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Move Over Shimla, Kullu and Manali: Himachal is so Much More

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Pabbar Valley is extremely sought after by trekking enthusiasts. The valley is surrounded by mountains, lakes and streams and offers beautiful views. It was once famous among the visitors for trout fishing. Mahasheer and trout fishing can be enjoyed on the banks of Pabbar River. Jeep safari is conducted to explore the surrounding areas.

Move Over Shimla, Kullu and Manali: Himachal is so Much More:

  1. Hatkoti (Himachal Pradesh)
  2. Rohru (Himachal Pradesh)
  3. Jubbal (Himachal Pradesh)

Day 1. Hatkoti is called the 'Valley of Stone Temples'

Hatkoti is called the 'Valley of Stone Temples'
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Hatkoti is at an altitude of 1100mts, a scenic village on the banks of Pabbar River in Shimla about 104 km away. Sanctified with a number of temples, it derived its name from Goddess Hateshwari, who is believed to be the embodiment of Lord Shiva.

Day 2. The bustling town of Rohru

The bustling town of Rohru
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source: lifeinshimla.com

Raj Verma tells on HolidayIQ, "Road from Shimla to Rohru is what gives you the boost you require for your soul. life has its own slow pace but meaningful attitude. Apples are one thing that you find everywhere here. Traditional lamb dried in turmeric and salt with a bottle of rum is the best armour against the chilling cold."

Day 3. Chirgaon is scenically enchanting

Chirgaon is scenically enchanting
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Chirgaon Village is located at a distance of 15 km from Rohru. The site is famous for fishing in the regions of Mandi, Dhamari, Seema, Tikri and Sandhsu. Larot is in proximity to this village and serves as a base for trekking to Sarahan via Tacklech, Dodra-Kwar to Nichar and on to the Sangla Valley.

Day 4. Where 40 percent of apples come from

Where 40 percent of apples come from
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source: indianrajputs.com

The prime attraction of Kotkhai is its palace, adorned with wooden pillars. The place features a number of apple orchards (40% of Himachal's apples are from here) and it also represents the horticulture façade of Himachal. The River Giri flows through it.

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Day 5. Time stands still at Khara Pathar

Time stands still at Khara Pathar
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Khara Pathar derived its name from an egg-shaped boulder at an elevation of 8770 feet that makes it a hot spot for the tourists. It is 85kms from Shimla and a perfect leisure destination in the heart of nature's generous blessings to the area, lush forests, excellent walk, hike trails and the charm of apple orchards. 

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