Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Tapovan

#2 of 24 in Things to do in Pauri Garhwal District
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Perched at 1,330 m (4,363 ft), Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple draws scores of devotees of Lord Shiva. Three valleys surround this colorful multi storey Hindu temple, set against the spectacular background of the Nar Narajan mountains. According to Samudra manthan, one of Hindu mythology's best-known episodes, Shiva's throat turned blue here after taking poison from the ocean. Explore the popular and significant complex featuring many sculptures depicting the story, as well as a natural spring in which devotees take a ritual bath. Drive 32 km (19 mi) from Rishikesh or take a cab from Ram Jhula Rishikesh. The place is well-connected with narrow roads but has limited parking. Use our Tapovan trip itinerary planning website to visit Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple on your trip to Tapovan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A beautyful ancient Shiva temple with lots of monkeys around. The morning trip from Rishikesh to the temple was beautiful.  more »
  • First time trip of my wifey and her brother and sister in law. Before entering Pauri Gharwal District there is a Rapid test taken by Doctor which is so innovative. I really thanks to their entire...  more »
  • Great place to visit. It is located at high altitude from the sea level. Enjoyed ghat drive to this place. We can enjoy the mountain waters coming in the sides of the ghat road. You can enjoy the spectacular landscapes here.
  • Temple are always nice place for peace of mind. it's people who make the environment. we are still developing and cleanliness is still priority one. Area is awesome and temple as well. Humans please co-operate and help it make best place. It's cold!
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