Timings: Open from 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM Everyday(Read More) Major Airports: Jubbarhatti Airport Best time: March to June
The trekkers as well as other tourists are challenged by the task of going up to the temple making the temple premises quite crowded during the tourist season. However, the stretch can be completed within 30 minutes and even seniors attempt it many a time in their eagerness to visit the temple. The statue of Hanuman happens to be the tallest across Shimla and can be seen from all parts of the city. It is considered to be a wonderful engineering feat as the statue is placed well above 8000 feet. It happens to be the tallest statue placed at such a height above the sea level. No wonder people bow down in reverence of seeing the magnificent red colored Hanuman deity. This area of the Jakhu Hill is densely populated with Deodhar trees making it amazingly green. The temple overlooks the adjoining town of Sanjauli. The scenic beauty of the trail is mindboggling but the murals depicting various scenes from the Epic of Ramayana even more so. Legend has it that Hanuman had traveled here in quest of the life giving plant Sanjeevani for curing Lakshman, the brother of Lord Ram, from the arrow wounds. The ancient sage Yakku is credited to have constructed the temple around the footprints of Hanuman. The origin of the temple is not known accurately but it is believed to have been in existence since the ancient times when the battle between Lord Ram and Ravana, the demon God took place.
The temple is open between 5 AM- 12 PM & 4 PM- 9 PM
There is no entry fee charged.
Trekking up the Jakhu Hill to the Temple is the most popular activity for nature lovers, sports enthusiasts and pilgrims alike. The magnificent sunrise and sunset are worth viewing here too. Photography is yet another activity worth considering. Feeding the hordes of monkeys scampering within the temple premises is considered to be a holy duty for the pilgrims as well.