Neelkanth Tourist Circuit (approx. Time: 2 Days)
Last Updated:08 May 2009
One of the most common tourist circuits is the Neelkanth Tourist Circuit, which covers three holy places — Hardwar, Rishikesh and Neelkanth. Haridwar is the first stop. A dip in the Ganga at Har Ki Pauri is of immense significance for the Hindus. It is here at Har Ki Pauri that Lord Vishnu left his footprint on a rock. Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi are two well known temples in Haridwar.
Rishikesh is the next destination of the Neelkanth Tourist Circuit. Rishikesh is 25 km from Haridwar. Ram and Laxman Jhula are two important points of attractions in Rishikesh.
Bharat Mandir near Triveni Ghat is a popular temple in Rishikesh. The last leg of the circuit is Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Neelkanth Mahadev is 32 km from Rishikesh. According to the mythology, when the ocean was being churned for 'amrit' (Potion for immortality), first venom oozed out. Lord Shiva drank the venom at a place which is now called Nilkanth Mahadeo.
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