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. Put Jakhu Temple and other Shimla attractions into our Shimla journey tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It is situated to the highest point in shimla. Very peaceful atmosphere. It's a adventure to visit this temple around 6 pm in evening. The roads are risky but still Great experience. Must visit place ...  more »
  • Very nice experience. We were early in the morning. As soon as the car opens. It was very calm upstairs. The apes were quite calm and quiet. There are swings and a few facilities for children.
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  • Nice spot with a huge statue of Lord Hanuman on a hillock worth visiting. It can be reach by walking, car and Cable Car. Mischievous macaques all around but not harmful.  more »
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