This temple is on the top of a hill called the Neel Parvat
which is on the other side of the river
Ganga. The temple
was constructed by the King of Kashmir, Suchat Singh, in 1929 AD. Chandi
Devi is a three km trek from the Chandi Ghat.
The story goes that Chanda-Munda the army chief of the demons Shumbh-Nishumbh were killed by Goddess Chandi hence the name Chandi devi. It also said that the original statute of Chandi was established by Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century AD.
Now a rope way has been built which takes you to the top. Chandi devi is six kilometer from the main town of Haridwar.