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Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo

Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to the Hindu deity Hanuman. It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, Shimla’s highest peak, 2.5 km east of the Ridge at a height of 2,455 m above sea level. Each year, a festival is held on Dussehra, before 1972 the festival was used to held at Annadale. According to the Ramayana, Hanuman stopped at the location to rest while searching for the Sanjivni Booti to revive Lakshmana. A giant 108-feet-high idol of Hanuman was unveiled at Jakhoo Hanuman temple on 4 November 2010. At 108 feet, it surpasses the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which measures at 98 feet, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cost of construction was Rs 1.5 crores. The public unveiling was officiated by Abhishek Bachchan. The temple is accessible by foot, horse, taxi or ropeway. The Jakhu Ropeway is an aerial lift that links a point near the centre of Shimla to the temple. It was developed by Jagson International Limited and opened in 2017. 

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  • William Clark
    Posted June 7, 2019 at 11:29 am

    We’re lucky enough to have been ballooning in Spain twice, once over the Spanish Pyrenees in the La Garrotxa region, and once over the Costa Brava region of Catalonia.

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    • Set Mitchell
      Posted June 7, 2019 at 11:42 am

      Enjoy incredible bird’s-eye views of Toledo Old Town or Segovia Cathedral…..

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  • Dorothy Finley
    Posted June 7, 2019 at 11:57 am

    It is still pretty dark when we arrive, but our pilot and his team from Barcelona Balloon Flights greet us with warm Spanish greetings and and an even warmer nod towards the coffee. This is just what I need to jump start the excitement that kept us both up late the night before.

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