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Monkey Temple (Galta Ji), Jaipur
Categories: Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
At Monkey Temple (Galta Ji), see how thousands of devotees complete their pilgrimage by bathing in the temples' sacred water tanks, or kunds. When you reach this holy place, ascend the crevasse, pass the highest water pool, and head toward the hilltop temple from which you can take in views of the entire valley. Notice how each temple features a number of pavilions with ornamented rounded roofs, intricately carved pillars, and painted walls. Visit the natural spring from which waterfalls pour down into seven pools used for sacred rituals. Friendly monkeys inhabit the place, but take care of your personal belongings, since they have a knack for theft. To visit Monkey Temple (Galta Ji) on your trip to Jaipur, use our Jaipur trip generator.
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Sarebbe un posto magnifico, una serie di templi inseriti in una gola molto bella. Il livello di degrado in cui tuttavia versa l'intero complesso e tutta l'area circostante rende tuttavia questa visita... read more »It would be a great site, a series of temples entered into a very nice throat. The level of degradation in which however he pours the whole complex and the surrounding area however makes this visit disconcertingshow original
No es una atraccion mas de animales para turistas. No estan maltratados ni van con cadenas o cuerdas ni nada asi. Los monos entran y salen a voluntad y se hinchan a cacachuetes. Las bolsas valen 20 ru... read more »It is not an attraction more than animals for tourists. Not abused are not going with chains or ropes or anything so. The monkeys enter and leave at will and swell to peanuts. The bags are worth 20 rupees if or apparently (as it can bargain) you can ask a guide to go with you and tell you a little of the temple and to call the monkeys so you climb to the shoulder and such. We gave him 50 rupees for the service. The entrance is free, but for photos you have to pay 50 for mobile or camera and 150 per video. It is worth if you like animals < 3show original
There is a very old temple in between the mountain. It would have been good if the premises is litter free. A very nice nice of the temple and the water flowing from the spring. It is considered as sa... read more »
MONEY temple! The place is amazing (a bit abandoned), but some people in there (residents, some call themselves spiritual guides) are really just money focused, dishonest and corrupt. Avoid human contact with anybody after climbing up the hill or entering the gates, buy the camera ticket and enjoy. Donate if you can, as much as you want (there's no entry fee). No info at the site, though. Don't buy peanuts, it's not monkey diet (they actually barely touch it). If you really want to feed them, buy some long green brunches of leaves or fruits from the auto rickshaw area. Those monkeys are easy going as long as you don't threaten them neither try to pet them. And don't eat around there, they'll obviously try to still your food (in case you don't know monkey behavior).
Now keep in mind that I woke up that morning sick thinking it was just the flu, saw a doctor, got a shot, felt better, hiked to this temple, then found out I had Swine Flu and was quarantined for 5 days in a hospital...... but it was still amazing. Just some advice, never turn your back on a monkey, they're little thieves. You'll end up buying some peanuts from a local if you don't bring your own, and inevitably can hire one of them to show you around for pretty cheap. You'll also pay a person on the temple grounds itself who is there to watch over it and keep the peace, this isn't a scam as much as you want to believe it is. There's one price to just go in, another price if you want to take pictures. I was told about this in advance and it was true. I'm sure you could try and sneak some pictures, but it was so cheap to just pay for it, and it helps the people working there, so it's worth it. I loved this place, just wish I wasn't on the verge of death when I went.
Walking from Sun Gate in the morning there was no shortage of monkeys along the way and was my most memorable visit to Jaipur. The temple compound itself is well worth the walk and is adorned with well preserved paintings.
Slightly out of the way but worth a quick stop. A good spot to get some photos of local monkeys.
It is only worthy to go if you wish to feed the monkeys. And if you love monkeys, there are hundreds of them. Better during light hours!
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