Jakhu Temple, Shimla

4.2
#1 of 19 in Historic Sites in Shimla
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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  • Decent place to visit ... ...located at the top of the hill....the enormous hanuman statue is ubiquitously seen from almost anywhere in shimla....can be reached through ropeway or walking.....however ...  more »
  • Must visit if like visiting temple Good location Well just one thg beware of monkeys they snatch everything from yr hand Beautiful idol of lord hanuman  more »
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