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Monkey Temple (Galwar Bagh)

nr Agra Rd | outside Gulta Pol, Jaipur, India
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Ranked #22 of 104 Attractions in Jaipur
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Englewood, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This place is filthy & gross & filled with beggars & no monkeys (OK, a view of 2 monkeys far away up a hillside). We saw many more monkeys in much better surroundings on the way into the Taj Mahal and on Elephanta Island in Mumbai.

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Udaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

On arrival you almost have to fight your way through people trying to sell you stuff. Here is where Reading the national cricketnews worked like a charm: they changed from pushy people into the most friendly guys. Explaining us that cricket is a religiën here. Not buying anything we left, with the guys wishing us a honest 'have fun'. On... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

This temple is not well kept and as far as Indian temples go it's one of the least impressive. As for the monkeys, the constant feeding has taught them bad habits and they are more of a pest than they add to a "spiritual experience". Rather see something else.

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Hastings
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

On arrival " Theres a 1000 monkeys inside" said the "ticket man" quickly followed by "donation please". Please be aware that this is a free entry temple and any "donations" go straight in the "ticketmans" pocket, there is no ticketman here. However, like alot of other Indian attractions there was a 50 rupees charge to use a still camera within... More 

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Again a unique one where you will feel whether Moneys are worshipped or a God/goddess and it is a thrill to see the place.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We got here at 7:30 am, and were the only tourists in the area. We bought a bag of peanuts before starting the walk up. There were people living on the sidewalks the entire way up. They were just waking up as we got there. The monkeys were EVERYWHERE. They'd run up to you and snatch a peanut. Not shy... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

There are a lot of negative reviews about this place being dirty, etc.. and I guess that's true. Really, it's an old temple ruin in the hills, overrun by monkeys, but that's the whole point. I was there with my wife and two small children (ages 6 and 9). There were both Langur and Rheses monkeys, and they will eat... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Such a shame, this place could be magical if it was cared for but there's litter everywhere, the monkeys can bite so beware, and tour guides are out to get you. If you enter the temple you might be asked to make a donation so be warned. Really shame.

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Worth a visit but be prepared for a bit of a hike to the temple at the top - well worth the effort though as the view is amazing. The 'spa' on the way up is a bit of an eye opener and I declined the offer of sampling the Ladies only section as the water was filthy and full... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We would personally suggest that by avoiding this nothing must will be lost. May be you can spend the time elsewhere.

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