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Kunjapuri Trekking

Unlock the beauty of the Himalayas with a trek to Kunjapuri

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Kunjapuri Trekking highlights

  • Kunjapuri trek level: Moderate
  • Kunjapuri trek duration: 7 to 8 hours in a day
  • Kunjapuri trek distance: 12 KM
  • Sunrise Time: 5:30 AM
  • Sunset Time: 6:00 PM
  • Maximum altitude: 1645 meters
  • Timing: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM approx.

Kunjapuri Trekking overview

At 1645 metres above sea level, Kunjapuri offers breathtaking view of Rishikesh, Haridwar, and the Doon valley to the south, as well as the northern Himalayan ranges. The Kunjapuri Temple Trek is one of the most well-known treks in Rishikesh.

The finest one-day trek in Rishikesh is the Kunjapuri Trek, which provides a sunrise view, a trek through villages and forest as well as the magnificent NeeRghattu waterfall. situated in the Uttarakhand state's Tehri district. The Goddess Durga temple at Kunjapuri was built by Jagatguru Sankracharaya.

One of the 52 Saktipeeth in India and Nepal that are dedicated to Goddess Durga, it is. See how the light emerges from behind snow-covered peaks after arriving there early in the morning; incredible Visit a centuries-old Goddess temple while doing the Kujapuri Trek, a day climb in Rishikesh that offers views of the dawn over the mountains and valleys.

Ideal season to visit Kunjapuri Temple in Rishikesh

All year long, this route is accessible. The views on this journey are spectacular on a clear day, and you may take in the alluring sights of snow-covered mountains and the dawn. Try to stay away from trekking while it's raining a lot and in January, when winter is at its most intense.

Trek highlight

  • This 8-hour excursion from Rishikesh to the stunning Kunjapuri will be the ideal getaway if you enjoy lengthy climbs, clean mountain air, and the adrenaline rush that comes with high ascents. Enjoy a leisurely and beautiful hike  to one of India's most respected and beautiful temples .
  • To reach the historic Kunjapuri temple, you must first climb 300 stairs from there. Although the journey may be difficult, it is definitely worth it since you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range and the dawn.
  • Enjoy the Himalayan range's snow-capped peaks as you ascend and catch a spectacular dawn vista from the summit.
  • Trek through lovely towns, woodlands, little streams, and agricultural regions before stopping at the Neer Ghattu Waterfall.
  • Before beginning your descent back to Rishikesh, pay your respects at the temple at the summit and savour a delectable local breakfast at a cafe. Take the opportunity to stroll through charming little towns on the way home, and be sure to take pictures of the stunning Neer Ghattu Waterfall.

How to Reach

It is a 9 kilometre uphill journey via the villages of Barkot and Rudra passes through Tapovan and Kunjapuri. To reach Tapovan in Rishikesh, you must first travel 12 kilometres downhill via the villages of Pater, Dharkot, Neer, and Neer Waterfall.

Places to visit

Photography :
To explore the well-known downhill nature routes that lead to mountainside settlements, people come from far of the places.You can witness and capture a lot of the natural world as well as Himalayan culture and history when you visit Badhera or Barkot Village.

Himalayan peak gazing :
When your eyes are fixed on the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas and their valleys, peak gazing is a wonderful experience. Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Doon Valley are all stretched out in front of you like eye candy, along with Gangotri, Banderpunch, Swargarohini, and Chaukhamba.

Neer Waterfall :
If you want to follow the trek on foot from Kunjapuri Temple, then be prepared to see the Neer Waterfall Trek, which is one of Rishikesh's largest waterfalls. The waterfalls are separated into three parts, with the last part being magnificent since it has a pool that has been created naturally.

Village Life :
Without understanding Uttarakhand's rural culture, a visit would always be lacking. The journey also provides you with the chance to speak with locals to learn more about them and their way of life.

Sunrise and Sunset view :
The sunrise and sunset views from the complex of temples are something that tourists adore. Take a more challenging hike through the pine forest from Hindolakhal up to the temple if you enjoy the outdoors and want to experience something amazing. The distance is around 5 miles to walk.

Essential information for Kunjapuri Trekking in Rishikesh

  • Wear comfortable clothes , t-shirts and track pants are preferred.
  • Carry water for drinking and few eatables
  • Rubber soled shoes would be the best for walking miles in a hilly region.
  • Trek level- moderate
  • Total distance-12 kms.
  • Time duration- 7 to 8 hours
  • Maximum altitude -1645 meters .
  • Sunrise time- 5:30am
  • Sunset time- 6:00pm
  • Temple opening time- 6:00am
  • Temple closing time-6:00pm

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