The Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is 24kms away from the Udaipur city. “Eklingji” is one of 108 Lord Shiva names. It was built by Rajput ruler Bappa Rawal in 734 A.D. You can get private/government-owned buses and private taxis from Udaipur city to the temple. The temple opens 7 days a week from 4 am to 7:30 pm. There is no entry fee to visit the temple.
The man wearing flower garland is Arvind Singh Mewar, the 76th custodian of the House of Mewar and the current descendant of Maharana Pratap. He was there at the Eklingji Temple on the same day I was there.
Clicking pictures inside the temple premises is strictly prohibited. I clicked a few pictures of the temple secretly but when I was doing this, one police officer came to me and asked me to show my phone gallery. I somehow managed to hide these photos otherwise he would have deleted all these pictures. Then he asked me to keep the phone inside the pocket.
Shrinath Ji Temple
Shrinath Ji Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is at a distance of around 45kms from the Udaipur city bus stop and around 25kms from the Eklingji Temple. There is no entry fee to visit the temple.
I went there on the day of Govardhan Pooja in 2019. Because of the Govardhan festival, there were almost no government buses running on the route from Eklingji to Nathdwara so after waiting for almost 45mts, I got a private bus but that too was completely full of people. So I had no option but to sit at the top of the bus.
Note – Because of the Govardhan Pooja festival, there were thousands of devotees on the temple, the roads were jam-packed. There was no space to even walk properly and you can’t see the temple since it was too crowded. So avoid going to the temple during the Govardhan Pooja festival.