"Time Standing Still"

A Village in Himachal Pradesh, India
2660 meters

Interest Measure for Kharapathar

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Kharapathar from sea level:  8728 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  31.1204472°N, 77.6249743°E
Ecosystem:  Mountain , Valley  

Food, Culture and Language at Kharapathar

Food Availability:  Indian, North Indian Cuisine 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Kharapathar?

Khara pathar is a place that gives expression to the phrase of "Time Standing Still", Kharapathar is a perfect leisure destination in the heart of nature's generous blessings to the area. Lush forests, wide views, excellent walk and hike trails and the charm of apple orchards make this a perfect leisure destination that is easily accessible by a short drive (85 km) from Shimla.

You can experience a wide range of activities like camping, trekking and fishing.

In winter, the temperature can hover around freezing point when heavy woolens are required. During summer, the climate is pleasant and cottons / light woolens are suggested. Kharapathar receives heavy snowfall in winter season.
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5 Places to visit and Things to do in Kharapathar

Trek To Giri Ganga at Kharapathar

Trek To Giri Ganga

Giri Ganga Trek is a best way to trek in the close vicinity of Shimla, and to experience, an undisturbed thick pristine Pine cover with stunning views of snow-capped Himalaya. The trek to Giri Ganga (7 km) is an enjoyable one through thick deodar woods. This is the source of the river Giri Ganga (also called the Giri ) that rises just below the Kuppar peak. The river pours its waters into the mighty Yamuna and there is a small shrine at the spot.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 6 hours
Hateshwari Temple Complex at Kharapathar

Hateshwari Temple Complex

29 Km from Kharapathar on the right bank of the river Pabbar, the classical temples of Hatkoti, executed in the nagara style are a major attraction. The primary temple is that of Devi Durga in her form of Mahishasura Mardini, the slayer of the demon Mahisha who stalked the world in the form of a buffalo - and the Devi is locally known as 'Hateshwari'.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Jubbal at Kharapathar


A small beautiful hill hamlet, it is famous for its apple orchards and the Jubbal Palace. Two eyes are not enough to see the beauty of this place! Aristocratic in its entirety and exquisitely beautiful like only a Princely State can be, Jubbal stands testimony to all that is royal with its mesmerizing sceneries and exotic vistas. The crystalline stream of the Pabbar River running along the place adds to its already omnipresent sheen. The land of the royal family of Jubbal, the hamlet is virtually unexplored and hardly ever crowded, making it an ideal spot for your much needed break from the routine.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Jubbal Palace at Kharapathar

Jubbal Palace

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The Jubbal Palace is a hallmark of excellent craftsmanship, famous for its splendid architecture and its elaborately exquisite citadel. A part of the palace, called the Rana’s abode, is built in Chinese style with suspended attics and structures carved out of deodar timber. The modern wing of the palace has an Indo-European design and feel with convoluted wooden ceilings and the works. This palace which was once the abode of the royal Jubbal family has been turned into a heritage spot now. An entire day can be spent admiring this exquisite and imposing mansion.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 8 hours
Giri Ganga Temple at Kharapathar

Giri Ganga Temple

Believed to be built by Maharishi Ved Vyas as stated by the local priest. Far far away from the maddening world, situated on the banks of Giri Ganga river, Surrounded by the thick deodar jungles, 100% pure peace awaits you here. You suddenly feel like meditating to rise above mortality. in winters, this entire space is filled with snow.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016