Neelkanth Mahadev Temple- Rishikesh to Neelkanth 

The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple–   Rishikesh to Neelkanth Distance 32 km and  From Lakshman Jhula, Tapovan, distance is 25 km.  Here, Shiva Temple is thriving in religious zeal.  Neelkanth Mandir sprawls at an elevation of 1330 meters from sea level and it is surrounded by the valleys Vishnukoot, Brahmakoot, and Manikoot Parvat. Rishikesh to Neelkanth can be reached easily by renting a scooter or sharing a jeep from Rishikesh.

Neelkanth Temple Rishikesh Timings 

Neelkanth Temple Rishikesh Timings – It remains open round the year from early morning until  08:PM. Thus, you can visit the temple any time during the day.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Rishikesh India
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Rishikesh India

Rishikesh to Neelkanth Distance

The Rishikesh to Neelkanth distance is approx  32 km from Rishikesh City and If calculate the distance from Lakshman Jhula to Neelkanth Temple, It will be 25 km via Garud Chatti, Phool Chatti, Tatta Pani, and  Kali Kund Waterfall. The Trekking route distance is  12 km behind Beatles Ashram that passes through dense forests of Rajaji National Park. 

Haridwar to Neelkanth Distance 

Haridwar To Neelkanth distance is approx 60  km from Chandi Chowk Haridwar via Rajaji National park is a bit longest route passes through the park but this epic road trip up to Neelkanth Shiv Mandir. 

Neelkantha Mahadev Temple- An Oldest Temple in Rishikesh
Neelkantha Mahadev Temple- An Oldest Temple in Rishikesh
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Mythology  Neel Kanth Mahadev 

  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple- When the Gods and Asurans started churning the ocean for the nectar of immortality along with the potion of immortality also they found other priceless items along with poison, which started causing a big loss to the common man by the outbreak of the poison.
  • Then all God requested to Shiva to drink and when Shiva drunk & the poison stuck in his throat & then, his throat becomes blue, since then Shiva known as Neelkanth Mahadev.Things to Know
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A Curvy & Twisted Road to Neelkanth Temple from Rishikesh
A Curvy & Twisted Road to Neelkanth Temple from Rishikesh

Rishikesh To Neelkanth Taxi Fare 

  • All kinds of transports are available from Rishikesh to Neeltanth taxi fare. From Lakshman Jhula, you can get a sharing vehicle (Jeep) for Neellkantha Temple at INR 200 / per person, with sharing jeep, it takes 1 hr / 25 km & vice versa. Due to the narrow and curvy road, you need to drive slowly & carefully.
  • The road to Neelkantha Temple is very narrow & curvy and it is not safe for the outsider to drive on the twisted road.
  • If you have a small child with you, then take the things to eat with you, because of the hilly road, many times may take longer time than expected and Neelkantha Temple is in the middle of the mountains in the village, so, there are so many food shops but not much gratification.
  • Before getting dark, you must try to get back to Rishikesh. There is a lot of crowd at Neelkantha Temple in the month of Savana.
  • Rishikesh to Neelkanth can be reached easily by renting a scooter or sharing a jeep from Rishikesh.
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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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