Jawalamukhi is a town and a nagar panchayat in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an average elevation of 610 metres (2,001 feet).
Jwalamukhi is a famous temple to the goddess Jwalamukhi, the deity of flaming mouth, built over some natural jets of combustible gas, believed to be the manifestation of the Goddess. Raja Bhumi Chand Katoch of Kangra, a great devotee of goddess Durga, dreamt of the sacred place and the Raja set people to find out the whereabouts of the site.
The Mughal Emperor Akbar, learning about the legends of Jwalamukhi tried to douse the flames with a stream of water. However, the great power of the Goddess, still kept the flames burning. Just a few feet above the Jwalamukhi temple there is a six-feet deep pit with a circumference of about three-feet. At the bottom of this pit there is another small pit about one and a half feet deep with hot water bubbling all the time.
How to get there:
By Railway: Kangra Head Quarter, Dharamshala is well connected by rail services. The nearest railway station of Dharamshala is Pathankot Station.
By Road: Several state Buses are also run from Shimla, Manali, Dehradun and Pathankot to Kangra town.
By Air: Gaggal Airport is the nearest airport from Kangra Head Quarter (Dharamshala).