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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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  • Visited the temple in the evening. We were lucky to be there during the time of the evening puja. The puja rituals were elaborate with the playing of drums during the aarathi. It was Deepavali time. S...  more »
  • The first time I visited this temple was twenty years back when I was with my family. We were there during Ashtami in Durga Puja. We woke up early morning for the pushpanjali and then we had scrumptio...  more »
  • Kalibari is located off the mall road and is located on a hillock. The view from the temple is good and it is very peaceful and serene. They also have a canteen there in case tourist want to sip some ...  more »
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  • Beautiful Kali Mandir in Simla. We spent Durga Puja Festival there. It was nice and joyful.
  • The temple was built in the year 1845 and is dedicated to Goddess Kali who is also known as Shyamala maa
  • Temple of Maa Kaali.. Nice place for worship
  • Lovely place great for street photographers and also awesome landscape view from the original temple itself
  • A pleasant place near Shimla Mall road, must vist, a very good place for Bengalis, is situated at the end of the road, monkeys disturb a lot, be aware, it is at hill top, hanging hill type