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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 September 1, 2014 NEW

It is worth visiting it. You will need a guide, a yong boy who lives there and who has been living with the monkeys fos some years and knows how to handle them. You will feed them and visit their house. It was good fun . The views from the temple are pretty

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We took an a/c car to Monkey Temple which is a good thing because it is not close to the city. The place is very beautiful and there are monkeys everywhere. You can purchase fruit or peanuts for 30, 40, 50 rupees to feed the monkeys on the way in. I believe the camera fee is 50 rupees per camera.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

When I went it was raining so it was slippery getting up and down so wear sensible shoes, not flip flops even if it isn't raining the stones are quite smooth. We fed the monkeys monkey nuts and there were really friendly and gentle as they are used to tourists. Was an amazing experience and plus the locals where celebrating... More

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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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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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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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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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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