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“Poverty Stricken”

Monkey Temple (Galta Ji)
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Poverty Stricken”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

The temple and surroundings are very beautiful and great to explore however the place is swarming with beggars and not too many monkeys but that may be unique to the day we visited.

Visited January 2013
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“Do you want to touch my monkey?”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you wanna hang out with some monkeys and risk getting a communicable disease, this is probably the place to do it. Yeah, the walkway up to the temple is a bit run down and dirty (hello... you're in India.) And yeah, there were lots of pigs and the occasional cow. BUT the monkeys are pretty awesome. They're very friendly and occasionally a bit... assertive. I had to have a very stern talk with one of them to explain why he didn't get to have multiple peanuts why other monkeys hadn't had any yet. (I think I got through to him.)

And as for the kids at the bottom of the temple, my advice is this... talk to them, and have the one that's the most charming and has the biggest smile take you up the hill. We did just that and for all of 2 American dollars, we got to hang out with an incredibly funny kid (with a shockingly foul mouth) who wants to be a tour guide when he grows up. At the end of it, he was smiling and we were smiling and that's easily worth 2 bucks.

One of the biggest downsides was the ride TO the temple. The long road up the hill leading to the temple is, for lack of a better description, depressing. Tons of poverty and slums. It's a bit of a buzzkill, but waddayagonnado. Again, you're in India.

Visited December 2012
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Kalkan
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“Monkey god is there”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

First of all they are not dangers. So gently and come close to you. What ever they say about monkeys don't listen them and have your own experience.
If you walk up to temple you can see sometimes local people are with their colourful dresses in the water. Which is so nice picture.
Before you get there buy some biscuits or some interesting foods for monkeys so definitely they will come close to you. Otherwise with peanuts you haven't got to mu h chance.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“A bit spooky place”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

A place is few kilometers from Jaipur and it felt almost a bit spooky to see those empty palaces full of monkeys, dirt and monks offering to tell you an ancient stories in return for money. But worth to see.

Visited December 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Definitely worth a look”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Be prepared to pay a coin donation if you enter the temple part at the top. Best part is the climb and the view. It's sunny on the way up.

Visited December 2012
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