Kamna Devi Temple

Kamna Devi Temple

  • Shimla
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India

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Kamna Devi Temple, Shimla Overview

Who wants to miss paying a visit to Shimla! The snow-laded mountain peaks and the lush green meadows surrounding the capital city of Himachal Pradesh are worth a visit, especially the Kamna Devi Temple, Shimla. It is believed that your long-cherished wish can be fulfilled by coming here!

 

Description:

 

Nestled between the incredible Himalayan ranges, Kamna Devi temple is situated on the top of the Prospect Hill. It is around 6 kilometers away from Shimla. Suspended at a height of 2150 meters above the sea level, this temple lies beneath the ‘summer capital of British India’.

 

Traveler Tips:

 

• Wear comfortable walking/ trekking shoes

 

Things to Do:

 

The temple covers a walkable distance from the Shimla city. You can have a cool walk with your family through the Shimla – Bilaspur Road and spot it at a few distances from Boileauganj. Offer your prayer to the goddess ‘Kamna Devi’. Who says, your wish can be fulfilled with her grace!

 

You can also have a rock-climbing or trekking activity here through Prospect Hill.

 

Close to the temple premises, there is a trendy picnic spot that oozes with vast natural beauty. You will love to spend a memorable time with your family here between the green meadow which is surrounded by a devotional and calm atmosphere.

 

You will love to click some selfies here with the classic background of Shimla from here. The charming view of the southern part of Shimla including the Tara Devi temple, Juogh, Subathu, Choor Chandni Dhar, old Shimla and a few parts of Solan district from here is worth of a click!

 

History:

 

It is said the temple of Kamna Devi was constructed by the Rana Jung. Goddess Kali is worshipped inside the temple. Here the goddess is called ‘Kamna Devi’ as it is believed that the goddess fulfills every wish made by her devotees who travel up here and offer prayers to her feet.

 

Best Time to visit:

 

Shimla can be traveled at any time of the year. The following seasonal break-up chart will help you plan your trip.

• March – June: this is the most popular summer visiting time among the tourists. It is perfect for enjoying outdoor adventure activities that remain organized here. Temperature varies between 15 – 30°C.

• July – September: due to heavy rainfall and irregular landslides, this is not the peak season for traveling into Shimla.

• October – February: this is another popular season for the tourists especially for those who look for snowfall. This time ice skating and skiing happen here. The temperature remains between -2 - 8°C.

 

How to Reach?

 

• By air – The nearest airport is Jubarhati (23 km away). Regular flights run on the Jubarhati – Delhi ad Jubarhati – Chandigarh way. After reaching the airport, you can take a cab to reach Shimla.

• By bus – several bus services are offered by HRTC (Himachal Roadways Transport Corporation) in North India. There are private bus services too. Online reservations are available for those.

• By train – Shimla has a very small railway station that lies 1 km away from the main city. It is connected with Kalka railway station by a narrow toy train route. You can ride on a toy train leaving Kalka towards Shimla which covers 96 km distance in almost 7 hours. Kalka is connected through railways with Delhi and Chandigarh.

 

Interesting Facts:

 

The ruling deity of the Kamna Devi temple, Shimla is goddess Kali, who is another form of Devi Durga. Locals believe that she fulfills the prayers of her disciples who come here riding through the Prospect Hill.

 

Nearby Attractions:

 

• The Mall Road

• The Ridge

• Jakhoo Temple

• Christ Church

• The Glen

• Annandale, etc.

Whether you are a nature lover or an adventure seeker, you will definitely enjoy visiting the Kamna Devi Temple, Shimla. Happy Journey!

 

 

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