Temples in Rishikesh for a Spiritual Getaway

Temples in Rishikesh

Apart from the adventure activities what truly makes Rishikesh a famous tourist city is its high concentration of temples and yoga schools. There are numerous temples in Rishikesh, some old some new, (Read More) some big some small with each having its own distinct flavour. Below we compiled a list of some of the most prominent temples in Rishikesh.

Here is the list of 11 Temples in Rishikesh for a Spiritual Getaway

1. Shree Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Shree Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is one of the most revered Hindu sites dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located in the Pauri Garhwal region, the temple is around 7km from Swarg Ashram. According to the legends, it is here that Lord Shiva drank the poison churned out from the sea after the legendary 'Amrit Manthan'. The act turned his throat blue, and hence the temple derives its name Neelkanth Mahadev.

Address: 38JR+C6G, Kotdwar - Pauri Rd, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand 246149
Hours: 9 am–5 pm

2. Trayambakeshwar Temple

Trayambakeshwar Temple

Also known as Tera Manzil temple, Triambakeshwar is a 13-storied temple standing on the banks of River Ganga. The principal deity here is Lord Shiva. Triambakeshwar Temple is one of the most iconic temples in Rishikesh which is visible from Lakshman Jhula. Popular for its striking architecture, the temple also offers panoramic landscape view from the top of its 13th floor.

Address: 48GJ+H9X Shiv chowk, near trimbakeshwar temple, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302
Hours: 9 am–9 pm

3. Shri Bharat Mandir

Shri Bharat Mandir
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Founded by Adiguru Shankaracharya in the 12th century, Bharat Mandir houses Lord Vishnu carved out of a single piece of Saligram. The inner canopy of the temple contains Shree Yanthra. The architecture and interiors of this temple in Rishikesh have been detailed in the ancient record of Kearkhand. The present structure was reconstructed on the ruins of the original temple destroyed by Tamur.

Address: 9, Ghat Rd, Mayakund, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201
Hours: 5–11 am, 1–9 pm

4. Kunjapuri Devi Temple

Kunjapuri Devi Temple

Kunjapuri Temple in Rishikesh is devoted to Goddess Sati, first wife of Shiva and an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. It is one of the Shakti Peeths as it is believed that a body part of Sati fell at this place when Lord Shiva travelled throughout the universe with her corpse.

Address: 58F7+JPP, Adali, Uttarakhand 249175
Hours: 6:15 am–7:15 pm

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5. Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple

Located at Triveni Ghat, where the famous Ganga Aarti takes place every evening, Raghunath Temple in Rishikesh is considered one of the most sacred places for Hindus. The primary deities at Raghunath Temple are Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. Rishikund, a holy pond, is also located nearby this temple.

Address: Triveni Ghat Rishikesh, Mayakund, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201

6. Hanuman Mandir

Hanuman Mandir

Hanuman Mandir is considered to be one of the more popular temples in Rishikesh. Tuesdays are an important and usually a very busy day at the Hanuman Mandir here as there are many rituals taking place here. The Ganga Aarti happening here is a major highlight as well.

Address: 473X+RJW, Mayakund, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201
Hours: 5 am–6 pm

7. Shatrughana Temple

Shatrughana Temple

Shatrughana Temple in Rishikesh, dedicated to Lord Shatrughana, one of the brothers of Lord Rama, is a serene and spiritually significant site. Located on the banks of the holy Ganges, the temple offers devotees a tranquil place for worship and reflection amidst the scenic beauty of Rishikesh. This ancient temple is located near Ram Jhula.

Address: 48F6+6CQ, Shatrughan Temple Muni-Ki-Reti, Shivananda Nagar,Tehri Gharwal, Rishikesh, Uttara, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192
Hours: 6 am–7:30 pm

8. Bhootnath Temple

Bhootnath Temple

This isolated temple in Rishikesh is surrounded on three sides by the Rajaji National Park and the city of Rishikesh along the Ganga river on the other. Expect to see spectacular views from the top of the temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva as he was known to have taken rest here en route his marriage procession to Goddess Sita.

Address: 4889+J6Q, Swargashram Rd, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304
Hours: 7 am–6 pm

9. Lakshman Temple

Lakshman Temple

The Lakshman Temple in Rishikesh takes its roots from the Ramayana. It is believed that Lakshmana and Rama attained enlightenment here. The jute bridge which is now called the Lakshmana Jhoola is believed to have been constructed by Rama and Lakshmana. Make sure to take a look at the ancient sculptures and paintings that adorn this temple.

Address: 48GG+MHW, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192
Hours: 6 am–6 pm

10. Swarg Mandir

Swarg Mandir

Located in the Swarg Ahram Rishikesh, this temple is a 3-storeyed structure located along the River Gana and gives fantastic views of the Rishikesh valley. A popular tourist spot for foreign visitors, the traditional element of the temple gives people a sense of peace and serenity.

11. Parmarth Niketan

Parmarth Niketan

Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh's largest ashram with over 1000 rooms, offers a clean, pure, and religious atmosphere as well as extensive, beautiful grounds to thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. everyday yoga, specialising in Vinyasa yoga, general Hatha yoga, and yoga Nidra, is part of the everyday activities at Parmarth Niketan.

Address: Near, Main Market Road, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304
Hours: 9 am–8 pm

The presence of so many important temples in Rishikesh into a holy city. Various Yoga and meditation schools are also set up here, and thus the city provides a holistic spiritual experience to tourists who come here. It is also known as the Yoga Capital of India.

This post was published by Shubham Jain

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