Monkey TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 12:00 pm]
- 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
95% of people who visit Jaipur include Monkey Temple in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
65.05% of people start their Monkey Temple visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Monkey Temple
94.96% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Monkey Temple
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Monkey Temple, Jaipur Reviews
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
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 and Aravilli Hills. This impressive building is ornamented by painted walls, adorned by rounded roofs and pillars, which is unique in its own. Unfortunately, the premises is not well maintained or much preserved; sadly one can find litter/trash scattered around.
It's a beatiful site but the monkeys are pretty aggressive and some jumped on us. If you're freaked out by monkeys I don't recommend. It's also covered in monkey poo and half eaten monkey food so there is a million insects around. The entry is free but there is a 50 rupee photo charge payable afterwards.
The temple in itself is huge and spectacular. Do not go if monkeys freak you out. Or, you can hire a "guide" whose basic job is to teach you to feed the monkeys, and to keep them away from you if it gets overwhelming. The "pool" or kund has refreshing water and you must take a dip in it. Given the crowd, the dip is definitely not recommended for females.