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Surkanda Devi Temple-Jai Shera wali Ma

#Temple in Kanatal

Surkanda Devi is a Hindu temple in Kanatal which is dedicated to Sati Ji. This is the place where Shankar Ji brought her dead body on his Trishul from Haridwar. A trek of 2km is involved in reaching the little temple from the foothill. Visit this temple to experience its religious value.

This temple is 8km from the Mussoorie –Kaddukhal road. It is surrounded by dense forests and provides a scenic view of the environment around. You get a 360-degree view from the top most point of the temple. The Himalayas are visible to the north whereas the cities of Dehradun, Rishikesh among many others are seen on the southern side. The Ganga Dussehra festival is celebrated here every year between May and June which attracts a lot of devotees across the country.

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Uttarakhand, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Altitude / Height:
7672 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
30.4112490°N, 78.2880512°E
Distance from Kanatal to Surkanda Devi Temple
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Read traveller's reviews about Surkanda Devi Temple..

Overall Rating:4.6

  '5' out of 5
"Best Place to view Complete Uttarakhand and Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath from one place."
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"Perfect view from top, in background u can view whole range of Himalayas and endless horizon in the front. It is situated at more than 10k fts. Trekking is about 2km to the top, easy trek, and horses are available for aged people. Legend says head of goddess fell here , as is one of the 51 parts of her body. "
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"Jai mata di "
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"I loved this place because of its religious heritage and mesmerising panaromic view."
  '5' out of 5
"The trek to temple is a bit difficult as it is steep, horse ride is available but the charge a lot. but once you reach the top the view is really mesmerizing and is really worth it. The weather up there is cold. the temple is really beautiful. Visited January 2016 Highly recommended, A must Visit"

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