According to mythological beliefs, there are fifty-one pieces of Sati’s body. And the places are called Shakti Peethas. Every Shakti Peetha is dedicated to various goddesses. Surkanda Devi temple is one of the holy Shkati Peethas of India, where Sati mata’s head fell off. Due to this, the temple had been named as Sirkhanda (head fall) which afterwards had been named as Surkanda.
This temple is located in Tehri district. The nearest hill stations are Dhanaulti, which is 8 km away and Chamba, which is 22 km away. The place is surrounded by deep forests and enriched with a spellbinding view of Himalayan range. To reach the temple, one can trek 2 kilometres uphill from the nearest town Kaddukhal. Visitors can also hire cabs or share taxi from Mussoorie and reach the temple.