Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee,
Camera: INR 50
Timings : 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Located on the outskirts of the regal city of Jaipur, Galtaji Temple is a prehistoric Hindu pilgrimage site. Outlined by the striking Aravalli hills, it consists of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs. This majestic temple is situated at the heart of a hilly terrain that is bounded by a beautiful gorge which attracts tourists here every year. Galtaji Temple was built using pink colour sandstone and is a vast temple complex housing varied shrines. Located inside the City Palace, the walls of this temple are beautifully adorned with carvings and paintings that make this place worth visiting. The Galtaji temple is unique in its architecture and has been constructed like a palace.
It is situated in the Aravalli hills and is bound by thick plush trees and bushes. This remarkable building is decorated with painted walls, round roofs and pillars. Apart from the kunds, this pre-historic Hindu pilgrimage place also has temples of Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and Lord Hanuman within the temple. One of the main tourist destinations of Jaipur, the temple complex boasts of natural freshwater springs and seven holy 'kunds' or water tanks. Among these kunds, the 'Galta Kund', is the holiest one and is believed never to get dry. Pure and clear water flows from the 'Gaumukh', a rock shaped like a cow's head, into the tanks.
This spectacular temple is designed to look more like a grand palace or 'haveli' than a traditional temple. The Galta Monkey Temple has a scenic and gorgeous landscape featuring rich green vegetation and has a spectacular sight of the Jaipur city. This temple is known for the many tribes of monkeys that are found here and the religious hymns and chants, along with the natural setting, offer a peaceful ambience to tourists.
Air: The nearest airport to Galtaji Temple isÃ«_Sanganer airport, JaipurÃ«_which isÃ«_10 KMÃ«_away from Galtaji Temple . You can hire a cab from here to reach the temple.
Rail: The nearest railway station to Galtaji Temple isÃ«_Bais Godam railway station JunctionÃ«_which isÃ«_1 KMÃ«_away from Galtaji Temple . You can take a taxi or auto from here to reach the temple.
Road: Buses both deluxe and state are available from various cities to Jaipur. From Jaipur, as the Galtaji Temple is situated 10 kilometers outside of the city of Jaipur, booking a private cab is the best option to get to the temple from Jaipur. You can also opt for a tuk- tuk.
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