Distance: 9 Km Grade: Moderate.
A great way to enjoy the surroundings is by taking a hike to the Kunjapuri temple from Rishikesh. Any fit person can opt for this 9km long uphill walk one way and return by car back to Rishikesh. It will take about 4-5 hours to reach the temple. If going uphill is hard for you then you can take a downhill trek by driving upto the temple and still enjoy the mountains and villages of Garhwal Himalayas.
It is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Kunjadevi, a local deity that commands high respect from local population. The temple is about 20-km drive from Rishikesh city and easily accessible by road as well. From the hill top where the temple is built you get a panoramic view of Indian Himalayan range with several prominent peaks like Chaukhamba and Sumeru visible.
What is included in the tour
- Trekking Guide
- Transportation from finishing point back to Rishikesh.
- Kunjapuri Temple
- Local Villages
- Water Fall
- Himalayan View