Jakhoo TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: Jakhu, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001, India
- Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-1772811313
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Family And Kids
Jakhoo Temple - Review
This ancient temple in Shimla is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman or the Monkey God and has a special mention in the Indian epic Ramayana. It stands with the great poise at Shimla’s highest point offering panoramic view of the entire city. The astounding mountain ranges and the hills leave you astonished by the natural beauty.
The temple has been exhaustively renovated and this vantage point is being connected by a ropeway. At the top of the hill in the temple complex at 108 feet, a tall idol of the Lord Hanuman is a big attraction for the tourists.
Jakhoo Temple Information
- Watch out for the monkeys who might try to snatch your belongings.
- The place is good enough for a hike, but if you are not up for it, you can go by a vehicle.
- You can also take a pony ride up the hill.
How To reach Jakhoo Temple by Public Transport
- You can get there by a Bus or a taxi.
Restaurants Near Jakhoo Temple
- Embassy Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Jakhoo Temple
68.8% of people who visit Shimla include Jakhoo Temple in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
70.27% of people start their Jakhoo Temple visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jakhoo Temple
93.85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jakhoo Temple
Jakhoo Temple Trips
Jakhoo Temple, Shimla Reviews
One can do trekking to this place. And there are benches in between the walk from ridge mall. One can get transportation from ridge mall for just 20rs of govt vehicle, otherwise private vehicles charges around 250-300 for same distance. Don't fall into trap. Beware of monkeys. Don't take luggage or food items along with you. Don't use sunglasses or spectacle, they will snatch from you and ask for food. Great view from top of hill.
I think that, these kinds of places are meaningful to people because they are natural and people can be there alone, away from their everyday life. I used to go there to be alone or to dream with my eyes open admiring the blue sky or the clouds. I liked to go there to lay down on the grass, listen to the wind, kiss the flowers and watch the leaves moving. It was hard to go up the hill to get there, but I wanted to see everyday my seven trees, to see how the color of the leaves changed and to feel the softness of the grass. I used to go there with a reason or with no reason at all. I knew that I had to be there to forget who I am, to breath and re-feed myself with hope. That was the only place I could go to dance, or sing, or cry. That place was part of me. The wind was part of my breath, the leaves were part of my song, the flowers were part of my purity and the trees were my friends that I used to hug every time when I got there. I used to go there even in winter to play with clean snow. In my native town, even after a fresh snow, we got a gray-black layer of soot over the snow. All the town was covered with dirty snow.
The Temple is famous for its historical significance and is well maintained. It's beautifully constructed especially the statue of Lord Hanuman. All you should really beware of is the number of monkeys in the temple.Hence mobiles and food items should be out of their visibility.On my visit I myself have seen two mobiles getting stolen.To get them back you have to do a barter system by serving them with some food.
108ft tall Statue on the Hill top The massive statue of Lord Hanumanji draws you like a magnet even from the foot hill. Its a breath taking view to see the Lord on the hill top.Nice and neat temple. The nice breeze and winds calms you easily. Beware of the troop of monkeys ready to snatch away any eatables / caps / wallets / handbags / sunglasses / mobiles. Keep them guarded or leave them safe back in your cars.
I visited the place in the first week of June, with my family. We followed a different strategy to visit. We planned to see the Sunrise, therefore started early around 5-45 am from our hotel near mall road. It took around 15-20 minutes to reach. our car (Alto) left all the way upto the point where the stairs start. Although, the road was very steep, it was not an issue as there was no crowd. We missed the sunrise by whisker, but our strategy paid off. What we missed are noise and hustle-bustle of peak season crowd and what we gained are serenity, undaunted beauty of the place. We felt like in heaven. Definitely, the monkey factor was present (they appeared to be active in that early morning also). But, we were also prepared like mobile, purse, spectacle, cap, shoes were safely kept inside the car, camera was held tight around body with the help of its strap, a stick was given by the driver to intimidate the aggressive creatures etc. These steps were perfectly effective. Temple was opened at that early morning also. We peacefully sat inside and enjoyed outside view. It was an unforgettable experience.