Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar

Chandi Devi Temple

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About Chandi Devi Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Chandi Devi Temple, located on the top of Neel Parvat, is one of the most famous temples of India. This place is of great religious importance and is also considered as one of the Shakti peethas of North India. This temple is also known as Siddh peetha, as it is believed to have powers to fulfil the wishes of devotees.

According to legend, it is believed that Goddess Chandika Devi rested for a short while on Neel Parvat. This happened after she killed demon kings, Shumbh and Nishumbha. This temple was constructed to welcome her back.

Chandi Devi Temple was constructed in 1929 by Suchat Singh, who was the reigning king of Kashmir. However, it was believed that the idol present in the temple was installed in 8th century, by Adi Shankaracharya.

Tourists travelling to this temple can hire an auto-rickshaw, cycle rickshaw, tongas or taxis, from any part of Haridwar. In addition, travellers can also opt for trekking-route, which is around 3 km from Chandighat. Another mode of transportation available for reaching the temple is through the cable car. It takes duration of around 20 to 25 minutes so as to reach the holy shrine.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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21 traveller reviews for Chandi Devi Temple

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Hari Priya

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  • Hari Priya
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  530 readers

"Temple on hill"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2016
This temple is located on the hill and I just 4kms away from the Haridwar city and one can easily come here from city just by auto rickshaw, buses and jeeps. To reach the temple there are two ways, one is through steps which somewhat critical to step that much up and another one is the "ropeway" which just costs only 200/- per person. I recommend everyone to come through ropeway to have a "excellent view of the Ganges river and the city view on the other side". And from rope way drop point it takes few 200mts height steps to be climbed, then reaches the temple, once reached be careful with the pujaris out there as they publicly demand money from the devotees. Other wise the temple goddess is so powerful and the temple is neatly maintained. It takes about 1hr for dharshanam, I suggest every one to visit this temple.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 247 photos
  • 138 Reviews
  •  61 helpful votes
  •  60865 readers

"Addional benefit of visiting Haridwar"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2016
Jai Mata Di. This temple is 3km away to main Haridwar city. One can easily come here by hiring rickshaw, auto or take combo package like me.

I took combo ticket of Mansa Devi + Chandi Devi which includes both side ropeway fare of both the temples and transportation between Mansa Devi to Chandi Devi and will leave you at the same point you board near Mansa Devi. The combo ticket is unbelievable cheap comes with only Rs. 220.

Visiting Chandi Devi Temple will give you an aerial view of Haridwar city, mountains and Ganges. And as an additional gift just 50 meters walk one more temple you will love to see is Anjani Devi Temple. The mother of our God Hanuman g's. Aware of pujaris here, they are not much professional and would directly demand you dan punya. Food points are available, you will love to rest here in blowing cool winds of mountains (pure oxygen).
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Tapash Ranjan dev

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  • Tapash Ranjan dev
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  859 readers

"One of the important religious place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 16, 2015
There are two ways to visit the temple. Rope Way and through walking. The temple is on the other side of the town and is being taken through a bus ride from Mansa Devi Temple. One can visit separately also skipping Mansa Devi Temple. The rope way ride is excellent, organised and systematic. One can get the view of entire city of Haridwar from the hills and while climbing through the rope way. The temple is also one of the important Hindu religious place to visit.
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Jiten nagda

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  • Jiten nagda
  • 12 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  3855 readers

"Worth visiting"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 15, 2015
This again being a Shakti Peeth is worth visiting. Perched on a hilltop, you can go & come via Cable Car. Also transport available by temple authorities to take you to & fro to Mansa Devi on chargeable & reasonable basis. Same goes for Mansa Devi to Chandi Devi also.
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Jagdish Raval

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  • Jagdish Raval
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 454 photos
  • 381 Reviews
  •  95 helpful votes
  •  161626 readers

"Visit Once"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Dec 14, 2015
While our stay at Haridwar, one morning we decided to visit this holy place. It is Maa Chandi Devi Temple, we have to go through ropeway, Small Garden near to ropeway is very beautiful. From Udan Khatola you have a nice view and you will reach on top in minutes. There are lots of monkey in Chandi Devi Temple, so be careful for your belonging, it is very old and beautiful temple. I definitely visit to this place again.
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Amit Ghosh

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  • Amit Ghosh
  • 23 photos
  • 503 Reviews
  •  159 helpful votes
  •  268271 readers

"Similar to Mansa Devi"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 27, 2015
This temple uses the same route and space like Mansa Devi Temple. This temple is also a religious location and offers a space to the worshipers who visit and offer prayers to this Devi.
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Pradeep Rastogi

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  • Pradeep Rastogi
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 4 photos
  • 8 Reviews
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"Chandi Devi Temple is a good temple"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Sep 2, 2015
It was a good experience. One can reach the temple by rope way within 5 minutes, though trekking of about 2. 5 Kms. Distance is a different experience and if weather is not hot, it is better to go on foot.
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Himanshu Bahukhandi

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  • Himanshu Bahukhandi
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 4 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1862 readers

"The wonders of Haridwar"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 28, 2015
Chandi Devi Temple is said to be one of the most spiritual place in Haridwar and I myself have visited there many times. Chandi Devi Temple is the place where you can find the true spirituality of Haridwar and there is a saying that you should probably visit Chandi Devi Temple if you are visiting Haridwar. This is the place where you can truly devote your time to the Chandi Devi and it is said that if you make a wish there then the wish is fulfilled by Chandi Devi. I am not just saying it but it's the thing the people talk about here in Haridwar. So it's your time to just experience the spirituality and peace of Haridwar. Come and enjoy the true colours of Haridwar.
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Anjalee  Agarwal

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  • Anjalee Agarwal
  • Lives in Agra
  • 6 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  9554 readers

"Went by ropeway"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 20, 2015
Mansa Devi Temple is known as of the important religious temple in Haridwar as it is the temple of Devi Mansa. We went to temple through ropeway and also to Anjani Devi Temple also in the same journey.
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Gowinraj .

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  • Gowinraj .
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 8 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"Visit temple during day"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2015
Religious place, you can see the Devi by taking the robe car. You have to visit this temple during day time only. When you are going by robe car you can view the Haridwar city very nicely.
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