The Navratri festival is a great time to visit Delhi’s Kalka Devi temple.

Holidaymakers in search of more spiritual adventures than a week of sitting by the pool will often book flights to Delhi so they can discover the mystery of the Indian subcontinent.

The country has a rich past and is replete with culture, no where more so than at the Kalka Devi temple near Delhi’s Nehru Place.

One of the oldest temples in the region, the site demands a visit at any time, and attracts more than a million pilgrims from across India a year. The Kalka Devi itself is believed to be over 3,000 years old.

But if you’re lucky enough to be there during the autumn, then you simply must visit the temple during the Hindu Festival of Navratri.

For nine days in October (this year the festival runs from October 16th to 24th), the temple is transformed into a giant fair and there will be plenty of decorations as well.

Visitors and residents alike come together in celebration of the Hindu goddess of shakti, or the Divine Mother.

Written by Erin Marshall

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