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Also Known As: The Summer Refuge
Altitude: 2,159m.
Places of Interest: The Mall, Christ Church, Kufri, Narkanda
Best Time To Visit: April To August & December To January

At 2455m, Jakhu (also spelt as Jakhoo) hill towers over Shimla. Replete with history and architectural charm, there are several houses along its steep.1.5-km climb that starts; from the Ridge. The forested hill is crowned by a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Sunrises and sunsets witnessed from this vantage spot area spectacular enough to over come a lifelong memory especially during the monsoons. One of the landmark houses on the climb is Rothney Castle, once home to the known ornithologist and founder of the Indian National Congress, A. O. Hume.

Near holy lodge, a third of the way along the ascent, the old "Five Benches Road" moves towards the microwave - link tower. This trail passes through Oak, Rhododendron and Deodar trees to arrive at Sanjauli. Between Holly lodge and Sanjauli, the distance is about 3-km. From Sanjauli, one can walk back via the Government College to the Ridge - 2-km, or via St. Bede's College and Ramchandra Chowk, 3-km. Alternatively, one can take a bus back from Sanjauli.

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