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“An ancient Temple - Piety and Reverence...”
Review of Sri Naina Devi Ji

Sri Naina Devi Ji
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We were staying at Nalagarh Fort and from there we started our trip to the amazingly sacred and powerful Naina Devi!
The road was so good… the way to Anandpur Sahib was almost flawless… and clean. Then we started climbing towards the hill that housed the temple. And then we stopped as we saw a ropeway! The ropeway took us right on top of the hill almost climbing a thousand feet in minutes!
We reached the base of the temple town that worked around the temple! And we thought we had arrived but we actually hadn’t! There were almost 130 steps to climb before we were at levels with the temple!

Some say this temple is over a few thousand years old and it just might be! It is definitely one of the Shakti Peeth! Was really blessed to get an opportunity to pay our obeisance here!

Exhausted we walked down the steps once more… Took the cable and landed next to our car… Didn’t have the energy to go to Bhakra Nangal Dam but nevertheless… we did think we will go there. Not now, another time!

There are monkeys everywhere – just beware that you don’t carry any eatables – even packaged chips is something the monkeys enjoy! Beware!

There is no fee for entering the temple - however there is a fee for the ropeway...

2  Thank Pradyumna
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

One of the Shakipeeth of Durga, this is where the eyes of Sati fell on Earth. Maa Naina Devi fulfills all blessings. From the parking, go straight to the cable car counter from where you will reach uphill. Once there, you will still be required to climb a few (100 or 150) steps to reach the main shrine. Its on the hilltop.

Now the view from there is something to brag about. Lovely Gobind Sagar lake, which is a large man made reservoir of Bakhra Dam can just be seen down from here & the wind always is so cool & fresh. Its a b'ful view as you feel little scary seeing a lake surrounded by very high mountains from all sides & one wonders how deep that can run! Once you are down, just drive for 25-30 kms and you will reach Bakhra Dam which is another lovely spot. Though the management of Bakhra wont let you stay for long.

It would fall on your way to Una. If not then skip Bakhra. The temple & the view of Gobind Sagar lake will make your memories good enough.

3  Thank AnshumanMaini
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Sri Naina Devi Ji temple is main attraction in Punjab and Himachal. People all over world visit to this place. Mata fullfill desire of devotees. People can reached there from Kirtpur Sahib or Anandpur Sahib or Nangal Dam. Buses, Taxies are easily available . Temple is on the highest peak and ropeway is there for easy reach to temple. A must visit place.

13  Thank Sharmaedm
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