Situated besides the Tirthan River in Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 1600 meters, Tirthan Valley is a gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park. A place where one can easily forget the world to relax and have loads of nature walks following one trail or the other, into the woods or besides the river. One can amazingly feel the nature in pure bliss here. If nature walks are the thing you like or even Trout Fishing then just head Tirthan. There are a lot of treks ranging from 4-15 days even which an avid trekker can explore and reach as high as 4000 meters approximately. In all it’s an ideal place for camping, bonfires, playing music, getting together to know each other (helpful in team or relation building, eating out, lazing etc.. and the list goes on to make it complete holiday destination.
Although it’s a very nice, quite, relaxed and pleasant place through out the year but of course during "Spring Season" it’s just amazingly beautiful. Fully loaded with apple orchards the beauty of Tirthan Valley gets ready to mesmerize any soul on earth. Do note that in winters the place gets very cold and vulnerable towards wildlife interference especially by the presence of Leopards and Bears in this area because snow at heights forces them to descend towards valley. In snow due to less amount of food on the mountains these leopards and bears are bound to attack, so be careful while having a walk in the woods.
Raju Bharti’s Guest House ,
Raju's Cottage at Goshaini, Thirthan valley is one of the best Home stay’s in the world. This is where you want to be if you want to sit around and read, go for occasional walks, and be fed wonderful food all day. For the more vigorous-minded, a 16 km long walk along the Tirthan River brings you to the Great Himalayan National Park; from there the endless possibilities of moderate to difficult hiking. Raju and Lata run a guest house that is clean, comfortable and located in a beautiful place next to Thirtahan river. Fresh trout every day if you want it. It’s popular, so book ahead. Connected to civilization by a pulley bridge, this is the perfect spot for crisp air, fresh food and long walks. The Great Himalayan National Park is a short ride away. 04 well furnished rooms are available
Driving is most convenient, although local transport also exists. The storm masks the gaping mountains and clouds cling to nearby pines, seemingly trapped by the conifers' needles. Developed over the past decade, this part of the village consists of a few unimpressive shops and a liquor store. Start off your first morning sipping tea on the verandah outside our rooms. The verandah looks upon a perennial garden. Behind the garden loomed the verdant summer hills of the lower Himalaya dotted with hundreds of ripe apple trees.
Tariff: On AP Plan (with all meals)
Deluxe rooms: Rs.3500/- per couple with all meals
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Village Gushaini (banjar), Kullu District -
How to get there
By Train : The nearest railway station (broad gauge) is Chandigarh, 310 km away and Joginder Nagar (narrow gauge), 180 km away.
By Road : Delhi-Panipat-Karnal-Ambala-Chandigarh-Ropar-Bilaspur-Mandi-Pandho Dam-Kanda-Gushaini.
Places of tourist interest
Great Himalayan National Park: Get the feel of a nature park by walking till the inner entrance and I feel permissions are required for the entrance on daily basis.
Waterfalls: There are two lonely waterfalls around an hour walking distance with higher one being more than 50 feet high. Both of them are very shortly separated from each other and are on the same walking trail.
Jalori Pass : Jalori Pass, at an altitude of 3120 meters, is one of the steepest passes to drive in Himachal separating Kullu valley and Shimla Valley. You need to cover almost 2500 meters in less than 25 KMs to reach the top . You can have a meal at Shringi Vatika on the way back. Well this place is covered with snow from December end till March end.
Serloskar Lake: 5 KM from Jalori pass there is one lake which you can easily prefer to visit for a small trek.
Bachelo Pass: 15 KM en-rotue Bathaad, you can also visit this lonely pass that remains well covered with snow from December to February.
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