Hatu Peak is a major hill peak located in Narkanda Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. This peak is situated at an altitude of about 3300 meters above sea level. This is the second highest peak of Shimla which is situated at a distance of about 65 kilometers from Shimla. Hatu Peak is also known as the gem of a hill station. Hatu Peak is very famous for its gnarled, oak and maple trees, snow clad mountains. Enjoy the picturesque views and indulge in activities like trekking, photography, and nature walks.
Hatu Peak Trek
Tourists often trek to Hatu Peak to reach the peak. A visit to Hatu Peak provides stunning views of the Himalayan ranges and is a draw for both nature lovers and adventure seekers visiting the region. There is also a temple of Hatu Maa on the summit of Hatu Peak. Hatu temple is the temple of Maa Kali. Which was built by Pandavas during their exile. This temple is a revered place among the local people. According to local legend, this temple is the temple of Ravana’s wife Mandodari.
There is also a belief that the Pandavas stayed here during their exile. So he had to remain unknown among the people for a year, and if this rule was broken then he had to remain in exile for the remaining thirteen years. It is said that he also spent some time in his anonymity on Hatu Peak where he had food. Was also made. There are also two huge stones here which are in the shape of a stove, which are called “Bhima Chulha”.
How to Reach Hatu Peak
From Shimla: Hatu Peak is about 63 kilometers from Shimla. You can hire a taxi or drive your vehicle to Narkanda and then trek or hire local transport to reach Hatu Peak. The nearest major railway station to Hatu Peak is Kalka Railway Station. From Kalka, you can take a toy train or hire a taxi to Shimla. After reaching Shimla, you can board a local taxi or a government bus for your onward journey to Hatu Peak. The nearest airport to Hattu Peak is Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla, which is a domestic airport. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or use local transport to reach Narkanda and then drive to Hatu Peak.