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About Jubbal

Jubbal is quaint little town in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 41kms from Shimla. This small hilly town is popular for Jubbal Palace and its apple orchards. The hills of Jubbal are covered with  thick woods and dense Deodar trees and has beautiful and vast landscape. The presence of Pabbar  river adds to the beauty of this town. This place is hardly crowded and is an ideal spot for trekking. You can also enjoy angling opportunities which can be done at Chandan Nahar Lake.

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Geography of Jubbal

Jubbal has an Latitude  of 31.1094667°N  and Longitude of 77.6629967°E. It  has an average elevation of 2200 meters. It has an area of about 710 sq.kms.  Jubbal Tehsil is surrounded by Nankhari Tehsil towards North, Theog Tehsil towards west, Chaupal Tehsil towards South, Narkanda Tehsil towards North. This town has the Pabbar river flowing through it.

It has a population of about 33,649 living in 6,990 Houses with 17,323 being the male population and 16,326 being the female population. This population is spread across total 307 villages and 49 panchayats.

Jubbal has an average temperature of about 16 ° C to 35° C during Summer making it an ideal time to visit this place. During winters, Jubbal receives heavy rainfall and is not very feasible to visit. During monsoon season, this region is very crowded due to the movement of apple tucks.

History of Jubbal

Jubbal is among the 18 thakuries in Himachal Pradesh. It is located in the valleys of Sutlej, Pabbar and Giri and it held great importance. Jubbal rulers belonged to the Rathore clan. The princely state of Jubbal was founded in 1800. The rulers of Jubbal are as follows:

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1803, Jubbal was occupied by Purana Chandra
1803 - 1815, Jubbal was Occupied by Nepal
1815 - 1840, again conquered by Purana Chandra
1840 - 1877, ruled by Karna Chandra
1877 - 1898, ruled by Padma Chandra
1898 - 29 Apr 1910, ruled by Gyan Chandra
1910 - 15 Aug 1947, ruled by Baghat Chandra
Present Ruler: Raja Rana Yogendra Chand who is the present Raja of Jubbal since 1966.

Jubbal also has the history of giving the state of Himachal Pradesh a Chief Minister, late Thakur Ram Lal. He was the Chief Minister from 1975 to 1977 and again from 1980 to 1982. The town is also home of the famous Bollywood actress Priety Zinta.

Culture of Jubbal

People of Jubbal are very enthusiastic and they burst into celebration at every opportunity. Pahari is the local language there. However Hindi and Punjabi is also spoke widely. Jubbal is very popular for its apple orchards and makes it one of their main source of income.There are many festivals celebrated in Jubbal which includes Hariyali, Hemis and Rampur Jatar Festivals which are celebrated in the month of June and July.

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Haryali festival is also known  by the name  Shegtsum in Jubbal. This festival is celebrated on the first Sawan which is on 16th July. Before this festival begins, five to seven different types of grains are sown together in a pot by any member of the family and is placed near the place of the household deities. The household deities are offered Stems and they are kept on the upper frame of the door. Blood sucking insects like Flees, Bugs,Lice, etc. are burnt with cow dung balls. People dance and sing during this festival

Local festivals, Birth, crop harvests, marriage are all accompanied by different kinds of dances. Sih is a dance drama form from Jubbal. Due to all these characteristics, Jubbal has an elite and royal feel that cannot be found elsewhere in the state.

Food in Jubbal

Jubbal does not have many restaurants to eat. So you have to manage in the restaurants in your hotels which serve Punjabi, Chinese and other cuisines as well. You can also try eating the momos and other local food that is served in various dhabas in the market. Diploment hotel has an in house restaurant serving Indian food. There is Lazeez restaurant as well on Jubbal road.

List of Restaurants in Jubbal

Restaurants in Jubbal are as follows:

Hotel Diploment
Address: Ground Floor Phingri,
Village Sundli,
Theog - Hatkoti - Rohru Rd,
Jubbal 171205
Phone:098 16 694854

Lazeez Restaurant
Address: Jubbal Road
Jubbal 171205

Shopping in Jubbal

Jubbal has some brilliant Wooden sculptures you would want to buy for home decor. Also you would find beautiful collection of wooden relics. This shows that there is an effort taken by the locals of Jubbal at  continuing our artistic and cultural traditions. This traditions is depicted in the woodwork of Paharis.Each wooden art is carved respectively in the local style of the area. You can also see a lot of these sculptures at Launkara Bir Shrine outside the old Jubbal Palace. Make sure you buy oe of these as souvenirs.

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Other best thing in Jubbal are its apples. So fill your bags with loads of fresh apples which you can buy at unbelievable low prices. You can also by few stoles, shawls and other warm clothes from Jubbal.
Few garment shops in Jubbal are listed below:

Deepak Ready Made Garments
Address: Jubbal Road
Jubbal 171205

Vastra Bhoomi
Address: Jubbal Road
Jubbal 171205

Transport in Jubbal

Jubbal is connected to other cities and towns by road. Theog - Hatkoti- Rohru road is the main road connecting it to other important towns like Hatkoti Rohru etc. Jubbal road is another famous road in Jubbal which has almost everything from the market to shopping and Jubbal palace  is also located on the same road.

Jubbal does not have a railway station or an airport. However, Shimla airport and Shimla station is the nearest available option, if you planning to travel by train or air. The best way to explore the town of Jubbal  is on your foot. The locals are warm enough to guide you in case you lose your way.

Jubbal has state owned buses as well as private buses running through it. These buses help you connect with the smaller town around Jubbal. The Jubbal bus station is located on Jubbal road. You can also hire cabs to travel around Jubbal.

Jubbal Bus Station
Address: Jubbal Road
Jubbal 171205

Jubbal, a small town of Himachal Pradesh will delight you with its beauty. Jubbal palace, its apples and lake are added pleasures to your trip to Jubbal.

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