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Monkey Temple (Galwar Bagh)

nr Agra Rd | outside Gulta Pol, Jaipur, India
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Ranked #19 of 121 Attractions in Jaipur
Type: Religious Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

- Don't feed the monkeys. Locals feed them in the evening so they get enough food: there is even food just lying around untouched. The monkeys are really tame. Don't believe the local who say you need protection, they just want to sell their services. - Don't forget to visit the temple right before the temple entrance (you'll get a... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Whilst the temples clearly have history and religious meaning, this place was spoilt by excessive rubbish/litter, animal excrement and stench.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A pre-historic Hindu pilgrimage site, the Galtaji Temple, is located only 10km away from Jaipur. One of the jewels of Jaipur, 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... More

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a very interesting place if you love animals. The Galtaji temple itself is quite small though the narration by the priest is interesting. The idols of the Hindu Trinity are different, The climb up is not very easy because of the uneven steps but nothing strenuous. How the water that fills the pond comes there is a mystery.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This one is not so hot on the (Western) tourist attraction list in Jaipur but well worth adding to the itinerary. A decent hike from the main gate to the top of the hill presents stunning views of the Pink City, where you will find yourself surrounded by cows, chickens, goats and hundreds of (mostly harmless) monkeys. Descending into the... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Visited here at sunset which is a nice time to visit. Lots of monkeys around as you'd expect but some were quite vicious and you don't want to get bitten! We got guides who were knowledgeable and kept the monkeys at bay. View from the top is nice but decent in the dark was a little scary. Agree a price... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nothing better than seeing animals in a natural environment. The temple was beautiful. Full of 'little details' everywhere. The paintings from hundreds of years ago were something else. A definite must if in the Jaipur area. Small charge for entry and another small charge if you want to use your camera - worth every rupee! Would love to go back.

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Marietta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were so excited when we saw our first group of monkeys, but the farther up the steps we went, the more there were. They were just lazing around and grooming each other. Great photo ops. We walked into a patch of grass where baby monkeys were playing, and one of them jumped on my back. They were so cute!... More

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Brings lots of treats! Be mindful and know these are monkeys. Otherwise have fun feeding them and letting them crawl all over you!

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Be aware that these animals are wild and are use to being fed they will steal the bags of food of you if you don't watch them. Also don't pay over the odds from the sellers of the nuts!! But it's a wonderful place to go.

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