Also known by the name- “Chandika Devi Temple”, Chandi Devi Temple is one of the famous temples in Haridwar, Uttrakhand. It is just four kilometers from “Har Ki Pauri” and is located on the top of Nile Mountain of the Southern Himalayan Range.
Like the other major religious places of Haridwar, this temple also has a story. According to the mythology, two demons- Shumbha and Nishumbha took over the heaven from the Lord Indra. He then requested help from Goddess Parvati who embodied as Chandika Devi. Both the demons fought with the Chandika Devi and got killed. Goddess Chandi then rested on the top of the Nile Mountain and it is the place where Chandi Temple is located.
The first idol of Goddess Chandi Devi was established here during the eighth century by Saint Shankaracharya and the temple was rebuilt later in 1929 by King Suchat Singh. From the Haridwar city, you can reach here via trekking or by a cable car. The best time to visit this temple is February to October.