Barshaini is like the end of the road, quite literally. This small village is located at the end of the Parvati Valley road, just 14 km beyond Manikaran.
But don’t let the size of Barshaini fool you, my friends. This little gem has got it all! It’s got basic facilities like a medical shop, food joints, guest houses, a taxi stand and, wait for it, an alcohol shop! Yes, you heard that right. So, whether you’re in the mood for some medicinal tea or something a little stronger, Barshaini has got you covered.
But wait, there’s more! Barshaini is also the starting point for the 24km trek to Kheerganga. And if you’re feeling up for more adventure, the small villages of Kalga, Tulga, and Pulga are all connected and can be accessed within 30 minutes of each other. The lush greenery, the views of magnificent snow-clad mountains, and the Parvati river will leave you in awe. There’s even a bridge over the river that connects to Kalga. It’s like something straight out of a fairy tale.
Now, I have to be honest with you. The recent construction of a bridge and dam over the Parvati river has taken away some of the natural beauty of Barshaini. But hey, don’t let that stop you from visiting this incredible place. The dramatic views of clouds over the valleys under the gaze of snowy peaks are still a sight to cheer.
And if you’re wondering where to stay, fear not! Kalga and Pulga villages have got you covered with lots of cheap guesthouses. But be warned, Tulga is hidden deep above from the trail and has only a few options to stay. So, choose wisely my friends.
In conclusion, Barshaini is a must-visit for all you adventure junkies out there. The road may end here, but the fun is just beginning.