Monkeys In Jaipur | Rhesus Macaque

With the Jaipur city temperature hovering around 42-45 C, even animals are looking for some respite from the heat. I clicked this picture of monkeys in Jaipur. I found these Rhesus Macaque monkeys in the Tripoliya Bazar, not far from Tripolia Gate

Female Rhesus Macaque Monkey. Walled city area, Jaipur


Monkeys In Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the many places in India where spotting a monkey is not difficult. The monkeys exist near human settlements. Pink City is no exception. Here are answers to your question on monkeys in Jaipur.

Are there monkeys in Jaipur?

Many people wonder if there are monkeys in Jaipur. Yes, there are monkeys in Jaipur.

How many species of Monkeys can one find in Jaipur?

There are two types of species of monkey to be found in Jaipur. Grey Langoor and Rhesus Macaque. To read about Grey Langoor, read No monkey business- Grey Langoor

Where can I find monkeys in Jaipur?

Here are a few places to spot monkeys in Jaipur.

  • Walled City of Jaipur

The Rhesus Macaque monkey is easy to spot in the walled city area of Jaipur since they tend to live around human settlements. It is likely you will spot monkeys in Jaipur during a heritage walk in Jaipur. Want to undertake a bespoke heritage walking tour in Jaipur? You can connect via Instagram arv_jpr

Here is a picture of monkeys from a heritage walk.

  • Galta Ji Monkey Temple

One can also find many monkeys in Galta Ji Monkey Temple in Jaipur.


Have you been to the famous Monkey Temple in Jaipur? You will spot hundreds of Rhesus Macaque monkeys here. Hindu devotees visit Galta Ji where this temple is located to make offerings to monkeys, cows, and other animals. Read The captivating Monkey temple At Galtaji


Where is the monkey temple in Jaipur? Monkey Temple is in Galta Valley which can be reached easily by a short hike from Galta Gate. The other option is via car through Ghat Ki Guni and Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. Read more – Hike in Monkey Valley

  • Sun Temple Jaipur

Also worth mentioning, there are many monkeys near the Sun Temple in Jaipur. This is also called Surya Mandir by the locals.

Monkeys near Sun temple, Jaipur

Rhesus Macaque Monkey behavior

The Rhesus Macaque species of monkey is intelligent as well as aggressive. Where opportunities present themselves, they sneak into the house quietly and raid the fridge. This is rampant amongst the houses located in the walled city area of Jaipur since the buildings usually have open sky courtyards, which facilitates these “bandits” easy access. As for intelligence, they are never scared of women. If a woman tries to scare them, they get aggressive and retaliate. When they encounter a male with the stick, they know how to respond – they retreat quietly!

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28 thoughts on “Monkeys In Jaipur | Rhesus Macaque

  1. Wonderful shot’s! I guess the male monkey’s(Rhesus) are more dominant and don’t take any crap from the female’s. Of the lighter coloured monkey’s (Langur) that ruled the one Temple it seemed the females where the dominant ! Strange how each has it’s own rules…but then so does every race, human or not! 🙂 Thanks for showing me these Arv! T.


    1. You are quite right. Each species has it’s system and rules. In all probability, the Langurs are social. You’ll find them in groups. But the red face Rhesus are loners too! 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful pic! and looks like you have done a thorough study about them too. Funny how you have observed that they aren’t afraid of women…On the contrary, probably they have studied humans much better than us…possible!

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  3. Arv, I so agree that these monkeys are least bothered of human presence and are have developed a strange fearlessness for humans. Actually they learnt to live with the human within the city and adapted themselves likewise. I personally experienced a few monkey attacks in different parts of India.

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    1. Sorry to hear that you have been a victim of monkey attacks, sarmistha. I hope it wasn’t too bad. I believe monkeys and humans have been living togetherfor a long time. Things are changing though, of late!

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      1. Thanks for your concern, Arv. No, nothing was serious, infact one was funny as a monkey tried to open my purse dangling from my shoulder in Jakhoo hills, Shimla and one stole the prasaad in Haridwar and last and the recent one was on my trip to Benaras when they attacked my tripod first and when attempted to shove them off one bit me on my leg though with no major injury.

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      2. That’s bad. I have heard of aggressive monkeys in Shimla but Varanasi came as a surprise. I have read stories of monkeys taking away sunglasses because then people over them soft drinks as a random in travel forums of Vrindavan. I don’t think they are to be blamed. They just catch in to a habit. Glad you were safe despite monkey bite.


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