Kumbalgadh Kelwara forest, with Surajkund Temple as the focal point

Embark on a journey of serene beauty and spiritual rejuvenation as you trek through the heart of Kumbalgadh forest on the Holy Surajkund trek. This trek, nestled deep within the forest's embrace, offers a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in nature's splendor, spiritual blessing, and divine tranquility.

Here's a concise guide to the trek-
Location: Kumbalgadh Kelwara forest, with Surajkund Temple as the focal point.

Starting Points: Gavar village and Beera ki Bagal bothe in Kelwara; trek can be started from one point and end at the other (parking available)

  • Duration: 5-6 hours (approximately).
  • Distance: 13-14 km round trip.
  • Difficulty: Moderate, with minimal elevation gain.
  • Attractions: Famous ancient temple of Lord Shiva, Holy Surajkund (holy pond), serene natural surroundings, Hinglaz Mata temple nearby.

Trek Details -Guided by signs and boards, you'll navigate through the labyrinthine paths of the forest, occasionally encountering fellow devotees throughout to Surajkund Temple.

Amidst the peaceful atmosphere of the forest, you'll encounter a rich tapestry of flora and fauna, serene landscapes, flowing water streams, and majestic Aravali hills.

As you approach Surajkund Temple, nestled amidst the embrace of the forest, a sense of awe washes over you. The ancient temple stands as a pilgrimage to centuries of devotion, its spiritual atmosphere would wash away your tiredness. Here, amidst the hallowed grounds, you'll find solace in the presence of Lord Shiva, whose divine blessings permeate the air.

Surajkund, is a sacred pond believed to possess transformative powers. Bathing in its holy waters, you'll feel a profound sense of purification and renewal, as if washing away the burdens of the world and emerging reborn. After receiving the blessings of Lord Shiva, you can have delicious dal bati and halwa as prasad offered by the temple.

You can also do meditation, bhajans, and chants, echoing with the harmonious melodies of spiritual seekers in the natural cave there along with other devotees. You can also visit Hinglaj Mata nearby (1km) to seek her blessings. You can then return through the same route or take a different route and finish the trek (both have different finishing points) Or if one wants to stay the night there they can. They can stay the night there to attend the powerful night aarti. The temple provides thin mattresses and a place to sleep and prasad in dinner. The washroom facility in the temple is not that great as one has to use the natural washroom in the open. In the morning one can start their return journey after a bath and yummy breakfast.

Prohibitions: No trekking alone, no trekking after sunset, no inappropriate substances (alcohol, tobacco), no half pants or short dresses in the temple, no photography inside the temple.

Precautions: Carry enough water and energy bars, respect the forest fauna, maintain the temple's decorum, offer food rations if trekking in a group.

Important Tips: No mobile network except at one point on top of the temple, ample shade provided by trees along the trek, follow signs and boards for guidance, and no water sources except at the temple (in summer).

A professional Guide is advisable if you are a tourist (solo or group) as it is a forest trail filled with wildlife flora and fauna and one would need them for safety, trek directions, and convenience.

Feel free to contact us on ecotourismudaipur.com for any queries or guidance. Guides for solo and group tours are available.

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