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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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  • This temple is near The Mall. People has to walk upwards. Place is quiet, but full of monkey. Murti of Ma kali is attractive.  more »
  • Though located at the far end of The Mall Road, it is worth the walk to visit the Kaali Temple. On way to the temple there are vantage points from where one could take a snap or two. Once you reach th...  more »
  • A must for every traveler as temple is so beautiful with very big idols of Hanumanji, Ganeshji, Mataji & Shivji. Its on top of the hill & you experience very nice windy & cold weather.  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)
  • 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
  • Kali bari temple is situated on the hill Shimla. This temple dedicated to the goddess Kali or Durga. The meaning of kali is blue.in Sanskrit the blak is called as shyama. on that name The goddess is called as shyamala. on this name the word Shimla have been derived. This is one of the most powerful incornation of goddess parvathi. initially this temple situated on jakhu hill. in the year 1845 it is shifted to the present location. This temple is half an hour waking distance from Shimla railway station. we can see the beauty of Shimla from this temple. Mall road and victory tunnel jakhu hill are the main tourist attraction near the temple.
  • The famous Kalibari Temple of Shimla is a popular tourist attraction and is situated at a very strategic location. The temple was built in the year 1845 and is dedicated to Goddess Kali who is also known as Shyamala. It is from the name of Goddess Shyamala that Shimla derives its name. The Kali Bari temple of Simla is a very well known religious place of India and people who come to Shimla never miss out on visiting this temple. The Kalibari temple was primarily located in Jakhu hill. The British brought it to its new site.