• India
  • Uttarakhand
  • Rishikesh
  • -14.6C-31.7C
  • 1745 FT
  • Hindi,Kumaoni
  • Sept to May
  • Rishikesh
  • Jolly Grant Airport
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  • Nitin did a superb job of organizing a fabulous family holiday for seven of us to celebrate special birthdays in April 2016. He paid amazing attention to detail especially as one of our group uses a wheelchair. Nitin was quick to respond to our original inquiry and quick to understand the type of holiday.

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  • Arun was our point of contact and we feel he did an outstanding, superb, wonderful job. My wife and I have made several trips with mixed experiences and were a little concerned about going on a fifteen days Himachal trip on our own. But we have to give Arun major props!!! All our transfers, tours and connections went exactly as scheduled

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Neelkanth Mahadev Rishikesh

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Nilkanth (Lord Shiva). The temple is situated at a height of 1330 meters and is located about 32 km from Rishikesh in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India.

The temple is one of the most revered holy shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage site. It is surrounded by dense forests and is adjacent to the mountain ranges of Nar-Narayan. It is enveloped between the valleys of Manikoot, Brahmakoot and Vishnukoot and is located at the confluence of the rivers Pankaja and Madhumati.

The Temple

The sikhara of the temple is adorned with sculptures of various Devas and Asuras depicting the Samudramanthan. Neelkanth Mahadev in the form of Shivalinga is the presiding deity of the temple. The temple complex also has a natural spring where devotees usually take a holy bath before entering the premises of surrounded by dense forests

Festivals

Maha Shivaratri is the most prominent festival celebrated in the temple and lots of devotees flock to the temple during the festival. The devotees who pay a visit to Neelkanth Mahadev make an offering of Bael leaves, coconut, flowers, milk, honey, fruits and water to the Lord Shiva. The temple observes two fairs that are held annually on the occasions of Maha Shivratri (Feb-Mar) and Shivratri of Shraavana (month of Hindu calendar) (July-Aug) during which the devotees (Kawarias) trek from Haridwar to Neelkanth Mahadev Temple.

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