According to Indian Mythology the army chief Chanda-Munda of a local demon King Shumbh- Nishumbha was killed by goddess Chandi here after which the place got the name Chandi Devi . The temple of Chandi Devi at the top of Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganga was constructed in1929 A.D. by the King of Kashmir-Suchat Singh. It is 3 kms. trek from Chandighat. It is believed that the main statue was established by the Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century AD. It is situated at a distance of 6 kms. on Neel Parvat on the other bank of the main Ganga river. Cable car service is available to reach the temple if one can not climb on foot.