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Sankat Mochan Temple

Shimla

14.2/5(31 Ratings)

Sankat Mochan Temple Overview

Ranked 9 of 40 sightseeing in Shimla

The Sankat Mochan Temple is one of the most popular worship places in Shimla. The temple is located in the midst of lush green trees just below National Highway 22. Tourists can see the Himalayan ranges and the widespread city of Shimla.

In the 1950s, Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj visited the place for soulful introspection and meditation. Being here for over 10 years, he built a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman that was completed in 1966. Thereafter, the Government of Himachal Pradesh took an initiative to expand the temple.

The Sankat Mochan Temple houses the idols of Lord Shiva, Lord Rama and Lord Ganesha in separate complexes along with Lord Hanuman in the main temple. The temple of Lord Ganesha is designed in the South Indian architectural style.

On every Sunday throughout the year, meal or Prasad is distributed, known as Langar. Besides, the temple also provides arrangements for marriage ceremonies and other rituals.
 

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What travellers are saying about Sankat Mochan Temple

Experience scale
  • Excellent 7
  • Very Good 4
  • Good 3
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Below Average 0
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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:
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
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free
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90% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Shashank upadhyay

Shashank upadhyay3.6/5

2 reviews

"Peaceful and divine"

It was very peaceful to visit the Sankat Mochan Temple, views were really awesome. It takes very less time to reach there and cleanliness was extremely good. People were sitting inside and chanting and creating religious environment.
  • "Peaceful and divine"
  • "Peaceful and divine"
  • "Peaceful and divine"
  • "Peaceful and divine"
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Sushin Malayinkil

Sushin Malayinkil5.0/5

33 reviews

Religious place and must visit

Religious and good place to visit. Must visit for sightseeing, can see most parts of the city from Top.

Manish bhatnagar

Manish bhatnagar5.0/5

50 reviews

Most popular tourist attraction in Shimla

One of the most popular tourist attraction at shimla. The place is highly worshiped place by the local citizens and travelers. The temple is at shimla-kalka road and 22 kms away from shimla. The temple was build as a wish of the Baba Neeb Karori Ji. It's must visit place for worship and also you can get excellent view of Shimla from here.
  • Most popular tourist attraction in Shimla
  • Most popular tourist attraction in Shimla
  • Most popular tourist attraction in Shimla

Bhajan Nimbiwal

Bhajan Nimbiwal4.3/5

2 reviews

Peaceful place

Very peaceful place, I visited very long time ago and I found peace and quiet place. Yeah that's great to visit from running life.

Rajeev Vyas

Rajeev Vyas3.9/5

10 reviews

Very much auspicious place

This temple is very clean, all the mandirs in the campus are very good. Local pujaris also very courteous, place is very peaceful. Bhandara is also very good, Bhandara is very nicely managed.

Abhishek Anand

Abhishek Anand4.3/5

38 reviews

Good temple and nice view

You'll probably get this during your entry into Shimla via road. It's one of the Hanuman Temple built in a huge property. It has an amazing compound from where you get great view of Shimla. Try and visit during the evening time, just before sunset, so that you get to see the site during the day as well as after sunset, because the view after sunset is superb on Shimla.

Bj Ramdayal

Bj Ramdayal5.0/5

5 reviews

Such a devotional beauty in this temple

It is a great temple of Shimla. What I say, it was full of devotion, full essence of life and mind full of peace. Awesome temple, Jai Bhajarang Bali.

Gajinder Krishan

Gajinder Krishan4.3/5

7 reviews

A temple on the top of the hill with positive vibes

Go all up the stairs to see the statue of God Hanuman. A lot of Monkeys were there but feels good to be there, positive vibes. Must visit.
  • A temple on the top of the hill with positive vibes

Chetan Cool

Chetan Cool4.6/5

1 review

about temple

This temple is very nice and religious. Everyone should visit here and enjoy. It is a rocking place.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

512 reviews

A good place to visit

This temple is at a very good location. I saw that Hanumanji is really sitting there. I felt very good. Don't miss it. There are many monkeys and they do masti with us.

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Photos of Sankat Mochan Temple

Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla

Photo by

Shashank upadhyay

Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla
Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla

Photo by

Gajinder Krishan

Statue of God Hanuman
Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla

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Shashank upadhyay

Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla
Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla

Photo by

Shashank upadhyay

Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla