Everyone loves to spend a vacation surrounded by beautiful nature like Jibhi Valley. Take a break and give time to yourself to explore nature. it will relax your soul and helps you in soothing your mind. So here, let me introduce you to the most blissful spot I found recently in Himachal.
Jibhi Himachal Pradesh is a small, unassuming village nestled in the Himalayan foothills. The Tirthan River, a tributary of the Beas, runs through the old mountain community. On the Shimla-Manali route, the Valley is located off the Banjar town in the Kullu district.
It is also a part of the larger Tirthan Valley, which is well-known among backpackers, hikers, trekkers, travelers, and tourists. Jibhi is an essential stop on the road from Shimla to Manali and a base for trekkers heading to nearby destinations.
Jibhi’s local culture is what draws the majority of visitors. Jibhi’s culture is a mix of old colonial charm and local folk traditions, as evidenced by the Victorian-style cottages and native-style stone and wooden cottages and huts that can still be found.
Jibhi village, in the Tirthan valley of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the state’s untouched areas. Jibhi is 100 kilometers from Manali and 60 kilometers from Shimla. To reach this location, You will have to walk a little distance to get to this spot. However, it will repay you for all of your efforts. Its beauty will surely fascinate you. The best aspect is that backpackers, hikers, trekkers, travelers, and tourists are all attracted to the Jibhi Valley.
WHAT MAKES JIBHI SUCH A POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION?
The enchanting hamlet is surrounded by lush pine, cedar, and other alpine trees, as well as apple and orange orchards. The village is known for its tranquil surroundings, freshwater lakes, and pristine beauty, which is unspoiled by commercialization, unlike other popular tourist destinations in the state.
HIDDEN GEMS – JIBHI
Jibhi was only known to a few pro-trekkers until the mid-1990s. Bhagwan Singh Rana, a local ex-army man, established the valley’s first guesthouse in 1992. He not only provided lodging and food but also gave tours of his hometown, exposing Jibhi to the outside world.
As the number of his visitors increased, the village’s reputation as a picturesque Himalayan hamlet grew, and it eventually evolved into the destination we know today. More locals were inspired to put Jibhi on the world travel map by providing a traditional Himachalese experience with food, culture, and tour packages.
ATTRACTIONS NEAR JIBHI / JIBHI VALLEY
The Jibhi Waterfall is hidden away in the dense forest, where you can see rainbows if you go early in the morning. The sound of flowing water creates a beautiful atmosphere.
In Jibhi, mini-Thailand is a well-known destination. The locals have given it several titles, such as “Mini Malaysia” and “Mini Singapore,” among others. Because this area is rarely visited, there will be no human garbage along the path or at the destination. The water is a brilliant blue-green color. So, swimming lovers can go for a swim or simply sit in the shallow area and enjoy the fresh air and create memories with their family & friends.
Jalori is a high mountain pass, which is located at an elevation of 10570 ft (3223m) in Himachal Pradesh’s Karsog valley. Jalori Pass is in the peaks of northern Himalayas lies the Jalori Mountain, located between the districts of Kullu and Shimla.
An astounding beautiful lake right in the middle of the dense forests of Kullu, this trek is around 1.5 hours from Jalori pass. Serolsar Lake is revered on both sides of the ridge and numerous pilgrims trek up to the lake from nearby villages.
The Raghupur Fort is located near Shoja Himachal Pradesh and offers a 360-degree valley view that stretches as far as the Dhauladhar ranges. Raghupur Fort is a historic place that is believed to be built by Mandi rulers, to protect themselves from the invasion.
Shringa Rishi Temple
The temple is located in the Banjar Valley in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Shringa rishi temple Banjar is a famous religious center tribute to Shringa Rishi. Shringa Rishi is a temple situated in a village called Baggi of Banjar valley, at a distance of 6km from Jibhi.
Budhi Naagin Temple
The Seryolsar temple is dedicated to Budhi Nagin the mother of 60 Nag deities such as Shesh-Nag, Kamru-Nag, Mahu-Nag, Ghunda Nag, and other Nag Lords. Now, Serolsar Lake is the residence of the Budhi Naagin – the mother of all Nag (Snake) Deities of Himachal
Gushaini village Tirthan Valley is an ever so small village on the banks of the roaring Tirthan river. It’s a perfect place if you want to get away from your daily hustle.
According to Malana’s folklore, Chandrakhani Pass is an abode for the local Gods. Chandrakhani Pass is a remote/offbeat landmark near Malana village in Himachal. Chanderkhani Pass Trek is a beginner-level trek located in Himachal’s Kullu district.
Great Himalayan National Park
Great Himalayan National Park was constituted in 1984 and was formally notified as a national park in 1999. Surrounded on three sides by towering Himalayan Mountains & it is around 55 Kms from Jibhi.
THINGS IN JIBHI VALLEY, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN SOME OF THE FOLLOWING FUN ACTIVITIES:
• If camping is on your bucket list, camp under the stars in Jibhi and create your own bonfire, and enjoy the starry night.
• The town serves as a good starting point for several of Himachal’s most prominent hikes. This area provides access to Tirthan Valley, Shoja, Banjar, and Gushaini.
• The best part is if you want to feel himachalese life you can easily Book a Jibhi homestay.
WHERE TO STAY AT JIBHI or JIBHI HOTELS
The Hidden Burrow
The Forest Pinnacle & Café
The Blue Stream Cottage
Rocky Mountain Lodge Jibhi
Dannyyy’s Riverside Cottage
Black Hawk Camping
Jibhi Camps and Cottages
mountain view camping
LivingStone Countryside Camping, Jibhi
The Misty Wilds Stays
Peace Out Camps
The Himalayan Heaven
Peppy Nomads Homestay
Shiva Valley Riverside Home Stay
NotOnMap – The Lost Escape
The Misty Wilds Home, Hirab Valley
The Hosteller Shoja
The Hostalgic Jibhi
YOLO Hostel & Stay Jibhi
HOW TO REACH JIBHI / JIBHI VALLEY
By Air – If you want to see everything and just have a short holiday, this is the way to go. Bhutan’s Kullu district is the closest airport to Jibhi.
By Rail – the best alternative for nature lovers is to go by rail. While looking out the window, you can see and enjoy the trip. Shimla is the nearest railway station, which is 6 hours south of Jibhi.
By Road – The simplest way to travel to Jibhi is to board a bus for Manali from Delhi.
Summer(March-May)- The weather in Jibhi is nice during the summer, rarely above 30°C.
Monsoon season (June-September) – The forests are genuinely beautiful during this season but be prepared for heavy rain and landslides, which can cause mountain roads to become unreachable.
Autumn days (October-November)- are most comfortable, with a slight chill in the air in the mornings and evenings.
Winter (December-February)- is bitterly cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing at night. On gloomy days, temperatures range from 5°C to 15°C; on sunny days, temperatures range from 5°C to 15°C.
DISTANCE FROM JIBHI
|Kasol to Jibhi||83 Km|
|Shimla to Jibhi||161 Km|
|Manali to Jibhi||102 Km|
|Chandigarh to Jibhi||268 Km|
|Dharamshala to Jibhi||195 Km|
|Dehradun to Jibhi||464 Km|