Famous Temples in Shimla

Shimla has a number of temples. As found in the Himalayas most of the temples are located on the hill top. Same is the case with Shimla

Kali Bari Temple Shimla

Kali Bari Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Shyamala, from which the hill station-and capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla derives its name. Kali Bari Temple houses a shrine of the Hindu goddess Shyamala. Shyamala has multiple aliases, including Kali and Durga.

Kali Bari Temple was constructed during the era of the British Raj. According to historians, Kali Bari Temple was established in the early 19th century. The present temple was built by the British in 1845; however the original shrine was created by Bengali devotees.

Kali Bari Temple is very popular among Hindu pilgrims. The temple remains jam packed during Navaratras and Pooja holidays. Kali Bari Temple is in close proximity to the Shimla city mall.

Jakhoo Temple in Shimla

The famous Jakhoo / Jakhu temple of Shimla devoted to lord Hanuman is located two and a half kilometers from the ridge Shimla on the Jakhoo Hill, the highest peak in Shimla, which is 2,455 meters  / 8000 ft above mean sea level. The climb takes about 45 minutes to one hour. The hikers are  rewarded with a splendid view of the city, as well as the snow-covered Himalayas. The hill is full of paths and narrow roads which are enjoyable walks…more

Sankat Mochan Temple in Shimla

Sankat Mochan temple is located five kilometers before Shimla, on Kalka – Shimla National Highway. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The meaning of Sankat Mochan is “someone who relieves others from all kinds of dangers and difficulties”. It is a place where one can actually meditate and enjoy the calm and peaceful surroundings. Lush green trees surround Sankat Mochan Temple, adding its charm. The background of the temple consists of the imposing and lofty Himalayan ranges and a light mist adds a mystical touch to that place.


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