Jakhoo Temple Shimla is a prominent temple located in Shimla in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the highest point of Shimla, located amidst the lush green backdrop of the Shivalik hill ranges on the Jakhoo hill. Jakhoo Temple is an ancient place that has been mentioned in many mythologies and it gives a mysterious view to the tourists. The Jakhoo Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Hanuman. The site is one of the most visited temples in Shimla attracting tourists of all ages and religions along with Hindu pilgrims and devotees.
There is a large statue of Hanuman in the Jakhoo Temple Shimla which is visible from most parts of Shimla. The temple is located in Shimla at a distance of about 2 km from the ridge. The idol of Lord Hanuman in the Jakhoo Temple is one of the tallest statues in the country which is 33 meters (108 ft) high. Large trees surrounding the idol also appear dwarf. If you go for a trip to Shimla then your visit will be incomplete without a visit to Jakhoo Temple.
During the battle of Ramayana between Rama and Ravana, when Lakshman was seriously injured by the arrow of Ravana's son Indrajit, Hanuman went to the Himalaya to take Sanjeevani Booti to revive him. Sanjeevani could cure any disease. It is said that when Hanuman Ji was going to take Sanjeevani, he stayed for some time at this Jakhoo Temple Shimla. It is also believed that when Hanuman was going to take the medicinal plant (Sanjeevani), he found the sage 'Yaku' at this place. Jakhoo hill was very high but when Hanuman landed here to get information about Sanjeevani sapling, it covered half the earth.
There is the Jhakoo ropeway cable car. British-era architecture with beautiful views of the Himalayas can be well visualized by a ropeway cable car from the bottom of the hill to the top. The spectacular gondola ride takes 8,054 feet above sea level, taking just 5 to 6 minutes. Jakhoo ropeway is one of the four major ropeway attractions in the state, apart from Solang Nala in Rohtang, Naina Devi in Bilaspur and Timber Trial Ropeway in Solan. A ropeway can carry six people in a cabin and is one of the safest ropeways in the whole of India. The scenery around the ropeway surprises you with its beauty.
According to the legend, this temple is built near the footprints of Hanuman Ji. The monkeys that roam around this temple are said to be descendants of Hanuman. Although the date of Jakhoo temple Shimla is not known it is said to be of the time of Ramayana.
Jakhoo Temple, Shimla Timings: 500 A.M to 12:00 P.M and 4:00 P.M to 9:00 P.M
Jakhoo Temple, Shimla Entry Fees: Nil