Perched atop an elevation of around 11150 feet above sea level, Hatu peak is one of the highest places to visit in Narkanda. Peppered with apples and oak thickets, the peak preserves an old temple named Hatu temple. It is dedicated to the wife of King Ravana- Mandodari. Hatu peak also fascinates trekkers who start their trek from Narkanda and walk uphill for around 7 KM (one-way) to reach the top.The amphitheater landscape from the tip of the peak is quite rewarding to the ones who have walked all along.Distance (from bus stand): 7.3 KMVisit duration: 4 to 5 hoursTimings: Early morning till early evening.Entry Fee: No entry cost.
The wooden temple embellished with wooden bands and Chinese style carvings gets a full rating mostly by every traveller. It is believed to be the place where the Pandavas cooked their meals during the exile period. “Bheem chulha-” the two hearthstones are still found near the temple.Because of its marvellous location, the temple is also an amazing trek destination. It also lures bikers for its 360-degree view of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and the twisty uphill ride. It is one of the most frequented places to visit in Narkanda.Distance (from bus stand): 7.3 KMVisit duration: 4 to 5 hoursTimings: Early morning till early evening.Entry Fee: No entry cost.
The sprawling Stokes farm is situated around 14 kilometers ahead of Narkanda in a small hamlet called Thanedar. It’s a major contributor to the state's apple production. Painstakingly established by Samuel Satyanand Stokes, the farm is known for its large-scale cultivation of Apples.Not only does it boosts the Apple production in the state but it also provides employment to locals who along with sowing and reaping, work in making wine and jam and other sub-products.Distance (from bus stand): 14 KMVisit Duration: An hour or two for a guided tour.Timings: Depends on the availability of a guide, mostly day time.Entry Fee: No entry cost
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