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Kharapathar is one of the famous tourist place in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Kharapathar is located at a height of around 2900 m. Kharapathar is a hotspot for tourists because of its natural beauty.
Khadapathar name is derived from a huge egg like rock.Khara Pathar is a himalayan hamlet.


Kharapathar is located between kothkhai and Jubbal in Shimla District.Khadapathar is covered with apple orchards, beautiful views and excellent walk and hike trails.

Weather and climate

Weather of Khara pathar is very pleasant in every season.Temperature in khadapathar is mostly less than 20 degree Celsius. In winter, the temperature can hover around freezing point when heavy woollens are required. During summer, the climate is pleasant and cottons / light woollens are suggested. Kharapathar receives heavy snowfall in winter season.

Tourist Places/ Activities

  • Hateshwari temple 

Hatkoti temple is about 29km from khadapathar, famous temple of hateshwari maa is located at bank of river Pabbar.This temple is dedicated to lord shiva and goddess Durga called as maa hateshwari.It is believed that this is spot where the gods fought a Battle.There is also a temple of shiva. ...more

  • Jubbal

 Jubbal is located at around 20km from hatkoti ,jubbal is famous for Palace located in Jubbal market, it was designed by a French architect in the 1930 and is a remarkable mix of European and Indigenous styles.

  • Giri Ganga

The hike and trekking 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.

How to reach?

Distance from shimla- 85 km
Nearest Railway Station and Airport (108 km)Shimla. 
Distance to Rohru is 30 km
Rampur via Sungri is 110 km 
Narkanda via Baggi is 95 km. 

Shimla and upper shimla farmers have bad news. In capital shimla apple carrying charges have been increased by 10 percent in meeting organised by DC shimla rohan chand Thakur. With this increase in carrying charges , farmers of shimla district specially farmers of Jubbal kothkhai ,rohru, rampur etc. This increase in carrying charges was took after meeting on apple season. 
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One side weather issue and now rate increase

Farmers of shimla district said today that they were already depressed with weather and now carrying charge increase have created problem for them. On this issue they were very angry from shimla administration. They said carrying charge increase looks baseless. 

Meeting took place under guidance of DC shimla rohan chand Thakur

DC shimla attended the meeting and discussed about rates of tempo and pickup. Carrying charges increase is double attack on farmers , earlier weather issues and now charges increase.

Many officers from upper area didn't attend meeting

Upper shimla area's many officers werr not present in this meeting, its been said that they were aware of this charges hike and were not happy.
Electricity and pwd officers from rohru and chopal were not present in this meeting.

Sir there is no electricity even in your office :farmer

During meeting one funny incident took place when officers were discussing issues of electricity in rohru Jubbal kothkhai and chopal area. A farmer said there is no electricity sometimes in SDM office in rohru. SDM rohru accepted this and said , yes you are right, sometimes it happens. 

So it looks very funny when officers don't have electricity In their offices than how farmers and people will get electricity.
Apple charges hike can be said as a bd decisions from administration, because they want support in case of bad weather and this hike is double attack on them.