from the temple of Chamunda Devi, Himachal Tourism runs a neat and
clean Yatri Niwas. This rests on the same spur as the shrine which
is clearly visible from it. The water of the Bander (Banganga)
rivulet flow just below the Yatri Niwas. On the facing hill, the
Durga Temple is is visible.
Yatri Niwas, Chamunda Devi (H.P.) (Dharamsala Road )
The rooms are airy,
spacious, decently furnished and have attached baths with
running hot and cold water.
TVs in every rooms.
Parking within premises.
the Durga Sapt-Shati, the story goes that on the orders of Shamb and
Ni-Shamb, two demons tried to harass the goddess Ambika. Earaged,
Ambika knitted her brows and from their folds a horrifying from of
Kali emerged. After a great battle, the goddess Kali slew the two
demons, Chand and Mund. Delighted by Kali's achievement, Ambika
declared that she would now be worshipped here as Chamunda a
combination of the demons names. Chamunda Devi temple is at height
The closest airport is at Gaggle, 28 km away. The nearest railhead
on the narrow guage line is at Noranda near Palampur, 30 km away.
Taxis and buses are available at both places. By road, Chamunda Devi
is 16 km from Dharamsala and 55 km from Jwalamukhi.
In winter, the temperature can get quite cold when woollens are
required. It is hot in summer and cottons are recommended.