Jakhu Temple, Shimla

The beautiful hill station of Shimla is famous for its natural beauty, wonders and the fascinating tourist destination that is explored by a considerable number of tourists from India and worldwide. The beautiful hill station has a religious place named Jakhu Temple – the temple of Lord Hanuman located at an altitude of 8500 ft above sea level in the east of historical ridge ground of Shimla.

Located on Jakhu Hill that is the town's highest peak and a famous point for Shimla's famous views, it is full of paths and narrow roads which are enjoyable walks. The high point is coroneted with a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The sacred temple is very easily easy to talk to and is one of the most required sites to be visited not only by the fan and pilgrims but also by the tourists of all age groups visiting Shimla, the Hill capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Situated in the deep forests of Jakhu hills, the temple get its name from the Hindi word Yakhsa. Yakshas are the legendary characters in Hindu mythology, believed to be a link between humans and Gods. As per the legend, Jakhoo hanuman temple was shaped when lord Hanuman visited Jakhu hill, for the duration of the famous Rama - Ravana fight. Lakshman, the younger brother of Ram, was significantly hurt during the fight and the only therapeutic herb which could have saved his life was obtainable in the Himalayan range. Hanuman came to Himalayas, but got puzzled, so as to which was the exacting herb. At length, he got that herb and flew to Lanka, the kingdom of Ravana.

It was on his way to Lanka that Hanuman rested on the Jakhu hills. It is whispered that the top of the wall got flat by his and the mountain's weight. The temple of Jakhu has since been highly revered by the locals. There are hundreds of monkeys in and around the temple, who have made this temple and the area around it their habitat. You can with no trouble offer them edible with care, from coldness, without any danger of their harming you.

During your Shimla tour, we at Himachal Tourism Guide do arrangements for visiting this temple.