Surkanda Devi Temple

Surkanda Devi Temple: Himalayan Spiritual Splendor

Surkanda Devi Temple is a sacred Hindu temple located in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. The temple is high up in the mountains, around 10,000 feet (3,030 meters) above the sea. It’s a special place where people go to worship Goddess Surkanda, who is a form of the Hindu goddess Parvati. This temple holds immense religious and cultural significance, attracting devotees and tourists alike.

Mythological Background: According to the legend, the head of Goddess Sati (an earlier incarnation of Parvati) fell at this spot when Lord Shiva was carrying her charred body after her self-immolation. it’s believed to be one of the Shakti Peethas.

Location

The temple is located in the Tehri District of Uttarakhand, India. The temple sits on top of a hill, and you have to walk about 2 to 3 kilometers from the starting point to get there. This trek is part of what makes it so appealing.

Surkanda Devi Temple by treking

Surkanda Devi Temple: Himalayan Spiritual Splendor

Trek distance(Kaddukhal to the Surkanda Devi temple) :- 2kms

Surkanda Devi Temple by rope way

Surkanda Devi Temple: Himalayan Spiritual Splendor

Ropeway distance(Kaddukhal to the Surkanda Devi temple) :-502 meters

Money :- INR 170 per head

1. Dhaolti

Dhaolti is a popular hill station located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated in the Tehri Garhwal district and is approximately 24 kilometers (15 miles) from the well-known hill station of Mussoorie. Dhaolti is known for its serene and picturesque landscapes, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers and those seeking a quiet getaway in the Himalaya.

Surkanda Devi Temple
Surkanda Devi Temple
Surkanda Devi Temple

2. kanatal

Kanatal is a charming hill station located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Situated at an altitude of around 8,500 feet (2,590 meters) above sea level, it offers a serene and tranquil getaway in the lap of the Himalayas.

Surkanda Devi Temple
Surkanda Devi Temple

special attraction :- Peaceful Retreat,Local Cuisine,Tehri Lake

3. Tehri Lake


Tehri Lake, also known as Tehri Reservoir, is a prominent and picturesque artificial lake located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is one of the largest man-made lakes in India and was formed as a result of the construction of the Tehri Dam on the Bhagirathi River.

Surkanda
Surkanda Devi Temple