Delhi to Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh – Travel Guide


Destination Point:

Tirthan Valley

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 you 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. You 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. etc. and the list goes on to make it complete holiday destination.


Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh besides Tirthan River.


1600 Meters or 5300 Feet (approximately)


Climate is nice and pleasant with temperature in summers being less than 24 degree Celsius and in winters the minimum temperature may fall below freezing point. Due to the flowing river adjacent to valley you will always feel the moist of it and lots of greenery add to that nice feeling.

Season to visit:

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.

As per the past experiences of many people this valley will not disappoint you a bit from March to November and is considered the best time to visit if somehow you don’t get a chance in Spring season

Trout fishing season is from March to October and for that you need to take a daily license at Rs. 100 per person per fishing rod which is non-transferable.


Tirthan Valley is very much possible as a 3 day long weekend trip. To get the feel of it in entirety you can always add one more day to make it 4 and relax in the lap of nature to refresh yourself inside out or add a drive to Kasol – Manikaran as well.

Night – 1: Leave from Delhi in the evening and reach Tirthan early morning

Day – 1: Early morning arrival means sound sleep and rest for 5-6 Hours. Rest around the serene and calm Tirthan River and relax for the whole day. In the evening, may be enjoy a bonfire.

Day – 2: Walk in to the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) to see nearby waterfalls. I think there are two of them at little distance to each other and enjoy the dinner alongside river before having a sound sleep.

Day – 3: Relax till noon and leave for Delhi around 12 PM to reach around 11 PM. This will give you a sound sleep and you can join the office easily next day.

Optional Day 1: Drive to Jalori Pass from where you can trek to Serloskar Lake. On the way back have a meal at Sringi Vatika and as the food preparations takes time you can always walk down the river side to have some fun. You can add this day to make it 4 day trip.

Optional Day 2: Drive to Kasol and Manikaran and either come back to Tirthan same day for night stay or stay at Kasol only if going on the penultimate day of the trip so that you can leave towards home from Kasol only. You can add this day to make it 4 day trip.

Well to be on adventurous side on Day 3 you can leave early morning to follow this route and can cover the Option Day 1 with Jalori Pass. However, Serloskar Lake will not be possible. I will always prefer this route :) either while coming or while leaving.

Tirthan – Banjar (6 KM) – Shoja (20 KM) – Jalori Pass (24 KM) – Khanag – Ani -  Narkanda (114 KM) – Shimla (174 KM) – Kalka – Ambala (356 KM) – Delhi (544 KM)

Route to Jalori Pass is quite steep from Shoja side as compared to the other side i.e. Ani and Khanag which adds more pleasure to this adventure drive ;)

How to reach:

By Air: Nearest Airport is Bhunter near Kullu from Manali side.

By Train: Chandigarh is the closest major Railway Station.

By Road: Possible route(s) to Tirthan Valley from Delhi by road are

Delhi – Ambala (188 KM) – Chandigarh – Roopnagar (282 KM) – Kiratpur – Bilaspur (371 KM) – Mandi (440 KM) – Pandoh – Aut (481 KM) – Larji – Gushaini – Tirthan (511 KM)

After reaching Aut just before the Jawahar Tunnel, take the right exit. (Caution::- Route is extremely scenic from here on ;)) You will reach Larji T-Point from where you need to take a right to reach Sai Ropa. At Sai-Ropa, if you head straight you will reach Banjar – Shoja but for Tirthan just follow the U-Turn from there towards Gushaini-Nagni (Tirthan). It takes about 1.25 Hr to reach Tirthan from Aut.

Buses (Volvo) also run from Delhi at 6 P.M. everyday from HPTDC Office, Janapath and reaches Aut next morning around 6 AM. From Aut you can get a taxi for around Rs. 400-600 with seating capacity of 5. Aut to Tirthan is about 30 KMs. While going back you can catch the bus around 7 PM at Aut and reach Delhi next morning by 7 A.M.

An alternate but long route is,

Delhi – Ambala (188 KM) – Kalka – Shimla (370 KM) – Narkanda (430 KM) – Ani – Khanag – Jalori Pass (520 KM) – Shoja (524 KM) – Banjar (538 KM) – Tirthan (544 KM)

Road Conditions:

On the way from Delhi till Aut roads are pretty much in great shape being a highway and from Aut roads are narrow in but in good conditions. In the entire route there are one or two rough patches so that you never loose your concentration ;)

Preferred Vehicles:

Best way is to take your car bike and hit the road as there is no such speciality required in the vehicle be it 2X2 or 4X4. You can take it as long as its engine runs :D.


1. Sai Ropa FRH could be the good option to stay, if possible.

2. Raju Bharti’s Guest House (Phone Number: 09418149808 (01903-225008 not sure of this one if it is working or not)) which is extremely famous with tempting food as per majority of people who stay there. It is surely the best place of stay in Tirthan Valley

3. Himalayan Trout House which is expensive but a nice place to stay. Check the complete review at DoW Himalayan Travel Community: Himalayan Trout House – Complete Review

4. Riverside Resort right at the banks of the river is getting some attention now a days. Check my review at River Side Resort, Tirthan Valley | Hotel Review

5. Shringi Vatika at Ghiyagi a little away from Tirthan: It is a homestay kind budget accommodation but with great service and reputation. River is a little hike down and it is a bit away from Tirthan (about 10 odd KMs, if I am not wrong). Contact Person: Pammi 09318813178 / 09459106728 / 09218201598

Things to Carry:

The place is all famous for Trout Fishing. If you are a read freak you can carry books, if you like to play take a volleyball, if you play music take the instruments with you, if you like to chat just go there and open your chatterbox around a bonfire with your mates, if you like to fish take your fishing kit with you or you can get there as well etc etc… The destination is ideal for anything that makes you feel relax from the day to day life, so go and enjoy to the fullest.

Around Tirthan Valley

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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  1. Monika says:

    Hi Dheeraj, I am planning to visit himachal with my husband from Jaipur for 3-4 days. What are the best places to visit in himachal? And how should we plan our trip? TIA.

    • Monika, please check the Travel Guide of Tirthan Valley which you can visit for 3-4 days and it has a plan too which can be followed skipping a day from it.

  2. ANUJ JAIN says:

    Dear Dheeraj,

    We are planning a trip in October from 2nd till 5th, but I am bit concerned about security looking at the condition of J&K and some instances of HP near Shimla. Can you please suggest will it be a good idea to move during this time, especially road condition and weather.

    Thanks in advance.

    Anuj Jain

    • Anuj, if you planning Tirthan Valley, in general October is a safe month to travel. But, every day travel as its own associated risks which no one can deny. So, I cannot ascertain but in general weather remains good in October.

      • Tushar says:

        I went in peak monsoons (last month) and the roads were perfect except Khanag where landslide happened. I went via Shimla and the roads were perfect. The road where landslide took place was fixed within 6-7 hours. So you can take that route.

        • Thanks Tushar for the road update.

        • ANUJ JAIN says:

          Thanks Dheeraj and Tushar,
          I was bit concerned looking at the condition going in J&K.

          @Tushar: can you please update me on the route taken by you and any alternative if available in your know how, as I would be driving myself.

        • Anuj, there are only two routes to travel to Tirthan Valley and both have been detailed out in the above article. You can enter from one and exit from the other.

      • Kapil says:

        Hey Dheeraj, Will we get some snow at Jalori pass or will be able to to see peaks covered with snow,Also will it possible to visit sarahan from Trihan vally and how long will it take,raod conditions etc , also will we be able to see snow there near sarahan at first week of oct

        • Tushar says:

          Hi Kapil,

          Sorry for the late revert. No you will not see any snow at Jalori pass. However, now the monsoons are almost over so you will not face any problem at Khanag. Please be sure that you have expert driving skills because it is not easy to drive at Jalori pass. The road is muddy and the car skids a lot. Make sure to drive in first gear :)

        • Yup, very importantly to drive in first gear, both ascending where choice for you will be limited but need to take more care while descending so that braking is controlled by first gear itself and you put less pressure on brakes.

        • Snow will not be possible in first week of October at these places.

        • Kapil says:

          Thanks Tushar/Dheeraj for the reply, In last holiday on 2-5th oct I went to Chakrata, palce was nice but did not see any snow caped peaks due to foggy weather.I am planning to go somewhere in last week of december.Pleaes suggest a good place where I can play in snow, I ahve a 2 years daughter with me also,
          Please suggest should I prefer to Narkanda/Dagu/Cahil and sarahan or I should go to Ranikhet/Mukteshwer/Kausani/Mynushari

          I have been to narkanda/fagu/Ranikhet/Kauani in month of june and october.

          or any other place you may want to suggest.

  3. Tushar says:

    Hi Dheeraj,

    I am leaving for Tirthan on 14th Aug night from Delhi. 2 months back I went to Kasol via Mandi and the road was really really bad. I am thinking of going to Tirthan via Shimla. Till Narkanda the roads are pretty fine (I have gone there several times). Overall I guess roads via Shimla will be better. Can you help me to decide which route to take? Mandi one or Shimla one?


    • Tushar, you can take Shimla route but again Jalori will not be that easy though less hectic as compared to pot holes of Mandi – Swarghat stretch. There is another longer route too that goes from Kiratpur – Nangal – Una – Bhota – Rewalsar – Mandi or Bota – Jahu – Ner Chowk. These are longer routes but fabulous roads mostly.

      • Tushar says:

        Thanks Dheeraj. I have driven to Sangla and Chitkul, so I am pretty confident of driving via Jalori pass. The potholes of Mandi road drive me insane :P

        Highly appreciated your quick revert :)

        • O yes, those Potholes plus truck traffic is surely insane. Do give a try to Mandi – Bhota – Una road too while coming back, no traffic, butter smooth roads.

  4. Debojyoti Dey says:

    One more Question how much time required to reach Chandigarh/Kalka from Gushaini by a suv ??

  5. Debojyoti Dey says:

    We are 8 people planning for a family tour. Our itanery is Chindi (2N), Shoja (1N), Tirthan Valley (2N). We shall visit Raghupur Garh on the way to Shoja, Next day first visit Sarolsar Lake the to Tirthan Valley. Is it good ? if not please suggest a better plan

  6. Mrigank says:

    Hi there. Ammazing article and seriously a bliss for people on a look out for an off beat destination.
    I was planning to visit Manali (3 nights, 4 days) on 15th August with my family (parents in the age group of 50-60). But, after going through your article, I have fallen in love with this place. Would it be a good idea visiting this place during August (considering the rains). Also, if the worst happens (rains continuously), would we be totally confined to our rooms? If so, would it still be worth it ?

    Thanks in advance ! :)

    • Yes Mrigank, in case of rains you will be confined to rooms only. I am not really in love to suggest hills in monsoons unless you are one of those travelers who understand the risks and are OK with situations of being confined to the rooms, some monsoon hassles like road/traffic movement disruptions due to landslides or increase in water level in rivers. Rains do enhance the beauty of greenery and clouds of course hover as if it is another heaven but there are risks and one must understand, be ready to take them if they plan travel in hills during monsoons.

      • Sumit says:

        Hi Dheeraj Sir..firstly let me thank you for such a wonderful and meaningul service that u r offering..ur insights r really to the point n have resemblance with reality..
        Ok now first suggest me..Kasol or Tirthan valley?
        2N/3d trip…15th August – 17th August..if kasol, then I would stay at thr Himalayan Village…heard a lot about no idea abt tirthan…let me Jus give u a hint which wud be pivotal in ur recommendation to me…I am going with my fiance, we both love nature, and we would love to do a trek for about 2-3 hrs with a guide..And yes there should also b some cafes, restaurants n small market place I guess it wud help!!!

        • Sumit, I think this is already discussed in DoW Community and answer is Kasol since you want cafes, restaurants. Else Tirthan is also fine but food will only be at hotels or guest houses.

  7. Bharati says:

    Hi, me and my friends are planning to visit Trithan Valley on 25th July (4 days ahead). Let me know, if it is a good time to visit. Thanks!!

    • Bharati, though the rains have started hitting the region. Please check the weather forecast and then head out as you will not like yourself to be confined to the rooms only.

  8. Swati says:

    Hii…me and my frnd decide to visit trithan balley culd u pls tell me the rajus cottage expensive fr 4 days

  9. Sid says:

    Tirthan valley in mid July

    Hi Dheeraj, we are looking at 3-4 days in Tirthan valley around the second week July.
    Do you think it is a good time to go there or are we likely to be confined to our rooms in the heavy rains ?


  10. Nupoor Desai says:

    Dear Dheeraj

    We are going to dharamshala for 2 nights before heading to Tirthan-Raju’s guest house. Any recco’s for homestay options in or around dharamshala? Or near McLeod ganj if needed?
    How is the route from dharamshala to Tirthan?


  11. Reema says:

    Hello Dheeraj,
    Very impressive post :) . I want to know if a visit to Tirthan valley and a stay at the riverside resort will be safe for women travellers? And how would one travel to nearby places if we don’t have a car? Do the hotels provide taxis?
    I would really appreaciate your help.

    • Reema, yeah it is completely safe in general. I will suggest that you first check with Raju’s Cottage and if it is available then close your eyes and go with it. Amazing place to spend time. He is a pioneer in hospitality. For traveling to near by places, you can get taxi from Banjar, hotel guys should be able to arrange one for you.

    • Sudhir says:

      Hey Reema,
      I am travelling alone to Tirthan valley and need company on 20th june.
      If u r interested to make a plan, then leave a msg at

  12. […] green cover, musical river flowing besides,  etc.. I can bet there is no better place than Tirthan Valley for you, situated just besides the ever serene Tirthan River. A short visit to this tranquil place […]

  13. Vishal Sharma says:

    Dear Dheeraj, Thanks for all valuable information. Apart from all these i would like to ask about medical facilities around as i have a small daughter 3 months old shall i carry her along is it safe?

    • Oops, 3 months old daughter and you are traveling :( :( … Well, in general I do not recommend people to travel with such small babies. Well, babies as 3 months old does not develop all organs fully and it is not a good option to travel with small babies of such age group, IMHO. Regarding medical facilities, there is a hospital at Banjar Village about 25-30 minutes drive from Gushaini/Nagini. Then Kullu and Mandi both are about 2-2.5 Hrs of drive from Tirthan Valley where much bigger hospitals are available.

  14. Benny says:


    I am planning to drive with my family from Delhi during the last week of this month to tirthan valley. I have booked with ‘Tirthview’ for stay during my time here.
    However, could anyone suggest a place for pit-stop while we are driving from delhi, except the obvious ones like shimla, chandigarh. We don’t plan to drive till there the whole way(non-stop), so wanted to know of places where we can stop and rest for the day and leave for tirthan the next day. Is Mandi a good option and would it be too much of a diversion if we go there on our route to tirthan??

  15. Parul says:

    could you suggest about how much time it takes from Tirthan valley to chandigarh by car!!!

