Jakhoo Temple dedicated to Hanuman, the Hindu deity is one of the well-known temples in Shimla Himachal Pradesh. It is on top of Jakhoo hill that this magnificent statue of Hanuman dwells. As it is the highest point in Shimla the scenery it displays is quite charming and mesmerizing. The hill has around 2500 m height at a distance of 2.5 km east of the ridge.
The Jakhoo Temple’s idol of Hanuman, the monkey God in Hindu religion has a length of 108 feet and it was unveiled on 4th November in 2010. It surpasses the height of the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil with this 33m height.
The natives believe that the deity had once gone in and quest for Sanjivani hills to save the life of Lord Lakshmana and he took rest upon this Jakhoo hill in between. Therefore the hill was sanctified with his presence and in order to commemorate this a temple was detected here.
Even though the temple is attainable by foot, horse or taxi, it is the ropeway that takes around 6-minute lifting to the temple is the main attractive transportation among the people. In the aerial cab that unfolds the snow-capped mountains and the lush green vegetation down the height is none other than splendid.