Shimla is the queen of the hills and the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla can be accessed by road, air, and train. Traveling by UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kalka Shimla Toy Train is a joyful journey for Shimla. Other than this, you can take a bus from Chandigarh and Delhi to reach Shimla.
There are many temples in Shimla dedicated to hindu Devi and Devta. Jakhu Temple in Shimla is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and should be on every visitor’s itinerary when exploring this hill station. Situated at its highest peak, Jakhu Hill boasts breathtaking views of valleys, snowcapped mountains, and the city itself from its highest vantage point. Additionally, this fascinating hill boasts other attractions, such as Ridge Mall Road Kufri and this spectacular temple.
Since 2010, when Lord Hanuman was installed 108, a 108-foot-high statue has drawn thousands of pilgrims and tourists alike to this hill. It features paintings and murals depicting Rama’s battle with Ravana while providing breathtaking views of the Shivalik mountain ranges from above. Although open all year, visitors should visit during sunrise or sunset for optimal experience.
One can access the temple on foot, by taxi, or by ropeway ride. However, the latter option is recommended as it takes less time and is safer than walking on treacherous paths. The temple opens its doors daily from 7 am until 8 pm for worshipers who can attend various aartis or prayer sessions throughout their visit – visitors can bring flowers, fruits, or sweets for good luck offerings to give to god at these services.
Jakhu Temple is known for being a place of worship and for its exquisite architecture. Built according to Himachal Pradesh’s traditional Kath kuni style and consisting of wood and stone elements, its eye-catching 108-foot-tall statue of Lord Hanuman illuminated at night is sure to attract visitors who visit it from all angles. Plus, with deodar trees surrounding the area, it creates a soothing and tranquil ambiance, perfect for relaxing and unwinding!
Bear in mind that the Jakhu Temple is home to monkeys who enjoy making quick work of getting any food they find from tourists unwittingly. Visitors who aren’t prepared should bring along sticks as protection against these creatures who know tourists make easy targets, searching their bags and pockets for any food or other possible stolen objects they can access.