Kunjapuri temple is one of the must visit places for all travellers coming to Rishikesh not just because of its story related to gods and goddesses (it is counted among the 52 Shaktipeeths of the Goddess Shakti) but also for the panoramic view of Garhwal Himalayan peaks it has to offer.
Standing on the top of a hill at a height of 1676 meters, tourists have to climb more than 100 steps to reach the temple. Located at a distance of 29 km from Rishikesh.The Kunjapuri temple can be seen on the top of the hill from Rishikesh town. There are many local devotees, who start their new year visiting the temples to receive the blessings of Goddess. Every year a gang of bikers from Rishikesh, visit Kunjapuri temple on 1st January. From there, they continue their journey towards Surkanda Devi temple.
Kunjapuri Temple, standing at 5,400 ft in the foothills of the Himalayas, is one of the 52 most sacred temples to visit when worshiping the Goddess Durga. Visiting this temple at Sunrise offers epic views of the Sun coming up through the mountains. On a good, clear day one can even see snow-capped Himalayan peaks! This temple shares the story of Lord Shiva and the incarnation of Durga as Sati, and how her heart came to rest at this very place where the temple sits.
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