Monkey TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: Galta Ji, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302031, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
Monkey Temple - Review
The Galta Monkey Temple is an important religious site in Jaipur. It attracts several Hindu devotees every year. It is also a place where you can see several aspects of ancient Hindu culture and tradition depicted in the art. It was built by the courtier of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, named Diwan Rao Kriparam.
The central and chief temple is the Temple of Galtaji. Adjoining the Temple of Galtaji is the temple of Balaji, and the Temple of Surya. The Temple of Galtaji features beautiful and extensive crafting of pink sandstone, and bears numerous courtyards having the traditional Rajasthani roofs and sculptured pillars along with painted walls. The adjoining premises of the temple also include several natural water springs, which are regarded holy and as blessings. The spring water is collected in reservoirs called Kunds, to allow the visitors to take holy baths as religious rituals. The GaltaKund is regarded as the most holy among the baths.
The reason it is called the Monkey temple is due to the scores of monkeys that inhabit the area in and around it. It isn’t that these monkeys have recently started living here though. There is evidence of these monkeys having been here and the temple being called the monkey temple even in ancient times. This certainly makes it an impressive place to visit.
monkey temple is one of the main tourist attractions to visit and should definitely feature in you Rajasthan Itinerary 2 Weeks
Monkey Temple Information
- The Galta Temple is also known as the Galta Monkey Temple since the area around the temple is largely inhabited by the common Indian monkeys.
How To reach Monkey Temple by Public Transport
- By local bus or car
Restaurants Near Monkey Temple
- Cafe Coffee Day
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Things to Know Before Visiting Monkey Temple
64.34% of people who visit Jaipur include Monkey Temple in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
76.88% of people start their Monkey Temple visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Monkey Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Monkey Temple
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Monkey Temple, Jaipur Reviews
Beautiful temple with a view of the city and, obviously, plenty of monkeys! Lovely place to watch the sunset. Just beware of the many touts - lots of boys telling you the monkeys are aggressive and you need to pay them to protect you... Unless you're really scared of monkeys you'll be fine! And we came across a rude woman who wouldn't let us up the hill without a painted bindi then demanded money.
So beautiful peacocks roam here and there. Enjoy through the steps to reach the temple on top of the hill with various water tanks to preserve water coming down the small stream. Popularly known as the monkey temple for the large number of monkeys present in the temple premises. If lucky enough then you can get a chance to have a glimpse of Leopard en route to the temple.
We had a really nice experience in the monkey temple 😃! The guide was born between the monkey and could go very well along with the animals. Also we were lucky to have a guide who studied history and learned nice this about the venue and INDIA. Apart from that it is just a beautiful place where you can enjoy the presence of playful monkeys. It is highly recommended to take a guide tho, as you don’t want to get bitten by a monkey.
View from the highest shrine is very nice, and if you're short on time they will bring you up on a bike which will save you the hike time. In the first main pool try to catch the monkeys doing cannonballs from the roof down into the water. Peanuts are sold outside the temple and right before the entrance. You will typically be asked for an offering to see the different shrines within the temple, 50-100 rupees for each of the 6 or so shrines is enough, but you can of course give more if you wish.
The most amazing site - a Hindu pilgrimage site built into rock with a series of pools from a natural spring. People go to swim or to feed all the sacred monkeys that call the temple home. Highly recommend