It is also believed that this temple grants its devotees all the wishes that they ask for. These beliefs of the devotees make the temple one of the popular tourist destination in Almora.Situated on the foot of the majestic Himalayan ranges, Almora, a small hamlet was sure to have been the best of nature’s hubs in India. The small district not only possess some of the extremely beautiful landscapes, but quite surprisingly is a home for historic and cultural heritage sites as well. The exuberant tourist destination is a serene get away for bag packers and nature lovers.
Amidst clouds of fog and haze and
abundant greenery and colourful flowers lies the Surkanda Devi temple, situated
atop a hill near Dhanaulti hill station (about 8 KM) and Chamba (22 KM) in
Tehri district of Uttarkhand is a peaceful religious abode attracting throngs
of followers everyday.
The temple provides a breathtaking
panoramic 360 degree view of the Garhwal region. In the north, snow capped
mountains of Himalayas can be seen (on a clear day). On the other side, you
will see Rishikesh and the Dehradun valley. A variety of beautiful flowers and
herbs are grown in abundance here. Also marvel at the variety of aieral species
of the western Himalayas in this region.
Best time to Visit: You can visit this temple all year round, but the
best time to visit it is during the Ganga Dusshera Festival (from May – June)
and indulge in the electric festival vibes.
The Jhoola Devi Temple of Ranikhet is an ancient relic built
in the 8th century, located at 7 km from the town. The superior deity of this
temple is Goddess Durga and is a believed at this temple, that Jhoola Devi has
the powers to fulfil the longings of all her devotees. The temple houses a
clumps of holy bells tied to its walls that are known for granting wishes on
being ringed. According to a mythology, this temple was built to seek Durga’s
protection for the wild animals in the place. The statue of Goddess Durga is
said to have been unearthed by a shepherd from a particular place after being
guided so by the goddess herself in his dream. This temple is made on the same
spot from where this idol was obtained.
daily from 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM.
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