To make the most out of this offbeat Himachal holiday destination , here is a list of places to visit in Tirthan Valley.
There is no doubt that the state of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful states in India. It is the topmost destination for summer getaway destinations. However, most people limit their visit to popular destinations such as Shimla and Manali , While these destinations are great, they are extremely crowded in summers. If you’re looking for a holiday that is quieter and a step closer to nature than popular holiday destinations, then Tirthan Valley is the destination for you.
Tirthan valley , located in the district of Kullu boasts bountiful natural beauty. Let’s dive straight into the list of places to visit in Tirthan Valley.
Jalori pass , located at an altitude of 3223m is stunningly beautiful and gives a mesmerizing view of the Himalayan mountains. A trip to Jalori pass will allow you to experience the riverside at a low altitude of 1500m and then higher altitude at 3200m. In the journey, you’ll go through the dense forests of Himalayas and see some of the most unique views in the lifetime. Thus, Jalori pass is one of the best places to visit in Tirthan Valley.
From Jalori, one can go for a day hike towards the Serolsar lake. Located at 6km from the Jalori Pass on the east is the scared and serene Serolsar lake. The lake has clear waters and that adds to the glamor of the lake. On the trek to the lake, you will witness picturesque views of the oak forests.
Raghupur Fort(the ruins) is located 3 km on the west from the Jalori pass on the hilltop. The fort provides a 360-degree view of the Himalayas, Dhauladhar & Kinnaur range. The views are treated to the eyes.
Great Himalayan National Park
One of the places to visit in Tirthan Valley that should not be missed out is the Great Himalayan National Park. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are a nature lover, you will feel blessed to visit this destination. The park is a home to a wide range of flora and fauna. A total of 375 fauna species including mammals, mollusks, reptiles, birds, and insects co-exist in the park. Hunting of animals is strictly prohibited and considered as a punishable offense as the animals are safeguarded under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
The park is popular among trekkers. Irrespective of whether you are an experienced trekker or a novice, you can enjoy trekking here as there are four trekking routes. One can choose a moderate or difficult trek based on their experience and fitness levels. The park is also popular for Bird Watching as well as Trout Fishing.
Bahu village, located on the east of the Bajar valley is a beautiful and commercially untouched village in this belt. It gives amazing views of the Banjar Valley. On your way from Jibhi to Bahu, you can get a great view of the Great Himalayan National Park.
Chehni Kothi, located in a small village, is a 350-year-old medieval watchtower. It is one of the tallest fort towers in Himachal Pradesh and a home to one of the oldest temples, thus, it is very popular. The structure is made of stone and wood, yet it has been able to resist the powerful earthquakes of the Himalayas.
Now that you are aware of the places to visit in Tirthan Valley , plan to trip and get an overdose of nature.