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Surya Mandir in Jaipur

Surya Temple or Surya Mandir is 2.5 Km away from the centre of Jaipur city. It is also part of Galta Ji temple that is situated in the west of Jaipur city. The temple is dedicated to Sun God and was built in the 18th century. This was the private temple of the courtier of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and situated on a small hill. From the hill, the tourists can have a breathtaking view of the sunset as well as the Jaipur city. It is also one of the famous tourist places in Jaipur and devoid of hassles such as beggars or peddlers or touts. The temple and its surroundings provide calm and serene ambience and provides complete relaxation and rejuvenation. It is also ideal for those who are tired of the hustle and bustle of Jaipur city.

Surya Mandir in Jaipur

To reach the temple, the tourists need to travel through Surajpol Bazaar and they need to take the intertwined path of 200 metre on the hill to reach the temple. From the Galta temple complex, the Surya Temple is connected through rock climbing route. It takes 15 minutes to reach the Sun temple and the Galta Ji temple (or monkey temple) should be visited first.

The temple does not charge any entry fee but it accepts donation. It takes 60 minutes to visit the sun temple which also includes the 15 minutes walking up to the temple. Surya Mandir or Sun Temple is also the ideal name for this place as the whole city is bathed with shining sun right from the sunrise to sunset. It also provides stunning view of the city from distance.

This temple is built by Diwan Kriparam and is ideal for those who believe in the spiritual power of the temple. It is also to be noted that this is the only temple of its kind that is available in this part of India. There is also a kund situated in the eastern side of the Surya Mandir and the kund is filled with pure and fresh water that falls from goumukh. The tourists will also find separate water tanks for both men and women. The entire place is situated amidst the rocky hills. The water of the kund is considered to be sacred and during festivals many pilgrims take a holy dip in the divine water.

As seen before, this temple is ideal for all those who want to spend some time away from the cacophony as well as pollution of Jaipur city. It is also to be noted that this is the only temple in Jaipur that is devoid of all the offense from hawkers, peddlars, etc. This place is also ideal to take a picture of yourself with the sun at the back drop. The temple complex provides super natural atmosphere to the visitors and provides the visitor with the religious power and tranquility which leaves the visitors with everlasting memory.

How to reach Surya Mandir in Jaipur

Jaipur is well connected with other parts of the country by road. The travelers can take local buses or taxi to reach the Surya Temple. Jaipur is also a popular railway junction and all major trains pass through this city. Jaipur also has a domestic and international airport. From the railway station as well as airport, the travelers can hire the taxi or cab or take private and public buses to reach the temple.

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