Galta Temple Evening Excursion – Ride to the Monkey Temple
Duration 3 Hours
Places to cover –
- The Galta Temple Complex and the Galta Valley
- Sisodia Rani Garden
- Jaipur Countryside cycling
- Hiking to Sun Temple at Mountain top. (Sunset Point)
The Galta temple complex and the Galta Valley
The Galta temple complex built in the 18th century for pilgrims travelling through the Aravalis is spectacular. Also it is famous for its 7 different Kunds (Holy pond) which immersed 500 years ago from a natural spring. It also houses the picturesque Temples of Lord Krishna, Hanuman, and Ram constructed in the typical Rajput architecture. Galta is also famous for its notorious Galta Gang – A mischievous gang of Monkeys. The Galta Monkey gang also featured in the National Geographic documentary – Rebel Monkeys.
Princess Sisodia’s Gardens
This decorative garden palace by the Emperor of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II in 1728 is a masterpiece. In the first place, the palace was built for the emperor’s second queen, the princess Sisodia. Above all, it was a retreat away from the bustle of Jaipur’s court politics. Moreover, the walls are engraved with murals of Radha and Krishna to symbolize the love, the Emperor had for his beloved wife.
We start riding from Princess Sisodia gardens along the densely forested valley towards the Galta Temple Complex. Altogether, climbing through a rolling terrain we take a few short off-road trails in this picturesque forest.
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh (Princess's Gardens)
Hike to the Galta Kunds
We rejuvenate ourselves with some snacks and head into the temple complex and walk through the beautiful temples. This is also where the territory of the notorious Galta gang of monkeys begins. We can feed the monkeys, there is a slight chance that the gang conspires and snatches away our food basket.
Hike to the Sun Temple
Enjoy Jaipur by night
We will see beautifully lit buildings of the heritage city, dazzling Hawa Mahal, Katla Market (Jaipur’s largest wholesale hub for wedding shopping), taste some local delicacies of Jaipur City, and take the panoramic view of the city from rooftop Havelis.
Finishing our Ride at Choti Chopar where we bid goodbyes.
As this lovely bicycle safari ends here we part ways with a souvenir for you to show your friends back home when you share your Jaipur memoirs.
Package Cost – INR 2900 per person
Minimum number of guests – 02