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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. Put Galtaji Temple into our Jaipur itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Disappointing, semi derelict collection of badly mantained buildings, manned by dubious characters .....we couldn't,t wait to get out of there ! If you do go make sure your driver takes you over the h...  more »
  • Excellent location, nice for social meets.Peaceful environment. Well maintained. Visit with family and friends and feel comfortable.  more »
  • Galtaji Temple is one of the elements of a ravine full of attractions, in a peculiar way on three floors. Galtaji is a floor region. The most interesting temple in the Gorge was built just below the Holy source. According to Hindu beliefs wonderful spurts of it water from the Holy River (Ganges). Wymodlił once the local Sage and ascetic. Now the feast of water stored in three tanks. The two serve the pilgrims to the Holy ablution; one male, the other female. The third is for the ubiquitous here monkeys, which tends to rest. However, there are famous; were even the heroines one episode of National Geographic Wild India "(" Monkey gang "). (Closer to the entrance) is an interesting complex of Hindu temples. It is worth to go to both temples (without shoes) located on the main square. There are m.in. very interesting architectural details, you should also pay attention to the frescoes. Above Galtaji path will lead us to an interesting temple of the Sun. Here we find and finally: gorgeous, panoramic views of Jaipur. To reach this temple for the elderly, especially on hot days can, however, be too much effort. The place is unusual and relatively uncrowded. It is only ok. 10 km to the East of Jaipur, and definitely worth a visit. However, it must provide for half a day. Recommend.
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