Tara Devi Trek

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Tara devi railway station, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171005
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Tara Devi Trek is a lovely walkway leading to the famous Tara Devi Temple on Tarav Hill, near Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The trail is surrounded by thick forests, with pretty views, tall deodar and pine trees, green meadows, and colorful wildflowers. It's not a tough trek, so beginners can enjoy it too. The whole walk is about 8-9 km, taking around 1-2 hours. The trek offers a chance to enjoy nature and visit the temple to seek blessings.

Trek Highlights

Starting Point Shimla Railway Station or Old Bus Stand Shimla
Difficulty Easy to moderate
Length About 8-9 km round trip
Duration 1-2 hours
Altitude 7200 ft above sea level
Best Time to Visit March to June and September to November
Description A pleasant trek through forests with views of Shimla city and valleys. Stone steps make the walk easier.
Temple Details Tara Devi Temple is dedicated to a local Goddess and has a history of over 250 years.
Transportation Train or bus from Shimla to Tara Devi Temple, with buses available for the return journey.
Recommended Gear Good shoes, raincoat, water bottle, torch, and basic medicines.
Environment Tips Keep the trail clean, carry reusable items, and dispose of waste properly.

Trek Description

The Tara Devi Temple is located on Tarav Hill, about 18 km from Shimla. The trek starts from Tara Devi Railway Station. It's not too hard, and you'll enjoy views of Shimla as you climb. You'll see beautiful trees like deodar and pine, and maybe spot some wildlife. The temple is a peaceful place.

Dos and Don'ts on the Trek

  • Dos: Wear good shoes, keep the trail clean, and enjoy the nature around you.
  • Don'ts: Don't litter, don't carry valuables, and don't disturb the wildlife.

How to Reach

  1. By Train: Take a train from Shimla Railway Station to Tara Devi Railway Station, then walk to the temple trail.
  2. By Bus: Get a bus from Old Bus Stand Shimla to Tara Devi Bus Stop, and start your trek from there.
  3. Once Reach Temple you can come back by bus to Shimla.


  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Start your trek early and return before dark.
  • Carry water and snacks as there is no shop in between.
  • Visit on Sundays and Tuesday for free food.
  • Temple do not office place to stay so come back by bus.

Experience the beauty of Tara Devi Trek and feel the tranquility of nature and spirituality

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