The walk began with a visit to the famous Hanuman Temple of Jhandewalan (located right next to Jhandewalan Metro station), which has this huge statue of god Hanuman and is on the most visually interesting & iconic landmarks of the Delhi Metro. There is very interesting feature of the statue; the statue was apparently being built for a period of 35 years and construction was stalled in between till lack of funds, so for a long time the statue was only built till lower torso level and then construction restarted, however, the temple committee realized that the metro line was also coming up adjacent and the direction Hanuman Ji would face would not look nice. So they decided to turn the upper torse sideways, giving it the iconic visual landmark it is today. However, if one stands at the foot of the temple and sees it from feet up, one realizes what an uncomfortable position Hanuman ji is standing in, with legs straight and upper torso sideways, like a very complex Yoga Posture!Inside the Jhandewalan hanuman temple, which had many interesting features, such as a subterranean cave housing many forms of Shakti – Chhinamasta, Vaishno Devi and many more.
If not only for the Deity worshiping rituals, you will remember this place with alot of monkeys around and the tasty 'prasaad' of laddoo and roasted chanaa. Evening are peaceful here with soulful bhajan and kirtans going on.