Location: Nestled in deodar forests of Jakhu Hill, Hanuman Temple is one of the ancient temples located in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is about 2.5 km in the east from the Ridge, Shimla.
Description: Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Jakhu Temple grandly sits on the highest peak Jakhu, at an altitude of 2,455 m. On November 5th, 2010, the statue of Lord Hanuman was unveiled and it is considered as the tallest statue of the deity in the world. The temple is associated with an ancient legend. According to Hindu epic Ramayana, Lord Hanuman stopped here to rest for a while, when he came in the search of Sanjeevani Booti to breathe life into Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama. The temple is an abode of the Vanara deity or Monkey Lord, so monkeys will welcome tourists here. Visitors are recommended to secure their personal belongings and beware of the monkeys. There are two ways you can reach the temple, either on foot or you can simply hire a pony and enjoy the journey comfortably.
Activities: Be ready to capture the best camera shots as Jakhu Hill offers magnificent views of the Shivalik ranges and the town of Sanjauli.