Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM
The Jhoola Devi Temple of Ranikhet is an ancient temple built in the 8th century, situated at 7 km from the town. The main deity of this temple is Goddess Durga and is a believed at this temple, that Jhoola Devi has the powers to fulfil the wishes of all her devotees. The temple houses a cluster of holy bells tied to its walls that are known for granting wishes on being ringed. The clangs of these bells are heard till a very long distance.
According to a mythology, this temple was built to seek Durga’s protection for the wild animals in the place. The idol of Goddess Durga is said to have been excavated by a shepherd from a particular spot after being guided so by the goddess herself in his dream. This temple is made on the same spot from where this idol was obtained. A Rama Mandir dedicated to Lord Rama also resides atop this Jhoola Temple, on the Kumaon Hill.
Timing: Sunrise to Sunset
Admission Fees: Free