Neelakanta is another name of God Shiva.It means blue throat.The mountain peak Neelakantha is named after this name of God Shiva.Nilakantha peak is one of three important mountain peaks in Badrinath.The other two are Nar mountain and Narayan mountain.
Nilakantha peak near Badrinath
Nilakantha peak picture
By Esha Upadhyay
Jan 06, 2013
I took this picture on Chardham yatra.
You can see the peak right after entering Badrinath region but it is not visible from the temple.The road leading to the temple is best place to get view of this peak.
Sun rise has always been a great sight in Himalayan regions.Many places like Darjeeling include Sun rise view as one of major tourist attractions.In the same lines this place has also awesome sun rise view but does not have a tiresome journey as that of Darjeeling nor is included in tourist attraction.