  16. Naturebuff says:

    Hi Dheeraj,

    Could you give any reviews on the Camp Himalyan in Tirthan Valley? How good are they? I have managed my bookings with Khem Bharti but wanted to see if I could spend a couple of days here at this camp too…??

  17. gurinder says:

    @dheeraj I have visit tirttha n lasat year n enjd a lot .n seeking ur advice forbnew place. Not crody pls advice

  18. vinayak says:

    hi, i am planning a trip to himachal with college friends, odd counting 12. We want to hire a 12 seat traveler. We recently went to kasauli and corbett, now we want to do some camping on our own. we have double occupancy tents and all. We do want to see Trithan Valley and places around. I want it to be 6-7 day trip from delhi. Please tell as some good campsites over there and what all places should we visit where we can camp. its like we want to travel in day time and camp by evening. Drive and camp kind of thing. Please suggest a timeline and things to be kept in mind as it would be our first camping trip.

    • Vinayak, I do not have much idea about how you will be able to setup camps up there. You will need assistance from local operators or hotels which can allow you to pitch camps in their area or if you planning to trek short in Great Himalayan national Park then as well you need professional assistance. Since, this is your first camping trip, so you will need assistance and for trekking in GHNP, as I have not done it so will not be able to make any comment.

  19. Shreya says:

    Hey Dheeraj,

    I read your article and it helped a lot but I’m still very much confused about how to get to Tirthan Valley from Delhi by Bus. Also how does one get to Kasol from Tirthan Valley? Do buses run from Kasol to Delhi? Do you recommend Kasol for a day or 2?

    • Bala says:

      Shreya, had the same questions..Dheeraj has answered the query about the can get a bus from Delhi to Aut..from Aut, you can take a taxi – it’s an hour and a half to Tirthan river…..I spoke with Christopher at the Himalyan Trout house and he said Kasol is about 3 hours from Tirthan…..I’ll wait for Dheeraj’s recommendations on the Kasol idea

    • Shreya, you can take the bus from Delhi to Manali, get down at Aut or Bhunter and get a taxi back to Tirthan Valley. If you are going from Kasol, you need to come to Bhunter first from where you will be able to find taxis for yourself or buses to Banjar town. From Banjar town, get a shared taxi or private taxi to Gushaini. Yes, there must be buses that running between if not Kasol, then Manikaran, else like I said, get down at Bhunter and get a shared taxi or bus to Kasol – Manaikaran from there.

  20. Sampat says:

    Hi Dheeraj,

    Thanks for the wonderful write up.

    I am doing a 7D/6N trip to Himachal in early June. Itinerary is 2N around Shimla/Chail. Then reach Tirthan via Jalori pass and stay 2N at Gushaini. Later proceed to Manali and stay 2N there. Will Jalori be open at this time given the rains? Is it advisable to book a taxi for the entire trip? If so, can you suggest some reliable operators?


    • Sampat, Jalori Pass is already open. Hence, no worries at all. Yes, it is better to book the taxi for entire trip. I will suggest to take the taxi after landing there in Shimla. Your hotel guy will be able to help you with it. Plus you will have the advantage of seeing the taxi first before booking it.

      • Bala says:

        This is very helpful’re doing a great service to humanity :) had a couple of questions please – my wife and I are travelling from Delhi..we plan to take a bus to Aut and then taxi it to long will our entire journey be? Also if we want to visit Kasol, what’s the best way to do that and how far is it? We intend to get to Tirthan on May 1st and head back to Delhi on May 3rd

  21. Dr. Khurana says:

    hey bro I have planned 4 nights in manali and 2 nights are in spare . suggest me some place except shimla. honeymoon destination it should b bit cooler than shimla. and should b preferable for honeymoon couple

  22. Avnish says:

    Hey Dheeraj,
    It seems very useful site.

    I want spend around 10 days in an isolated, less crowded Himalaya. I want to do a lone trip. I have no experience of such trips. Also I don’t have any experience of bike trip. Want your guidance.
    I will be grateful for your help.


    • Avnish, you are inexperienced in bike rides to Himalayas and then also you plan to travel less crowded places in Himalayas. I will suggest first try and visit some tourist places on your bike in lower hills of Himachal and Uttarakhand. Then make some big plan like this for rest of the Himalayas.

  23. pradeep says:

    my starting point is delhi

  24. pradeep says:

    in himachal pradesh,where we can find snowfall in march month

  25. pradeep says:

    plz help me..
    we are newly married couple from karnataka(bangalore).we planning to visit shimla,kufri,kullu,himalayan national park,manali,rohtang pass,lahul and siti,tirthan river,sangla,bhakradam,suraj tal,uhl river, kangra, dharmshala,dalhousie khajjiar etc
    my doubts are
    1)we are only two it is safe or not visit to these places.
    2)15-20 days trip plan in march
    3)which is best-hire a taxi or through buss.
    4)if taxi is better to bus how much money need to taxy.
    5)suggest me other good place to visit

    • Pradeep, you cannot do all these places in the month of March and taxi for 20 days of trip would be very very costly. I will suggest it is Honeymoon for you so better travel less and spend quality time more rather traveling between so many distant places. You can opt for one of the circuit, may be Shimla – Kinnaur one OR Manali and around OR Dharamshala – Mcleod Ganj – Chamba – Khajjiar – Dalhousie one.

      • pradeep says:

        Dheeraj Thanx for the reply.but i confused about which one circuit is BEST for us-Shimla – Kinnaur OR Manali and around OR Dharamshala – Mcleod Ganj – Chamba – Khajjiar – Dalhousie.plz suggest me

  26. Aanchal says:

    Hi Dheeraj!
    Read your amazing article last year about Tirthan and have been trying to make plans to go there since then…Finally going there this April 13 to 16th.
    Just wanted to know how the weather will be, and if I need to take any prior permits for walking into the GHNP? I’m planning to do just light hiking and maybe camp one night in the GHNP. Also I’m a bit confused on how to make bus bookings from Delhi to Aut and back…Are buses a reliable option for this route as self driving may become expensive for us.
    Have already booked the accommodation at Raju’s Guest House. Your inputs would be much appreciated!
    Thanks :)

    • Aanchal, weather should be pleasant but cannot be predicted by we mortal souls, but in general it should be fine in April. I think you will need permits for GHNP but for light hiking, it can be avoided. Raju should be able to help you out on it. Well, better book the HPTDC or HRTC Volvo between Manali – Delhi and get down at Aut or Bhunter and then arrange a taxi from there. Raju can also send the taxi for you.

      Also, can you please validate the Raju Bharti’s number as mentioned in this article? Is it same you used or different?

      • Aanchal says:

        Hi, thanks a ton for your help.
        I have been in touch with Varun from Raju Guest House on Facebook, and the no. he has given me is 9459833124.

      • anudeep says:

        Hi Dheeraj,
        Hows the road for driving the car to thirthan valley from delhi… I have been a couple of time to hills like nainital and shimla… do you advice me to drive or a taxi…??

        • Well, the road from Bilaspur – Kiratpur is like full of potholes and bad with mess traffic of trucks. After and before that it is fine to travel but those 3 odd hours will test your patience to limits :D … Better take the taxi or if you want drive from Bilaspur route one way and come back from Jalori Pass route if you are into adventure drives. Else hire a taxi and take any of the route.

  27. Puneet Asthana says:

    Hello Dheeraj, I am planning to go to Tirthan on March 15-17 via Jalori Pass. Wanted your help if Jalori will be open at this time and will it be a feasible and saft option to take that route.

