Pohalani mata temple Chamba HPHere in this article we are talking about the one of the ancient temple of the Chamba district which is known as Pohalani mata temple. This temple is situated on the top of the hill in Jot which is about 20 km from the Chamba. This temple is about the time of Mahabharata. The view from this temple is so good. Basically this article is divided into two parts in part history and nearby places and in 2nd part how to reach this place.
History and nearby places
The Pohalani Mata temple was found during the time of Mahabharata, and it is supposed that during the Mahabharata the Pandava's stays here for about 5 to 10 days, and so the people of this area thought that this temple was built by the Pandava's. From this place Bheem threw a stone of about 20kg to distance of about 800 meter. Around this temple there are so many places for the wondering, on the right side of the temple there is a Dand kund peak which is an army area and it a Radar station of an border security force, on the left side of the temple about 500 meter there is hill station Jot, this place is basically famous for the snowfall, every year there is about 6 to 8 foot snowfall in the month of December to February. There are so many trees of deodar and oak. As this temple is on the top of the hill, so in this Para gliding is also available, if you are in profession in paragliding than you can enjoy the Para gliding. And from the top hill of the temple the scenario of kangra district looks so beautiful and on the back side the Kailash parvat looks so good. Apart from it Khajjiar is about 15 km behind from this place so if you visited this place than you can also wonder this beautiful place and one more place which close to his temple is wildlife sanctuary Kalatop which is about 5 km from it, there you can see the black bear and other species, and various varieties of trees, but during wondering this place beware and don't go to forest without the instructor.
How to reach this place
This temple is situated in the Chamba district, from chamba it is 25 km on jot road, after that you have to go walk about 600 meter in the plane. You can go there by bus or by taxi. The main important things that there is no night stay in the temple either you can stay on jot where two or three hotels, and after 7pm there is no bus service. The best season for wondering this place is in the summer because in this season wind is blowing and there is no dark light, sky is clear.