From Rishikesh, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is 32 kms. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva throat turned blue, after his poison emanated during the churning of ocean by Devas and Asuras. Had a pleasant stay at Shiv Shakti Hostel, run by Nitin Agarwal. This is behind the Lakshman Jhula. Walk across the bridge and you find this place. This area has lots of foreigners who have come here for yoga, meditation etc.