Mansa Devi Temple is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site on the Shivalik foothills in Panchkula, near Chandigarh. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi, a form of Shakti, and is believed to fulfil the wishes of the devotees who come to seek her blessings. The temple complex consists of two temples – the main temple and the smaller one on the hilltop.
The main temple has three deities – Mansa Devi, Shri Hanuman, and Bhairon Baba. Devotees can reach the temple by climbing 200 steps or taking a cable car ride. The temple has a large prayer hall and smaller shrines dedicated to other deities. The temple is especially crowded during Navratri, a nine-day festival dedicated to worshipping the Goddess, and attracts devotees from all over the country.
Location: In the foothills of the Shivalik Range.
Entry Fee: Free for all.
Timing: Open 24 hours
Best Time to Visit: September to December.