Located at an elevation of 1,901 metres, Jubbal is a small hill town that lies to the east of Shimla in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the Pabbal River, this town is at a distance of around 20 km from Hatkoti and is known for its apple orchards.
The history of this beautiful hill station is associated with the royal family that resided here. Jubbal was ruled from 1835 to 1877 by Rana Karam Chand, who was the first Raja of Jubbal. Located at a distance of approximately 90 km from Shimla, the destination is recognised for its tourist attractions and cultural heritage.
Jubbal has managed to keep alive its princely elegance through the mansions and citadels located within. Jubbal Palace is one of the major attractions, which depicts the history of the destination. Famed for its architecture, this palace has been recently converted into a heritage spot. Tourists visiting this palace can see the blend of Chinese, Indian and European styles of architecture.
Another prominent attraction of the destination is Hatkeshwari Temple, which is believed to be constructed by the Pandavas. According to an expert, the temple was constructed between 800 and 1000 AD; however, in the 19th century it was renovated by the Jubbal rulers. Besides, Rampur Jatar and Hemis Festivals celebrated in the month of June and July attract tourists in large numbers.
Travellers can avail flights, trains or buses to reach Jubbal. Those travelling by air can board flights to Shimla Airport, which is located at a distance of 113 km from Jubbal. The nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, located at a distance of 470 km.
Jubbal is served by the Shimla Railway Station. State owned buses also operate between Shimla and Jubbal. The best time to visit this beautiful hill station is the summer season, which extends from April to June and the post monsoon season.