About Neelkanth Mahadev Temple:-
Rishikesh is also famous for Neelkantha Mahadev Temple. Mahadev Temple is a sacred and famous temple located at 32 km from Rishikesh. Scenically situated on a hill at a height of 1330 metres, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a one of the most popular temples of Lord Shiva. A famous pilgrimage near Rishikesh, the temple lies above Swargashram adjacent to Narayan mountain range.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple in Rishikesh:-
The temple is surrounded by three valleys namely Manikoot, Brahmakoot and Vishnukoot which makes it a religious place at the confluence of two perennial rivers Pankaja and Madhumati.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Mythology:-
As per mythology, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a holy place where Lord Shiva consumed the poison originated from ocean (Samudra Manthan) and placed in his throat. This makes Lord Shiva’s throat blue in colour and named Neelkanth. This Mahadev Temple is best place for Lord Shiva devotees and people from far away places visit this sacred place round the year.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Trek From Rishikesh:-
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is surrounded by dense forest and situated above a hill. Apart from devotees, trekkers also loves to reach the temple via 22 km trek from Ram Jhula.
How To Reach Neelkanth Mahadev Temple:-
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is located at 32 kms from Rishikesh and well connected by road. One can reach at the temple by hiring taxi. Nearest railway station to reach Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is Rishikesh railway station (32 kms) and airport at Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (49 kms).