Derthu Mata historic and ancient temple of Mother Goddess is situated at an altitude of about 10,000 feet above the sea level. This place is near Narkanda on the NH22 from second uturn(kainchi)mood take a state single road to temple. You have to pass very thick forest. After short drive you are on top of the hill. Derthu mata temple is found inside the derthu forest.It is approximately 8kms far from narkanda town. Road is little rough with few tricky turns but its broad and all cars are capable of reaching the temple.
Mother Goddess has been sitting here since the Primal period, but this magnificent temple was built here in the 12th century. There is a construction of a new and magnificent temple of Mother Goddess which was completed with the help of local people. The Mother Goddess is considered to be the oldest goddess of the Shangri / Kumharsain region and People of both (Shangri / Kumharsen) areas do not forget to give there presense in mata temple as soon as the Navratra starts. Derthu mata is considered as the guardian of the forest,the place has lots of positivity and lots of energy around.