  28. arpit sharma says:

    Hi Dheeraj,

    It was a pleasure reading your review. I could actually feel like I was there only.

    I need your suggestion. I and my friends ( total 7 : 3 females 4 males ) are planning to go to Himachal pradesh on the 27th Dec night and return on 30th Dec evening. We will be driving an Innova and I am experienced in Hill driving, so driving will not be a problem.

    We need to go to a place which is not crowded like other hill stations, it should be very quiet and scenic at the same time.

    Your advise will be highly appreciated.

    • Hello Arpit,

      Thanks a lot. I see you have 4 days in hand. I will suggest following places for you and seeing the pictures around, you can take a call.

      1. Tirthan Valley (you already know from above article): Here the accommodation is less in number, check with River View immediately to get going if you are planning here. Jalori Pass will have loads of snow too which you can enjoy as a day trip from here.

      2. Barot + Bir/Billing. Enjoy the quiteness around this lovely remote village of Himachal
      3. Chindi + Karsog + Chail as a trip. Again lovely quite place up there ahead of Shimla, plus you can enjoy a bit of crowded culture while return via Shimla.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know in case you have any queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

      • arpit sharma says:

        Hi Dheeraj,

        We have finalised Tirthan for the trip and talked to River side resort. I need your help in fixing the tariff. we are booking three rooms, what are your views on the tariff. How much should we ideally pay for a room. As in what is the best deal including breakfast and all?

        Thank you for all your support.


        • Arpit, talk to Anirudh and refer my name or DoW. I am sure he will offer the best he can for you. A lot of people visit there through DoW and I am sure he will not disappoint the loyalty of DoW Readers :)

  29. […] Pass – Shoja including how to reach, accommodation options, etc.. you can go through the Tirthan Valley Travel Guide available at the link here, which falls almost on the way to Shoja or Jalori Pass […]

  30. gurinder says:

    Dear Dheeraj. I have visted teerthen already wid ur advice…n i enjoyed alot dere over dere…n i m alsa wnn be dere again in winter also…pls suggest. Me be dere when da snofall begun dere..i am. Carzy to be dere n to live in River side resort…….waiting in ur adviceee..

    • Hello Gurinder,

      Well, you can visit the place again but the beauty will not be same as that of summers or spring because the greenery will be gone by that time of the year. But, still good to visit :) … It does not snow in Tirthan and for that you will need to visit Jalori Pass or Shoja to experience snow.


  31. Akanksha says:

    Hi Dheeraj!

    I am planning a 4 day trip to Himachal in Nov with my friend..I would start out from Delhi on 22nd Night for Gushaini (heading to Raju’s).. would like to spend a day there and move to it worth doing both places? Where could I stay in Kasol..any safe/budget option by the river? Also, what is the Gushaini landscape beautiful..are places like Bathad/Sairopa/Larji worth seeing? Because,if that were the case,then I may as well stick around in Tirthan valley..please help!

    • Akanksha, since you have 4 days in hand it is better to relax in Tirthan Valley only. Bathad/Sairopa/Larji are all just villages nothing special in them, they are there to indicate the directions of the route. It is actually Tirthan Valley, walks in the GHNP, may be day visit to Jalori Pass, Serloskar Lake is what be sufficient for 4 days in Tirthan.

      Also, by November, tirthan will be brown landscape not much greenery but a peaceful place to spend time.

      PS: Sorry for delayed reply as I was traveling Ladakh for last couple of weeks.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  32. Ankur Mittal says:

    Hi Dheeraj,

    I am planning to go to Tirthan Vally at the end of Dec, Somewhere around New Year… Is it good to go, How will be the weather during the time.

    • Weather will be cold at that time of the year and beauty will be brown and rough around too. If you want to enjoy at a peaceful location, then it shall be fine.

      PS: Sorry for delayed reply as I was traveling Ladakh for last couple of weeks.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  33. Alok Sharma says:

    I am planning to go to the Tirthan valley In couple of weeks time. This would be my first trip to the place so looking forward to your suggestions and advice.

    I would be going with my Family, Wife and kid, 2 years old. What is the best place to stay in and around GHNP ? from what i have gathered Tirthan valley is the last motor able place and has some good options, really looking for advice in this regard.

    What all places can be visited ( cannot be too adventurous with a small kid ). My plan is to visit some nearby places in and around GHNP and possibility a small trek into the national Park and Looking forward to fishing in the Tirthan river sand catching some trout

    From what i understand, We need to get permit to enter the national park and for Fishing as well . what is the cost for that and Where can we get that from. how far inside the park can we go along with the family and what are the accommodations inside the park.

    I am really looking forward to visiting the place. and enjoy the serenity.

    Thanks in advance


    • Alok, kindly refer the above article and it has all the required details regarding sightseeing + accommodations. It has links to reviews of accommodation places.

      • Alok Sharma says:

        Hi Dheeraj,

        Thanx for the reply, I have booked River Side Resort after reading your detailed review ( pfft Himalayan Trot House was a bit expensive as well).

        I have made a tentative itenary based on your suggestions

        Night – 1: Leave from Delhi in the evening and reach Tirthan early morning

        Day – 1: Early morning arrival rest for 5-6 Hours. Some fishing in the River and In the evening, may be enjoy a bonfire/BBQ.

        Day – 2: Walk in to the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) to see nearby waterfalls.

        Day – 3: Drive to Jalori Pass from where you can trek to Serloskar Lake. On the way back have a meal at Sringi Vatika

        Day – 4: Relax till noon and leave for Delhi around 12 PM to reach around 11 PM.

        How does it sound? Any suggestions

  34. Puneet Asthana says:

    Hi, I am planing to go to Tirthan valley next week for a 4 day trip on my bullet. Could you please update me on the Road conditions and the most scenic route. Please suggest any precautions I might need to take. Could you also advise me on the accommodation . Thanks in advance.

    • Road conditions are just OK, bad roads between Sundernagar and Swarghat especially around Bilaspur. But manageable roads. Drive with cautions and safety. Avoid overtaking trucks unless you have clear visibility on the right. For accommodation you can get in touch with Raju Bharti Guest House OR River Side Resorts.

  35. Mohit Bansal says:

    Dear Dheeraj

    Well I read about narkanda in a magazine and simply while exploring the same on google I came across jalori pass and then trithan valley..
    I saw the pics and was thrilled. I have now planned to visit trithan and jalori pass. Could you please guide me if my plan is ok. Because I think its a bit stretched and I have tried to cover a lot many places.

    DATE – AUGUST 14, 2013 @ 2300 HRS TILL AUGUST 18, 2013 @ 2100 HRS

    We are 10 people and we can drop shimla and kasauli if we get some other places as well to move around at jalori or trithan. Also please guide me with some one who can provide me with camping and tenting facilities.

    Mohit Bansal

    • Mohit, After complete night drive on Day and then your will explore the place as well and then you will go to Jalori and also trek to Raghpur Fort?? This sounds too crazy to me. Can you throw some light on it?

      • Mohit Bansal says:

        Dear Dheeraj

        This is wat is going bad for me. I think I should drop shimla night stay and instead halt at trithan but I really dont know much about trithan. Kindly guide me with the plan and the tenting and camping facilities.

