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Address: Dhanaulti, India

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One of the 52 Shaktipeeths

This is one of the revered Shaktipeeth of Hindus. It's believed that head of Goddess Sati had fallen here and hence the deity of this temple is referred to as Surkanda Devi. To... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three things to enjoy here is - visit to a Shakti temple, an enjoyable trek and spectacular view of Himalayas. Surkanda Devi temple is a Shakti peeth where Goddess Sati's head had fallen after her body carried by Lord Shiva was cut into pieces by Lord Vishnu. This is a highly revered temple of Shakti cult of Hindus. To visit... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is one of the revered Shaktipeeth of Hindus. It's believed that head of Goddess Sati had fallen here and hence the deity of this temple is referred to as Surkanda Devi. To reach the temple you need to trek 2 kilometres. Ponies are available down hill which can also be hired. Stunning views of the Himalayas from the hill... More 

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This temple is located atop a hill in a place called Kadu Khal near Dhanaulti town. The temple can be reached after a trek of nearly two kilometers. Its a small but beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Shakti who is worshipped as Surkanda Devi here. It's believed that Sati's head had fallen here and hence the deity here is referred... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The trail starts from a small market area in the outskirts of Dhanaulti. Puja offerings are available here. It's a continuous uphill climb for a couple of kilometers: it will take about 30 minutes to reach the top. There are even a few benches en route. There is room to keep shoes just below the temple. It's difficult to stand... More 

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Thank Anirban S
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This place is really very peaceful. View from the temple is breathtaking. A small trek to the temple is also good and not so tiring

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

It is a hike/trek for about 45 mins-1 hr from the main road connecting dhanualti and Champa.Light to medium trek. Do not start the trek after 4PM in winters and 5 PM in summers as it gets dark and there are no path lights.

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Surkanda devi temple hiking is one and the only thing to do when in dhanaulti. Its just 10km from main dhanaulti. One can easily reach here by bus (fixed time)/own vehicle. Just ask for the bus timing a day before. Else any shared sumo going on that route will drop you there (2km steep trek starts from here). Have some... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I really liked it, view from temple is really really awesome. But it was too difficult to reach temple. It was complete 3kms steep way to reach temple. So carry water with you.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Devi shrine for religious and spiritual people, also a great opportunity for photography lovers to capture Himalayas. We stayed at Whispering Pines which gives as good views but those staying elsewhere can consider landscape photography from here.

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New Delhi
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Though it is a temple and might not attract those who are not into visiting temples, but I can assure that this place is something beyond that. At an altitude of almost 10,000 ft. this is the highest point in and around Dhanaulti. So the 360 degree view that one gets from the top is amazing. But then the real... More 

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