The small white Shakti temple of Kunjapuri, 10km west of town, stands at the sharp point of an almost perfectly conical hill 1645m high, with panoramic views into the high Himalayas to the north as well as back towards Rishikesh and Haridwar to the south. A popular sunrise and sunset spot, it gets most traffic during the Navratri (April and Oct) and Dussehra (Oct) festivals. It’s a 3–4hr hike from Lakshman Jhula, passing through pleasant countryside, or a short bus ride to Hindola Khal (every 15min from the Yatra Bus Stand), followed by a 3km (45min) walk up the hill.

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