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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  • August 12, 2017
    The temple is located on the hill top near the mall road. The temple is dedicated to goddess Kali also known as Shyamala. the name of shimla is derived from Shyamala. The temple is located in a small ...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    we have gone to this place and it is just a few minutes walk from the mall and its just beside the Hotel Grand. its is really a pecefull place and ideal for begali tourist. this is a kali temple and t...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    This temple is 10 minutes walk from scandal point on the heritage road. It was built in 1428 by a local Bengali merchant ballala sen , later britishers constructed the new temple along with the shiva ...  more »
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  • May 30, 2017
    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)
  • July 13, 2017
    Superb view of shimla can be seen from here, one of oldest temples of maa kali in shima
  • June 26, 2017
    Nice spiritual place in a wonderful place. Goddess Kali Mata Mandir alongwith Bholenath template placed here.
  • April 8, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    Really it is the best place in shimla. The atmosphere and food is good

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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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