Places to stay near Jakhu
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In 2010, a huge statue of Hanuman is built near Jakhu Temple in Shimla with the cost of 1.5 Cr. Jakhu is also famous for world tallest statue of Lord Hanuman which surpasses the current tallest statue of 'Christ the Redeemer', which measures at 98 feet and stands at an altitude of 2296 feet in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was unveiled by Bollywood Actor Abhishek Bachhan in year 2010. This giant idol of Lord Hanuman is 108 feet high on a highest hill of summer capital of British era shimla.This titanic size of hanuman statue can be seen from a long distance in Shimla.If you are planning to visit this temple, you should remember some tips.
Jakhoo Hill is just 2 kilometers away from Shimla which lies at an altitude of 8000 feet high above the sea level. It has the highest peak of the hill station which offers a magnificent view of Shimla and also the snow clad Himalayas. This place is also a home to the ancient temple of Lord Hanuman which is situated at the top of the hill and it is one of the most pious places in Shimla that attracts numerous travellers. At around 12 noon, we reached ‘Kamakhya Temple’ which was surrounded by agricultural fields like potato, cauliflower, rice fields, etc. It was a big surprise to all as such agricultural activity has been made successful at a high altitude by designing hills suitable for these corps.