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Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site situated 10 km from Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan, on the Jaipur-Agra highway near Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. The site features temples, pavilions, natural springs and holy 'kunds'.
It is believed that Saint Galav spent his life here and practiced meditation.
The main temple is the Temple of Galtaji, built in pink stone; it comprises a huge complex and is famous due to the large tribe of monkeys who live here. These rhesus macaques were featured in the National Geographic channel's 'Rebel Monkeys' series. The temple features a number of pavilions with rounded roofs, exquisitely carved pillars, and painted walls. The temple is surrounded by natural springs and reservoirs that are considered holy. There are seven tanks here and the Galta Kund is considered the holiest. A large number of people take a holy bath in these tanks, especially on Makar Sankranti.
There is another temple in the complex, the temple of Balaji. Yet another notable temple at Galta is Surya Temple; Surya is dedicated to the Sun God and was built in the 18th century.
The place is known as Monkey temple (Galwar Bagh) in travel literature.

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