No monkey business/ Gray Langurs

I clicked this picture in Brahampuri area, on way to Gad Ganesh Temple.

monkey temple jaipur

There was an entire troop of monkeys sitting around a small temple chhatri located at the base of the hill on which Gad Ganesh temple is located . These were gray langur. This species has black face and greyish brown body color and long tail. Despite no similarity, they are also called Hanuman Langur.

Few years back, it was easier to spot this species of monkey in Jaipur city, but these days due to rapid urbanization, it is difficult to spot them. They typically live in large groups. Unlike, red face –rhesus macaque  they are not as smart and not  very aggressive. You will hardly find any loner amongst these langurs.In case, they invade a garden, don’t be surprised with leftovers – broken flower pots, uprooted plants/sapling,broken twigs…..and lot more!

You can still find gray langurs in surrounding areas of Jaipur.


10 thoughts on “No monkey business/ Gray Langurs

    1. kalpanaa! Thanks! however, this picture is posted without any alteration except for brightness/contrast adjustment. Normally, I never apply any effect can call that conservative approach!


  1. Very interesting post. I agree that with rapid urbanization, these animals are finding it hard to survive and with human beings always chasing them away. Sad but true that there is a huge imbalance in our ecosystem

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    1. suyash! the way human race is undermining other species…for its gains, I wouldn’t be surprised if it eradicates other species. The pace at which we are doing this, is much faster than before. And saddest part is that we all talk more (for conservations) and do less!! And if other species are gone forever, it’ll only bring end of Humans – nearer!

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