Guna Devi Temple

Adventure / Trekking | Pilgrimage

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Distance (From Mcleod Ganj): 8 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 6-8 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 8 km from McLeod Ganj Bus Stand and 13 km from Dharamshala Bus Stand, Guna Devi temple is a famous Hindu temple located at Guna near McLeod Ganj in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The temple is situated at an altitude of 2310 m in Kangra Valley.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is a pilgrim center of the Gaddi shepherds, a semi-nomadic tribe from Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Sri Guna Devi Mandir is completely surrounded by forests of oak and deodar. People from neighboring villages including Kangra, Dharamshala come here for pilgrimage.

This small complex displays wonderful and closer views of Dhauladhar Mountains. The regular one day trail to Sri Guna Devi temple starts from Naddi village above Dal Lake, 4 km from McLeod Ganj. From Naddi, a 2 km moderate trial amidst houses of Naddi village lead to Baal village after crossing a bridge over a small stream. Further 2 km from Baal village is needed to reach Guna Devi Temple and the trail takes 2 hours (one way). The temple provides shelter facilities with mattresses and blankets for those who want to stay overnight. Small shops are available where one can get Maggie and other eateries.