Jakhu Temple

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    Location: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171001, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 hours.

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    Situated amidst the vibrant beauty of the Shivalik range, the popular Jakho temple is an ancient Hanuman temple that gives a very mysterious and important idea to the “son of the wind” devotees.  One of the most famous places of interest in Shimla is the Jakho Temple, which has the world’s largest statue of Hanuman, the god of Hinduism, and is equally important to people of all ages except the Hindu community.  The place attracts a lot of holidays.

      Ignoring the town near Sanjauli here, Jakhu is filled with amazing scenic views around the temple which makes the setting even more spectacular. It is a place that is a great place to enjoy wonderful sunrises and sunsets and an adventurous drive for trek enthusiasts.  Other than that, walking in the middle of green nature is an eternal experience for nature lovers.


    It is one of the attractions of the town. In addition to its religious significance, the Jakhu Temple is also a popular tourist attraction in Shimla. the temple is one of the oldest temples of Goddess Kali and a paradise for nature lovers.  Explore the stunning landscapes for free or enjoy face-to-face Bengali food in the canteen. Don’t forget to take blessings from this temple. 

    There are some nearby attractions in this place

    Jakhu Hill – Surrounded by alpine trees, snow-capped Himalayan mountains, and evergreen valleys, Jakhu Hill is a favorite destination for visitors wishing to stay away from city life.  Here you can spend hours just looking at the clouds or just capturing the awful scene.  This place is also famous for trekking activities.  It is only 0.4 km away from the Yaku Temple.

    Lakkar Bazaar – Known as the popular shopping street of Shimla, Lakkar Bazaar is an old wooden bazaar from which you can bring back some wooden handicrafts.  Also, the local market is famous for selling handicrafts, original chains, and Himachali wool items at competitive prices.  It is only 0.6 km away from the Yaku Temple.

    Sky Jumper Trampoline Park – Enjoy an unparalleled experience at Sky Jumper Trampoline Park with your family and kids.  From gaming arcades to dash cars, basketball, volleyball, and other recreational activities, the amusement park takes care of everyone’s enjoyment. It is only 0.8 km away from the Yaku Temple.

    The Ridge – An ideal place for tourists to spend some leisure time, the rim allows you to breathe in the fresh air while clicking some pictures on the Shimla tour.  It offers a more trimmed environment to overlook the panoramic beauty and offers great dining restaurants, bars, and shops to make your experience an unforgettable one.  It is only 1 km away from the Yaku Temple.

    Christ Church – For those who are after a mixture of peace and spirituality, Christ Church is a great place to visit.  Perfect for history lovers and archaeological fanatics, Christ Church allows you to go back in time and rekindle memories of the past.  It is only 1.3 km away from the Yaku Temple.

    Kali Bari Mandir – Don’t forget to take blessings from Kali Bari Mandir while you are in Shimla.  Built in 1845, the temple is one of the oldest temples of Goddess Kali and a paradise for nature lovers.  Explore the stunning landscapes for free or enjoy face-to-face Bengali food in the canteen.  The temple also provides a guest house for the convenience of tourists.  It is just 1.7 km away from the Yaku Temple.


    Hanuman statue near the Jakhoo Temple, it is an ancient temple.

    There is interesting mythology attached to this famous Jakhu temple.  It is generally said that during the battle of Ramayana, Rama’s younger brother Lakshmana was wounded by a powerful arrow and fell unconscious, but he could not be recovered despite several attempts. Then, a famous priest told Lord Rama that if he had to be resurrected, he needed a special life-giving medicine, and Hanuman was given the task of getting the herb from the Himalayas.

     He was on his way to the Himalayas when he met the famous sage Yakur on the top of a hill.  While Hanuman was sitting on the hill, he cleared his doubts about the herb. The amount could not bear his weight and became flattened.  Gave.

      However, when he was returning, on his way back, he had to fight a powerful monster called “Kalnemi“, this god tried to fool him around Manang who spent a lot of his precious time.  In order to reach Lanka in time, he chose not to meet the sage in his mind and took the shortest path because he did not have much time.  When the sage was almost disappointed, he told her to meet him in person and the reason for breaking the promise.

      As soon as Hanuman left the place, a beautiful idol appeared at the top of the hill.  To honor the vision of the great lord, Yaku built a temple there.  It is still believed that there are footprints of Hanuman in this temple and all the monkeys living in the vicinity of the temple are descendants of Lord Hanuman.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The entrance to the Jakhu (or Jakhoo) Temple at Shimla, India. The temple is located at a height of 2455 meters above sea level and is situated on the highest peak in Shimla.

    The whole view of this place is amazing. Located on the highest peak of Shimla, the Jakhu Temple provides various reasons to visit this place.  Surrounded by high mountains and cedar trees, the walk to the temple allows you to soak in the enchanting beauty with spectacular views in your background.

      There are several paintings on the premises depicting the story of Hanuman during the Ramayana.  Founded in 2010, the 100-foot-tall statue of Hanuman is an attraction and has attracted a large number of tourists throughout the year.  Illuminated in the night light, it is a great sight to see on your Shimla trip and Shimla is visible from anywhere.

    Opening Hours

    Day Timing

    1. Monday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
    2. Tuesday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
    3. Wednesday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
    4. Thursday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
    5. Friday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
    6. Saturday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
    7. Sunday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    No Entry Fee.

    How to Reach

    Since the Jakhu Temple is a bit far from the city center, it is very easy to walk along the scenic path of 2 km to reach your destination.  One can also hire a taxi or a shared cab to enjoy the Shivalik range and steep enjoyment on the road.

    But the easiest way to reach the Jakhu Temple in Shimla is with a new ropeway that takes you directly from the ridge to the temple in minutes.  Tourists visiting the temple get a lifetime opportunity to overlook the scenery and British-era architecture from above in the air.  Two-way travel costs about  500 rupees per person (for adults) and about 400 rupees per person (for children).

    Distance from Shimla bus stand to Jakhu temple: 3.4 kilometers

    Distance from Shimla Railway Station to Jakhu Temple: 

    3.2 km If you prefer to travel by road, you can also hire a private car from one of the top car rental companies in Shimla.

    Tips for Travellers

    Be sure to leave footwear outside the temple precincts. Do not carry anything in your hand while visiting the temple. The monkeys here are famous for snatching things away from you. Try to avoid eye contact with monkeys on your way. You can also rent a stick for 10 rupees to keep them away.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, it is allowed.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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