The Santala Devi Temple is an ancient and popular temple located in Dehradun. This temple is situated in the citadel named of Santaur, in the middle of green dense forests, about 15 km from Dehradun. This temple is a centre of belief for the devotees, which is situated right above the river Noor. This popular temple is dedicated to Goddess Santala and his brother Santoor. This temple has a great cultural and religious significance. According to legend, at this place when the goddess Santala and her brother realized that they were not able to fight the Mughals, they threw weapons and started praying to god. Suddenly a divine light shone on both of them, and they turned into stone statues. After this incident, a temple in the Santaur citadel has become itself. The devotees gather in the temple on Saturday, because it is believed that these days the goddess Santala gets converted into a stone statue. In the number of thousands, devotees come to Santala Devi Temple to take blessings of Goddess Santala and his brother. It is said about the temple that if devotee prays in a true heart, the mother goddess Santala fulfils her desire..
The nearest airport to the city of Dehradun is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is located about 28 km from Dehradun city.
The nearest railway station to the city of Dehradun is Dehradun, which is located about 2 km from Dehradun town centre.
Santala Devi Temple is situated at about 15 Kms from Dehradun city.
The best time to visit Santala Devi Temple is between the months of September to April. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to cold in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of rains.