Kunjapuri Temple: The Best Sunrise Point in Rishikesh

Kunjapuri Temple is an immensely important temple for Hindus. Kunjapuri Temple Height is 1676 meters from sea level, It is one of the 52 Shaktipeeths in Uttarakhand. The chest of the goddess Sati is said to have fallen here, making it a very holy site. In addition, It offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and peaks such as Swarga Rohini, Gangotri, Banderpunch, and Chaukhamba.

Kunjapuri Temple in Rishikesh

This temple is a popular destination for pilgrims from all over. During the Navratri and Dussehra festivals, the temple holds grand celebrations. It is one of three Siddha Peeths, temples that are considered to be incredibly holy sites. The three temples, Kunjapuri Temple Rishikesh, Surkanda Devi, and Chandrabadni, form a triangle in the Tehri Garhwal district.

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Kujapuri Temple
Kunjapuri Temple

Kunjapuri Temple Rishikesh

There are 316 steps to reach the main shrine from the road. The temple is situated at top of a hill, surrounded by a beautiful temple complex. Rishikesh to Kunjapuri temple distance is about 30 km by road and takes 1 hour to reach there. Continuing towards Gangotri, around 15 kilometers from Narendra Nagar, the road bifurcates at Hindola Khal, leading to the temple, which is 5 kilometers further on

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Yoga at Kunjapuri Temple
Yoga at Kunjapuri Temple

Things to do at Temple Place


It is an excellent place to practice yoga. Yoga provides countless benefits for our physical fitness, mental well-being, and emotional stability.

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Kunjapuri Sunrise Trek Rishikesh
Kunjapuri Sunrise Trek Rishikesh

Sunrise View

The best-known Sunrise point in Rishikesh.  is one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunrise in all of the Himalayan foothills. The temple that is located here is incredibly peaceful and spiritual. The experience of watching the sunrise over the mountains from Kunjapuri is an unforgettable one.

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Kunjapuri Mountain Sunrise VIew Trek Rishikesh
Kunjapuri Mountain Sunrise VIew Trek Rishikesh


Trek: It is situated at a height of 1676 meters and provides excellent views of the Himalayan mountains to the north and Rishikesh, Haridwar, and the Doon valley to the south. The temple trek is especially popular for trekking in Rishikesh.

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Kunjapuri Temple The Aura of the Sunset
Kunjapuri Temple The Aura of the Sunset

Sunset View

It is one of the many beautiful places to see the sunset in Rishikesh. It offers a stunning view of the city from atop one of its hills.

How To Reach There

The Temple is located 30 km from Rishikesh and 15 km from Narendra Nagar. To reach the temple, you can take a taxi from Rishikesh or from Narendra Nagar. The nearest railway station is Yoga Nagari Rishikesh and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Dehradun.


It is believed that Lord Shiva meditated at this place before the Kailash Manas Kumbh. There are many stories associated with it. Visit the temple while visiting Gangotri. It is one of the most popular temples in Uttarakhand.


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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