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Jakhu Temple, Shimla

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At Jakhu Temple, see the red 33 m (108 ft) tall idol of the Hindu deity, Hanuman. Locals believe that Hanuman, also known as the Monkey Lord, brings fortune to those who embark on an uphill trek to reach his sacred refuge. At an altitude of 2,455 m (8,000 ft), the ancient temple also harbors its most peculiar denizens--monkeys--who signify the god's omnipresence. However, be sure to secure all your belongings when you reach the site, because these creatures are known to take anything they can get their hands on. Before leaving the temple, ring the bell for good luck before descending back to the city. Jakhu Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Shimla Edition.
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  • Situated at a peak.. Jhaku temple is famous for its Tall Sculpture of Sri Hanuman which is visible from long distance Must visit to have a divine feeling ... One can walk...take a cab or use the troll...  more »
  • around 2kms from mall road. The statue of lord hanuman can be seen from mall road as well. a trek of around 250-300 stairs.  more »
  • It was amazing place to visit for everyone. Very beautiful views and environment. Amazing statue of GOD.  more »
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  • Extraordinary place. Cool and high breeze in summer. Stunning sunrise and sunset experience. Awe-inspiring beauty. Watch out for the monkeys, they are so many of then (also they are naughty & cunning). Fabulous Hanuman Temple with unforgettable statue.
  • Awesome place. Beware of the ferocious monkeys. Rent a stick. Hangman statue of 108 feet is breathtaking. I loved. You can take the photograph.
  • Place is so beautiful and quite. You'll feel hard to breath after reaching the temple. Sculpture of Lord Hanumaan is so tall. Must visit place if you are visiting shimla.
  • Must visit if you're in Shimla. Is simple superb in winters, esp. during when it snows. You'd love it around when it snows here.
  • Get here after snowfall to experience this Paradise. You are lucky if it snows when you're here. Be careful with monkeys