The deity of Balani Devi is worshipped in the village of Chilhar. The temple of this deity is situated 1700 mts. above sea level and 155 kms. from Dehradun on a motorable road and slightlyaway from the main road. The temple was originally constructed in the ‘Huna’ architectural style,but over the ages it acquired a mixed style. The construction is unique from the view of religious architecture in Jaunsar. Balani Devi is the sister of the four main deities – Vashika, Mahasu, Pawasi and Chalda of Jaunsar Bhawar. One month after Diwali, a festival ‘Nai Deepawali is celebrated when all the traditional talent of Jaunsar Bhawar takes to the stage, attracting large crowds from near and far.
- Rail : Nearest railhead is Dehradun, 155 kms.
- Road : Bahani Devi temple is situated on DehradunTunimotorable road via Chakrata, 26 kms short of Tuni and 60 kms from Chakrata. Buses are available upto Chilhar band from where 3 km. links up to the village Chilhar. Private jeeps & can go up to the village.