Monkey Temple

Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site in the town of Khania-Balaji, built within a mountain pass within the Aravalli Hills 10 km. east of Jaipur. The site consists of several temples and sacred kunds (water tanks) in which pilgrims bathe. It is believed that a Saint named Galav lived here, practiced meditation, and did penance. The temple complex is colloquially known as Monkey temple due to the large tribe of monkeys who live here.

Infant Rhesus Macaque at the Monkey Temple, Jaipur

Infant Rhesus Macaque at the Monkey Temple, Jaipur

 

The Monkey Temple, Jaipur

The Monkey Temple, Jaipur

Photo credits: Beverley Bloxham

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