Popular Pilgrimage Places in Shimla
The State: Himachal Pradesh is the northern state of India surrounded with Mesmerizing mountains of Shivalik, Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges and Plains of Punjab and Haryana. It’s Beautiful valleys, Astonishing peaks, Popular pilgrimage centers never fails to beckon travelers from around the world. While its features has something for everyone, the pilgrimage centers of the state which is also called Dev Bhoomi, attracts lots of visitors. Due to its varied and diversified culture, it offers a number of visiting sites to Pilgrimage goers. Some of the popular ones are as follows:
Shoolini Mata Temple: As you start your journey from Chandigarh, on the way to Shimla, you come across a small town Solan. Solan is home to the Popular Shoolini Devi temple and one of the most visited place in and around Solan. The city has derived its name from Shoolini Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple has an awe struck location with Wide views. The famous Shoolini fair also derives its name from the the same which is celebrated during the last week of June. While the place offers you t he peace of mind it also offers you a cool and calm location to relax with scenic views of various peaks around Solan.
Tara Devi Temple: As we move from Solan to Shimla, we come across A town named Shoghi. While Shoghi town has its own presence, its name is fondly associated with Tara Devi Temple. Situated approximately 15 kms away from Shimla, the temple is located by the side of Kalka- Shimla highway. The road leading to the shrine will give you the first experience of typical hilly roads as you move towards Tara parwat, which is house to Tara Devi Temple. It offers you a steep road accompanied by dense forests, cool breeze and calm ambience. While tourists prefer to use vehicles to commute to the holy place, local public reaches the shrine by walking. The picturesque views from the site will leave you speechless. While you get peace of mind by worshiping here, you also get a chance to applaud the beauty of nature.
Sankat Mochan Temple: After Tara Devi enroute to Shimla we come across another shrine which is devoted to Load Hanuman, called Sankat Mochan, whose history dates back to 1950. It is a regular place of attraction in the tourist itineraries for Himachal Pradesh apart from local residents. It is one of the most sought and easily accessible site for devotees and pilgrims. The complex is also house to temple of Lord Rama, Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha has acquired its own significance as the statue of Ganesha has been built in line that of south India. While you offer prayers in the complex, it offers you numerous ancient stories. The temple campus also has additional facilities such as langar Hall and marriage halls which can be used by public with prior bookings for nominal charges. Though congested roads can bother you some time but the shrine will never fail to give you a sense of calmness and refreshment.
Kalibari Temple: As we move ahead from Sankat Mochan Temple, another name which peeps out of travel itinerary is Kali Bari Temple. Dedicated to Goddess Kali, whose other name, Shyamla has given Shimla its name. This temple offers immense belief to Local public and temple is pampered with lot of devotees across the day. Apart from its spiritual importance, Temple campus offer you an astonishing view of mountains. With sound of temple bell regularly ringing in your ears and picturesque views around, you are in treat for a romantic combination. These, together, will satisfy you the core and will leave you awestruck. This place is near to the famous shopping place in Shimla, The Ridge and can be accessed easily.
Jakhoo Temple: After the above 4 places, now we run into another temple which is devoted to Lord Hanuman. It is situated at one of the highest peaks in Shimla approx 8000 feet above the sea level. The place will provide you one of the most panoramic views of the Shivalik ranges and the towns on either sides of it. It is accessible by car from Sanjauli and can also be reached by the help of a horse from the other side. People also walk on their feet to the place from the Ridge. The legend goes that Lord Hanuman, stopped at this place to rest while he was searching for Sanjeevani Booti to cure Lakshmana in Epic Ramayana. Apart from the above, the place is host to world Largest Statue of Lord Hanuman which is 108 feet high. The place is often seen crowded with monkeys owing to Lord Hanuman.
These are some of the many places in Shimla which offers you spiritual significance and visiting these places will lead you to peace of mind. For more details visit and subscribe on our website or like us on Facebook and stay in touch.
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