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Monkey Temple (Galta Ji), Jaipur

(3.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Although very simple and dirty the beauty and quirks of the temple with the presence of several animals not only monkeys. Monkeys, squirrels, pigs and cows makes the very interesting environment. They say that if one of the monkeys or squirrel climb you bring good luck. On my sister went up a squirrel and a monkey. There is luck. One thing worth noting in India and the ratio of animals to people. Very quiet and respectful.
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  • I loved this place! Monkeys are literyally everywhere, buy some penauts on the entrance so you can feed them that is really fun, but be carefull because they WILL fight you for it if they think you ar...  more »
  • This temple is fun if you aren't afraid of monkeys. If you have any fear of "wild" (use that term loosely since these monkeys are clearly use to visitors) I would not recommend. If you buy some peanut...  more »
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  • Another temple which is known to all local people & famous. Many devotees gather in the temple & offer their prayers along with the bath in the 'kund' which is known to be sacred. The kund is never empty as holy water from the hill (around which this majestic temple is built) keeps filling it. TO ATTAIN PEACE & CALMNESS, ONE MUST VISIT THIS PLACE BUT ON A DAY WHEN THE CROWD IS MINIMAL.
  • Amazing view of jaipur from the hill. And it's Galta mandir not monkey temple.
  • A pre-historic Hindu pilgrimage site, the Galtaji Temple, is located only 10km away from Jaipur. One of the jewels of Jaipur, the temple complex encompasses natural fresh water springs and 7 holy 'kunds' or water tanks. Among these kunds, the 'Galta Kund', is the holiest one and is believed to never get dry. A spring of pure water flows from the 'Gaumukh', a rock shaped like a cow's head, into the tanks. A spectacular structure, this magnificent temple is built in pink sandstone, amidst low hills, and is structured to look more like a palace or 'haveli' than a traditional temple. The Galta Monkey Temple has a back-drop of gorgeous landscape featuring lush green vegetation, and offers a fascinating view of the city of Jaipur. This temple is famous for the many tribes of monkeys that dwell in this area. The religious hymns and chants, combined with the natural setting, provide a peaceful ambience for anyone who visits there.
  • “good but needs attention of development authorities” its a holy place deep interior of forest and its 10 km away from jaipur on agra highway ,if you are single or lady better to avoid this place ,better to go in group or with families ,here you will find two small shop whre you can get chips ,snacks and tea , here hills view is nice and this galta ji was built in 1500 A.D.between aravali hills . while going to this place just take care of unwanted local people who can be easily seen on the way to galta ji either playing cards or drinking wine ,one more thing that just take care of monkeys ,lots of monkeys here and can be aggresive,if they see eatable things n your hands
  • Absolutely can't miss this. The monkeys are everywhere and will climb over every inch of your body if you bring bananas. There are peanuts at the top of the temple for purchase - will only run you 20 rupees. Make sure you don't wear light colored clothing or anything you care about, these little guys are not clean. But if you are looking for some real hand to hand or face to face with a monkey, there isn't much that compares.