A small settlement of Haridwar, Kankhal is known to be the summer and winter capital of Lord Shiva. Usually known as Kurukshetra, this seasonal capital has been mentioned in the mythological saga called Mahabharata. Kankhal is also one of the religious destinations that make up the ‘Panch Tirth’ within Haridwar. This religious place is the most prominent and is renowned across the globe for the Daksheswara Mahadev Temple which is a deity of the Shivaiites. Devotees tend to travel to Kankhal in order the blessing of Lord Shiva. Therefore throughout the year this place is flooded with pilgrims from all over the world. There are 5 and 4 star hotels located in the vicinity to accommodate the travellers in a lavish and comfy manner therefore you need not worry about your accommodation. Apart from the Shiva temple, there are many age old ashrams and guesthouses which are converted into museums that attract the traveller’s eye. Kankhal is accessible by rail, road and air. However it is well connected by roadways as the National Highway 58, connects Kankhal, Manapass and Delhi.