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About Jakhoo Temple

Situated on the tallest of the Shimla hills, Jakhoo Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It features a 108 feet tall gigantic statue of the diety. You get to see mesmerising nature sights from this place. It is the best place to witness awe-aspiring sunrises and beautiful sunsets. At 7500 feet, Jakhoo Hill towers over The Ridge in Shimla. You can climb the hill from a lane near Christ Church to reach Jakhoo Hanuman Temple. Another alternative is an adventurous drive from the other side of the hill near Sanjauli. You get to see a panoramic view of Shivalik Ranges from here. The deodar trees, chilling breeze and variety of fauna & flora greets you when you trek up for approximately 2 km to reach your destination. This place is hogged by people during early hours of dawn to see the sky changing colours as the sun begins to rise. Sunsets are equally overwhelming. The enormous 108 feet tall statue of Monkey Lord, Hanuman, is also one of the main attractions of Jakhoo Hill. The scenic view that surrounds this temple is spectacular.

Historical Context: According to one legend, it is believed that Lord Hanuman stopped at this place while he was searching for Sanjivani booti.
Pro Tip: Beware of the Monkeys here! Rent a walking stick en route to fend them off. Don't carry eatables in your hands. You can also hire a pony. Horse to reach the temple.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washroom
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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