TEMPLE COMPLEX (1400m) : 29 Km from Kharapatthar 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 Mahishasuramardini, the slayer of the
demon Mahisha who stalked the world in the form of a
buffalo - and the Devi is locally known as 'Hateshwari'.
(1892m) : 90 km from Shimla and 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.
GANGA : The hike 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