Kali Bari Temple Overview

Ranked 8 of 40 sightseeing in Shimla

The Kali Bari Temple, one of the ancient temples of the city, was built in 1845. Dedicated to the fearsome reincarnation of Goddess Kali, known as Shyamala, the Goddess is believed to have existed near Jakhoo. The shrine of the blue Goddess existed near Rotheny Castle on Jakhoo before it was shifted to a place, known as Kali Bari at present.

In the temple, a wooden image of the Goddess Kali in the form of Shyamala is worshipped. The original altar at the shrine was established by the Bengali devotees as per historians.

Goddess Kali is worshipped in the forms like Bhavani, Bhadrakali, Cchinnamasta, Chamunda, Durga, Himavati, Kumari Sati, Kamakshya, Meenakshi, Parvati, Rudrarani, Tara and Uma at the shrine.  

One of the popular shrines of the city, the Kali Bari Temple receives a heavy influx of devotees on the auspicious occasion of Navratri and Durga Puja. Located in close vicinity to the Shimla city mall, the temple can be reached by foot.

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Nice mandir

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Good view

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Nice temple must visit

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What travellers are saying about Kali Bari Temple

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Parag Joshi

Parag Joshi3.6/5

67 reviews

Just a temple

This is just a temple of Kali mata . View from the temple is nice. It is near to Mall road . One can click picttures from the temple as it has nice view .

Subhobrata gangopadhyay

Subhobrata gangopadhyay3.9/5

5 reviews

Nice place just opposite to the mall

We enjoyed the sandhya arati here with vedic chantings. It is situated at the end of a hill just opposite to the mall. Merely 200 metres walk. You can also have a nice view of the whole town from here.

Kamal Rao

Kamal Rao4.3/5

29 reviews

Very silent and holy place

This temple is just near Ridge of Shimla. Very silent and silent place. I usually go to this temple whenever I go to Shimla. Nice place to worship. Morning is the best time to visit this temple because due to sun rays this place becames full of light which feels like we are on the gates of heaven. Sound of Bells hanging in temple makes the environment very holy and peace. Never miss this place to visit.

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Manish bhatnagar

Manish bhatnagar5.0/5

50 reviews

Very important worshiped tourist place

The temple is near to mall road and dedicated to Goddess kali who is also named as Shyamala, and the city got its name after the goddess as Shimla. The temple is an important worshiped place in the city and also very important tourist place. The temple was built in 1845. Highly recommended place to visit.

Subhamoy Sengupta

Subhamoy Sengupta5.0/5

3 reviews

An excellent place

It is a fantastic place nice for visiting. Hotels were also available there for Rs 300 per night. Overall it is a fantastic place and I would always recommend it to travellers.

Punpun .

Punpun .5.0/5

56 reviews

Feel Sacred

The sacred place in town, it's neat and clean. You will feel the peace inside visiting the place. Hours can be spent just sitting there and enjoy the peace.

Mansi Handa

Mansi Handa5.0/5

4 reviews

Nice temple

I visited Kali Bari Temple during my visit, feel very peaceful and blessed when I visit here. It is just 1 km from the mall and also have facilities to stay here.



6 reviews

Good and neat place

Peaceful, neat and clean. Situated on heritage walk, very peaceful place. Not much to see but yes Devi Darshan and Sight Seeing. Not a must place to go if you are looking for any activity or anything.

Smriti Das

Smriti Das3.6/5

375 reviews

Popular temple at Shimla

It's a popular temple for Hindus at Shimla. It has guest rooms, by previous booking one can stay here. Temple premises is very nice. Camera is not allowed inside the main temple but one can take photos from outside the temple. Very peaceful place.
  • Popular temple at Shimla
  • Popular temple at Shimla
  • Popular temple at Shimla
  • Popular temple at Shimla

Ajith kumar

Ajith kumar2.9/5

4 reviews

Good place

It is a good experience. On the way you will see a haunted villa which is a good place to take pictures. View from there is good, so you can see whole Shimla from there.

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Kali Bari Temple, Shimla
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Kali Bari Temple, Shimla

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Kali Bari Temple, Shimla