About Galta Ji Temple
Galta ji “Temple of the Sun God” "Monkey temple" is another famous place for Hindus in royal pink city or even in the whole Rajasthan. It’s located 10 kms from jaipur at Agra highway. To the east of Jaipur, the Galta Temple is 2.5 kms climb from Surajpol. The Galta is a holy place, has a temple to dedicated Sun God & kunds (natural springs and reservoirs), this temple built by diwan kriparam on the top of the highest peak of hill. Also it’s a remarkable template because it is the only one of its kind in this part of the country.
By the east of the Sun temple is a Kund or a tank which is fed by spring of pure water falling from a Gaumukh or an outlet shaped like the mouth of a cow. In this location 2 water tanks available, one for men and another for women purpose. Now a day’s these tanks are modified with water cleaning and some safety points. It’s completely situated within rocking hills.
On the way of Galta, by the road of Ghat ki Guni is a range of hills crowned with the fort of amarghar. It’s an amazing place for outing purpose and visitors can also take a bath in this lake. One more attraction are monkeys here, it’s also called monkey temple. Natural water springs draw special attention of the tourists.
The Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti 14 January falling in mid-January is celebrated in a big way in the temple.
Location: Near Sisodia Rani ka Bagh, On Jaipur-Agra Highway
Built by: Diwan Rao Kriparam - 18th Century
Dedicated to: Sun God, Lord Hanuman/Balaji
Highlights: Fresh Water Springs