|Panoramic views from
village (elevation 940 metres) is part of Amb tehsil,
Una district, Himachal Pradesh. The Mata Chintpurni Devi
Temple sits atop the highest peak (elevation 973 metres)
of the Sola Singhi range
about 3 km west of Bharwain ??????
village which is located on the Hoshiarpur - Dharamshala
(NH 503) road. This road is part of the National Highway
network and is normally kept in good repair.
Sadan, Langar Bhavan, New Bus Stand and car parking
station are situated about 1.5 km west of Bharwain on
the Bharwain-Chintpurni-Talwara road (MDR 42).
Temple Langar Bhavan Chintpurni
bypass road has been constructed for traffic going
direct to Talwara. This bypass road takes off from
just before the Chintpurni new bus stand and barrier.
Private vehicles headed direct towards the temple are
generally not allowed beyond this point. Devotees
usually walk this distance of 1.5 km to the Temple. A
refreshing walk (about 1 km) up a gentle incline
brings you to the foot of the hill atop which the
Temple is located.
devotees walk up the steps to the hilltop. Senior
citizens, others in ill health or with restricted
mobility, may find this climb somewhat strenuous. A
lift has been installed at the foot of the hill for
their convenience. On
busy days disabled persons wishing to use the lift
may be required to show relevant documentation about
During the 3 Navaratri melas
and other busy days devotees are required to have a
Darshan Parchi (temple admission card) to be able to
enter the temple. The Darshan Parchi can be
obtained from the security office near the temple or
the relevant office located at the Bus Stand and Car
temple is open from 4.30 am to 10 pm in summer and 5
am to 9.30 pm in winter. The Temple opening hours are
extended during the three Navaratras (Chaitra, Shravan
and Ashwin). More details are available on the Temple
Opening Times page.
here for a map showing the location of
Chintpurni and Bharwain villages.
Spring: About mid-February to mid-April.
Winter starts to lose its bite around
Mid-April to end of June. It is hot in summer and
light cottons are recommended.
: July - September. Still quite warm and humid on
most days. Plenty of rain.
Autumn : October -
November. Days are pleasantly warm, nights are cool.
May need light woolen clothing at night and early
Winter: December -
January. It is quite pleasant during the day when
the sun is out and you may get by with just one
layer of warm clothing. Winter nights are cold and
an extra layer of warm clothing is recommended.
general, temperatures in Chintpurni are about 5
Celsius lower than in the nearby Punjab and Haryana
plains. Spring (Vasant) and autumn (Sharad) are
perhaps the best seasons to visit because the
weather is mild and pleasant.
weather forecast for Chintpurni can be found here.
Weather by month and weather averages
/ Rainfall (mm)
The average annual temperature in Chintpurni is 20.9
°C. May and June are the hottest months.
The average annual rainfall is 2587 mm of which
nearly 2/3rd falls in July and August.
Navaratra fairs in Chaitra
(July-August), Ashwin (September-October) and the
New Year Event (28 December to 2 January) are very
popular with devotees when accommodation is
expensive and tight. Other popular days are
Sankranti, Purnima and Ashtami.
In the last few years Chintpurni skyline has changed
dramatically with the arrival of new hotels, shops
and food vendors. There are a number of
dharamshalas, guest houses and hotels of varying
quality in and around Chintpurni. Also Himachal
Tourism runs Chintpurni
Heights a budget hotel which is located in
to get there
are a number of ways to get to Chintpurni from
Road:Delhi - Chandigarh - Rupnagar (Ropar)
- Nangal - Una - Mubarakpur - Bharwain - Chintpurni
you are travelling by car, it should take you about
8 hours + time for refreshments and toilet breaks on
this route. If you are not visiting Chandigarh, you
can bypass it by taking the Ambala - Banur - Kharar
- Kurali - Rupnagar road. The roads are good all the
way through. When you reach Mubarakpur Chowk, take a
right turn into the Hoshiarpur - Dharamshala
highway. You arrive in Chintpurni after a 35 minute
drive on winding roads of the Sola Singhi range.
Enjoy the beautiful vistas and fresh air.
alternative route is Delhi - Ambala - Ludhiana
- Phagwara - Hoshiarpur - Chintpurni.
DO NOT feed the monkeys on the road. Monkeys have
grown in number and they have become a pest in
Himachal Pradesh. A number of traffic accidents have
been attributed to the motor vehicle drivers trying
to avoid the free-roaming monkeys.
parking facilities are available at the new Bus
Station and Car Parking complex, Chintpurni.
