Kharapathar

Khara Pathar Shimla | Tourist Place Himachal Pradesh

Kharapathar at a height of 2900 m, is a hot destination for tourists because of its natural beauty and picturesque landscape in Shimla district near Rohru. Kharapathar's lush green slopes together with apple orchards, wide views, excellent walk and hike trails make this a perfect leisure.

Kharapathar is a small offbeat and unexplored destination. Kharapathar derived its name from a huge egg shaped rock. Kharapathar is a perfect leisure destination. It is surrounded by apple orchards and lush green forests of deodar and pine. The breathtakingly beautiful place presents nature lovers a great refuge in the vicinity and breathe in an atmosphere like no other. These things make Kharapathar a must visit site.

The source of river Giri Ganga is just 7 km away from here. A 7 kms trek to Giri Ganga is an enjoyable trek destinations. Jubbal Palace and Hateshwari temple complex are some places to visit near Kharapathar.

Weather and Climate

Weather at Kharapathar remains soothing throughout the year. temperature varies from 5-10°C in the winter and 20-30°C in summer.

Places And Activities

HATESHWARI TEMPLE (1400m) :29 Km from Kharapatthar on the right bank of the river Pabbar, there situated the classical temples of Hatkoti, built in the nagara style are a major attraction. The primary temple is that of Devi Durga, locally known as "Hateshwari".

JUBBAL (1892m) :Jubbal is 20 km from Hatkoti. Once held the ruling seat of the princely state, Jubbal has superbly maintained the Palace which was designed by a French architect in the 1930 and is a remarkable mix of European and Indigenous styles.

GIRI GANGA :The trekking to Giri Ganga (7 km) is an enjoyable one through thick deodar forest. This is the source of the river Giri Ganga that rises just below the Kuppar peak.

How to reach?


Kharapathar is 85 km from Shimla, it is connected by regular Bus/Taxi services. Nearest Railway Station and Airport (108 km) is at Shimla. Distance to Rohru is 30 km, Rampur via Sungri is 110 km and Narkanda via Baggi is 95 km.


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