Jakhu Temple is located in the high hill of Shimla city of Himachal, which is dedicated to Hanuman . This is one of the main religious places of Himachal which is famous all over the world. This temple is situated at an altitude of 8050 feet. A breathtaking view of the snow peaks can be seen from here. The most beautiful pictures of Shimla’s sunset and sunrise can be taken from Jakhu Hill.
According to mythology, Meghnath’s arrow hit Laxman in the war between Ram and Ravana and he fainted. Then Hanuman ji descended on this mountain in search of Sanjivani herb to get information from the sage sitting here in penance. A huge statue of Hanuman was installed in Jakhu Hills in 2010, whose height is 108 feet. one can View this statue from anywhere from Shimla
How to Reach
A trekking trail from Shimla’s ridge ground takes you straight to the Jakhu Hills.
The distance of Jakhu Temple from Ridge is 2.5 kms.
Here it will take 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on your physical ability.
Jhakhu can also be reached by ropeway from that Club House adjacent to the ridge ground.
Jahkhu Temple can also be reached by private car or taxi.
The nearest airport from here is Jubbarhatti Airport, from where Shimla is 20 minutes away. It can also be reached by railway which is in Shimla.
thing to note
This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, where you can see gangs of monkeys. You have to take special care of your glasses and purse while going to Jakhu temple because monkeys can snatch them.
Best time to visit jakhu temple
It can be visited throughout the year
Temple Timing – 7 am -9 pm
Jakhu Photo Galary