Chandi Devi Temple, Uttarakhand, India
Take the cable car to the crowded hilltop temple of Mansa Devi, a wish-fulfilling goddess. The path to the cable car is lined with stalls selling packages of prasad (a food offering used in religious ceremonies) to bring to the goddess on the hill. You can walk up (1.5km) but beware of prasad-stealing monkeys. Many visitors and pilgrims combine this with another cable car up Neel Hill, 4km southeast of Haridwar, to Chandi Devi Temple.
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