Jakhu Temple :
Jakhu Temple is situated on the top of Jakhu Hill, in Shimla city of Himachal Pradesh, at the altitude of 2500 meters. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is believed to be in existence from the times of Ramayana. Situated in the thick forests of Jakhu hills, the temple derives its name from the Hindi word Yakhsa. Yakshas are the mythological characters in Hindu mythology, believed to be a link between humans and Gods.
According to the legend, Jakhu temple was formed when lord Hanuman visited Jakhu hill, during the famous Ram - Ravan fight. Lakshman, the younger brother of Ram, was critically injured during the fight and the only medicinal herb which could have saved his life was available in the Himalayan range.
Tara Devi Temple :
This temple is located on Tarav Parvat in the western side of shimla Town about 15 Km from Shimla situated by the side of Kalka- Shimla National Highway near Shoghi. The road meandering uphill through the sweet smelling pine forests and lush green meadows with the cool gentle breeze touching one softly infusing a freshness and vigor in the devotees, pilgrims and tourists visiting this holy shrine. The location of the temple on the Hill top makes it appear that the goddess Ma Tara Devi seems to keep everyone under the protective gaze, showering innumerable blessings on her worshippers.
Bheem kali Temple :
The temple is Tibetan in its architectural style, with Buddhist and Hindu influences and bronze statues of both religions in the shrines. It has slanted slate roofs, golden towers, pagodas and a carved silver door. Dussehra is celebrated in a grand way at both the Bhimakali Temple and in the village of Sarahan , with animal sacrifice playing a big role in the festivities. Bhimakali Temple regarded as one of the fifty one sacred Shaktipeeths.
Hatkoti Temple :
Hatkoti Temple is situated 105 kilometers east of Shimla. Hatkoti Temple is noted for its unique architecture which dates back to the Gupta period. The Gupta dynasty ruled northern India from the 6th century AD to the 9th century AD.
Hatkoti Temple is actually not a temple in isolation; it is a an aggregation of a number of small temples on the banks of the Jabbar river. The temple complex in essence consists of a main temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, flanked by a small temple for Lord Shiva. It is interesting to note that the entrance of the Shiva temple is smaller than the ShivLinga (the material representation of Lord Shiva) housed inside the temple- pointing to the fact that the temple was constructed later than the installation of the Lingam.
Sankat Mochan Temple :
Sankat Mochan Temple is a popular temple which attracts pilgrims of all age groups. Many religious persons visit Sankat Mochan Temple to pay obeisance to the deities of Lord Rama and other notable gods of the Hindu pantheon.
Sankat Mochan Temple is adjacent to National Highway 22. Sankat Mochan Temple is about 5 kilometers from Shimla. The temple is the second most popular tourist spot after Jakhu Temple. The USP of Sankat Mochan Temple is its easy accessibility.
Sankat Mochan Temple was established in 1950. The idea for constructing a religious temple was mooted by the noted religious figure-Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj, who visited the site and was transfixed by the deep dark woods, emerald meadows, and the majestic Himalayas. He became so impressed that he stayed in a hut for ten days and took the momentous decision of establishing a Hindu temple on the location.