With the city temperature hovering around 42-45 C, even animals are looking for some respite from the heat. I clicked this picture of a female Rhesus Macaque monkey along with her baby near Brajraj Bihariji temple in the Tripoliya Bazar, not far from Tripolia Gate.
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
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.
Rhesus Macaque behavior
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 to sky courtyard, 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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