Galta Ji Monkey Temple

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Overview

The Galtaji Temple is located in the Aravalli hills,  town of Khania-Balaji, about 10 km away from Jaipur,Rajasthan.The Galtaji Temple is an ancient hindu Hindus. The temple was built in the eighteenth century by Diwan Rao Kriparam an attendant to Sawai Jai Singh II, built the Galtaji Temple..The temple complex of Ramgopalji temple is colloquially known as Monkey temple.
 
Located amidst stark surroundings, the shrine of Galta, also known as 'the Monkey Temple', cuts a spectacular spectacle. Perched on the crown of a mount, the temple, is located at close quarters from the beautiful Sisodia Rani-ka Bagh. It is said that the hallowed portals of the temple played host to the penance rituals of God man Galava. This shrine also used to register huge footfalls from the devotees of Lord Krishna, belonging to the religious order of Ramanand. 
 
The temple complex encompasses natural fresh water springs and 7 holy 'kunds' or water tanks. Among these kunds, the 'Galta Kund', is the holiest one and is believed to never get dry. A spring of pure water flows from the 'Gaumukh', a rock shaped like a cow's head, into the tanks. A spectacular structure, this magnificent temple is built in pink sandstone, amidst low hills, and is structured to look more like a palace or 'haveli' than a traditional temple. The Galta Monkey Temple has a back-drop of gorgeous landscape featuring lush green vegetation, and offers a fascinating view of the city of Jaipur. This temple is famous for the many tribes of monkeys that dwell in this area. The religious hymns and chants, combined with the natural setting, provide a peaceful ambience for anyone who visits there.
 
The Galtaji Temple  is bounded by dense trees and bushes. This impressive building is ornamented by painted walls, adorned by rounded roofs and pillars. Apart from the kunds, there are temples of Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and Lord Hanuman situated within the temple complex. There are over 200 hundred monkeys living within the temple complex and the macaque monkeys live in groups of four females to every male.
 
Temple Timing : 5:00 am to9:00 pm
 
How to Reach,
 
Road way : Taxi or auto rickshaw and drive directly to the temple
Nearest Railway Station :  Merta Road Jn 
Nearest Airport :  Sanganer Airport 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Rajasthan
City
Jaipur
Location
Jaipur.
Address
Galta Ji Monkey Temple,Galta Ji, Jaipur 302031, Rajasthan, India
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Jaipur International Airport
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latitude : 26.824199680 longitude :75.812202450
Corporation : Jaipur
GPS Code : VIJP
Open Year
18th century
Dedicated To
Sawai Jai Singh II
Visiting Hours
5:00 am to9:00 pm

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