Kharapathar

 A land of utter silence

HPTDC Resort 'The Giri Ganga' at Kharapathar. Picture Credit @ Soul Safar
HPTDC Resort ‘The Giri Ganga’ at Kharapathar. Picture Credit @ Soul Safar

The picturesque hamlet with soaring mountains and fruit laden apple orchards, where time remains standstill and you can be with yourself is Kharapathar in Himachal Pradesh- a breathtaking beauty in the Pabbar valley. After you pass through Shimla, take the NH-22 route and reach Theog, enroute Kufri and Fagu. From Theog, take the right hand road and after experiencing a very bumpy ride on the broken road you will reach the dream destination-Kharapathar. Nestled at an altitude of 8770ft above the sea level and situated just 85 Kms from Shimla this place is the land of utter silence where only the melody of the birds in the far and near conifers enraptures the entire atmosphere. Blended with myth and reality and charming architectural legendary temples, this tiny place has many more things to offer—only you need to be within yourself.

Valley View. Picture Credit @ Soul Safar
Valley View. Picture Credit @ Soul Safar
Hateshwari Temple Complex. Picture Credit @ Soul Safar
Hateshwari Temple Complex. Picture Credit @ Soul Safar
HPTDC Resort 'The Giri Ganga' at Kharapathar. Picture Credit @ Soul Safar
HPTDC Resort ‘The Giri Ganga’ at Kharapathar. Picture Credit @ Soul Safar

Places to visit

Kharapathar is uniquely a leisure destination with green valleys, lush forests, tall mountains, swift streams, apple orchards and a heavenly bliss. From here you can drive 29 Kms towards Rohru on the right bank of the Pabbar river to visit the classical Hateshwari temples at Hatkoti built in ancient Nagara style.One can also trek or drive 7 Kms through thick deodar forests to the Giriganga temple set amidst a serene ambience.

Where to stay

HPTDC provides an excellent stay in their GiriGanga Resort which may be the only option for accommodation here; the other may be a PWD bungalow. Within a stone’s throw from the tourist resort there is a small market place with a handful of shops where the local people flock in the afternoon-the only mode of entertainment in the whole area. Inside the market place there is a temple where a stone stands erect which is worshipped by the people here –Kharapathar—may be the name has been derived from there.

For your Soul Safar to Kharapathar feel free to contact us at indira@soulsafar.in. We will be happy to guide you.

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