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“Probably avoid if you get car sick” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Neelkanth Mahadev

Neelkanth Mahadev
Ranked #6 of 51 things to do in Rishikesh
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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Probably avoid if you get car sick”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

If you suffer from motion sickness, you probably want to avoid the 20km drive to Neelkanth Mahadev. The curves on the road are relentless. Better options are to take the 13km walking trail, or if the trail is mended during your visit, bicycle up there! The temple itself is small, quaint and a bit spread out. The lingam itself is a tiny one which is said to have self-manifested on that location.

Visited November 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Shiva will rock you”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

The hike up to the Neelkanth temple with Situ and Suraj is simply epic! If you're Rishikesh look out for Situ in the Himalayan product shop in Laxhman Jhula and ask him to take you up to the temple on the top of the mountain, a truly magical "Indian" experience with all you can imagine and more!

Visited September 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Religious tourism, drive thru the woods”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

An important destination for the religious hindu, is a two hour drive from Rishikesh, public transport as shared taxi, bus or private taxis are means of travel, one can also trek thru the woods but need to be physically fit for the steep climb. For the non religious the view is good, facilities at the temple are basic, meals are available on payment at Dhabas..don't expect star accn/facilities. Be aware of touts and agents trying to fleece the innocent. One can actually drive to the entrance of the temple though dhaba owners will persuade you to park your vehicle 500-600 meters before the temple. All in all an OK experience.

Visited December 2012
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Noida, India
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“Holy place....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

It is a beautiful place. I had been there many times but now also I want to go there when I get a chance. :)

One should also go to see JhilMil Gufa which is situated 3KM from Neelkanth Temple.

Visited October 2013
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Greater Noida, India
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

The travel is wonderful. Though the taxis that you hire are in a bad condition, still you manage to reach and perform puja at Neelkanth Mahadev temple. View from the top is just marvelous.

Visited October 2013
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