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Visit Jakhoo Temple

Located atop Jakhoo Hill, the temple is a sacred place for the Hindu community of India. It is dedicated to the Hindu Monkey God, Hanuman. The hill is situated 2.5 km from the Ridge at a height of 2,455 m above sea level and is Shimla's highest peak. From the hill, visitors can enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the Shivalik Ranges and the sister town of Sanjauli. The 108 feet tall idol of Lord Hanuman located at the top of the hill is a big attraction for tourists.

Located atop Jakhoo Hill, the temple is a sacred place for the Hindu community of India. It is dedicated to the Hindu Monkey God, Hanuman. The hill is situated 2.5 km from the Ridge at a height of 2,455 m above sea level and is Shimla's highest peak. From the hill, visitors can enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the Shivalik Ranges and the sister town of Sanjauli. The 108 feet tall idol of Lord Hanuman located at the top of the hill is a big attraction for tourists.

Legend and myth suggests that the monkey Lord Hanuman rested here while on his search for the Sanjivini Booti (a kind of herb). He met sage Yaaku on the hilltop and then moved ahead in his journey. It is also believed that the sage built this temple. Devotees from all over the country come here, especially at the time of Dussehra festival celebrations.

Some tips and information one need to remember while going to Jakhoo Temple are:

  • Beware of the monkeys here as they are known to snatch away any free hanging objects from people.
  • Either take a pony from the ridge or walk down to reach the temple.
  • It can be visited any day because it remains open seven days a week and
  • entry here is free of cost.

Timing

All days of the week 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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TIME SPENT

2 hours

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Hill Station
  • Altitude

    2205 m
  • STD Code

    0177
  • Best Season

    Sep - June
  • State/Code

    Shimla/171001
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi