Travel & Tourism

Surkanda Devi Temple: Delightful Place Gives Peace To The Heart

We all know that a Temple visit is a spiritual experience that improves a person internally.
Surkanda Temple is a Hindu temple (Shakti Peeth) close to Kanatal, Uttarakhand, India. There are two ways to get here – Kanatal and Kaddukhal. It takes a 2 km trek from the village Kaddukhal and 10 km from Kanatal.
The spiritual place is devoted to Goddess Parvati and is one of the 51 shakti peeth.
According to Hindu Mythology, the origins of the Surkanda Devi temple can assign to Goddess Sati, wife of Lord the Shiva. She immolated herself in her father Daksha’s sacrifice when he embarrassed Shiva by not inviting the couple to the Yajna. On his way to Kailash When he crossed this region, Lord Shiva was carrying Sati’s body, her head fell at the site where the existing shrine of Surkanda Devi stands and due to which the temple was named Sirkhanda & now it is called Surkanda.

How To Reach Surkanda Devi Temple

If you are planning to add Surkanda Devi Temple to your trip to visit Kanatal, you may choose to travel by air, rail, or road. It’s just about 100km distance between Dehradun and the temple via Mussoorie may be covered by a taxi.

In fact, the closest railway station is found in Dehradun over 65km from the base of Surkanda Devi Temple. Once you reach the base, you get to trek for about 1.5km to the top and be rewarded with astounding views and fresh mountain air along with the famous temple.

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Hotels Near Surkanda Devi Temple

  • Barefoot Bungalow: This bungalow is surrounded by majestic snow peaks that nudge their clear view and is a reasonable option for travelers looking out for a villa.
  • The Green Valley Resort: This beautiful property is located near Surkanda Devi & perched on the slope of hills.
  • The Terraces: A boutique spa resort that is a precious jewel in the crown of Uttrakhand gives you a remarkable alluring holiday experience around 3.30 km from the temple. 
  • Club Mahindra Kanatal: Club Mahindra offers you a luxurious stay in Kanatal which is a concept-based spa resort located in the Himalayan vicinity.

Surkanda Devi fair is celebrated on the eve of Ganga Dussehra at the temple. The festival is celebrated in May/June every year that attracts a large number of devotees.

Various kinds of flowers and ancient herbs are grown in abundance here and some of the beautiful birds of the western Himalayas are also found in the neighborhood.

This Temple is a must-visit place near Mussoorie & the serenity of this beautiful place will surely make you feel alive and blessed. So whether you are religious or adventurous one & you will love this place.

Written By: Jahnavi Sharma

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