Kunjapuri Trek is the best one day trek in Rishikesh, offers Sunrise view, trek through villages, Forest & wonderful natural waterfall Neeghattu.
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Kunjapuri Trek - A day trek in Rishikesh is best option for sunrise view, Neerghattu Waterfall himalayan range snow capped peaks (SwargaRohini, Gangotri, Banderpunch and Chaukhamba) situated in Tihari district in Uttarakhand. Kunjapuri temple is dedicated for Goddess Durga, established by Jagatguru Sankracharaya. It is one of the Saktipeeth of Goddess durga among 52 Saktipeeth in India & Nepal. Tourist visit this place early in the morning for sunrise view, mediation & yoga. We can reach there by transport up to Kunjapuri main gate, after ascending 300 steps we reach to the temple.
After getting there in early morning see how sun comes from behind snow covered peaks, amazing view of sunrise along with mountains & valley, sit there for sometime for meditation & yoga, visit many years old Goddess temple.
We will start trek now which is quite descend up to Holy & Yoga city Rishikesh passes through many beautiful villages, forest, small water streams & agriculture. After exploring the villages & valley we will reach to natural waterfall Neer Ghattu, Enjoy here in waterfall & trek down to Rishikesh.
Kunjapuri Trek - A day trek in Rishikesh, can go around the year sunrise time is vary every season so need to confirm sunrise time else you can miss amazing sunrise view which is main attraction of this trek. we can see mountain view if weather is clear, mostly winter season view is clear.
Neerghattu waterfall en route of this trek, its natural waterfall flows around the year. water is less compare to monsoon season but its enough to enjoy. Visitor/Trekkers should carry towel & clothes to change here after taking bath.its steep downhill trek from Kunjapuri Temple approx distance 9-10 km, on the way we will see sources of this waterfall near Neer Village. after enjoying waterfall trek down 1.5 km to Roadhead from where by vehicle drive to Tapovan, Rishikesh. Trek takes 6-7 hours to complete but it depends upon your trekking speed & time spending in exploring nature.
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Region : Tihari District, Uttarakhand
Days required : 1 Day
Trek Grade : Easy
Altitude : 1976 m.(6480 ft.)
Best Time of Trek : Around the Year
Trekking distance : 10 kms.
Nearest Village : Narendrangar, Hindolkhal
Places around : Rishikesh, Haridwar, Chamba,New Tihari,
Motorable road : Up to Kunjapuri
Nearest Rail head : Rishikesh ( 22 kms)
Early Morning Drive to Kunjapuri Temple : 25 km drive
Early Morning Pick up from Rishikesh.
Drive to Kunjapuri Temple via Narendranagar.
300 step to reach Kunjapuri Temple.
Enjoy Sunrise view & Himalayan ranges peaks.
after Sunrise Trek down towards Neerhattu Waterfall : approx 7 km downhill trek takes 2to 2.5 Hours.
enjoy waterfall bath in Waterfall.
later trek town 1.5 km down to roadhead & drive for Rishikesh.
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