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Mahamai Temple

Shimla

13.9/5(6 Ratings)

Mahamai Temple Overview

Ranked 33 of 40 sightseeing in Shimla
Mahamai Temple is situated in the village of Kiari near Kotkhai. Dedicated to Mahamai, a form of Goddess Lakshmi, this temple is not only known for its religious importance but also for its beautiful surroundings.
Built in typical Himachali architecture with a pent roof and verandah, the temple walls are made of stone and have beautiful timber carvings on the inside. The pine tree forests and lush green apple orchards make this an ideal destination for the whole family. While pilgrims come here to offer their reverence to the Goddess, a lot of tourists flock here to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this remote destination.
Dussehra is celebrated here, as in all of Himachal, with a lot of pomp and fervor. The festivities go on for ten days and is the best time to visit this temple.
One can also visit the ancient Kotkhai Palace which is situated on a cliff overlooking a tributary of Giri Ganga River flowing below. Another temple, Lankra Veer Temple, is located nearby and can be visited as well.
Situated at a distance of 70 km from Shimla on the Shimla-Jubbal Road, Mahamai Temple is easily reachable by road.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Bharat Parmar

Bharat Parmar4.3/5

3 reviews

Very Big!

The temple is a very old Mahamai Devi. I Love this Place and I Suggest all person to visit this place. The old and new mix facility is good.Thank you.