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“Full of people begging for donations”
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Galtaji Temple
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Owner description: Galtaji Temple, Jaipur 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.
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Do believe your tuktuk driver when he says it's far. Desolate, horrible area to drive through to get there, ragpicking kids in mountains of trash at the entrance, begging. Camera fee person also demands donation in a nasty way, and then every single priest or caretaker or child as well once you are inside especially if you take photos. At least the monkeys leave you alone if you don't have food on you. Nice ruins of a temple in that falling apart Indian way, the monkey are fun (they only start to emerge around 4 pm in this weather in July), but the whole place has a valley of death feel to it, it's like a sigh of relief to leave.

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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Galta is definitely worth a trip to see if you have the time. We paid about 400 rupees for a round trip from the train station area to the temple. Its a good hike over a hill to see the temple so be prepared for some walking, but you get excellent views of Jaipur as well as some of the forts to the north if the far off distance. The monkeys on the initial walk up aren't to interested in people so they won't bother you unless you have food on you. The path and temples were also extremely dirty and looked like they hadn't been cleaned in quite some time though.

Just make sure that when you visit and you start walking up from the city side entrance, you continue walking over the crest of the hill and down the other side to the main temple complex. I almost made the mistake of turning back after seeing the "Sun Temple" at the top of the hill, but theres much more if you continue along the path to the other side.

4  Thank J T
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Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place with an amazing architecture. There are 3 lakes. One for monkeys, one for men and one for women. You pay 50 Rs. Get a guide - I recommend this young men - Ravi Singh
+919694642835. He knows all about it. Give him 100 Rs. Te place is magnificent. Monkey temple is the same place listed separately in trip advisor.

1  Thank Rafael G
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Temple of Galtaji is an idyllic sanctuary in the heart of Jaipur. Hindu pilgrims gather to bathe in the sacred springs and reservoirs of the massive complex, which is situated on a hill, high above the flatlands of Rajasthan.

A total of seven pools of natural spring water are within the area of Galtaji. The most sacred is Galta Kund, a reservoir that never goes dry. Alongside the lush natural springs are a number of other temples dedicated to various deities and spirits.

A temple for monkey god Hanuman is one of the most famous on the site because a tribe of his present day monkey relatives resides there. Along with living in the Galtaji temple, the monkeys also dangle from temple facades and cause chaos for visitors. They are well known for causing havoc with visitors.

For me a great experience.

1  Thank Albie H
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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a trip out to- make sure they take you the route out of the city. We took an auto from bani park and he waited and brought us back for 450rs.

Great architecture, friendly monkeys, no admission charge but you will be haranged for tips and donations. Spend the 20rs to buy peanuts for the monkeys.

Thank Ailsa L
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