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Jakhu Temple, Shimla

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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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  • It was a great hike to the temple. Somewhat strenuous, but well worth it. The monkeys have been given a bad rap - they never bothered us or posed any threats. On the other hand, we saw some young... 
    It was a great hike to the temple. Somewhat strenuous, but well worth it. The monkeys have been given a bad rap - they never bothered us or posed any threats. On the other hand, we saw some young...  more »
  • Shimla journey is incomplete without a visit to the jhakoo temple! This is the highest point in shimla and the statue of lord hanumanji is visible from almost any part of the city. Beware of monkeys.....  more
    Shimla journey is incomplete without a visit to the jhakoo temple! This is the highest point in shimla and the statue of lord hanumanji is visible from almost any part of the city. Beware of monkeys.....  more »
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  • Amazing place. Such devine vibes with positive energy. Please try to visit this place early in the morning so there will be no rush. Also, some taxi driver may scare you to not take your vehicle as the road isn't good or too narrow. If you can drive your vehicle on mountain than you can go. I drove myself there with ease.
  • It was Amazing experience here. You need to reach there by 7 so you can enjoy the aarti. Nd this my favourite place. I loved it. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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