Tera Manzil Temple, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Tera Manzil Temple, also famous by the names of Trayambakeshwar Temple or Trimbakeshwar temple is a 13-storeyed mystic temple located in Rishikesh tehsil of Dehradun district in Uttarakhand. The temple is among the most visited temples of Rishikesh and becomes more serene by its spectacular location on the banks of River Ganga and surrounded by the lush green Himalayas.
Information on Tera Manzil Temple-
Tera Manzil Temple is a unique architectural temple that has 13 floors and looks giant from a distant view. Unlike most of the Hindu temples of India, this temple is not dedicated to any single God or deity. Instead, this houses small temples on each of the floors that are dedicated to various Hindu deities.
In the evening time, the Arti of River Ganga is performed which enhances the spirituality of the temple. At this time the temple is also decorated with glittering lights that make an awesome image that persists forever in our heart and soul.
The temple also houses various shops that sell some products like frames of deities, garlands, articles, and books that one can purchase as a mark of a visit to the temple.
The view of River Ganga from the top floor of the temple is really breathtaking and gives us a heavenly feeling that rejuvenates us from the depth.
Location of Tera Manzil Temple-
The temple is situated on the banks of India’s most religious and pious River Ganga that ha sits origins from the mighty glacier of Gangotri. The temple is on the left side of the Lakshman Jhula, the bridge that makes path over the River Ganga to reach the temple.
This exquisitely wonderful Tera Manzil Temple is located in the Rishikesh tehsil of Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand (earlier known as Uttaranchal). Uttarakhand is also known by the name of The Land of Gods as a lot of pilgrimage sites are situated here, mainly the Chota Char Dham circuit that includes four main temples of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.
Rishikesh is located at an approximate distance of 55 km from the Dehradun district and can be accessed within 2 hours of drive through buses and private taxis or vehicles. The distances of Rishikesh from other important places are- Haridwar– 25 km, Rudraprayag– 142 km, Uttarkashi– 169 km, Delhi– 241 km, Mumbai-1641 km, Kolkata– 1493 km, Chennai– 2388 km, Lucknow– 520 km, Jaipur– 492 km, Ahmedabad– 1165 km, Indore– 1056 km, Bhopal– 860 km, Kedarnath– 229 km, Badrinath– 288 km, Gangotri– 267 km, and Yamunotri– 213 km.
How to reach Tera Manzil Temple?
ADDRESS- Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
PIN Code- 249302
Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun district is the airport that is nearest to the temple and is at a distance of about 30 kilometers.
Rishikesh Railway Station at a distance of about 6 kilometers from Tera Manzil temple, is the nearest railway station. It has good connectivity to other parts of the country and state.
Rishikesh Bus Station is at a distance of 12 km from the temple and makes Rishikesh well connected with other parts of Uttarakhand and nearby states through roads.
No Entry Fee is charged to visitors visiting this auspicious temple dedicated to various deities of the Hindu religion.
Timings of Tera Manzil Temple-
The opening hours of the temple for the devotees are from 6 am in the morning to about 7 pm in the evening. The temple is closed at about 8 pm after the Arti of the river Ganga. The temple remains open on all the days of a week.
Best Time to Visit Tera Manzil Temple-
The months of July-August are not suitable for the journey as it is the time of monsoon and the condition of roads gets damaged. Few tourists come here during this period.
The best time to visit the temple would be the months of September-October and from February to June. In the months of December-January, you will have to face extreme cold weather conditions.
No lift facility is available for reaching the top floor of the temple, so make sure to stay at lower floors if you have problems related to legs or breathing.
Notices of Photography Ban are written on the walls, so keep an eye on the security persons there to avoid any penalties.
Try to have adventurous sports like rafting in River Ganga near the temple.