Kunjapuri Devi Temple - Half day trip (Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendra Nagar)

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17th Sep 2017

Kunjapuri Devi Mandir 

Photo of Kunjapuri Devi Temple - Half day trip (Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendra Nagar) by Nishant Sharma

20 km ride to Narendra Nagar took us around 40 mins. Kunjapuri temple took 10 km & 20 mins more.(Time of reaching 5:15 a.m.)

Photo of Narendra Nagar, Uttarakhand, India by Nishant Sharma

We started from Haridwar at 3:05 a.m. in the morning and thanks to no traffic we reached Rishikesh in an hour. From Rishikesh we took the bypass road towards Badrinath route instead of going inside the city.

This is when the real mountains starts and the ride gets tough, but thanks to the well maintained road, except for the literally U-Shaped turns & a total black out, we didn't find it much difficult to ride. Although there is no denying in the fact that the route looks pretty scary in darkness so don't halt anywhere before reaching Narendra Nagar.

The temple has stairs, 312 to be precise, so a little bit morning warm-up after a long drive was waiting for us.

Once up at the temple, we had to wait around two hours along with other tourists for full sunrise as it was pretty cloudy but the wait was worth every single second as the temple.

Photo of kunjapuri temple moun, Maun, Uttarakhand, India by Nishant Sharma
Photo of kunjapuri temple moun, Maun, Uttarakhand, India by Nishant Sharma
Photo of kunjapuri temple moun, Maun, Uttarakhand, India by Nishant Sharma

Wait for the sunrise

Photo of kunjapuri temple moun, Maun, Uttarakhand, India by Nishant Sharma

There is a small shop up in the temple premises which provides nice tea and other snacks.

Maggie point (There has to be one in every mountain )

Photo of Kunjapuri Devi Temple - Half day trip (Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendra Nagar) by Nishant Sharma

Once we offered prayer at Mata Kunjapuri Devi it was then a 360 degree panoramic view waiting for us to get lost in its scenery

Photo of Kunjapuri Devi Temple - Half day trip (Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendra Nagar) by Nishant Sharma

Although we could not get a perfect sunrise view due to clouds but even then Himalyan range and its lush green mountains were nothing short of a beautiful view!

Bird eye view of Rishikesh as seen from Kunjapuri Temple 

Photo of Kunjapuri Devi Temple - Half day trip (Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendra Nagar) by Nishant Sharma

Nothing short of a magical view

Photo of Kunjapuri Devi Temple - Half day trip (Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendra Nagar) by Nishant Sharma

Layer of Himalyan range

Photo of Kunjapuri Devi Temple - Half day trip (Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendra Nagar) by Nishant Sharma

Knocking on heaven's 

Photo of Kunjapuri Devi Temple - Half day trip (Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendra Nagar) by Nishant Sharma

The route to Kunjapuri via Narendra Nagar

Photo of Kunjapuri Devi Temple - Half day trip (Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendra Nagar) by Nishant Sharma
Photo of Kunjapuri Devi Temple - Half day trip (Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendra Nagar) by Nishant Sharma

Things to remember :

1. Carry some warm clothes as its pretty chilly up in the mountains even during summers.

2. From Rishikesh to Narendra there is no petrol pump.

3. Do not go by own vehicle unless you are used to of mountain driving.

4. It's an hour drive from Rishikesh to Kunjapuri Devi

Day 1

#Scenic #Beautiful #Breathtaking #Peaceful

Looking for a short break near by Rishikesh region, then this trip will not only provide you one but will also be a enlightening & spiritual experience.

Kunjapuri Devi Temple is one of the 52 Shakti Peeth known to have been laid by Jagatguru Shankaracharya. Besides its mythological significance it's also known for its breathtaking sunrise view.

Photo of Kunjapuri Devi Mandir, Adali, Uttarakhand, India by Nishant Sharma
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