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. Our Shimla online tour itinerary planner makes visiting Kali Bari Temple and other Shimla attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • To go to Kali Bari temple, you can take the Lift to Mall Road and walk for 15 - 20 mins. You can reach this place after crossing the Ridge, Scandal Point, Post Office. I reached the temple while the e...  more »
  • its a temple one of the many hindu believe in kali ma.very nice and old but best place to pray here for sure.  more »
  • visited shimla many times but missed kali bari. this time we have visited kali bari. not very impressive but good one.  more »
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  • The temple is clean, less crowded and and nice. It offers guest house and canteen also. I stayed here two night, it is near to mall road, the view is nice from the temple premise, the room and food are extremely good compared to the charges which is extremely cheap. The stuffs are very helpful too.
  • VERY GOOD TEMPLE AT THE END OD MALL ROAD SHIMLA. ATTEND THE AARTI AT AROUND 7 PM. ROOMS AND CANTEEN AVAILABLE ATTACHED TO THE TEMPLE.MAINLY BENGALI PREPARATION.VEG RICE PLATE 55,FISH RACE PLATE 65,TEA 6/-SNACKS ALSO AVAILABLE. RICE PLATE WAS GOOD.GOOD VIEW OF THE CITY FROM THE PREMISES.WORTH SPENDING TIME HERE.PHOTOGRAPHY NOT ALLOWED.
  • The temple was built in the year 1845 and is dedicated to Goddess Kali who is also known as Shyamala. The famous Kalibari Temple of Shimla is a popular tourist destination. This religious spot is very famous in Shimla and people coming here make it a point to visit the temple, which is located in Jakhu Hill. It is set amidst the lush green forests of Shimla and offers a magnificent view of the Himalayas, and this is the reason why tourists love to explore this stunning hilltop.
  • 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)
  • Good cheap simple food especially if you are from the eastern part of the country. Cheap Accommodation also available but not great

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