Jakhu Hill is perched at an elevation of 8000 ft above sea level and is situated at a distance of 1 km from the Ridge. This is the tallest peak in Shimla, as a result of which, it offers spectacular views of the mighty Himalayan Ranges and surroundings. The famous Jakhu Temple is located on this hill.
The word ‘Jakhu’ originated from the term ‘Yakhsa’ - a mythological character that protects the divine treasures. According to a folklore, the shrine is present at this site since the era of the great Hindu epic, Ramayana.
It is believed that Lord Hanuman rested on this hill during his search for the medicinal herb, Sanjivani Buti for the cure of Lord Lakshmana, brother of the Hindu God, Lord Rama. Trekking to the hill can be an enjoyable activity for the adventure-loving visitors.