Jakhu Temple in Shimla

Offer your prayers at Jakhu Temple, located atop a hill

Offer your prayers at Jakhu Temple, located atop a hill | Photo credit: Wikimediacommons/Minaxi choudhary

Jakhu Temple Overview

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Nestling atop Jhakhu Hill, the Jhakhu Temple is one of Shimla's popular places of religious importance. It is situated 2.5 km away from the ridge, at an elevation of 8000 ft above sea level. Tourists either can walk up to the temple from the ridge or can hire a pony or taxi. This ancient shrine was built by a sage named Yaaku and is dedicated to the Hindu deity Hanuman.

There are a number of legends associated with the origin of the temple, one of which states that Lord Hanuman stopped at the Jhakhu Hill when he was looking for Sanjeevani herb. He met sage Yaaku on the hilltop and then moved ahead in his journey.

The intricate carvings and paintings on the walls of this religious edifice testify the expertise of architects and artisans. The 108 feet high idol of Lord Hanuman is the major highlight of the temple. Dussehra is one of the most important festivals celebrated here. The shrine witnesses a huge influx of devotees every year due to its antiquity and religious prominence.

  • Opening Closing Time 07:00 am – 07:00 pm. Open all days

  • Entrance Fee Free

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Jakhu, Shimla, 171001, Himachal Pradesh