Neelkanth Temple - Alwar - Temples of Rajasthan
Marvel the rustic ambiance of Neelkanth Temple in Alwar District, a popular tourist destination in Land of Royals, Rajasthan. The tenth century temple makes everyone spell bound with its vibrant architecture, receiving universal admiration despite many of the temple portions are under severe disrepair.
Neelkanth temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated in an isolated location near Saiska National Park, a steep track to be crossed very carefully leads you to the temple.
Even the severely ruined parts of the temple exhibit the architectural excellence of the ancient India. The four pillars of the Rangamandapa , the sculptures of women, most beautifully carved and the pillars must give you an idea about how the temple must have been built in a grand scale between 6th and 9th centuries.
Historians record that there are more than 200 temples must have been constructed during this period and many of them could not survive over the time and Neelkanth temple has been the prominent of all since the time it was built. The entire temple complex is under the protection and maintenance of Archaeological Survey of India(ASI).
Shivaratri is the festival popular here attended by devotees native of this place.
Dress Code :
No specific dress code
Temple Timings :
Temple is open from 5AM to 9PM.
Best Time to visit :
October to March
How To Reach Birla Mandir :
Alwar is at a distance of 116km from Jaipur. Several buses ply to Alwar. If you prefer to travel by car, take SUV due to the rough terrain of the route.