Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the holy pilgrims located on the spur of Shah Madar range hills and lies on the opposite of the Chamba of Himachal Pradesh. The place sits on the bank of Baner river and is located at a distance of only 15-16 km from Dharamshala and it can be reach easily via road transportation.
The Chamunda Devi temple dates back to 1762 and was built by Raja Umed Singh. The temple is based in wood and has a gabled roof, making it the only wooden temple around. It previously had a steep terrain to climb and reach for and had 378 stone paved steps to climb for. But with the recent development, a roadway had been made which means it can be easily accessible via road traveling of 3 kms. The Chamunda temple is surrounded with Pathair and Lahla forest of whose lush greenery makes it such a perfect venue for outings and traveling. The Chamunda temple adhering to its location at the top of the hills overlooks the town making it quite a mesmerizing view.
The Chamunda temple is in the devotion of the Goddess Kali who is also known by as the Goddess of War. The Chamunda temple is carved beautifully with great interiors plated with silver sheets and intricate carvings like wood carvings, toys, pottery and more. The temple also showcases the popular paintings of Kangra. The shrine of Goddess Chamunda is pretty simple and sober, something that makes it even more enchanting. The place is often flooded with people during the Navaratras and has an influx of people on other time of the year too.
Chamunda Devi Temple of Chamba open at 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM