The temple is said to be the image of Goddess Kali who herself self-manifested at this place. It is said that the place can be traced back to the time of Satya Yuga when the goddess killed the demon Raktabija. The Kalkaji temple was enacted by the Marathas in the 1764 AD and was further added with time by the rulers next up.
The Kalkaji temple is built on the lands inherited to Thok Jogians and Shamlat Thok Brahmins who are set as the pujaries of the temple. The Kalkaji temple has a complex surrounded alongside the pyramidal tower. It has a central chamber and other structures. The temple also has inscriptions of previous time and has trident of stones and more. The Kalkaji temple is visited frequently by people and has space for meditation for the devotees. It is pretty easily accessible via road and metro transportation with pretty closely located to Nehru Place metro station.