TOURISM IN SHIMLA
“A man who leaves home of mend himself
Others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country
To country, guided by the blind impulse
Of curiosity, is a vagabond.”
HATKOTI TEMPLE IN SHIMLA
Hatkoti is believed to be a meeting palace of three rivers Bish, Kulit and Maindli Khud. Pabbar River is the soul of the valley. It house region’s main goddess “Hateshwari”. On the higher hill side lie the ruins of the pagoda shape temple. Hatkoti, 95 Km from Shimla in the Pabbar Valley, is one of the few archaeologically rich sites in Himachal Pradesh. The road connecting this ancient Centre with the plains of Uttar Pradesh runs along the banks of the Tons river and its tributary, the Pabbar. This holy Palace situated on the right bank of the large number of temples within a radius for its ancient stone temples. The architectural masterpieces at Hatkoti represent the Pahari School of art. The beautiful sculptures placed inside and outside these temples speak highly of the unknown artists of the region. Since its has a fairly large number of temples within a radius of 2 Km, Hatkoti, is popularly referred to as he valley of temples.