Shagun is one of the active author/photographer on PHOTO JOURNEY and this time she is sharing this wonderful place from Mandi region of Himachal Pradesh, INDIA. Shikari devi is quite popular among nativ Himachalis and slowing becoming a widely popular destination in scenic hills. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about the place and the way which connects Shikari Devi with Mandi Town.
Here is a wonderful view on the way to Shikari Devi in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Stairs for Shikari Devi Temple, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Shikari Devi temple on hill top in Himalayan State of India - Himachal Pradesh.
The Shikari Devi temple is devoted to Shikari Devi , the Goddess revered in the form of stone idol. Hunters in the area once prayed to the goddess for success in their hunt and here perhaps, lies the origin of the name 'Shikari Devi'. Interestingly, the temple which is said to have been in existence since the time of the Pandavas, has no roof . Temple is situated at the top of the hill and surrounded by thick Oak and Coniferous forests . The altitude is more than 3200 meter . From Janjehli , a picturesque village the distance of temple is 16 km and road passes through Shikari Devi Sanctuary .
HPPDW Guest house at Janjehli can be another place to stay, while planning a trip to Shikari Devi. There is a forest guest house as well.
Some rivulets on the way when we move towards Shikari Devi Temple.
Forest Guest house around Shikari Devi Temple, which is one of the best places to stay around this place.
Apple Orchards on the way to Shikari Devi in Mandi region of Himachal Pradesh.