Journey then it requires only 4 hrs to visit and return to Rishikesh. Dehradun to Kunjapuri Temple distance is 65 km by road, Dehradun to Rishikesh then take Gangotri Highways via Narendra Nagar & Ananda in the Himalayas.

Places to visit in Rishikesh while Kunjapuri Trek

Photography of the Ganges from the Temple
Photography of the Ganges from the Temple

Nature  Photography

The Kunjapuri’s downhills trails offer lots of opportunities to capture nature including village culture and traditions, particularly when you pass through Badhera, Pater, and Barkot village, you experience something you have never experienced before.

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Himalaya Views from the Temple Kunjapuri
Himalaya Views from the Temple Kunjapuri

Himalayan Peaks -Gazing

    Peak gazing is one of the most divine experiences you can have there. It holds a stunning panorama of the snow-covered ranges of the Himalayas like Swargarohini, Gangotri, Banderpunch, and Chaukhamba and of the valley of the Bhagirathi like Rishikesh, Haridwar, and DoonValley.
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Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Yoga
Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Yoga & Meditation

Yoga Retreats & Meditation

    If you are yoga lovers and want to meditate in some extraordinary divine place in the presence of the Himalayas then Kunjapuri Temple is the best-suited place for you. The temple is Siddhapeetha, you feel there the vibrations of goddess Kunja Devi and in the background the mighty Himalayas.
The Festival Celebration at Temple
The Festival Celebration at Temple by visitors

Wedding Rituals & Navratra Festival

    Kunjapuri temple is the best-known place for weeding rituals and the Navaratra festival. The locals go to the temple for the marriage ceremony. So, if you visit during the wedding season you can experience Himalayan culture and traditions. Moreover, the Navaratra festival unlocks the deepest part of your heart.



Kunjapuri mountain sunrise trek

Kunjapuri Trek & Sunrise Hike

    Trekking in Rishikesh & Sunrise hiking is the best activity in Rishikesh and Kunjapuri Devi is the best spot to start your adventure activities in Rishikesh. The trek offers a vast variety of experiences including a sunrise view, village lifestyle, hidden trails, lesser-known birds, waterfall nearby, and of course unseen beauty of nature.
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Neer waterfall Trek from Kunjapuri Temple
Neer waterfall Trek from Kunjapuri Temple

Neer Waterfall Trek

    If you opt to chase the trails by foot from the Kunjapuri Temple, then get ready to witness the biggest waterfalls of Rishikesh that is the Neer Waterfall Trek. The waterfalls are divided into 3 tiers and the last tier is awesome, where you can swim and splash in the natural-made pond.
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Barkot Village at Kunjapuri Temple
Barkot Village at Kunjapuri Temple

Village Walk

    As you know, without knowing the village culture of Uttarakhand, the visit will be always incomplete, The village life transmits some frequency that can be experienced when you are truly feeling within. The Kunjapuri Trek gives you these opportunities to interact with locals to know more about it.
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Sunrise View form Kunjapuri Temple
Sunrise View from Kunjapuri Temple

Sunrise View & Sunset View

    Travelers admire by heart the sunrise and sunset view from the temple complex. If you are a nature enthusiast and love to experience something awesome then take a walk from Hindolakhal up to the temple through the pine trees forest that will be more adventurous.  The walk distance is about 5KM.
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Barkot Village – A Birding Guide To Rishikesh's Himalayas
Barkot Village – A Birding Guide To Rishikesh’s Himalayas

Birdwatching Walk

    The Kunjapuri Trail from Tapovan-Rishikesh is a paradise for birding. The trail goes up along the natural freshwater stream up to 3 km and during this birding trip you spot vast varieties of the Himalayan birds. Apart from this birding trail, the Barkot village is another hotspot for birding, and you can add this activity after sunrise view.

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Night Hiking-Rudra Waterfall & Mahadev Cave - Rishikesh
Night Hiking-Rudra Waterfall & Mahadev Cave – Rishikesh

Rudra Waterfall & Mahadev Cave

Rudra waterfall and Mahadev cave are the best part of Kunjapuri – Tapovan Trail, both are very close to each other in the valley river. The cave is famous among locals.

Some Fact About Temple

This temple is one of the Siddha Peeth out of 52, is located in Rishikesh Uttarakhand. There is a board display that this temple was built by the 197th Field Regiment (Kargil)  on the entrance gate of the temple.

There are more than 300 concrete stair steps to reach the top of the temple. The gate of the temple holds the statue of the lion with goddess Kunjapuri.

The Best Time To visit Kunjapuri

The best time to visit Kunjapuri Temple is Morning and Evening time for sunrise and sunset views. Also, the Navratra festival is unmissable to have a chance to be a part of the Hindu rituals and culture here. The opening time is 6 Am to 8 Pm.


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Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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