        Mohit Bansal

        • Hi Mohit,

          You have 5 days in hand, do it like:
          Day 1 – Reach Tirthan Valley – Relaxing day besides Tirthan River
          — Stay at Raju Bharti Guest House (you will need booking well in advance, so finalize it ASAP) other you need to stay at some other property. Raju is a pioneer in that region, so will say do not miss the stay there as it is quite an experience in itself.
          Day 2 – Tirthan Valley
          — Enjoy the walks in the GHNP. There are two Waterfalls nearby Raju GH in the woods.
          Day 3 – Tirthan Valley – Shoja – Serloskar Lake – Jalori Pass – Shoja
          Day 4 – Shoja – Jalori Pass – Kingal – Narkanda/Shimla/Kasauli
          Day 5 – Narkanda/Shimla/Kasauli – Dlehi

          Dheeraj Sharma

          Dheeraj Sharma

        • Mohit Bansal says:

          Dear Dheeraj

          Thanks for the information.
          Please guide me with the tenting and camping facilities there.


        • Mohit, talk to the guys at River Side Resorts and may be if that helps!!

  36. Gaurav says:

    Hi Dheeraj,
    We are planning to do a family trip to Rajus cottage for 3 days around mid december. Is it a good time to visit Gushaini. I know it will be freezing, but does the temperature goes in negative? Is it recommended to visit this place during mid december. Hows the road from Aut to Gushaini during those days, any snow or lippery patches.

    • Gaurav, I do not think that temperature will go in negative (not 100% sure) but I feel it shall be manageable if you are OK with cold. Go with heavy woolens and I am sure Raju Guest House will be enough equipped to handle severe cold. He is a pioneer :) … Road should be OK. Leave on easy times like 9 AM – 10 AM types when the sun comes out.

  37. Suraj says:

    Yor post is amazing…m bit cnfuse abt the total cost of travling delhi to tirthan vlly nd acomdation cost and other activity cost. M planing to go in end of the September or strating of August…..for 4days…! If yu could hlp me with this it would be grt…thankyu.

    • Suraj, take it as 800-1200 per person as average on Food and accommodation per day if you stay with standard hotels. Else it can go to 1500-2000 per day. I am not sure about your mode of travel but cost of Manali – Delhi volvo will be about 1200 per person, so that makes it 2400 and you will get a taxi for about 1000-1200 from Bhunter to Tirthan Valley which will be divided among people traveling with you. So, you are looking at a figure of 6-8K if two of you are traveling.

  38. gurinder says:

    Hi im planing to visit this vally in month of july.with my wife and my 1.30 yrs baby. Is it is reasonable time to visit the vally. And pls suggest me the route from ludhiana .and how many days requier.pls suggest…..

    • Gurinder, please check the “How To Reach -> By Road” section and Itinerary Section of the article above to get an idea on the route and a rough plan. We can discuss based on the number of days you have in hand. Secondly, do check weather updates before venturing into the Tirthan Valley in the month of July. In case it says, heavy rains then probably avoid.

      • gurinder says:

        Dear Dheeraj…Thanks for ur reply .i have six to sevan days to spend. And i have already visted places like ladkah and nubra vally.but this time i want to visit with my pls suggest any off beat himalyan destination about 300 to 400 kmss from ludhiana..i have planed from 4th of july.pls advise i want to this tour memorable…in waiting ur reply…..

        • Gurinder, you can go over to Tirthan and follow the below plan for 6 days:

          Day 1 – Leave from Ludhiana and reach Tirthan Valley by evening
          Day 2 – Tirthan Valley – Relaxing day besides Tirthan River
          Day 3 – Tirthan Valley
          — Enjoy the walks in the GHNP. There are two Waterfalls nin the woods.
          Day 4 – Tirthan Valley – Shoja – Jalori Pass – Serloskar Lake – Shoja – Tirthan Valley
          Day 5 – Tirthan Valley – Naggar Castle (about 55-60 KMs)
          — Stay at Naggar Castle and enjoy the place. Very romantic with great views and food. Visit Roerich Musueum, Art Gallery and do not miss the hike to ancient Krishna Temple at the top
          — It is one of the most romantic places in Himachal
          Day 6 – Naggar Castle – Manali (about 30 KMs)
          — Manali Local sightseeing including Manu Temple, Hadimba Temple, Local Monastery, Shopping at Mall road etc etc
          Day 7 – Manali – Ludhiana

          If not interested in Manali then you can come from Naggar itself back home.


        • gurinder says:

          Dear Dheeraj Thanks for ur quick reply…pls suggest me the accommmodationin vally…

        • Go with River Side Resorts, you can talk to Anirudh and refer my name. It is quite economical as well as within budget.

    • gurinder says:

      Hi i have visted this place on 7th of july.and it was amazing place to visit.we stayed in river side resort and i think it was a best place to stay in vally.jalori pass is a main to go again trithan vally..thanks dhiraj for ur valueable advice……

  39. Sabyasachi Chatterjee says:

    next year* Feb

  40. Sabyasachi Chatterjee says:

    dheeraj bhai,
    next month Feb (1st wk) me n my wife planning to visit this place !! depending upon pros & cons kindly suggest me an itinerary which also includes some adventurous but short trek..


    • Sabyasachi brother, you can follow the same itinerary given in the article in itinerary section above if there is no issue with number of days. Utilize both Optional days if you have. Trek in GHNP can be done for half a day or so and even to Serloskar Lake too from Jalori Pass.

      • Sabyasachi Chatterjee says:

        Thanks dheeraj bhai :)

        how about will be the snow deposition that time ?
        will Tha Jalori Pass be accessible that time via motor ??
        Should I consider Feb 1st wk as OFF SEASON ??

  41. bhavneesh sohal says:

    helo brother , i am from jalandhar punjab.. i am planing 2 nights 3 day trip to tirthan valley.. actually i read ur blog 5 Must Visit Off-beat Places in Himachal Pradesh… itz osm man… after reading this i m mch crazy to visit that place… so can u plz guide me how to reach there by bus or train and what places i can explore in these 3 dayz.. i will be leaving on 27 june of evening or 28 early in d mornin… and can u plz also tell some guest houses at reasonable price to stay as i remember u had mentioned raju guest house in ur blog bt dont kno abt itz current rates….. will b thankful :)

    • Bhavneesh, you can check at article above how to reach the pace. May be go to Chandigarh and take an overnight volvo to Manali and get dropped at Bhunter. From there take a taxi to Tirthan Valley. If you need little reasonable priced accommodation then talk with the guys at River Side Resorts, very nice place to stay.

      • bhavneesh sohal says:

        thnx 4 d reply brother… can u jst tell me wat palces r there in tirthan valley or GHNP to see or some adventurous things to do there so that we wont miss anything there…

        • bhavneesh, the places and a common itinerary is document in the Itinerary section of the article. You will get the idea on how to go about them including the Optional Days to Jalori and Kasol

  42. Priya Meghwal says:

    Hi Dheeeraj…
    Saw ur blog and articles…and i shud say it is mind blowing with all the details one must be looking for.
    I need some help from you am planning for a three day trip to some place in Himachal which is known to very less….do you have anything in mind like that or I shud say any hidden place explored by u recently….my plan will be like that…14th June nite leaving from delhi..15,16, will be roaming and 17 half day will be back….in order to join the office on 18th. I was searching for ur contact no. but didn’t find.
    Please contact me thru my mail id mentioned. Wanna have an unforgettable trip.
    Priya Meghwal.

    • Thanks alot. Just mailed you my contact info.

      • Amrita Agarwal says:

        Will check that Dheeraj. However one major concern.. Just checked Riverside resort,Raju’s cottage and Himalayan Trout.. All are occupied on 17th & 18th.. No idea where to stay now.. Can u suggest some more good accommodation with their contact details.

