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About Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Trek
Kunjapuri temple is one of the most spiritually significant places in Rishikesh that is dedicated to a famous Hindu goddess. This Kunjapuri temple sunrise trek will take you on a morning trek to the famous temple.
- If you are looking for something more exciting this weekend then head out for this one of kind sunrise trekking in Rishikesh.
- Start your trip after getting picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle and reach the tour locality and start trekking uphill to experience the amazing sunrise.
- Climb 250 steps to reach the temple and enjoy the glorious sunrise.
- Walk five miles (8 km) down the mountain and experience local life along the route while enjoying sweeping views of the distant Himalayan mountains and the Ganga River.
- You can also take a bath at the Neer Gaddu waterfall after the hike.
- We have expert guides with us to guide you along the way. The guides know the place inside out and will tell you interesting stories and facts about the place.
Start Point: Your Hotel at Rishikesh
End Point: Your Hotel at Rishikesh
Start Time: 4 AM
End Time: 11 AM
- Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour
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Rated : 5.0
A really nice trek, starts by driving up to the Kanjapuri temple to see the sunrise, then you trek downhill along beautiful views, little hilltop houses, and near the end there is a beautiful waterfall, too! I would highly recommend doing it, really worth it and it’s also a workout! ????
You can visit Kunjapuri Temple all year through, except January. This month, the weather is too chilly and you may not get adapted to the temperature, so it is better to avoid trekking here during winters.
The sunrise trekking in Kunjapuri Temple is usually a 6-hour long journey which includes picking up and dropping off from the hotel at Rishikesh. The temple is located about 25 kilometres from Rishikesh.
You can go to Kunjapuri Temple from Rishikesh, which involves a 25-kilometre journey by any sort of car. If you are staying in Narendra Nagar, the temple is just 8 km away. The nearest Railway Station to the temple is Rishikesh Railway Station and the airport is Jolly Grant, Airport at Dehradun which is 39 km away from the temple.
You can go to Kunjapuri Temple from Rishikesh by an air-conditioned vehicle if you choose Thrillophilia for your trekking partner. The temple is situated 25 km away from Rishikesh. You will be picked up and dropped off from your hotel at Rishikesh.
It is famous because:
The sunrise trek to Kunjapuri Temple is famous for the temple itself mainly. It is one of the 52 Shaktipeeth. It is believed that the chest of burnt Goddess Sati has fallen at this place, which made this place so holy and auspicious.
The splendid view of the sunrise from the temple at the hilltop is so energetic and peaceful, that you will feel it worth the trek. The view of Himalayan mountains and the Ganga river all over the route is worth cherishing. The Neer Gaddu waterfall acts as a refreshment after the hike as you can take a bath there if you want.
The duration of Kunjapuri Temple sunrise trek is about a maximum of 6 hours. Your journey will start between 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. and will end at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The maximum altitude of Kunjapuri Temple is 1,645 metres. The hilltop lends a mesmerizing view of the Himalayan peaks in North and Doon Valley, Rishikesh and Haridwar in South.
For Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Trekking, you should pack some of the basic stuff that you may require often. Also, you should pack in an organized way, so that you don't have to waste your time searching for it while trekking. So, the following items you must carry are:
Sunglasses - to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun and to prevent headaches.
Caps or hats - it is always advisable to wear a cap or hat so that the rays of the sun rays do not fall upon your face. It provides a shed.
Comfortable clothes - you can always enjoy wholeheartedly if you are in your comfy mode! Wear cotton half sleeve or full sleeve tees which fits loose on your body, as you may sweat a lot. You can wear track pants of cotton too.
Footwear - is one of the crucial things to consider while trekking. You should wear good sports shoes from a renowned brand to avoid getting any trouble while trekking. Also, buy shoes which fit you perfectly, otherwise, you may suffer from pain in your legs.
Soft Towels - since its a long trek, you may sweat a lot, so it is better to carry a soft towel so that you can wipe yourself at regular intervals.
Camera - you will never forget that for sure! Such scenic views are there that you will feel very enthusiastic to capture them.
Medicine and first-aid Kit - it is very important to carry the basic medicines which you have daily. Patients who have breathing problems, due to high altitude or have asthma, they must carry inhalers. A mini first-aid box must be carried so that if anybody gets a cut or something of that sort, medication can be done. Pain relievers are quite essential if someone gets sprain or any other kind of pain.
Wind-cheater, scarf, and sweater - it is necessary to carry this stuff as in Rishikesh, the mornings are quite chilly during December.
Backpack - you need to carry a backpack of appropriate size so that all the above-mentioned stuff can be accommodated properly. Rucksacks are not needed as it will put a lot of load over your shoulders.
If you choose, the Kunjapuri Temple sunrise trekking route is as follows:
You will be picked up from your hotel at Rishikesh and reach the tour locality.
You will start trekking uphill and reach the footstep of the temple.
You need to climb 250 stairs to reach the doorstep of the temple at the hilltop to get the view of the sunrise. Then after visiting the temple and enjoying the view, you will 8 km downhill and enjoy the local life and the Neer Gaddu Waterfall. Then after your trekking gets complete, you will be picked up and dropped off to your hotel at Rishikesh.
The difficulty level of Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise trekking is quite low. The terrain is not rough, it is mostly plain. The climbing of 250 stairs may become hectic, but not so much to worry about.
The weather in Kunjapuri Temple is like Rishikesh only. It is moderate in temperature from July to November, hot from March to April and chilly during December and January.
The minimum age for all type of trekking is 12 years, so it applies to Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Trekking. But below 18 years, they should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The highlights of the sunrise trek to Kunjapuri Temple are:
The exotic view before sunrise while trekking uphill is splendid. It is a very peaceful and energetic view.
The climbing of 250 steps to reach the temple to view the amazing sunrise from there is a different feeling. It cannot be expressed in words.
The experience of cherishing your moments with the local people while you walk through the downhill and see their lifestyle. Also, the view of distant Himalayan mountains and the Ganga River is worth the trek. There is a waterfall, named Neer Gaddu. You can dip your foot and hands, or you can take a bath there too if you want!
Yes, the transportation to Kunjapuri Temple Sunrise Trek is included. You will be provided with an air-conditioned vehicle for private purposes. You will be picked and dropped from your hotel if you avail of the trip from Thrillophilia.
Kunjapuri Temple is one of the 52 Shaktipeeth. It is believed that the burnt chest of Goddess Sati has fallen over here. This makes the place very holy and auspicious. The temple at the hilltop and the sunrise from there are what makes the place so breathtakingly beautiful.
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