Kunjapuri Trekking is located in Uttarakhand. This trekking is located at a distance of about 27 kilometers from Rishikesh. Kunjapuri’s is the name given to the temple situated on a mountain peak. Which is about 1676 m above sea level. is at a height of temple is very popular in a holy siddha. This place is very famous because of the stories related to the goddess. This place is also very famous for the beautiful view of the beautiful Himalayan peaks of Garhwal. From the Kunjapuri’s temple, you get to see very beautiful views of the Himalayan ranges. From this mountain peak, you can see beautiful views of the Himalayas like Swargarohini, Chaukhamba, Bandarpoonch, Gangotri, and Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Doonghati. This trekking is located at a distance of 93 km from Devprayag.
People who are fond of walking and like trekking and who love nature can enjoy this natural view by going here. If you want to enjoy nature more, then you can also go through another route which passes through Hindolakhal located on the Chamba road. This road passes through dense forests. Kunjapuri trekking gives you a different pleasure. The distance of Kunjapuri Kunjapuri Trek Rishikesh is about 5 kilometers from the way of this forest. Travelers visiting here love to watch the sunrise and sunset from the peaks of the Himalayan Mountains. After reaching the temple, you will find small restaurants where you can enjoy the beautiful view of nature while drinking tea. The timings to visit it are from 6 am to 8 pm. You can go on trekking in any month. Travelers keep coming here throughout the year.
History of Kunjapuri Temple
This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is considered to be one of the thirteen Shakti Peethas in the Shivalik range. It is believed to be one of the three peeths established by Jagadguru Shankaracharya in Tehri district. Of the two other Shakti Peethas in Tehri district, one is dedicated to Mata Surkanda Devi and one is dedicated to Mata Chandrabadni Devi. The Kunjapuri temple forms a holy triangle by joining these two peeths. It is believed that when Lord Shiva was carrying Mata Sati in his arms towards the Himalayas, some parts of the dead body of Mata Sati fell at this place. Mata Sati had taken Agni Samadhi in the Yagya Kund after hearing derogatory remarks about Lord Bholenath by Raja Daksha, the father of Mata Sati. When Lord Bholenath came to know that Mother Sati had died, Lord Bholenath went into mourning. Then Lord Bholenath started walking towards the Himalayas with the dead body of Mata Parvati, then after that to destroy or break the indifference of Lord Bholenath and to save the world, Lord Vishnu killed the dead body of Mata Sati being carried by Lord Bholenath. The body was cut with his Sudarshan Chakra. Due to which the body parts of Mata Sati fell on different Himalayan hills. Which were established at different places with different names. Some parts of Mata Sati also fell in this Kunjapuri which has been established in the name of Kunjapuri temple. After these we will discuses about the best time to visit Kunjapuri and how to reach Kunjapuri temple
Best Time to visit Kunjapuri Temple
If you want to visit Kunjapuri Trek Rishikesh, you can go in any month of the year. But the best time to visit Kunjapuri temple is during Navratri’s. Because there is a different view here during Navratri. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. In this time, you can see the customs there, with how much pomp the festival of Navratri is celebrated. The opening timings of Temples are from 6 in the morning to 8 in the evening. Marriages are also done here, the local people here, they do marriage here with great pomp. If you happen to reach here at the time of any wedding celebration, then you can enjoy watching the customs and enthusiasm here.
Things to do in and around Kunjapuri Trekking
- Kunjapuri temple (Kunjapuri Trek Rishikesh) is situated in a secluded place. You can enjoy nature at this place.
- You can take photos of beautiful eyes.
- You can see the birds.
- After reaching temple in the morning, you can see the beautiful view of sunrise and sunset.
- You can go to Raja National Park.
- You can go to Dehradun, where there are many places to visit.