Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a sacred and famous temple located at 32 km from Rishikesh. Scenically situated on a hill at a height of 1330 mtrs, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a one of the most popular temples of Lord Shiva. A famous pilgrimage near Rishikesh. Shiva Lingam is placed in the sanctum sanctorum; presiding deity of the temple is in phallic form. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Neelkanth, or the God with Blue Throat. His throat turned blue because he consumed all the venom that was oozed during the Churning of Ocean (Samudra Manthan). Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is the spot where he consumed the venom. Before entering the temple, devotees take a dip in the natural spring in the premises..
The nearest airport around Rishikesh is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun that is located at a distance of 20 km. from Rishikesh.
The nearest railway station is situated in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh Railway station are frequent.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is located at 32 kms from Rishikesh and well connected by road. One can reach at the temple by hiring taxi from Ram Jhula Rishikesh.