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Galta Temple in Jaipur Rajasthan

Here is Some Information about Galta Temple in Jaipur Rajasthan India.

Location:  10 kms away from Jaipur
Built in: 18th century
Built By:Diwan Rao Kriparam
Dedicated to: Sun God
Temple Timing: 6:00Am to 10:00 Pm
Festivals: Makarsankranti
Visiting Timing:30 Mins 
Best time to Visit: January
Nearest Railway Station:Jaipur
Nearest Air Port: Jaipur 

Galta Temple is located about 10 kms from Jaipur. This temple is dedicated to “Sun God” and said to be the only one of its kinds in the country. The location of the temple is its beautiful view. This small Sun temple is built by Diwan Kriparam situated in the top of the highest peak that can be visible from any spot in Jaipur.  The holy pilgrim islands in between the low hills which guards the city. The Galta temple is about 2.5kms from Surajpol to the east of Jaipur.
The Galta Temple is financially supported by the Birla family. It's an old place of pilgrimage, lying at the bottom of some hills in a lush landscape of trees and bushes. A deep temple-filled gorge stands behind the temple and there are good views over the surrounding plain.
Entering the complex, there is one temple at the left and one at the right. The temple reverberates with the heavy noise of drums and bells. Behind a fence, there are three holy tanks -called as 'kunds', situated on top of each other.
At the side of the pools, there's a staircase leading to the upper pool. In earlier days, men and women had separate pools to swim, but with the passage of time, the same pool is used by both men and women. The first pool was only for men, the second only for women, the third one for the holy monkeys. The temple is dedicated the God of Apes, Shri Hanuman.
The place also has a number of natural springs. It crests the ridge over a picturesque gorge and provides an impressive view of the city. As the legend goes, sage Galina performed a difficult penance here.

History of Galta Temple

The 250 year old Galta temple was built by Diwan Kriparama who was a loyal courtier of Sawai Jai Singh II. The temple is located on top of a high peak and visible from all parts of Jaipur. According to ancient scriptures, sage Galav had lived and meditated at the place. The maintenance of the temple is financed by the Birla family.

How to rich Galta Temple
By Road:Galtaji Temple is 100m above Jaipur to the east. Devotees can take a bus upto Vidyadharji ka Bagh which is 6 km from Jaipur downtown and then from there can get a rickshaw to climb the rest 4 km.

By Rail:The Nearest Railway Station is Jaiputr junction.

By Air:The Nearest AirPort is Jaipur Airport.
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