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Galtaji or Galta Monkey Temple, Jaipur(India)

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OVERVIEW

Located on the outskirts of the regal city of Jaipur, Galtaji Temple is a prehistoric Hindu pilgrimage site. Outlined by the striking Aravalli hills, it consists of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs. This majestic temple is situated in the heart of a hilly terrain that is bounded by a beautiful gorge which attracts tourists here every year. Galtaji Temple was built using pink colour sandstone and is a vast temple complex housing varied shrines. Located inside the City Palace, the walls of this temple are beautifully adorned with carvings and paintings that make this place worth visiting.
 
The Galtaji Temple is situated in the Aravalli hills and is bounded by thick plush trees and bushes. This remarkable building is decorated with painted walls, round roofs and pillars. Apart from the kunds, this pre-historic Hindu pilgrimage place also has temples of Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and Lord Hanuman within the temple. One of the main tourist destinations of Jaipur, the temple complex boasts of natural freshwater springs and seven holy 'kunds' or water tanks. Among these kunds, the 'Galta Kund', is the holiest one and is believed never to get dry. Pure and clear water flows from the 'Gaumukh', a rock shaped like a cow's head, into the tanks. This spectacular temple is designed to look more like a grand palace or 'haveli' than a traditional temple. The Galta Monkey Temple has a scenic and gorgeous landscape featuring rich green vegetation and has a spectacular sight of the Jaipur city. This temple is known for the many tribes of monkeys that are found here and the religious hymns and chants, along with the natural setting, offer a peaceful ambiance to tourists.
 

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This spectacular temple is designed to look more like a grand palace or 'haveli' than a traditional temple. The Galta Monkey Temple has a scenic and gorgeous landscape featuring rich green vegetation and has a spectacular sight of the Jaipur city. This temple is known for the many tribes of monkeys that are found here and the religious hymns and chants, along with the natural setting, offer a peaceful ambience to tourists.
The Galtaji Temple is thronged with tourists and pilgrims in January during the Makar Sankranti festival to take a dip in the holy waters of the kund. It is best to visit the temple during the evening if you wish to witness the fascinating scene of the monkeys flocking towards the temple tank for a bath.
 

Address:

Jaipur 302031, India
Suggested duration:2 to 3 hours
 

Open and Closing Time

Visiting Time:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
 

General Information

Entry Fee: For Indians- No Fee
For Foreigners – No Fee
 

General Information

Tips For Visiting Galtaji Temple No shoes are allowed inside the temple so it is best to come here in a comfortable pair of slip-on that can be removed and re-worn easily. When visiting the Galta temple avoid wearing clothes that are too revealing. The temple has many monkeys, and they try to snatch eatables from visitors. Make sure you hide all food products and do not scare the monkeys with camera flashes. The temple premises is a little dirty which might be a turn-off for the hygiene conscious visitors. The mobile network connection can be a little weak in this area.
Beware of the touts who tend to charge you an entry fee at the temple.
 

Near By Attraction

Krishna Temple
Surya Temple Balaji Temple Sita Ram Temple Hotels available nearby Galtaji Temple
 

Transportation

The distance between Jaipur Railway Station and Galta Ji Temple is 5.6 miles or 4.9 nautical miles
The distance between Bus Stand Sindhi Camp and Galta Ji is 6.8 miles or 5.9 nautical miles
 

Application Availability Which Saves Some Money

Zomato, Swiggy(Provide lip-smacking food at a cheap price). Uber, Ola(Provide 24/7 Cab Services).
 

Interesting facts about Galtaji Temple

You can enjoy the fascinating architecture of the temple.And You can visit the Galwar Bagh Gate which is one of the marvelous structures of the temple. Hanuman Temple is also visit-worthy because you can see a lot of monkeys there.
 
The Temple is located in the Aravalli hills and is bounded by dense trees and bushes.And The painted walls are very impressive, adorned by rounded roofs and pillars. There are temples of Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and Lord Hanuman situated within the temple complex.
This place is marked as an ancient holy place for the Hindus. The temple was built in the eighteenth century by Diwan Rao Kriparam.
 
The Sitaramji temple is dedicated to Rama and Sita. The temple also houses an idol of Raghunath Ji in black stone. It is the Great place to hanging around with interesting things to do like feed monkeys and play with monkeys.

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