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Kali Bari Temple, Shimla

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Enjoy a view of the Himalayas and a city panorama amid lush greenery at Kali Bari Temple, a famous hilltop pilgrimage site and one of the oldest temples in Shimla. Painted in intense red, orange, and white colors, the temple houses a blue wooden image of the goddess Kali, hugely symbolic for devotees seeking holy blessings. Built upon the foundations of an old temple dedicated to the goddess Shaymala and discovered by British engineers in the early 19th-century, Bengali pilgrims converted the site into a Kali temple in 1845. During festival times, you can see the temple bustling with thousands of devotees. A visit to Kali Bari Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Shimla trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • Its just a small temple easily reachable. A beautiful scenery can be seen from there. Lot are monkeys ar also there.  more »
  • It was the nearest temple next to our hotel. so visited and enjoyed the blessings. lot of monkeys all around  more »
  • It's small temple located very close by to mall road and very much assiciable. One can easily visit while exploring to the Mall road. Nothing much exciting about this place but it is simply place of w...  more »
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  • Situated at the far end of Mall road, the temple provides a typical Bengali ambience in the evening with an elaborate aarti and worship that has been continuing for many years now. The monkey infested temple is one of the must go places for devotees and tourists alike. (Photography is normally forbidden)
  • Superb view of shimla can be seen from here, one of oldest temples of maa kali in shima
  • Nice spiritual place in a wonderful place. Goddess Kali Mata Mandir alongwith Bholenath template placed here.
  • A must visit in Shimla. The kalibari is a very old one. This basically run by Bengali's. Very heavenly place, you will find lots of monkey out there. Every morning they distribute Prasad. Here generally cabs don't go because of its height. You can take lift or climb stairs.
  • Really it is the best place in shimla. The atmosphere and food is good

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Where to stay in Shimla

A tourist destination since the days of the Raj, Shimla has plenty of accommodations to choose from, whatever your style and budget. Take a look along The Mall and The Ridge in the town center for the bulk of what's on offer, with everything from hostels to hotels available. Some particularly grand hotels take pride of place on the outskirts to the northeast and west, offering luxurious, large rooms, and extra facilities, such as pools, restaurants, and spas. These high-end options also provide extensive views of the Himalayan landscape.
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