Are you ready to climb up 13 floors of a temple to see some awesome views of the Ganges and Rishikesh? Then you have to check out the Trayambakeshwar Temple, also known as the Terah Manzil Temple, in Rishikesh.
This holy shrine is not just a place for seeking blessings but also a hotspot for tourists to enjoy the stunning landscape. With the Lakshman Jhula just opposite, the temple offers a panoramic view of the river and the Himalayan ranges that will leave you spellbound.
The temple has 13 floors, each housing several idols of Hindu gods and goddesses. It is believed to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and is also known as the abode of the three-eyed deity.
To reach the temple, you can take a train to Rishikesh railway station or travel by road from nearby cities. From there, hire an auto-rickshaw to take you to the Lakshman Jhula, from where you can walk to the temple.
The temple timings are from 6 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 7 PM every day. So, plan your visit accordingly and don’t forget to enjoy the cool mountain breeze as you watch the sunset over the Lakshman Jhula.
Legend has it that Adi Shankaracharya set up the temple sometime between the 8th and 9th Century AD. But don’t worry, you don’t need to be a history buff to appreciate the beauty of this place.