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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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  • The huge statue of Hanuman is the major attraction and the views rom the hills are just amazing. Beware of monkeys. They snatch away things from your hands too.  more »
  • We went there in January 2017..Monkeys there take away specs, bags, etc. So beware of your belonings..otherwise a nice and peaceful Hanuman temple..  more »
  • Amazing place, amazing temple. I visited jakhu temple in October. Beware of monkey . You can see whole Shimla from this temple and the view is amazing.  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.
  • Good place for devotees and nature lovers. Bit too much of monkeys can't complain about it in jakhu hill, it's jakhu temple of course. Beautiful place high and cool. You have a ropeway from here to reach city centre mall road. You will love it.
  • A place so serene and spiritual, you'll definitely feel peace and calmness here. The temple, located on the highest peak in Shimla, hosts many breathtaking and beautiful scenic areas. The sky-high statue of Lord Hanuman adds to its beauty. A must visit place if you are touring Shimla.👍😇
  • A beautiful scenery of whole city come into view from this place and of course due to statue of Lord hanuman of 108 feet

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Where to stay in Shimla

A tourist destination since the days of the Raj, Shimla has plenty of accommodations to choose from, whatever your style and budget. Take a look along The Mall and The Ridge in the town center for the bulk of what's on offer, with everything from hostels to hotels available. Some particularly grand hotels take pride of place on the outskirts to the northeast and west, offering luxurious, large rooms, and extra facilities, such as pools, restaurants, and spas. These high-end options also provide extensive views of the Himalayan landscape.
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