Jakhoo Temple (जाखू मंदिर)
Jakhoo Temple is very much ancient temple and is located in the city of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh which is dedicated to Hindu religion God Hanuman. The location of the temple is at Jakhoo Hill which is at almost 2.5 km from the ridge area of the city. The height of the location of the temple is at 2455 metres from the sea level. From that level it gives a full view of the city including the ridge area of the city.
There is also a beautiful park around the temple which attracts public. They can admire the beauty of the nature as the temple is located at the hill top. The place is famous for monkeys too. They gather around the public and search for eating items and if they found something to eat they just snatch it from the people.
The statue of Lord Hanuman which is built outside the temple is 108 feet high idol and is the highest idol in the world which is made of so much height. Mr. Abhishek Bachchan had unveiled the statue to the public in the year 2010 such that now local people now visit into the temple and see the sculpture. The estimated cost that came to built the idol was came around to be 1.5 cr. It became the highest idol in the world after surpassing the statue of ‘Christ the Redeemer’ which was 98 feet which is situated in Rio De Janerio, Brazil.
Ropeway was started from the Ridge to the Jakhoo Temple. People started traveling to the Jakhoo temple through the ropeway which goes through the hills. It is been charged a nominal fees so that the people can enjoy traveling through the ropeway to the hills. People can also trek around the path so as to reach the temple at the hill top of Jakhoo Temple.