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Jakhu Temple, Shimla

#1 of 22 in Historic Sites in Shimla
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
At Jakhu Temple, see the red 33 m (108 ft) tall idol of the Hindu deity, Hanuman. Locals believe that Hanuman, also known as the Monkey Lord, brings fortune to those who embark on an uphill trek to reach his sacred refuge. At an altitude of 2,455 m (8,000 ft), the ancient temple also harbors its most peculiar denizens--monkeys--who signify the god's omnipresence. However, be sure to secure all your belongings when you reach the site, because these creatures are known to take anything they can get their hands on. Before leaving the temple, ring the bell for good luck before descending back to the city. Put Jakhu Temple and other Shimla attractions into our Shimla journey tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I just love the temple. I went there with my friends and we really enjoyed. Just be careful from monkey.  more »
  • religious feeling in a serene environment having peace, all the showering bliss. A small average resistance beautiful footpath for tracking lovers make them feel refreshed.  more »
  • Must visited place in shimla if you are religious. By walking distance from Ridge, beautiful place, trees and the way to temple is amaze.But beware of monkeys, don't bring food items with you.
  • A beautiful Jakhu hill or the Jakhu temple situated at a distance of just 1.5km. From Mall road, which you can cover by trekking within half an hour.. on the way you will find beautiful pathand lots pf Monkeys, just beware of them Don't tease them, don't even dare to look them in their eyes.. just keep walking with your heads down.. If you're from plains, walk in a jig-jag manner then you will feel less tired..

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