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.
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.
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!
The enthralling view of the quaint hill station that it provides is absolutely serene and brilliant!
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.
And, being the only ropeway system in the state, needless to say why this place has become all the more famous among the tourists!
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.
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!
6. Salkanpur Temple, Sehore
The breath taking district of Sehore in Madhya Pradesh has been the holy abode of Salkanpur Devi Maa since ages.
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.
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?
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.
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.
That’s really a boon to the wanderlusts too, isn’t it?
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.
The ride offers a majestic view of the mountain terrains adjoining the great Govind Sagar Lake, too!
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.
Well, in order to believe this, you’ve got to experience it yourself.
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.
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.