Sankat Mochan Travel Guide

The Jhakhu Temple is one of Shimla's popular places of religious importance. Tourists either can walk up to the temple from the ridge or can hire a pony or taxi. There are a number of legends associated with the origin of the temple, one of which states that Lord Hanuman stopped at the Jhakhu Hill when he was looking for Sanjeevani herb. The intricate carvings and paintings on the walls of this religious edifice testify the expertise of architects and artisans. The 108 feet high idol of Lord Hanuman is the major highlight of the temple. Dussehra is one of the most important festivals celebrated here. The shrine witnesses a huge influx of devotees every year due to its antiquity and religious prominence.


Kalka Shimla National Highway




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