Jakhu Hanuman Temple:- No visit to the state capital Shimla is complete without visiting Jakhu Hill. This hill looms over Shimla town and is the geographical nucleus. the Hanuman temple at the top of Jakhu hill is the highest point in town. The steep climb is rewarding for the fine views it offers over the surrounding valleys, out to the snow capped peaks and over Shimla it self. the temple is only 2 km from the Ridge but it could be an hour walk for a person not used to mountain climbing.
Tthe temple is one of the most favoured spots for tourists apart from pilgrims. There are many monkeys around the temple, but surprisingly they don't attack people. Pilgrims offer them eatables which they readily accept. The approach to the temple is through a dense forest of deodars, though many find the climb tiresome. Ponies are available for a to and fro ride to the temple.
|Nearest Railway Station||:||Summer Hill (SHZ), Shimla (SML)|
|Nearest Airport||:||Shimla Airport|
|Dedicated To||:||Hindu Deity Hanuman|
|Altitude||:||8,000 feet above sea level|
|Opening Timings||:||All days of the week 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
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