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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  • The Jhakoo temple is located at the highest place in Shimla, the statue of Shri Hanuman is known to be biggest statue in country. The statue can be seen from any point in Shimla.  more »
  • Jakhu temple is a very old temple. It is believed that lord hanuman stopped here when he was bringing sanjeevne butti. The new highlight us the tallest 108 feet statue of lord hanuman  more »
  • We were little late in the evening but managed to attend Aarti. Thanks to a very noble Innova driver who ferry us from Shimla town. Road to temple is terrifying and requires immense patience & skills....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Wonderful temple in a superb location. The huge Lord Hanuman statue is worth visiting. There is a small park with slides and see-saw for children to play. The visit to the temple in a cable car was a great experience. Full of monkeys... beware of your belongings.
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