• Kanika Chauhan

Jakhoo Hill offers a beautiful view

The highest point of the Shimla is Jakhoo Hiland offers a beautiful view of the town. It’s covered with Alpine trees. It is the most significant place of worship where you can visit the old Hanuman Temple. Jakhoo Hill is a beloved escape for visitors wanting peace and calm from the city far below. The walk up to the hill takes approximately 30 minutes and Follows a pleasant route. Just beware of the criminally minded monkeys that are waiting to rob tourist of food and shiny objects!

Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, Hanuman. It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, 2.5 km /1.3 miles east from the Ridge, Shimla at a height of 2,455 m (8,000 feet) above sea level. An ancient “Lord Hanuman” temple is there and every year a big festival is held on Dussehra. The summit of Jakhoo Hill Shimla is 2,455m and approximately 200m higher than the central ridge of Shimla. The route to the summit follows a 2.5 km footpath with long sections of steps this walk is invigorating in the clean and crisp mountain air of spring and autumn but challenging during the height of summer.

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