Jakhu temple Shimla

Jakhu temple Shimla History, Timings, Darshan and Route info

Jakhoo Temple dedicated to the Monkey God “Lord Hanuman”. It is an ancient temple situated on the highest peak of Shimla the Jakhoo Hill. The temple is accessible by foot, cab or by the ropeway. Pilgrims go by the ropeway as it gives a great chance to enjoy the beauty surrounding the Jakhoo hill. The temple is popularly known for the idol of the deity which measures about 108 feet. It took around 1.5 crores of rupees to establish this magnificent temple in Shimla. The temple is flourished with great legendary stories and history.

Jakhu Temple Shimla History in Hindi:

जाखू मंदिर  “भगवान हनुमान” को समर्पित है। यह एक प्राचीन मंदिर है जो शिमला के सर्वोच्च शिखर जाखू पहाड़ी पर स्थित है। मंदिर पैदल, टैक्सी या रोपवे द्वारा पहुँचा जा सकता है। तीर्थयात्री रोपवे से जाते हैं क्योंकि यह जाखू पहाड़ी के आसपास की सुंदरता का आनंद लेने का शानदार मौका देता है। मंदिर लोकप्रिय रूप से देवता की मूर्ति के लिए जाना जाता है जो लगभग 108 फीट की दूरी पर है। शिमला में इस भव्य मंदिर को स्थापित करने में लगभग 1.5 करोड़ रुपये लगे। मंदिर महान पौराणिक कथाओं और इतिहास के साथ समृद्ध है।।

Jakhu Temple Shimla Timings:

Opened – All Days of the Week

6:00 am – 8:00 pm

Note: Timing may vary on special occasions & on festivals

Darshan Timings:

6.30 am to 7.30 pm

Note: Timing may vary on special occasions & on festivals


Devotees could offer Archana (Hindu Ritual) to the deity through the priest

Pooja Details:

  • Mangala Aarti: 6.10 am
  • Bhog Aarti: 12.00 Noon
  • Shayana Aarti 5.30 pm
  • Bhog: 6.30 pm
  • Temple Closes at: 8.00 pm
  • Note: Timing may vary on special occasions & on festivals


Entry Fee:

Free (No Entry Fee)

Ropeway Details:

Ropeway Timings: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

Ropeway Ticket Prices:

  • Children (3-12 Years): Rs 200/- per head
  • Adult: Rs 250/- per head

Best Time to Visit:

March to June

Nearby Attractions:

  • Mata Hatkoti Temple
  • Tara Devi Temple (https://tripnetra.com/blog/shimla-tara-devi-temple)
  • Banthia Devta Temple
  • Kalibari Temple
  • Laxminarayan Temple

Festivals Celebrated:

  • Dussehra (Vijayadashami)
  • Hanuman Jayanthi

How to Reach Jakhoo Temple Shimla?

By Air:

Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest Airport which is 25 km away from the temple

By Rail:

Kalka Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station which is 38 km away from Shimla

By Road:

Shimla is well connected with other major cities; also, many private vehicles ply directly to the temple.

(There are 2 ways to reach to the top of the temples: By Ropeway and by Cabs)

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