Jwala Devi Temple

Religious

Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal Pradesh is the hub of magnificent and miraculous temples and the Jwala Devi Temple is surely one of them. The location, the spectacle, the atmosphere, create a spellbinding atmosphere for the devotees. It is the little aspects of the temple such as the gilded dome, the vibe which makes the temple a favorite travel getaway of the tourists.

The temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas which are spread in different parts of the country. The temple is open on all days of the week from 5 am to 12 pm and then from 4 pm to 8 pm.

The Navratri in March-April and September-October is the most celebrated time when the authorities of the temple organize the pomp out celebrations. So, if you are planning to visit the temple, you can plan during the festive season.

History of Jwala Devi Temple

The Jwalaji Temple is believed to be the home of nine permanent flames which have been named after Goddesses Mahakali, Annapurna, Chandi, Hinglaj, Bindhya Basni, Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika, and Anji Devi. 

According to the legends, it is believed that there was a shepherd who discovered these flames for the first time. It was Raja Bhumi Chandra who understood how these were significant from a spiritual point of view. So, he got a temple built in this place. Since then, one can see huge flocks of devotees visiting this temple to seek blessings.

Places To Visit Near Jwala Devi Temple

Jwala Devi Temple is one of the best temples in Himachal Pradesh. Here's the list of tourist places near Jwala Devi temple.

1. Kangra Fort

The fort is one of the best tourist attractions to visit in Himachal while on your trip to Jwala Devi Temple. It is believed that during history many kings held the ownership of the fort at different times. Thus, for history enthusiasts, this place is a  must-visit. 

2. Baijnath Temple

This is yet another amazing place to explore with your loved ones. The spiritual vibes of this place create a truly enchanting atmosphere to experience.

3. Kareri Lake

The Kareri Lake originates due to the melting of Dhauladhar Ranges. The scenic backdrop of the lake is just terrific for you to click some unforgettable screenshots.

How to Reach Jwala Devi Temple

By Air

The closest airport is the Kangra Airport. After reaching the Kangra District, you can easily get the local modes of transport to reach the Jwala Devi Temple.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is  Kangra Mandir Railway Station in Halehr Khurd. After reaching the station, you can easily get a bus, taxi or auto to reach the place.

By Bus

If you are heading from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, the roadway is the best idea. You can take the government-authorized buses that run for Himachal Pradesh.

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here

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