Jhula devi temple sits in Chaubatia Gardens, at a distance of 7 kilometers from Ranikhet in Almora District of Kmauon region of the state Uttarakhand of India. It was built in 8th century. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is popular for its vast cluster of elegantly designed bells. The Ram mandir (temple) nearby also attracts many visitors.

The Legend:

Devotees believe that the temple is wish-fulfilling. According to legend, the deep dark forest near the temple was once home of wild animals such as leopards and tigers. The animals used to attack local villagers.

The temple is home to Goddess Durga. Locals believe that their ancestors built the temple for the protection of local people from the wild animals. One day Goddess Durga appeared in a shepherd’s dream and advised him to excavate her idol.

Present Temple:

  • The present temple complex was built in 1935. It covers a vast area. It is popular for its vast cluster of elegantly designed bells, which are the testimony to the divine and the healing powers of “Maa Jhula Devi”.
  • Beautiful serenity and sight seeing of the Jhula Devi temple invites many pilgrims and adventurers to have a combined experience of devotion and natural beauty.
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How to Reach Jhula Devi Temple:

The temple is only 7 kilometers from Ranikhet. You can reach Ranikhet by following ways:

By Road

Ranikhet is well connected to all the cities of Uttarakhand and beyond. The temple is at a distance of 7 Km from Ranikhet.

By Train

Kathgodam is the nearest railway station from Ranikhet, at a distance of about 74 kilometers. One can easily hire a cab or board a bus for Ranikhet from the Kathgodam or Haldwani.

By Air

Nearest airport from Ranikhet is Pantnagar Airport, at a distance of about 115 kilometers. Taxis and buses to Ranikhet are easily available from the airport.


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