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About Jakhoo Hill in Shimla


Jakhoo Hill is one of the well-known tourist’s spots in Shimla, especially newly married couples do visit this spot to seek blessings from Lord Hanuman. This beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, and it is populated by playful and naughty monkeys.

According to legend, this hill is where Lord Hanuman rested while searching for the Sanjeevni Booti to heal Lord Laxman, brother of Ram.

The Jakhoo Hill is the highest point of Shimla, anywhere you stay in Shimla, you will get a glimpse of the temple, and the tall orange statue of Lord Hanuman is clearly visible from any angle. Visitors who want to seek blessings from the lord and who are in search of peace should definitely visit this temple.

The Jakhoo Hill temple is located at a height of 2,455m above sea level. As the temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the monkey God of the Hindus, clearly the whole hill is occupied by the naughty monkeys. So, while carrying puja items or anything, you have to be extra careful, as they might come and get your things from your hand without even alarming you.

As the temple is located up hill, those who love to trek, can enjoy a trek to the hill. Based on the ability to trek, there is a notice board just as the path to the hill starts; it has mentioned the time that will require for slow, moderate and fast walker. Couples can enjoy a trek to the hill if they have the stamina, trekking also means you have more time to spend together and walk hand in hand while appreciating the beauty of the hill.

For those who are not willing to walk, taxis are available from where the road to the Jakhoo Hill starts. Couples opting for Shimla tour packages; you can enjoy the pick and drop services from the hotel. Do visit this place and experience adventure and spirituality together.

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Best Time to Visit Jakhoo Hill

The best time to visit Jakhoo Hill is during the winter month that is from November to March. Jakhoo Hill temple is open daily, devotees can visit anyday.

How to Reach the Jakhoo Hill?

Those who love to trek, can enjoy a trek to the hill. For those who are not willing to walk, taxis are available from where the road to the Jakhoo Hill starts. But the best way and the easiest way, while enjoying the view is to opt for the Jakhu Temple Ropeway. It only takes less than 5 minutes to reach the temple by Jakhu Temple Ropeway.

Entry of Vehicles to the Jakhoo Hill

If your car is bigger in size, take your car till half way, as there is limited car parking space in Jakhu Temple, from there hire a small taxi. Also, we suggest you park your car near the nearest parking lot of the Jakhu Temple Ropeway, from here, enjoy the Ropeway ride.

Timings to Visit Jakhoo Hill

The best time to visit Jakhoo temple is between 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., when the temple premises are open.

Daily Pooja Schedule of Jakhoo Temple

The entry fees to Jakhoo temple varies.

  1. Children below 3 years of age: Free
  2. Children between 3-12 years: INR 200

For adults, the cost of the ticket: INR 250

Entry Fees to Visit Jakhoo Hill

  1. Mangal Aarti: 6:00 am
  2. Bhog Aarti: 12:00 pm
  3. Sandhya Aarti: 6:00 pm

What is the Dress Code for Jakhu Temple?

Body revealing clothes not allowed, for example shorts, middies, mini-skirts, sleeveless tops, short-length T-shirts, low-waist jeans etc are not allowed.

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