Neelkanth Mahadev Trek Rishikesh

Neelkanth Mahadev Trek Rishikesh

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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

What will you experience


Kali Kund & Patna Waterfall


Best & Experienced Trek Leader


Visit Shiva Temple - 12 KM Trek


Best Fitness Required


Wildlife Animals to Encounter

About the Activity

Start LocationLaxman Jhula or Tapovan, Rishikesh
Trek Distance12 KM (One Way)
Start TimeEveryday @ 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Return Time05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Max. AltitudeUpto 1330 Metres

About Rishikesh:

  • City of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, amid the foothills of the Himalayas, on the banks of the Ganges River. A sacred river flows through a city known as a yoga and meditation mecca.
  • Rishikesh is home to a variety of cultural and religious landmarks, such as the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, a Hindu shrine to the god Shiva, and the Lakshman Jhula, a suspension bridge over the Ganges.

About the Neelkanth Mahadev Trek Rishikesh:

  • Begin your journey from Tapovan towards Rajaji National Park, situated approximately 25 kilometres away. Enjoy the scenic drive through winding roads amidst lush greenery, with occasional glimpses of the Ganges River flowing alongside.
  • Arrive at Rajaji National Park by around 9:00 AM, the perfect time to explore its diverse flora and fauna. Take a safari through the park, spotting majestic elephants, elusive tigers, and a myriad of bird species in their natural habitat.
  • After immersing yourself in the beauty of Rajaji National Park, embark on the trek to Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, located within the park premises. The trek offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, providing ample opportunities for photography and moments of serenity.
  • Start the trek around 10:30 AM, ensuring you have sufficient time to leisurely ascend to the temple without rushing. The trail is moderately challenging, with well-marked paths and occasional resting spots to catch your breath and absorb the stunning vistas.
  • Reach Neelkanth Mahadev Temple by noon, where you can marvel at its architectural grandeur and soak in the spiritual ambience. Take some time to explore the temple complex, offering prayers and embracing the tranquil atmosphere.
  • Enjoy a packed lunch amidst the serene surroundings, replenishing your energy for the descent back to Rajaji National Park.
  • Complete your trek and return to Rajaji National Park by 4:30 PM, concluding your adventurous day filled with nature's wonders. Reflect on the memorable experiences as you drive back to Tapovan, cherishing the beauty of the journey etched in your memory forever.

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Know before you book

  • A valid picture ID issued by a government agency is needed upon check-in.
  • In the event of calamities, management has the right to make modifications to the increase.
  • You should be checked up by a doctor before setting out on the excursion. Take any medications you may need, along with a first aid kit, on the trail with you.
  • If you want to have a safe hike, pay attention to the guides and teachers.
  • The rules set out by the State Government must be followed. Keep your distance from other people. It's best to wear masks and wash your hands often.
  • It is strongly advised that you engage a professional guide or guide to ensure your safety and provide you with the extra attention you need on your tour.
  • It's possible that the campsite won't have a centralized charging station for mobile devices.
  • Meals not included in the menu, incidental expenses, and so forth are not covered.
  • Hikers should pack lots of warm clothes and sturdy shoes for the journey to Rishikesh.
  • Children less than ten years old should not do the climb.
  • Skilled mountaineering guides' services are not provided.

Things to Carry

  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Comfortable Footwear
  • Backpack
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • UA Voucher

Frequently Asked Quetions

Why is the Neelkanth Mahadev Trek so popular?

The Neelkanth Mahadev hike is well-known for several different factors. You'll have incredible vistas of the Himalayas, for starters. The path goes through several different ecosystems, from woods to meadows to glaciers. Second, the difficulty of the hike is just right.

Who is Neelkanth Mahadev?

The Hindu deity Neelkanth Mahadev drank the poison that emerged from the ocean as gods and demons churned it seeking the elixir of immortality. As a result, his throat became blue, earning him the moniker "blue-throated" Neelkanth.

How challenging this Trek is?

The Neelkanth Mahadev trek is a manageable hike that travellers of varying fitness levels may do. However, being in decent physical shape and ready for the altitude are prerequisites.

What time of year is best for this trek?

The months of March through May and September through November are ideal for hiking the Neelkanth Mahadev Trail. The views are magnificent, and the temperature is moderate.

What are the top activities that we must accomplish while here?

Hiking to Chandrashila Peak, camping out in the highlands, and seeing the Neelkanth Temple are just a few of the highlights of the Neelkanth Mahadev journey.

How dangerous is the Neelkanth Mahadev Trek?

There are several potential dangers on the Neelkanth Mahadev trip, such as altitude sickness, injury, weather-related mishaps, and so on.

What safety measures should be taken on the Trek?

Prepare for the Neelkanth Mahadev journey by doing things like getting in shape, getting checked out by a doctor, packing all the gear you'll need, hiring a guide, etc.

What should I pack for this Trek?

Essential gear for the Neelkanth Mahadev walk includes sturdy footwear, trekking poles, a backpack, a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat, and plenty of water.