Kunjapuri Temple Rishikesh
Perched at the elevation of 1676 m at Kunjapuri Hill, Kunjapuri Temple is claimed to be the one of the three Siddha Peeths in Tehri district, other two being Surkanda Devi and Chandrabadni. According to the mythology, when Lord Shiva was carrying the burnt body of Sati, her burned chest fell at the place where the temple is currently located. From the temple, one can see the panoramic view of the neighbouring hills like Swargarohini, Gangotri, Banderpunch and Chaukhamba. Also, from the other side of the temple, tourist can relish the view of the nearby landmarks like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Doon Valley. The temple sees a massive crowd around Dussehra and Navratri festival. The temple is an important stopover point for tourists on a journey to Char Dham yatra. All the buses going towards Gangotri will pass through the Kunjapuri Hill. Since the temple is 27 km from Rishikesh, one can reach Kunjapuri Hill by car or bus. To reach the main shrine, tourists will have to climb a flight of 3000 stairs.