Bus Services: Delhi
and Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) run
buses on the Delhi-Chandigarh-Chintpurni route. Many
buses running direct on the Delhi-Dharamshala and
Delhi-Palampur route often bypass Chandigarh and
stop at either Bharwain or Chintpurni. Frequent
State Transport bus services are also available from
most important cities of Punjab, Haryana,
Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. There are also
very frequent buses plying on the Delhi-Chandigarh
route (about 5 hours). Chintpurni is another 4.5
hours away by bus from Chandigarh.
Himachal Road Transport Corporation runs
a Volvo coach service between Delhi and
Chintpurni. As per the current schedule, the bus
leaves Delhi ISBT at 6.20 am and arrives
Chintpurni at 4.20 pm. On the return journey the
bus leaves Chintpurni at 8 pm and reaches Delhi at
5 am. The one way fare is approx. Rs 1000.
also runs a Volvo tourist coach service from Delhi
to Dharamshala which stops at Bharwain by request.
The coach leaves Delhi ISBT, Kashmiri Gate at 8 pm
and arrives at Bharwain just after 4 am. The fare is
approx. Rs 1000. Please inform the driver of the
coach that you wish to get down at Bharwain. The coach
arrives early morning at Bharwain and you may have
to wait for a while before you can catch any kind of
transport for the 3 km to Chintpurni. More information is available
from the HRTC
fairly complete list of bus services from/to Una is
available at this
Closest railheads are at Chintpurni Marg (17 km) and Hoshiarpur
(42 km). Frequent bus and taxi services to
Chintpurni are available from these railway
- Jalandhar - Hoshiarpur - Gagret - Bharwain -
You could take the New
Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express from New
Delhi (departs 7.20 am and which arrives at
Jalandhar around 12.0 noon) or any of the other fast
train from Delhi to Jalandhar. Then take a bus or
taxi to Chintpurni. Jalandhar to Chintpurni (90 Km.)
journey should take no more than 3 hours by private
transport. Jammu Mail
leaves Delhi station at 08.20 pm and arrives at
Jalandhar City at 03.40 am. It has a Hoshiarpur -
bound compartment which is detached from this train
and is coupled to a local train which leaves
Jalandhar at 5.00 am and arrives at Hoshiarpur at
06.25 am. Return journey times are: depart
Hoshiarpur 07.15 pm, arrive Delhi 05.45 am. Buses
and taxis are available for the onward journey to
Chintpurni at the Hoshiarpur bus station.
- Ambala - Sirhind - Rupnagar - Nangal - Una -
Chintpurni Marg route
Old Delhi Station (DLI) at 10.55 pm and arrives at
Chintpurni Marg station (CHMG) (near Mubarakpur)
via Ambala, Ropar, Nangal and Una at 08.40 am.
Return journey timings are: Leave Chintpurni Marg
08.10 pm and Arrive Delhi 05.30 am. Chintpurni Marg
railway station is about 17 km from Chintpurni
train has AC First class (Rs 1600) , AC 2 Tier (Rs
950), AC 3 Tier (Rs 665), Sleeper (Rs 245) and
General (Rs 128) seats. Fares listed are
Shatabdi Express leaves New Delhi at 2.35
pm and arrives at Una (via Chandigarh) at 10.10 pm.
It is a fast train but these timings are somewhat
inconvenient if you wish to travel onwards to
Chintpurni.The reverse journey begins at 5 am from
Una and the train arrives at New Delhi at 12
of other trains (including a New
Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express which
departs Delhi at 7.30 am and arrives at
Chandigarh at 11 am) run between New Delhi and
Sahib Nanded - Una Superfast train runs
on a weekly basis. You can catch it from New Delhi
Railway station at 1.00 pm and arrive Una at 9:50
return journey times are: depart Una: 3.30
pm; arrive New Delhi at 11.15 pm.
information is available at the Indian Railways
official site http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/
By Air: Nearest airport is Gaggal which is 20 km
from Kangra town and 60 km from Chintpurni. Air
India and Spicejet fly daily on the Delhi - Gaggal
route. Other nearby airports are Amritsar (160 km)
and Chandigarh (200 km).
Delhi - Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una -
Mubarakpur - Bharwain - Chintpurni : 430 km
Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una - Mubarakpur -
Bharwain - Chintpurni : 200 km
Jalandhar - Hoshiarpur - Gagret - Bharwain -
Chintpurni : 90 km
Hoshiarpur - Gagret - Bharwain - Chintpurni : 42 km
Kangra - Jwalaji - Bharwain - Chintpurni : 70 km
Naina Devi - Nangal - Una - Mubarakpur - Bharwain -
Chintpurni : 115 km
Vaishno Devi - Jammu - Pathankot - Kangra - Bharwain
- Chintpurni : 250 km