Chotila Hill, Surendranagar

Chotila Hill

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About Chotila Hill

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Chotila Hill, at an elevation of around 1250 ft, is renowned for a beautiful shrine of Chamunda Mataji. The goddess is popular among natives as Chamunda Mata, Rann-Chandi and Chandi-Chamunda Mata. The temple is dedicated to Chamunda Mataji, the Goddess of Power and an incarnation of Durga.

It is believed that Goddess Durga killed two demons, Chanda and Munda, who attempted to takeover heaven. The goddess is the Kuldevi of most of the Hindus residing in the Saurashtra region. The temple is visited by several worshippers during the Navratri festival.

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Abhishek Singh

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"Chamunda Mata Temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 6, 2016
Chotila was the part of our Gujarat tour, we were a group of 15. Chamunda Mata temple is located at Chotila in Surendranagar District of Gujarat. Chotila is a town placed along the NH 8A between Ahmedabad and Rajkot. Around 50 Km from Rajkot and 150-160 Km from Ahmedabad. Major attraction here is the Chamunda Mata's temple situated on the hill top. Around 700 stairs are there to climb up the top. Good part is that the stairs are covered with a shed. More relieving are those fans provided along the stairs while climb up. Do not forget to carry enough drinking water as on there are no shops at the top and one may or may not like to drink the stored water in a tank. At the temple, one can relax and enjoy the view of the Chotila town. Even with a slow pace it would not take more than an hour and 15 mins to climb. At the foot of the hill there is a small market. The temple trust has developed bhojnalay and other facilities for the devotees with ample parking space. Within a range of 1 to 3 Km from the temple premises there are few reasonable dhabas and hotels to eat and stay. Overall 4 hours should be good enough to complete the darshan unless one decide to spend more time at the temple. For those who are not travelling by own vehicles or a taxi, Chotila has better bus connectivity to Rajkot and Ahmedabad.
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Jimit Patel

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"Good devotional place and better to visit early morning"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2014
It's a good like hill station. It is not situated at too high but still you can enjoy and good place. There is temple of Chamunda Mata on the top of hill, where many privileges go for it. You can enjoy climbing hill there. I enjoyed there a lot. You should start climbing during early morning.
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