Jubbal is a small hill town famous for its apple orchards, located to the east of Shimla. It is situated at an altitude of 1,901 m. Nestled on the banks of River Pabbal, this hill town is located 20 km from Hatkoti.
Jubbal boasts of its many Colonial mansions among which Jubal Palace is the most famous. Jubbal Palace is known for its architecture and has lately been transformed into a heritage site. The buildings of Jubbal depict a fusion of Indian, Chinese and European styles of architecture and most of them were designed by French architects.
Another major attraction of Jubal is Hatkeshwari Temple, which is believed to have been constructed by the Pandavas. According to the historians, the temple was built between 800 and 1000 AD. It was refurbished by the Jubbal rulers during the 19th century. The temple boasts of Shikhara style of temple design. Adjacent to the temples, there are five deuls or small temples, which also feature a distinctive Shikhara style.
Two major festivals namely, Rampur Jatar and Hemis Festivals are celebrated at the site of the temple in the month of June and July, which attract large number of tourists. The Chander Nahan Lake is also a prominent spot of this hill town, attracting tourists for fishing.
Many tourists also visit the apple hub of Rohru in the Shimla district. This is a major centre for the apple trade. Rohru also houses a temple devoted to Shikhru Devta, a local deity. Another sightseeing location of Jubbal is Khara Pathar, which has derived its name from an egg-shaped boulder, nestled at a height of 8770 feet.