About Surkanda Devi Temple
Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Surkanda Devi Temple is a 3 km walk from the village, Kaddukhal. Legend has it that when Goddess Sati died, her husband Lord Shiva carried her body back to Kailash, which is when her head fell at the spot where the temple was then erected.
Thus, the name Sirkandha was derived, which over the passage of time is called Surkanda. This ancient site is surrounded by lush greenery and a panoramic view of the breathtaking Himalayas!
Pilgrims from all over flank this holy spot during Ganga Dussehra and Navratri, the array of colours and lights making the celebration worth witnessing!
Timings: Summer - 05:00 am to 07.00 pm/ Winter - 07:00 am to 05.00 pm
Location: Chamba - Mussoorie Road, Saklana Range, Uttarakhand 249145, India