Few weeks back I visited Shimla for some work and spent one day with a school friend in Solan. Since hills around Jatoli Shiva Temple are favorites of my friend, he planned a visit to the temple and spend some time together in peace. This Photo Journey share some of the photographs of trek to Jatoli Temple and the beautiful campus surrounded by hills.
Jatoli Shiva temple is near Solan town and it takes 15-20 minutes to reach temple via bus from the main town. All buses going towards Shoolini University cross through the temple. Rajeev and I took a bus from Govt College Solan. There is a very small trek from the road till temple, which doesn't take more than 10 minutes to reach this beautiful temple. Above photograph shows the view of hills on other side of the temple. These hills look stunning during sunset, but we didn't have time to wait there for sunset. The same day, I had to come back to Delhi.
Another photograph showing multi-layered hills across the Jatoli Shiva temple in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh.
Here is a view of Shiva temple in Jatoli from the road which connects this place with main town of Solan. There is a very peaceful walk from the road to temple and we utilized this time to refresh our old memories from the school. Both of us studies in Govt Senior Secondary School Bhoranj, which is in Hamirpur district. Rajeev belongs to that place and my Dad was posted in Bhoranj during those days.
Above photograph shows the view of Solan town from Rajeev's house, which is near to the govt. degree college. Solan is getting very populated with every day. It's very well located between Shimla and Chandigarh. Shimla is 1.5 hours away from Solan and Chandigarh also takes just 2 hours. This is one of the popular towns in Himachal, which is preferred by folks after retirement. Nice weather, well connected with main cities, all basic resources are available easily and what not.
Jatoli temple is one of the main places to explore around Solan town and folks who come to Solan don't want to miss this beautiful location. It's also a nice place for one day picnic.
Here is a photograph of main Temple of Shiva at Jatoli. Beautifully built temple with finer details on every corner.
A photograph of interiors - another temple in same campus.
We had great time roaming around the temple and enjoying natural beauty of the place.