    • Amrita says:

      Hey Dheeraj,
      Gr8 blog..I’m planning for a 6 day Himachal trip from Delhi starting on 16th June. Want to be back in Delhi on Saturday 22nd Jun.
      Following is what I’m planning:
      Day 1(16th) Delhi-Shimla
      Day 2 (17) – Stay in Shimla
      Day 3(18) – Go to Tirthan Valley
      Day 4 (19th) – Stay there. In the evening reach Manali.
      Day 5 ( 20th ) : Visit Manali,Rohtang Pass,Kullu.
      Day 6th(21st) : Retun back and hault in between.
      Day 7th (22nd) : Retun to Delhi.

      I’ve amily with me.. parents, kids and everone..
      Would like to cover Shimla, Tirthan valley (Along with Jalori Pass) and Manali and in return if possible Chandigarh.

      Please help me to plan the trip so that it is not very hectic..(All the time in travel) and can visit maximum possible places.

      • Amrita, plan is very hectic, better keep it simple. Cut off either Manali or Shimla out of it, I will suggest better cut off Shimla and enjoy those days in Manali and Tirthan one day each.

        • Amrita Agarwal says:

          Thanks Dheeraj for the suggestion. However, can you please tell me is Tirthan valley worth visiting with parents(50+) and kids (7 yrs and 3 yrs).
          Normally whatever I’ve read till now it is good for trecking.

        • No Amrita, it is even good for family vacations and spending time with near/dear ones.

        • Amrita Agarwal says:

          Thanks Dheeraj..Just one last ques:
          1.What is its distance from
          a)Delhi b)Chandigarh c)Shimla..

          Whatever itenary we make we’ll surely visit the place..

          Thanks for all ur advice.

        • Amrita, you want distance of Tirthan Valley from these places? If yes, please check “How to reach” -> “By Road” section in the article for distances.

        • Amrita Agarwal says:

          Hi Dheeraj,
          Bigger problem is that Rajus’s cottage,riverside resort and himalayan trout all are occupied. Can u plz suggest some other accommodation with their contact details. Read abt few more on internet but nothing was appealing.

        • If you want basic stay, you can check with Shringi Vatika too. Otherwise, it is difficult to get something out there. You can try to go over Shoja and stay with Raja Guest House too.

  43. shweta Mishra says:

    hi Dheeraj….what a great pathway you provides…hats off…i am living in Agra…i am planning a trip in the first week of June. What would be the nearest most beautiful..least crowded economic hill station for us??waiting for your reply..

  44. Bipin Puri says:

    Hi Dheeraj,
    I have been following this thread for past week and thanks to your feedbacks I have planned a trip to Tirthan Valley. I have also got in touch with Anirudh from Riverside resort for booking which is from 9 June to 12 June. I will be starting from Gurgaon with wife and daughter. I need to add a couple of days more, could be a stopover on route or something else. We would be driving Baleno and prefer daytime driving.a Please advise.
    Thnaks Bipin

    • Bipin, stay at Swarghat/Bilaspur to break the journey evenly if you want. Otherwise, if you want to add on to the trip, then go over to Kasol/Manikaran for a day or two or may be Naggar Castle to spend these two days.

  45. hardik mehta says:

    what will be rates of Raju Bharti Guest house, or other hotels or gest house.

  46. ashish says:

    for how long i have to track in order to reach tirthan

  47. Shruti says:


    Thank you so much for the detailed blog. Your blog has inspired me to go to Tirthan Valley. Now I am planning a trip between 2 to 5 June in Tirthan Valley. I called up Raju but he doesn’t have place to accommodate us :( Hence I was wondering what will be the next decent place to stay and is economical too?
    Also for travelling I was looking at HRTC website and could find a bus from Delhi ISBT to Aut at 9:03 PM on 1st June. But I am not sure how to travel back as buses are either from Kullu or Manali and I am not sure if all of them stop at Aut. I would appreaciate if you could help us with my queries…

    Thanks a ton!

    • Hi Shruti,

      If you are OK with the budget the go ahead with Himalayan Trout House or a bit moderate, go with river side resort. If you looking for a closer to home stay option, go with Shringi Vatika.

      Better go with HPTDC as the staff will be able to adjust and pick you up either from Kullu or near Aut. Just ask the HPTDC guys that your pickup point will be somewhere near Aut, they will guide you where the bus will stop and pick you up.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  48. PARAG says:

    Mr. Dheeraj’,
    many thanks for the prompt reply.

  49. PARAG says:

    mr. dheeraj,
    many regards
    I forgot to mention the month in which we would be undertaking the trip. it would be most probably in the second half of october.

  50. PARAG says:

    mr. dheeraj,
    many regards
    need your help in planning a 7-8 days trip to gushaini, jalori pass, shoja. the main intent of this trip is to trek into the great himalayan national park (not the extensive ones as done by seasoned trekkers but one that can be done from sun-rise to sun-set for a day, can’t camp inside the park. we are a family of four (myself, wife and daughters) and i will be driving an SX4. please suggest a route ( I reckon there are more than one) that would be more scenic and wooded and an itinerary which will allow us to enjoy more places on the way. if needed, a couple of days can also be added in the trip.
    thanks a lot

    • Hello Parag,

      You can try to opt the following plan:

      Day 1 | Delhi – Narkanda
      Day 2 | Narkanda – Shoja via Jalori Pass
      Day 3 | Rest at Shoja, visit Jaloir Pass or Seroloskar Lake and drive down back to Tirthan Valley evening
      Day 4 | Rest Day at Tirthan Valley
      Day 5 | Tirthan Valley – GHNP Walks
      Day 6 | Tirthan Valley – GHNP Walks
      Day 7 | Tirthan Valley – GHNP Walks, do some angling if interested
      Day 8 | Tirthan Valley – Delhi

      SX4 shall be a fine drive.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  51. Hansie says:


    I’m planning a 2N 3D trip to Solang valley/ Tirthan Valley. Could you suggest which out of these is better & how to reach these places?


    • Hansie says:

      hey..I’ll be travelling ex Delhi..Also let me knw good places to stay at these places. i want a relaxing short holiday!

    • Hansie, it will be better to go with Tirthan Valley which will have less tourists as compared to Solang Valley. At Tirthan, if you get Raju bharti’s booking then nothing better than anything, otherwise a good economic option will be to go with River Side Resorts.

      • lata says:

        hi,info on your site helped us decide to go to tirthan valley. have booked rajus guest house. how do we get there from delhiby hptdc volvo bus to aut shown on site.

        • Take the volvo to Manali and then get down at Bhunter. Get a shared taxi from there or else talk to Raju and ask him to send a taxi for a pickup from Aut.

        • lata says:

          thanks a lot. we found hrtc bus from delhi to aut. will request mr.raju to send taxi as suggested by you. thanks again

        • Have a great trip, try and share some of your experiences with us too!!

        • rvsingh says:

          dear lata,
          what is raju charging.I think that@per person

        • lata says:

          dear mr rv singh
          mr raju charged us rs1500 per person for nonveg and rs850 for our child.for veg it is rs1200 pp

    • Sringi Vatika, is not that bad either and does offer a different home stay type of experience.

  52. Srriram says:

    Hi Dheeraj,

    Thx for all the guidance on various trips.
    I am frm Kolkata and I am planning a trip to HP with my wife and nearly 3 yr old daughter as follows:
    19th june (dep from hwh by duranto exp)
    20 – arv in delhi
    20th night – delhi to kalka by trn
    21st – kalka to simla by toy train
    Its from here on that i need your help in planning my trip. My return tkt from delhi is on 29th eve by rajdhani.
    I will want to go to Tirthan (pref Raju cottage), Naggar (pref Naggar castle), Solang Valley (pref iceland hotel) primarily. Is this choice fine as i want to avoid crowded places and looking for scenic and peaceful places to relax and do nature photography.
    your guidance will be valuable. Thx.

