Looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and find some peace and quiet? Look no further than Tirthan Valley, Himachal’s best kept secret. This hidden gem is perched at an altitude of 1600 metres above sea level and offers a treasure trove of natural wonders.
Named after the pristine Tirthan river, the valley is home to the newly recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Great Himalayan National Park. With an area spanning over 1100 sq kilometers, this park offers some of the finest trekking opportunities in the world. It’s also a paradise for bird lovers, who can spend days camping in the heart of the park.
But if you’re looking for a little more adventure, why not try river crossing? This adrenaline-pumping activity involves being tied to a safety harness and sliding from one point to another, with the turbulent Tirthan river rushing beneath you. The icy cold spray of the water is sure to get your heart racing!
And if that’s not enough, make sure to check out Serloskar Lake, located just 5 km from Jalori Pass. The crystal-clear water of this lake stays that way despite the many leaves that fall into it.
Speaking of Jalori Pass, it’s a must-visit destination for anyone looking for stunning views of the Himalayas. Trekking and picnicking at an altitude of 3120 m above sea level is sure to take your breath away. Just don’t forget to pack a lunch and your hiking shoes!
Last but not least, don’t miss the chance to visit Jibhi, often referred to as a mesmerising “hamlet”. This quaint village is surrounded by lush green forests and variegated mountains, and boasts pristine temples and cosy Victorian-style cottages. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time and are living in the Victorian era. So sit back, relax with a cup of chai, and let the sweet chirping of birds transport you to another world. Trust us, you won’t want to leave this magical place.