Being architecturally magnificent, Neelkanth Mahadev temple has a grand entrance door where the various events of Samudra Manthan between the Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) had been beautifully sculpted. The entire story has been depicted on the walls of the temple.
The trekking foot path to the temple from Rishikesh which is almost 12-13 KM and about 2.30 hours is drive route from Rishikesh, avoid the late evening and night drive of Neelkanth Mahadev temple as the road up hill is quite challenging and the temple closing time is 8:00 PM.
This temple is located at a distance of 32 kilometres from Rishikesh. The nearest railways station is Rishikesh and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.
Neelkanth Mahadev temple open at 05:00 AM to 08:00 PM