After the amazing trip to the beautiful Christ Church of Shimla, the next place that I decided to visit was the Jakhoo Temple. Jakhoo Temple is about 3 km to the east of the Christ Church of Shimla and situated at a height of about 2500 m above the sea level and is also considered the highest peak in Shimla. The way to reach the temple is a steep which you need to follow that is ever ascending and will take you directly to the temple easily than you imagined.
The way up to the temple was full of monkeys. Everywhere you turn your eyes you could see the monkeys standing waiting to grab something from your hands. The day I went to the Jakhoo temple it was sunny and the weather was perfect to take a climb. I walked too much that day. All along the beautiful path I saw the lovely mountain houses and the beautiful and magnificent deodar tress that decorated the way.
There were Monkeys as i told all along the way to Jakhoo Temple. Some were sitting on the trees while most were sitting under the thick clumps of the leaves and enjoying the lovely weather of the day. When I reached the entrance of the temple there were more monkeys waiting. The main temple is small and not very huge as I expected it to be. The temple is very crowded during the Dassera. The temple is of Lord Hanuman and so no doubt it is guarded by troops of monkeys everywhere.
The monkeys are mostly peaceful in the temple but few of them are very notorious. I saw a monkey who jumped on a fellow visitor and took out the biscuit packet from his bag and ran away. This was both funny and also scary because no one can say anything to the monkeys here it was their world so no one would like to play nasty with them. The Lord Hanuman statue at the Jakhoo Temple was very beautiful nevertheless. More than Gods this temple is known for the monkeys!
After the visit to Jakhoo temple, the next place that I visited was the Shimla State Museum.
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