    • Hi Sriram,

      You have about 7 days to make your trip and be back to Delhi on 8th day to catch the train. In that case, you can follow the below itinerary:

      Day 1 | Around Shimla, a relaxing day. Jakhoo Temple, State Museum, Mall Road, Ridge etc. as you like or may be you can do Shimla – Kufri – Chail – Shimla (Kufri will not be much worth a visit in May) and on return visit Jakhoo temple.

      Day 2 | Shimla – Narkanda – Jalori Pass – Shoja
      – I will suggest that you take Jalori Pass route to Shimla and halt night at Shoja. The drive is extremely adventurous and beautiful + too scenic as compared to other routes to Manali from Shimla.

      Day 3 – Shoja – Tirthan Valley

      Day 4 – Tirthan Valley

      Day 5 – Tirthan Valley – Naggar Castle – Solang Valley
      – Reach Solang Valley + Relax + Visit Naggar Castle, Naggar and spend some time at Naggar enjoying the vistas. Do not miss a meal on the balcony of the restaurant.

      Day 6 – Solang Valley – Marhi Snow Points towards Rohtang Pass – Solang Valley – Manali

      Day 7 – Manali Local sightseeing and catch evening bus to Delhi

      I hope this helps. Please let me know in case you have some queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

      • Srriram says:

        Hi Dheraj,

        Thx for your prompt response. I have the foll queries:

        # can i book an indica for the entire trip as i want a comfortable journey throughout without having to bother about bus timings etc.? Will give flexibility also to my trip. Also whom to contact for booking the car and how much will it cost per day incl driver?

        # Is Banjara Cottage the best option at Shoja or is there a cheaper alternative?

        # How long will it take from Shimla to Shoja? Better if can give travel time between each of the places.

        # Should i stay in solang valley and make day trip to naggar?

        # so i basically spend 2 nights at simla, 1 night at sojha, 2 nights at tirthan and 2 nights at solang. Cant i make it 1 night in simla and instead extend 1 night in sojha?

        # should i also do day trips to manali
        by staying in solang valley?

        • Sriram, please see my replies below:

          1. Yes, you can book an Indica for the same. You need an Indica from Shimla or perhaps Kalka, right? Well, if required, get in touch with Gaurav at and see if he can be of some help regarding arranging this tour for you.

          2. Banjara is costly, yes. There is Raja Guest House as well, decent place. Check review section to read its review. If you really want to cut short on Shimla, then better stay near Narkanda/Matiana one day and skip Shoja to directly go down to stay at Tirthan Valley. This will reduce the drive time from NArkanda to Tirthan as well and will also help you save money by avoiding costly stay at Banjara camps.

          3. Anywhere ahead of Manali will do, be it Solang or any other village. Better do Naggar Castle on the way to Solang from Tirthan.


  53. Aman says:

    What A blog? I am planning a peaceful weekend with my wife and 8 mnths old kid to tirthan valley in march end.What will be the weather?Or will it be safe with small child.I will leave from ludhiana in my own Wagon R…

    • Aman, when are you planning the trip? Well, Tirthan is well connected to roads and all, hence should not be any kind of safety concerns. Currently weather is pleasant and in recent days due to snowfall in upper reaches of Himalayas there might be some cold conditions as well. So, carry woolens for sure. The only issue which I face with my little kiddo is milk when out in Himalayas. If he/she is still on Nan milk, then I guess you would be able to manage. Otherwise, do talk to hotels (River side resort is my best bet and they offer good rates too for all readers of DoW blog too) for the milk thing before hand.

  54. Richa says:

    Hi Dheeraj,

    After reading to ur great blog, I am planning vacation with my husband and 2 yr old kid to tirthan valley in march end.
    Pls tell me how much would we have to walk there as it would be difficult to walk much with 2 yr old toddler.
    Also, if you see any other challenges in tirthan valley keeping in view of my small kid.

    • Richa says:

      I forgot to mention that we are planning to take delhi-manali volvo bus to Aut and then cab to tirthan.
      Would we easily get cab there for local visit to near-by places during our 2-3 days stay.

    • Richa, there should not be any problem with that. You need not walk if not required. All the hotels are accessible from the road easily with least walk. Also, regarding the cab thing in the morning, I will say either tie up with the hotel you are staying so that they arrange a pickup for you OR get down at Bhunter/Kullu to get the taxi at much ease.

      • Richa says:

        Thanks Dheeraj for the update. Now we are planning to go by car as 1-2 families may join with us. Just confused on whether to self drive or hire a rental with driver due to hill area. We had been to Massoorie by car earlier so had some experience of driving in hill area.
        How much distance is hilly upto tirthan?

        • Richa, I do not think there shall be any issue with self drive as well. Just drive with caution and care and try not to overtake trucks on turns especially from Swarghat to Bilaspur road. Apart from few manageable bad patches, the road conditions are OK all the way.

          Dheeraj Sharma

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  56. Kay says:

    Hi! Thanks for the informative blog entry about Tirthan. Can you please provide an estimate of the costs for a trip to Tirthan Valley for 4 days (Day 1,2, and 3 in the proposed itinerary + extra day for Serloskar lake? I will be coming from Delhi. I’m planning a trip there but as I’m not from India, I’m quite clueless as to how things would cost. Thanks a lot. :)

    • Hello Kay,

      Taking into consideration you will be taking HPTDC/HRTC volvo to Manali for your travel from Delhi and to Delhi which is the most comfortable and Value for Money option to travel to Tirthan. You can get down at Bhunter and get some taxi to drop you to Tirthan Valley. I guess you will have following expenses approximately:

      1. 1200 * 2 for Vovlo tickets for a single person
      2. 700/800 * 2 for taxi to and fro from Tirthan to Volvo pickup/drop point at Bhunter
      3. 500 – 800 for taxi to Jalori Pass – Seroloskar lake hike
      4. 1200/1800 * 4 on average for four days of accommodation and food but more or less depends upon where you stay and what you eat.

      I hope this gives you some idea about the approximate expenses.

      Dheeraj Sharma

      • Kay says:

        Hi, Dheeraj. Thanks for giving me a detailed breakdown of expenses. Once I am able to make this trip, I will share with you my expenses and other developments in the place. Thanks a lot. Keep it up. :)

  57. pramit chanda says:

    off to shimla area in search of snow. Looking for an off the beaten track places to stay. The more remote the better. Will be driving so am mobile and ok with a homestay…Any suggestions

    • Go towards Rohru – Pabbar Valley. You can enjoy good amount of snow there ahead of Rohru towards Chansal and it is nice not so off beat but less touristy type of place so far.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  58. Tarun Goel says:

    Dheeraj Bhai, GHNP ka bhala ho sakta hai is saal. Mera plan hai Pin-Parbati jaane ka, chalna ho to bolna.

