Jakhu temple dedicated to lord Hanuman is located on jakhu hill in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh.This is an ancient temple in Shimla belongs to Hindu religion.
World biggest statue of Hindu deity, Hanuman is located here in this temple. Other than this there are several tourist places near Jakhu Temple in shimla.
Devotees and tourists can enjoy incredible sunrise and sunset view from jakhu temple.
Incredible Jakhu Temple

Location of Jakhu temple

Jakhu Temple is located on the highest hill of capital shimla , jakhu hills. Jakhu temple is situated at a distance of around 1.3 km from famous The ridge shimla. Jakhu temple is at a height of around 8500 feet from sea level. This highest peak of shimla , give great view of snow covered shivalik mountains as well as sanjaulli town.

History of Jakhu Temple

The history of Jakhoo Temple is related to monkey lord Hanuman ,during the epic of Ramayana. This is story when Lord Hanuman was searching 'Sanjivini Booti' to save Lakshmana.
During Ramayana, Lakshmana got injured by an arrow while fighting with devil Ravana's son Meghnath . Only way to revive Lakshmana was 'Sanjivini Booti'.
When Hanuman dug up the entire mountain after unable to recognise 'Sanjivini Booti'.
Lord hanuman landed on jakhu hill to get more information from the sage yaaku.
Due to heavy weight of lord Hanuman half of size of mountain sank into earth. After getting information about herb Sanjivini lord Hanuman promised yaaku to meet him back , yaaku made a small temple to commemorate the visit of lord Hanuman .

Hanuman statue jakhu

Jakhu is also famous for world tallest statue of Lord Hanuman which was unveiled by Bollywood Actor Abhishek Bachhan in year 2010. This giant idol of Lord Hanuman is 108 feet high on a highest hill of summer capital of British era shimla.
This titanic size of hanuman statue can be seen from a long distance in Shimla.

Tourist places near Jakhu Temple

There are several tourist places near Jakhu Temple in Shimla district . Some of them are given below.
* The Ridge Shimla
* The mall shimla
* Tara Devi temple and Sankatmochan Temple
* Fagu and Kufri
* Advance study shimla
* Naldehra
* Lakkar Bazar, Ice saking rink etc.

Weather of Jakhu Temple

Weather in jakhu hill is freezing during winters and around 15-25 degree Celsius during summer. Snowfall in winters can be seen during months of December to February.

How to reach Jakhu Temple?

Jakhu temple can be reached by air , road as well as railway transportation.
* Road Transportation : Bus and Taxi serves are available to reach Jakhu Temple.
Railway Transportation :
Nearest Railway station - Shimla
Air Transportation
Nearest Airport : Shimla

Interesting Facts about Jakhu Temple

- Worlds tallest statue of Lord Hanuman is located here.
- 108 feel long statue on 8100 feet high jakhu hill.
Jakhu Mandir in 1920 postcard
- Thousands of Monkeys can be seen around Temple.
- Temple is far from The mall and Ridge at a distance of around 2 km.
- Abhishek Bachhan unveiled world's tallest statue of Hanuman in 2010.
- Hanuman statue costs around 1.2 crore rupees.


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