An ancient temple situated on Shimla's highest peak and dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is believed that Lord Hanuman stopped at this location to rest while searching for the Sanjivni Booti. Do not carry any bag/purse while visiting this temple due to the presence of a shitload of monkeys.
Jakhu Temple (Shimla)this is one of my favourite place to visitJakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deityrope way system is also available to reach temple
Jakhoo Temple: While we were returning to our rooms we saw a tall Hanuman statue deep inside the forest. The Statue was bright enough to catch everyone's attention. It was shining brightly amidst those dark forests. We were in full interest to go there. We decided to go there by Bike but then we got to know about some route through the forest path. While we were trekking through that path many people were saying that the route is dangerous as many wild animals would be there then. But we didn't care about those talks. Many were tired and only 3 of us decided to have an adventure that day. As we were climbing the mountains we got a call from our friends warning us about the danger up above. And my reply for every call would be "Bakchodi Math Kar Bhai"(Don't talk unnecessarily). As we got a frequent warning that too about lions and bears from our friends we got very much afraid. After that, every step was a great struggle and we have to survey the entire area before moving ahead. Somehow we managed to reach the top hill. But unfortunately, by the time we reached the temple, it was closed. After spending about 10-15 mins we descended the hills. It was already 1.00 am and we returned to our inn with an adventurous experience.
One can add Jakhu Temple visit as well, which I could not scale after the run due to post run fatigue. In fact you can check your fitness level by comparing the time taken by you to walk from Church near ridge to Jakhu Temple with the following chart:
Jakhu TempleWe took a cab from outside IIAS directly to Jakhu temple. You can't take an Ola till the temple but if your cab driver is friendly, he will charge a little extra and take you there. Also, if you are a fitness freak, try trekking till the temple from the ridge. It takes about 30-45 minutes. Jakhu temple has a huge idol of Hanuman (about 25 ft. tall) which stands strong through the clouds. Quite a sight! Tip: Be very careful of your belongings. DONOT wear your specs/shades etc. The monkeys will take it away.