10 Hilltop Indian Temples Connected By Ropeways

3:00 pm 2 Jun, 2014

Ropeways are one of the most sought after modes of transportation in the mountains. It’s adventurous and, of course, fun. However, things get a bit more enthusiastic when it’s a hill top temple that we’re ascending to in a cable car. After all, fun with a definite purpose always rocks! So, in this article, we’re going to chart 10 of the most famous temples in India where you have to take a cable car (of course, you do have options, but who cares!) in order to visit it.

10. Sharda Mata Temple, Maihar

Situated in the Trikuta Hill at Maihar in Madhya Pradesh, the ropeway system was installed in en route this temple only in 2009 to facilitate the journey of the devotees in escalating the hill.

 Sharda Mata Temple, Maihar

The name of this place, ‘Maihar’, is known to be the conjugation of two words—“Mai” meaning “Mother” and “Haar” meaning “necklace”; and, legend has it that while Shiva tandava, Goddess Sati’s necklace fell in the place where the temple now stands.

 Sharda Mata Temple, Maihar

9. Mahakali Temple, Pavagadh

The journey towards the Temple of Mahakali in the Panchmahal district of Gujarat has been made more fun after the installation of the ropeway system journeys across an area of 740 meters (one way) and carries around 1200 people in an hour!

Mahakali Temple, Pavagadh

The enthralling view of the quaint hill station that it provides is absolutely serene and brilliant!

Mahakali Temple, Pavagadh

8. Maa Bambleshwari Temple, Dongargarh

The picturesque town of Donargarh in Chattisgarh could never have been experienced more vividly had there been no cable car ride up the hills to the temple of Maa Bhambhleshwari.

Maa Bambleshwari Temple, Dongargarh

And, being the only ropeway system in the state, needless to say why this place has become all the more famous among the tourists!

Maa Bambleshwari Temple, Dongargarh

7. Maa Chandidevi Temple, Haridwar

The journey to one of the three Shakti Peethas of Haridwar has been made more brilliant after the installation of the ropeway system for the devotees.

Maa-Chandidevi-Temple,-Haridwar

And, the best part of this is the name of the ropeway—no, these “flying machines” are not called ropeway here, but they have a special name, Udankhatola!

Maa-Chandidevi-Temple,-Haridwar

6. Salkanpur Temple, Sehore

The breath taking district of Sehore in Madhya Pradesh has been the holy abode of Salkanpur Devi Maa since ages.

Salkanpur Temple, Sehore

However, the temple’s situation atop a huge hillock made it quite difficult for the tourists and other aged devotees to visit it till the cable car system was installed for their benefit.

Salkanpur Temple, Sehore

5. Manaspurna Karni Mata Temple, Udaipur

Udaipur is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in our country, and what other way to experiencing this beauty than an entire bird’s eye view of the same?

Manaspurna Karni Mata Temple, Udaipur

The Karni Mata temple is one of the most holy places in Udaipur, and there’s ropeway available for you at Talai which would zip you across the hills for a breathtaking experience.

Manaspurna Karni Mata Temple, Udaipur

4. Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar

Mansa Devi Temple, as known to all, is another Shakti Peethas in Haridwar and hence one of the most important temples in India. So, it facilitates the journey of the tourists to and fro the temple, a special cable car system has been installed.

Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar

That’s really a boon to the wanderlusts too, isn’t it?

Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar

3. Naina Devi Temple, Bilaspur

Among all the temples mentioned in the list, the Naina Devi Temple, situated at the Naina Devi Mountains, is the highest, and hence, escalating it in a Cable car or rope way is an awe-inspiring experience indeed.

Naina Devi Temple, Bilaspur

The ride offers a majestic view of the mountain terrains adjoining the great Govind Sagar Lake, too!

Naina Devi Temple, Bilaspur

2. Ambaji Temple, Gujarat

The journey to this holy abode of Goddess Durga was never so much fun and wonderful before the installation of the aerial vehicle service from Giri Taletic across the Gabber Hills.

 Ambaji Temple, Gujarat

Well, in order to believe this, you’ve got to experience it yourself.

 Ambaji Temple, Gujarat

1. Baidyanath Temple, Deoghar

Baidyanath Temple is a very famous temple which is also known as the holy abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingams in India, and is also one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of India.

Baidyanath-Temple,-Deoghar

However, this place became all the more interesting to the travel enthusiasts when the cable car was installed above the rugged rocky terrain, a fierce river and equally mesmerizing scenery. It’s indeed a sight to behold.

Baidyanath-Temple,-Deoghar

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