Monkey Temple
Monkey Temple
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Annamaria N
    Bristol, United Kingdom51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sonnu the monkey master
    One of the most intriguing places to visit in Jaipur, and it's highly recommended to have a monkey master as a guide. Luckily for us, as soon as the tuk tuk dropped us at the bottom of the road leading to the temple, we found Sonnu. Really friendly guy, with a lot of knowledge and passion for the monkeys. He took us on his bike all the way up to the place, telling us about the history behind it and helping us feeding the monkeys. I was a bit scared by the monkeys but he made me overcome my fears (see pics). We highly recommend him. He can be contacted at +91 6378346260
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Christian B
    Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to feed monkeys
    Amazing geography and architecture, the temple is set in between the mountains. Vibe is immaculate - people singing and playing music and swimming in the holy water. Great place to see and feed monkeys (they're Macaques). Paid entry and you can get a guide. It was also very cool here as the breeze flows between the mountains. Note that the monkeys are given so many bananas that they sometimes won't eat them. Our guide used salty chips, which the monkeys loved. Also note that one of the monkeys scratched me a bit accidentally (it was jumping off of me). The monkeys are not aggressive towards people (but they sometimes get mad if they're not getting fed)
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Alba N
    Barcelona, Spain10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place in Rajasthan
    Best place in Rajasthan. You see the monkeys from up close and you can feed them. They live freely in the forest and they come voluntarily to get food. I would recommend to get a monkey master to learn how to interact with the monkeys.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 July 2023
  • SharpEscape
    24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something you have to see at least once
    We visited during a massive Hindu festival so we're thrilled to see some sights of joy and celebration that perhaps you might not off you don't visit at this time. It was spectacularly colorful and exciting. Walk through and up to the temple, everyone was bathing in the holy water. Some monkeys there too. Not sure I eat ok with seeing so many men running around in their under crackers. It's a bit messy but lots of India is. It's a long way out and it took a while due to three processions on the way there but worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Richard Exworthy
    Cardiff, United Kingdom87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tour guide Sonu 👍👍
    A guide ("monkey master") is highly recommended, and Sonu is excellent. Call him on +91 63783 46260 before you go. With Sonu by your side, you will have monkeys climbing on you - and you will pay only once for entry!! Men can bathe in the holy pool (the ladies' pool is waaay too dirty)
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 October 2023
  • Companion45454223910
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ask for Sonu to guide you!
    A great visit, a really fun experience in Jaipur! And Sonu is an amazing guide - he made sure we got great photos and got to handle the monkeys, and explained the significance of lots of the sights in the temple. Definitely made us feel more comfortable! He's highly recommended, and will make a fantastic tour guide one day! Thanks Sonu! George and Steve
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 November 2023
  • Raulatrix
    Gijon, Spain884 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience visiting Monkey Temple
    Sonu was such an incredible guide, filmmaker and photographer. I really recommend him to visit Monkey temple, because your experience will be amazing. I got hundreds of of photos with monkeys even on my head and also jumping into the holy waters. Amazing tour guide!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 December 2023
  • Tomas S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best experience in Jaipur
    This was my favorite place in Jaipur. We went with Sonu who guided us through the temple. He was a great guide, friendly, attentive, and had a very good relationship with the monkeys. He has 10 monkeys who he is friend with, and makes them sit on your shoulder. Sonu and the temple are a definite must in Jaipur!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Tina S
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Monkey temple Jaipur - well worth the visit
    Having had an unpleasant experience with a monkey in rishikesh I was cautious at monkey temple, but since they are fed and are quite used to humans, it was ok but I still kept my distance. The temple itself is beautifully adorned with wall paintings from 100s of years ago. Quite something. There is a 30min hike beyond the temple to a hilltop temple from which you can enjoy the sunset and view the whole of the city. If coming back late from the hilltop a torch would be recommended to ensure your correct footing.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 December 2023
  • John R
    Bridgnorth, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well recommended!
    We disagree with many of the previous reviews. We had a very enjoyable visit to the monkey temple today. As recommended in the reviews we paid 300 rupees for a monkey guide. He gave us a tour of the old temple grounds and introduced us to many of his favourite monkeys. None were agressive and were actually very sweet. The grounds were impressive, not litter strewn or shabby but just very very old and historic. There were beggars but easily and politely declined and it’s no worse here than the majority of places in India. Well recommended. J and J
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 February 2024
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Thai Dong
Chiang Mai, Thailand3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Collapsed, over dirty, not worth a try also it long way from city center. They charged 300 rupee/ person + 150 rupee/ camera even we don't want to take photoshoot. Compared to faboulous Taj Mahal (1100 rupee) - this like a scam.
Written 19 February 2024
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Special Kay
Dubai, United Arab Emirates103 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
There are better examples of temples so dont go for that specifically, althoughthe temples were kind enough to let me come in to look around. The area is quite dirty and disorganised, but such fun having the monkeys everywhere so i don't regret going.
Written 16 February 2024
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Zahra F
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I didn't find it amusing.
The temple is abandoned and dirty. We saw more monkeys in Agra than in this temple!
Monkey masters cost 100
Rupees, they feed the monkey to sit on your shoulders. I wasn't sure about
their health so I didn't let them touch me. Maybe you're OK with taking the risk but as I said, this place was dirty, unlike most parts of Jaipur.
And the second reason I don't recommend this place is it's outside of the city and doesn't worth the tuk tuk or taxi cost for two ways.
But we did the ritual in the temple and that was fun and educating!
Written 14 February 2024
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John R
Bridgnorth, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We disagree with many of the previous reviews. We had a very enjoyable visit to the monkey temple today. As recommended in the reviews we paid 300 rupees for a monkey guide. He gave us a tour of the old temple grounds and introduced us to many of his favourite monkeys. None were agressive and were actually very sweet. The grounds were impressive, not litter strewn or shabby but just very very old and historic. There were beggars but easily and politely declined and it’s no worse here than the majority of places in India. Well recommended. J and J
Written 6 February 2024
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Phill C
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The actual place is impressive, but it is ruined by dirt, litter and greed.
When you arrive, you are immediate swarmed by groups of people, including children, begging for money.
Foreigners have to pay 100 rupees entry, plus an extra 150 rupees to take your phone in (obviously everyone has a phone.) Once inside, there is someone at every temple trying to bless you etc and asking for money. All the way to the top there are ‘guides’ trying to take photos or get you to hold monkeys, asking for money. There is litter everywhere.
Written 23 January 2024
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Jane C
45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a private money making place. In disrepair. A shame really. Our guide was great and explained everything. However there are multiple people feeding the monkeys and they have become aggressive. I was not feeding them but near others who were. I monkey jumped on my leg and bit me. This generated a whole lot of headache as now I need antibiotics and rabies shots. If you go stay away from the monkeys. They look cute and the guides tell you they are safe but obviously not. If you get bit, go to bani park hospital Dr goyal. Her was helpful and great
Written 19 January 2024
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Odyssey60257904725
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Scam! Tuktuk driver asked me if I wanted a guide. To be nice (stupid I know) I said yes. Sonu was waiting there for me and only took me to Sun temple. Ridiculous and not worth the money!!!
Written 14 January 2024
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Thomas Z
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
At the moment the monkey temple is under construction, the big waterpool is empty and the smell is quite unpleasant from the decaying catfish at the bottom of the pool.

