Tara Devi Temple


14.4/5(23 Ratings)

Tara Devi Temple Overview

Ranked 1 of 7 sightseeing in Shoghi

Tara Devi Temple, dedicated to Goddess Tara, is one of the main temples of the region. The main deity of this temple is Goddess Tara, who is regarded as an important goddess of Tibetan Buddhists. Goddess Tara is also considered as one of the nine sisters of Goddess Durga. It is located on the Tara Parvat and is said to be more than 250 years old.

Locals of the region believe that the idol of Goddess Tara was brought to this temple by the Sen Dynasty king from West Bengal. The idol is made of wood and has been installed as per the Vaishnav tradition. Special pooja is conducted at this temple on the day of Ashtami during the Sharad Navratri. The temple is situated around 11 km away from Shimla, on the National Highway 22.

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

Smriti Das5.0/5

370 reviews

Beautiful temple in an excellent place

Visited Shimla many times but never visit Tara Devi temple before. This time on Christmas break, we visited Tara Devi temple. The temple is located in an excellent place on a hill top at a distance of around 11km from Shimla. Tara Devi temple is dedicated to goddess Tara an epitome of goddess Kali. Wooden architecture of temple is commended. Temple surroundings with green lush pine trees and beautiful greenery all around. Apart from being a religious place for Hindus, Tara Devi temple in visited by different classes of tourists also due to breathtaking views of surrounding lofty mountains and deep valleys. Jakhoo temple is situated just opposite hill of Tara Devi temple hill and it's distinctly visible from this hill top .

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Gautam Pandit

Gautam Pandit5.0/5

1 review

Best Mountain View in Shimla

It is an old temple on top of mountain. It is a peaceful location to visit. It is a must visit place. The fares of Buses are Nominal and buses are available at any time.
  • Best Mountain View in Shimla

Ravi Gupta

Ravi Gupta3.6/5

9 reviews

A divine experience

Take the walk but only if you are up for a walk up and down a couple of mountains! Allow for an hour and a half each way. You don't want to be caught coming down the mountain side in the darkness. Take decent walking shoes. The temple itself is very pretty and isolated. The view was excellent!
  • A divine experience

Shubham Kumar

Shubham Kumar5.0/5

8 reviews

Most beautiful temple

It is the most beautiful temple I have ever seen. It is a temple with very good architecture design. I recommend all the visitors to visit this place at least once.

Ankit Khosla

Ankit Khosla4.3/5

3 reviews

Good devotional place in Shoghi

Steep drive uphill. If your self driven then you may enjoy the ride up. Situated at top of a cliff at approx 7500-8000 feet. Nice place to visit. You aren't allowed to click pics inside premises.

Rajesh  Khatri

Rajesh Khatri4.6/5

1 review

Worth visiting it once

This temple is outstanding, good and memorable. It is a nice religious place. There is also a park for children to play. Priest is very helpful. I find the place really worth visiting from religious point of view.

Aditya Sharma

Aditya Sharma4.6/5

2 reviews

Had a great experience

Excellent! Great Experience! We went there in the morning and it was an awesome experience.



2 reviews

Well maintained temple campus

This temple is clean and proper. Very well maintained!

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Tara Devi Temple, Shoghi

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Gautam Pandit

Tara Devi Temple, Shoghi
Tara Devi Temple, Shoghi

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Ravi Gupta

Tara Devi Temple