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Galtaji Temple, Jaipur
(3.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Despite degradation and lack of conservation. The temple is still today a place of worship for the locals. It is possible to see believers bathing in the still and dirty waters of the ancient baths. T...  more »
  • Is actually a complex of several temples. Galtaji-formerly this temple was a place for Hindu ascetics. Built of pink stone, this temple includes several pavilions with rounded roofs, carved pillars and painted on the walls. Nearby is a natural source and waterfalls. Balaji Temple is located on the highest point and is dedicated to the God Surya. The Temple of Ramgopalji, otherwise the monkey Temple, which at one time was completely abandoned, partially restored at the moment. This temple complex, due to its harmony became a sacred destination for pilgrims and tourists now. Visit this place leaves a very good feeling.
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  • We decided to walk to the top rather than take a taxi to the back gate. The guide books say its a 15 minute walk up to the Temples but it was quite steep in places and zig-zagged so took more like 45 ...  more »