Chandi Devi Temple, situated on top of the Neel Parvat in Haridwar, is one of the famed religious sites of the country. This temple is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas and was constructed by the erstwhile ruler of Kashmir in 1929. However, it is said that the idol of the deity present in the temple was installed by the great sage, Adi Shankaracharya, in the 8th century.According to a folklore, Neel Parvat is the place where Chandika Devi, the Hindu Goddess, rested for some time after killing the demon kings, Shumbh and Nishumbha.
To reach this temple, travellers can take autos, rickshaws, taxis, and tongas from anywhere in Haridwar. They can also reach the place through trekking-route, which is about 3 km from Chandighat. Travelling by cable cars is also an interesting option and takes around 25 minutes.