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Galtaji Temple

Galtaji Temple, dedicated to the Sun God, Lord Surya, is situated on Jaipur-Agra Highway at a distance of 10 kms away from Jaipur near Sisodia Rani ka Bagh. This 18th century magnificent temple which looks like a Haveli was built by Diwan Rao Kriparam, an aristocrat of Sawai Jai Singh II, on the top of the hills with pink sandstone. The walls of the temple is adorned with exquisite paintings and carvings. As the temple complex is always surrounded by lots of monkeys, it is sometimes known as 'the Monkey Temple'. Galtaji temple is one of the famous holy pilgrim center in India, where Saint Galav is believed to have spent his life and meditated.

Temples pavilions and holy kunds (natural spring and water tanks) along with lush landscape make it a delightful spot. Among the seven kunds located here, the most holiest and the sacred one is the Galta Kund. It is believed that by taking a dip in this sacred tanks the devotees will get relief from all sins. Every year during the Makar Sankranti (in mid-January), large number of people visit the temple to take a bath in the kund. Several other shrines named Sita Ram Temple, three story temple of Balaji (hanuman temple) and Krishna Temple are located within the Galtaji temple premises.

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›› Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
›› Statue Circle
›› Birla Temple
›› Govind Dev Ji Temple
›› Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple
›› Jauhari Bazaar
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