Timings : 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Ticket Price of Ropeway : Adults- INR 250
Children (3-12 years) - INR 200
Children (below 3 years) - Free
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Set amidst the lush green background of the Shivalik hill ranges on Jakhoo Hill, the highest point in Shimla, the Jakhu Temple is an ancient site dedicated to the Hindu god - Hanuman. Jakhu Temple has the world's largest Hanuman statue, which is visible from most parts of Shimla.
Overlooking the sister town of Sanjauli, the amazing setting of Jakhoo Temple in the thick of beautiful Deodar trees is complemented with an abundant monkey population in and around the Jakhoo Hill area. It is located approximately 2 kilometres from the Ridge in Shimla's centre, a journey of about 30 minutes. The construction of the Hanuman Statue is a marvellous piece of engineering as it is situated at the height of over 8000 feet, making it the tallest statue in the world at such a height above sea level, surpassing Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro which is 30 meters tall (excluding its pedestal of 8 meters), at the height of 700 meters (2,300 feet). According to the legend that surrounds Jakhu Temple, Lord Hanuman stopped at this spot to take some rest before resuming his search for the Sanjeevani Booti to revive Lord Lakshman.
Tips : 1. Jakhoo Temple on top of the hill is a short ride away from the Shimla city centre. You can either hire a taxi, get a pony or walk the picturesque trail of 2 kilometres up the hill in order to reach Jakhoo Temple. A rope/cable car is also available to reach the top.
2. Sometimes, the monkeys here can be quite a hassle to deal with and are famous for snatching anything you might to be carrying or wearing. So, beware of your surroundings and carry a stick to keep them away. They also generously accept eatables given to them by people!
3. There are several eateries at the temple site.
4. It is considered good luck to ring the temple bell before exiting the premises.
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