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Chamunda Devi Temple

In the state of Himachal Pradesh, India there are number of religious places to visit. The one of the religious place is Chamunda Devi Temple in the Kangra District. This place is one of the Shakti Peethas in India. Himachali, Hindi and English languages are used in this place. The altitude of this place is 733 mt. Chamunda is famous for Religious and Scenic. This place is blessed with abundant natural beauty. Chamunda Devi Temple is famous Holy place for Hindus. Chamunda Devi is a 700 year old temple. Chamunda Devi temple is located in middle of charming beauty of lush green mountains. This place is covered by the beauty, breathtaking locations, rich flora and fauna and beautiful hills. The temple is dedicated to Chamunda Devi, who is a form of Shakti. Chamunda Devi Mandir is believed to be the home of ‘Shiva and Shakti’. So it is also known as 'Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham'. During the time of Navratras, the temple is crowded by large number of people. The ideal duration of this place is 1-2 days.

The Name 'Chamunda' has been derived from the two words, 'Chanda' and 'Munda'. The Chanda and Munda are two monsters which Devi killed.

There are number of festivals celebrated in this place. Some famous festivals are :

  • Ladarcha Fair : This festival is celebrate in the month of August.
  • Diwali : This festival is celebrate in the month of October or November.
  • Dussehrra : This festival is celebrate in the month of October or November.
  • Holi : Holi is festival of colours which is celebrated in a very colourful manner in Chamunda.

Places to Visit near Chamunda

  • Brajeswari Temple : The distance of this place is 25 Kms from Chamunda.
  • Palampur Town : The distance of this place is 22 Kms from Chamunda.
  • Gopalpur Zoo : The distance of this place is 12 Kms from Chamunda.
  • Kangra Fort : The distance of this place is 27 Kms from Chamunda.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in Chamunda is in Summer from  the month of April to June.

Climate

In Summer : The temperature in summer is  pleasant in this place. The temperature is between 8 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The temperature in winter is extremely cool in this place.

How to Reach

By Air : Bhuntar Airport is the nearest airport from Chamunda devi. The distance of this place is  170 km from Chamunda. Kullu Manali Airport is also nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 223 Kms from Chamunda.

By Rail : Nagrota Bagwan Railway Station is the nearest railway station from Chamunda.  This railway station is situated in Kangra district. The distance of this railway station is 5 km from Chamunda.

By Road : Chamunda devi is well connected to all major cities. There are regular buses available.