Test Your Endurance on 4 Best Trekking in Rishikesh

My experience nominates the  4 best trekking in Rishikesh and they’ll deliver you 4 different experiences. For me, Kunjapuri trek is epic because of the scenery. Some are fun-filled adventures because of family kinds and the endurance needed to reach the endpoint. For some, it’s all about the destination but for others, it’s the journey to add more life to life.

Rishikesh Trekking Places are; 1- Kunjapuri Trek 2- Patna Waterfall Trek 3- Neelkanth Trek 4-Neer Waterfall Trek. These Rishikesh trekking routes are the best for the type of tourists.

The Kunjapuri Devi Temple Trekking

This temple is perched on top of a mountain offers beautiful views of the Himalayan mountains. It is located 30 km from Lakshman Jhula by surface.  You can reach there by trekking or renting a scooter or taking a taxi.

You have to go to the top by climbing a staircase of more than 313 steps (we counted them, but they seemed more!).  Once you reach the top then you can relax in the temple. 

Here you can have lunch in the temple cafe. If you have good legs then you can choose to come up here by taxi and then get down to Rishikesh on foot. It offers a nice demanding 9  km trekking up to Rishikesh through the Neer Garh Waterfalls.

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Kunjapuri Sunrise Trek Rishikesh
Kunjapuri Sunrise Trek Rishikesh

Neer Gaddu Waterfalls Trekking 

If you are looking for a nice walk to warm up your muscles, we recommend short trekking to the Neer Gaddu Waterfalls, a multi-level waterfall just a few kilometers from Rishikesh.

Suitable for everyone and not too tiring, this little trip out of town will only take half a day away.  You also can do the whole walk from Lakshman Jhula Bridge are about 2 km until the official entrance of the path uphill to the top of the waterfalls (all on main roads not too pleasant to travel except for some nice views of the Ganges of the upper).

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Neer waterfall Trek from Kunjapuri Temple
Neer waterfall Trek from Kunjapuri Temple

Patna Waterfalls Trekking

It is a majestic waterfall and reachable with a nice walk of about 5 kilometers (plus another 5 on the way back) from Lakshman Jhula Bridge. From the bridge follow the road that runs along the Ganges on the right bank, You keep walking in the opposite direction to the current.

  You continue on this scenic road. The road is quiet and not too busy for about 4 km, across the road you will see a path that climbs steeply upwards.

There are written directions, but trekking this path you will arrive after about 2 km to the Patna waterfall. 

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Patna Waterfall Phool Chatti Rishikesh Uttarakhand
Patna Waterfall Phool Chatti Rishikesh Uttarakhand

Neelkanth Mahadev Trekking

The Temple is dedicated to Shiva. From the temple, you will see from afar stand out on a nearby peak the Laxmi Devi Temple, on the way back if you have time you can reach it (they are not even 2 km) to enjoy the peace of the temple (less frequented Neelkanth) and the beautiful view that offers this peak.

You can go to Neelkanth Mahadev by moped or by private taxi. It is 30 km from Rishikesh on dusty mountain roads. Even in this case,  the place is well marked on Google Maps.

Your road will begin that takes you to the Patna Waterfalls described above. You start from Lakshman Jhula, holding the Ganges on the left and going against the current.

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Neelkantha Mahadev Temple- An Oldest Temple in Rishikesh
Neelkantha Mahadev Temple- An Oldest Temple in 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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