Placed in the Aravali hills, Galtaji Temple is surrounded by hills. There are many holy kunds (kund- water tank in the earth). It is built of pink sandstone and has marvellous architecture. You will find many paintings and designs on the walls of the temple. The most amazing thing of the temple is “Gaumukh” a stone head of the cow from which all the tanks get water. These tanks have pure and clear water.
There are many idols of the Gods of the Hindu religion. You will see the statue of Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and Lord Hanuman there. The architecture of this temple is very different from the other temples in Jaipur. It looks like a Royal Palace-Haveli. This temple has a peaceful ambience to offer.
Diwan Rao Kriparam laid the foundation stone of the temple in the 18th century. Kriparam was Diwan in the court of the King Sawai Jai Singh 2. It is believed that Saint Galva after offering so many difficult devotional activities he brought the sacred of Gangaji to Shri Galtaji temple and the water from the “Gaumukh” is the holy water of Ganga.
You can enjoy the fascinating architecture of the temple. You can visit the Galwar Bagh Gate which is one of the marvellous structures of the temple. Hanuman Temple is also visit-worthy because you can see a lot of monkeys there.
Temple often remains full of people. You can see the devotees not from India only but from the foreign countries as well. You can enjoy the devotional program, devotional music, live performances and many other holy programs often arranged by the temple committee.
This holy place is located at 10 km distance from the Jaipur.
You can visit here anytime between the sunset and sunrise on any day of the week. There is no entry fee.
The festival Makar Sankranti is best to dive in the water of these tanks. At this time you can see the monkeys having the bath in the water of these kunds.
The best months to visit the temple are February, March, October and December.
Air : Sanganer airport is very short of a distanced. You can hire a cab to the temple.
Rail : Bais Godam railway station is just 1km away from the temple.
Road : Inter-state bus stand is distanced a bit away from the place.
You can buy a lot of things from the fair cum market of Galtaji temple. Handicrafts of this place are amazing can increase the beauty of your house. You can also visit the M.I Road, Johri Bazaar, Bapu Baazar to buy other famous handicrafts of Jaipur.
You can enjoy nothing but sightseeing, devotional music or architecture. If you want to enjoy the things which are restricted to the premise of the temple you can visit other places of Jaipur to explore the nightlife of Jaipur including Pubs, clubs and hotels.
It is not much distanced from the other famous monuments, heritage sites and forts of the Jaipur. You can go to the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Birla Mandir and Albert Hall which is the famous museum of the Jaipur.
We hope now you know every single detail about the temple. If you’re in Jaipur or planning to have a visit of Jaipur, check your list and check- Have you marked this palace in tour check-list? Because its richness in many ways and importance in the Hinduism make this place a must visit in Jaipur.