You’ll have to take a hike from the eastside. Or pay a motorcycle driver to get there. Because the west entrance (easy entrance) is closed

The temple looks expired and the streets are full of rubble from the construction work. Definitely not the wow moment I thought I would experience.

On the way back we took a motorcycle, the providers were not hospitable. We couldn’t bargain on the prices and ended paying 600 rupee for two.
Written 7 January 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,433 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I honestly did not enjoy this at all. I only went as it was included as part of a private tour. I am a solo female traveller. I went early morning. There were so many cows upon entering. Some started to push against the people which made me nervous. Once you enter, my safety fears became worse. At that time of the morning, it was misty and quite isolated. I was hounded by women for money. Not feeling safe at all I joined an Italian tour group and walked with them. Whilst monkeys may appear cute to some, some are vicious and will attack especially if they see a bag or food. Hide everything. The area was filthy and I really could not find any beauty or reason to come here. I spent about 50 minutes there, purely as I stayed with the Italian tour group. Otherwise I would have left sooner!
Written 1 January 2024
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Tina S
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Having had an unpleasant experience with a monkey in rishikesh I was cautious at monkey temple, but since they are fed and are quite used to humans, it was ok but I still kept my distance. The temple itself is beautifully adorned with wall paintings from 100s of years ago. Quite something. There is a 30min hike beyond the temple to a hilltop temple from which you can enjoy the sunset and view the whole of the city. If coming back late from the hilltop a torch would be recommended to ensure your correct footing.
Written 26 December 2023
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