The Tara Devi Temple is located at a distance of 11 km from Shimla on the Shimla – Kalka National Highway. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Tara and stands on Tara Devi hilltop between Shimla and Shoghi and is a very popular visiting spot for tourists and devotees. The temple was built over 250 years ago and holds a great spiritual value for devotees. There is a belief that Goddess Tara was brought to Himachal Pradesh all the way from Bengal.
The best time to visit the Tara Devi Temple is during the Shardiya Navaratras and Ashthami which takes place during Dussehra, when there are big celebrations held in honor of Goddess Tara. A fair is organized during this time, and people from all over the country come to pray and pay their respects to the goddess.