Hindu Temples in Shimla


As one of the most popular tourist destinations, Shimla enjoys several tourists who visit the place for a relaxing vacation from their mundane work life. Although Shimla is applauded for its scenic beauty and lush green landscapes with peaceful surroundings, this beautiful place is also praised for its various religious places.

Along with the amazing Jakhu ropeway experience to visit the Jakhu Hanuman Temple, Shimla has many mesmerizing religious places, in and around, to capture attention. If you are interested in visiting religious places in Shimla, here are six temples for your next trip!

Shri Bhimakali Temple

Shri BhimaKali Temple is dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali, who was the presiding deity of rulers of the former Bushahr State. About 180 km from the main Shimla city, the temple is as holy as 51 Shakti Peethas.

Jakhu Temple

The well-known Jakhu temple is located on the top of the Jakhu hills in Shimla and offers an incredible experience to the visitors. The temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, is situated at a height of 2455 meters and is truly a masterpiece.


Sankat Mochan Temple

The SankatMochan temple is present on the Shimla-Kalka highway and attracts a sufficient number of tourists every year. The lush green surroundings with the peaceful environment help visitors to relax their minds.


Kalibari Temple

Built-in 1845, the kali bari temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The architecture of the temple is a masterpiece and never fails to catch the attention of visitors. This temple is also famously known as Shyamala. Some historians believe that Shimla derives its name from this particular ‘Shyamala’ name.


Tara Devi Temple

Tara Devi temple is one of the most visited temples in Shimla. At about 7200 feet above sea level, this temple is around 11 km away from the main Shimla city. There is also a Shiv temple (Shiv Bavdi) nearby. According to some people, Tara (Goddess of stars) watches over everyone from the skies and showers her blessings.


Next time you are at Shimla, don’t limit yourself to adventurous experiences like hiking and Jakhu ropeway. Enjoy the calmness of these temples and relax your spiritual self!


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