Galtaji Temple, is located on the outskirts of the regal city of Jaipur!
This prehistoric Hindu pilgrimage site is surrounded by the striking Aravalli hills and is a must-visit destination for tourists every year.
The temple complex boasts of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs, which are sure to leave you feeling spiritually fulfilled. But that’s not all – the walls of this temple are beautifully adorned with carvings and paintings that make this place worth visiting. It’s like a palace, but for gods!
As you explore the temple complex, you’ll come across temples dedicated to Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and Lord Hanuman. And if that’s not enough to pique your interest, the complex also features seven holy ‘kunds’ or water tanks, where pure and clear water flows from the ‘Gaumukh’, a rock shaped like a cow’s head. And if you’re feeling adventurous, taking a dip in the holy Galta Kund is considered auspicious, especially during the festival of Makar Sankranti in January.
But what really sets Galtaji Temple apart from other pilgrimage sites is its unique architecture. It’s designed to look more like a grand palace or ‘haveli’ than a traditional temple. And the stunning landscape featuring rich green vegetation and a spectacular view of Jaipur city makes it a sight to behold.
But be warned, the temple is also home to many tribes of monkeys. And while they may add to the charm of the place, make sure you keep a close eye on your belongings. You never know what a monkey might find interesting!
If you’re planning a visit to Galtaji Temple, the months of February-March and the time of October-December are the best time to go, as the weather is pleasant during that time. But if you’re feeling brave, you can visit during the hot summer months and test your endurance!
And don’t forget to check out other must-visit destinations in Jaipur, such as the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Amber Fort, Sisodia Rani Garden, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Birla Mandir and Albert Hall. With so much to see and do, you’ll never run out of things to keep you busy!