Jakhu temple is located at the highest peak of Shimla, which is perched at an altitude of 8000 feet above sea level. The temple is infused with purity, peace, and tranquility. Jakhu Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The mythology behind the Jakhu temple is that Lord Hanuman stopped over for a while on his way to search for Sanjivani Booti for Lord Lakshman. The temple also houses the world's largest statue of Lord Hanuman; this gigantic statue has a height of 108 feet.
The temple attracts Hindu followers and a large number of tourists as well. You can spot monkeys here, which are usually well-behaving and mean no harm to the pilgrims; unless they are teased. Jakhu temple has inscribed sculptures of gods, females in welcoming posture and diyas, on the pillars and walls. It is said that ringing the bell of this temple brings luck for at least the following three days. Spending some time at the holy hill-top, which is generously surrounded by deodar and alpine trees, coos of a beautiful bird, and nerve soothing breeze, can be more than a mere retreat. You can visit the temple with our wide range of Shimla tour packages. Contact our travel experts for more information and to book a customizable holiday package.