Hatkoti is a picturesque village located 105 km from Shimla, on the banks of the Pabbar River, at an altitude of 1100 m above sea level. Two mountains streams, namely, the Bishkulti and the Raanvti, merge into the Pabbar at Hatkoti. The colour of water of the river is greyish here which, according to a legend, is because the river oozes out poison. Hatkoti is also a noted pilgrimage site for Hindus as it lies on the confluence or ‘sangam’ of three water streams. According to Hindu mythology, this place bears religious importance. This is the place where a duel between Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, and his consort, Goddess Parvati, was carried out.
Travellers can also find beautiful temples with wooden doors and stone walls here showcasing the artistic excellence of ancient era. The presence of these temples earned Hatkoti the title of the 'Valley of Stone Temples'. Trekking, mountaineering, and rafting are also popular among visitors to Hatkoti.