Drawing tourists from far and wide, Narkanda is noted for its scenic beauty, ancient temples, apple orchards and skiing opportunities. The best experience one can have in Narkanda is trekking to the Hatu Peak through deodar-laden forests and visiting the Hatu Mata Temple perched atop the peak. Located at an elevation of 3,400 m, Hatu Peak is the second-highest in Shimla district. The imposing Hatu Mata Temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali is built in typical Himachali architecture. It draws large crowds on the first Sunday of the Hindu calendar month, Jyeshta (May-June). One of the major attractions of the temple is a small stove-like structure, which, according to popular belief, was used by the Pandavas to cook food during their exile. Narkanda is also home to the 18th-century Stokes Farm, which is widely known for its apple orchards. Allow the generous Stokes family to give you a free guided tour where you can see varieties of apples and several experiments being done in collaboration with leading agro companies. Narkanda has also emerged as a haven for adventure enthusiasts and offers great opportunities for trekking, skiing and other popular winter sports.

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