Jakhu Temple, Himachal Pradesh

An ancient temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Jakhu temple has a special place in the hearts of the people. Located in Shimla, this temple has a rich history behind it. The temple is situated on the Jakhu Hill, one of the highest peaks of Shimla and is located at a distance of 2.5km east from the ridge. Its height is at 2455 m (8054 ft) above the sea level.

The Jakhu temple is known for the historical saga Ramayana, whereby it is mentioned that Lord Hanuman stopped here while on the search of Sanjivnibooti in a bid to revive Lakshmana who was lying unconscious. The temple always has a festival organized every Dussehra to mark the occasion. The Jakhu temple has a statue of Lord Hanuman stretching at a distance of 108 feet high which was unveiled in 2010. The stature adhering to its height is higher than the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands 98 feet in total.

The Jakhu temple can be accessed via road means like taxi, foot or even horse, something which is quite famed in the town of Shimla. It offers quite a scenic view and overviews the entire surrounding. It also has an aerial ropeway that links the ridge with the temple which was started by a private company Jackson International Limited under the license from the government. With Shimla’s scenic beauty and a tall standing statue, Jakhu temple has an entirely different feel that offers great redemption from the hectic schedule. A must-stop by destination once reached Shimla, this place is worth visiting.


Jakhu Temple open at 05:00 AM to 09:00 PM

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