As I departed for Chandigarh airport from Kandaghat, we stopped by Mohan Shakti Heritage Park. The park was about 20 kilometres away from Kandaghat which took us roughly an hour.

The premises is spread over 40 acres and has a cafeteria and washrooms. The area is being developed with Ayurvedic centre currently. This space is essentially a Hindu theme park with sculptures of most eminent Hindu religious and mythological characters. As I walked into the vast premises, the outdoor space was marked with numerous statues. These were arbitrary and included Shiva, African elephants, antelopes and other animals.

Marble dominated the interiors of the temple and they have been etched with beautiful flower motifs. I walked into the silent space with Hindu chants being narrated by the pandits in the temple. Here there were well-labelled statues of everyone from Santhoshi Ma, Shiv Lingam, Ganesh, Kali, Jaya-Vijaya, and many more.

Photography was not permitted inside the building. These photographs are what I could gather from its exterior beauty.

Read: A Guide to Kandaghat, Himachal Pradesh

Walking through the main entrance.
Walking through the main entrance.
Just a preview of the carvings and the artwork.
Just a preview of the carvings and the artwork.
The park precedes the main building.
The park precedes the main building.
Shiva's statue among random wildlife creations.
Shiva’s statue among random wildlife creations.
African elephants with life-like eyes.
African elephants with life-like eyes.
The stairs to the building are flanked by such granite statues.
The flight of stairs to the building is flanked by such granite statues.
Krishna's chariot above the main door to the building. This was an exquisite piece of art.
Krishna’s chariot above the main door to the building. This was an exquisite piece of art.
Jaya of Jaya-Vijaya ushering the entrance door.
Jaya of Jaya-Vijaya ushering the entrance door.
The intricate carving adorn the exterior of the building as well.
Intricate work adorn the exterior of the building as well.
I loved the floral motifs etched on marble, which are seen throughout the building.
I loved the floral motifs etched on marble, which are seen throughout the space.

Read: That Mountain of Badrinath and Mana Village, Uttarakhand

Good to know
-The park is open from 5AM to 8:30PM on all days.
-Expect to pay parking of ₹10 only. There is no entry fee to the park.
-Photography is not permitted inside the building/temple.

Note: This was a contest win and my stay was hosted by Club Mahindra. To know more about their membership plans, go here

Amrita Das

Amrita is a freelance travel writer and professional travel blogger. She has been contributing to some of the top publications in India and internationally. She propagates female solo travel and shares her experiences from off-beat, culture and adventure travel through her writing.

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