Galtaji Temple, Jaipur

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Built within Aravalli Hills with natural freshwater springs and seven holy water tanks, Galtaji Temple offers lush landscape and sweeping views of Jaipur. With their curved roofs, wall paintings, and carved pillars, the spectacular 18th-century structures made of pink sandstone resemble a palace more than a Hindu temple. Also called the "Monkey Temple," the complex stands bounded by dense trees and bushes, and features shrines to Ram, Krishna, and Hanuman--as well as a resident community of rhesus macaques. Of the seven tanks filled by water flowing from a rock shaped like cow's head, the holiest one is believed to never run dry. Plan to visit Galtaji Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Jaipur attractions using our Jaipur trip site .
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  • September 27, 2017
    When we visited at 9.30am it was deserted, full of rubbish and saw just a handful of monkeys outside of the main gates. We were hassled several times for money and didn’t feel comfortable. Drive there...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Location and the surroundings of this temple is excellent. The whole area is pleasant due to good monsoon. This temple is a good Rajasthani architectural work. There is a pond for the devotees to take...  more »
  • August 23, 2017
    Every description of this place buries the lead: THE MONKEYS. They're everywhere, and they're amazing. You walk through a cool mountain nestled temple and have monkeys surround you, jump on your shoul...  more »

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