    Btw, Aut-Banjar is a National Highway now :)

    • Thanks for the update bhai. Pin Parbati, wow. How much time required and difficulty level? Depends all upon if I lay down any plans for Leh – Ladakh this year. Wanted to cover the Highways this time with too ease and collect some valuable info. with it, mainly any developments since my last article on Manali – Leh Highway. Also, a new route from Pangong Tso to Tso Moriri (Chusul to Mahe) via Yaye Tso

      Dheeraj Sharma

  59. Vasudha says:

    Hi Dheeraj, just came across your blog. I’m travelling to HP on vacation for 10_14 days and am an amateur photographer. For the first time, I want to do an unplanned trip to offbeat places, without too much prior bookings etc. I’m coming to Delhi by train from bangalore on 24th morning. After that I would like to visit 2-3 offbeat places for 4 days each. What do you suggest? my holiday will be based on your inputs:-) Cheers and thanks in advance ! Vasudha

    • Hello Vasudha,

      Well, I will suggest you to start with Kinnaur Valley via Shimla – Narkanda and then exit towards Tirthan Valley is possible via Jalori Pass – Shoja. The whole route ahead of Narkanda is type of off beat though not in real sense but to great extent. For the first timers, these places are just amazing.

      So, you can plan it like:

      Delhi – Shimla
      Shimla – Narkanda – Sarahan
      Sarahan – Sangla
      Sangla – Chitkul – Sangla (if Chitkul is open)
      Sangla – Kalpa
      Kalpa – Narkanda
      Narkanda – Jalori Pass – Shoja
      Shoja – Tirthan Valley
      Tirthan Valley (enjoy there till the time you plan to go back to Delhi)

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you need any further details or have any queries.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  60. Dr Devender Sangwan says:

    Dear Dheeraj Ji,
    We are planning to visit to Tirthan velley in first wk of Nov( Me, my wife & grownup daughter) for one week. My plan is to go by driving my own I-10 car via Rohtak-Zirakpur-Kalka – Chail – Narkanda – Jalori Pass – Shoja – Banjar – Tirthan Valley route and while comming back from Tirthan Valley – Larji – Aut – Mandi – Chandigarh….I want to know will this is good to visit, what are the important % worth seeing site & places on this route? Which pplaces we should stay at?
    With regards

    • Dr Devender Sangwan says:

      Sorry for typing mistakes… Will be right time & right car to go via this route???

    • Hello Dr Sangwan,

      Firstly, I will suggest that you go via Mandi and return via Shoja/Chail route because once you reach Tirthan Valley, you will get the updated status on Jalori Pass. If it has snowed out (unlikley but still nothing is guaranteed for weather :)) at least in that case you will visit Tirthan Valley else it will be a long detour back to Mandi. If the route is open then go via Shoja – Jalori pass and reach back home. Just be careful while driving up and down from Jalori Pass and use ONLY first gear over there due to steep ascent/descent as first gear will help in braking as well. Point is to make use of brakes as less as possible. All, these places are good for sightseeing. Let me know incase you need specific details.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know in case you have any queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  61. dr saras says:

    DAY1: reach early morning tirthan valley and stay there for a nite
    DAY2:leave for shoja,jalori pass to see saryoskar lake and spend a nite there.
    DAY3:leave for kasol…now wat i want to ask is how much time would it take to reach kasol from shoja and wats there in kasol we can do,where to stay in kasol or can we head somewhere else nearby kasol from shoja….any suggestion for my trip..we 4guys to just chill out for 3nites 4 days…

    • Hello Dr Saras,

      I feel you should skip Tirthan Valley because I see you are going there just for overnight stay. Better go via Chail/Shimla side and stay at Shoja, then do Day 2 as planned and finally leave Shoja early morning for Kasol – Manaikaran trip. It will take about 3.5 Hrs to reach Kasol from Shoja.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know in case you have any queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  62. Amit says:

    hi, i just want to know that can i go for leh tour in month of september.

  63. dr. saurabh gupta says:

    hi dheeraj

    thanx 4 such an in4mativ note.

    i'm planning to visit tirthan valley & prashar lake in late july.

    1- is it d right time?

    2- does it rain very heavily in this season?

    3- how many days do u think shd b enough, if i start frm ambala?

    4- most imp. of all; v have 3 young kids in age grp. of 1-2yrs. is it a good idea to visit such a place with small kids?

    5- is milk'n'all available there?

    hope 4 early reply,


    dr. saurabh gupta

    • Hello Saurabh,

      1. Hmm… if monsoon hits the region, then it might not be the right time.
      2. It depends when does the monsoon actually start pouring heavily, it is hard to predict.
      3. You will need about 6-7 days to really enjoy the trip.
      4. Again, it would be difficult to trek with kids to Parashar lake if it rains. But, Tirthan would be fine.
      5. :) … I am also looking for this answer as I want to travel with my kiddo too (11 Months old), never though in this direction before but now parents are wifey are scolding me for not knowing such a basic thing ;)

      Dheeraj Sharma

  64. Neisha says:

    Hi, had a lovely stay at tirthan valley. Very beautiful and peaceful. Manali has really been spoilt by tourists.Really sad.Hope locals wake up before its too late.

    • Hi Neisha,

      Thanks alot for updating here, glad to know that you had a nice trip. Yes, Manali is getting uglier with every season, I wish the locals wake up else they might up end up loosing ends :( … also, greed has set its roots over there among locals and they want to extract maximum from the tourists who do not have any option rather end up giving unfair prices to the services :( … Anyways, Himachal is full of beautiful places…

      Dheeraj Sharma

      • Varun says:

        Hi!! Went to Manali last week. Enjoyed 4 day trip with my wife. At this time of the year Manali was totally free from tourists. Just Ideal for us.

        We hired Bullet locally for 2 days to visit Naggar, Solang, Marhi. Amazing!!

        Gr8, except we missed snowfall at Rohtang by 2 days.

        • Great to know that Varun!! I am sure missing snowfall at Rohtang Pass means another trip call somewhere in future :)

          Dheeraj Sharma

  65. vijendra rawat says:

    Dear Dhiraj,

    You and your blog has motivated me to visit this place and most of our doubts has been cleared while going through the blog and the question and answers. I was planning to go with volvo but now going by car. I believe you can enjoy the scenic view and the beauty of the hilly driving by your own car only. I would request you to give me the best route from delhi to trithan and trithan to manali and from manali back to delhi.

    keep blogging and take care.


    • Hello Vijendra,

      You follow this route to Tirthan Valley from Delhi: Delhi – Ambala (188 KM) – Chandigarh – Roopnagar (282 KM) – Kiratpur – Bilaspur (371 KM) – Mandi (440 KM) – Pandoh – Aut (481 KM) – Larji – Gushaini – Tirthan Valley (511 KM)

      From Tirthan Valley to Manali, you can follow: Tirthan Valley – Larji – Aut – Kullu – Raison – Manali.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know in case you have any doubts or queries.

      Dheeraj Sharma

      • vijendra rawat says:

        Thnx for quick reply,Just for my knowledge, how much time it will take to reach from chandigarh to reach trithan valley if I start at 7.30 am and with one or two stop in between for lunch and tea.This is important for me as I do not want to reach after dark….

        • Hello Vijendra,

          It should not take more than 9 Hrs because from Delhi itself it takes about 12-13 Hrs or so. So, guess you will be able to cover it in daylight.

          Dheeraj Sharma

  66. Pr@gt! says:

    we want to make a trip from jalandhar to Kullu, Tirthan valley, jalori pass, naldhera, shimla and back to jalandhar in 4-5 days. please help us in the tour planning

    • Hello,

      For 5 days, you can do something like below:

      Day 1 | Jalandhar – Tirthan Valley
      Day 2 | Tirthan Valley
      Day 3 | Tirthan Valley – Jalori Pass – Narkanda
      Day 4 | Narkanda – Naldhera – Tattapani – Shimla Local – Shimla
      Day 5 | Shimla – Jalandhar

      I hope this helps. Let me know incase you need more info. or have any queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  67. Rohit says:

    is it the hille road from delhi

  68. Neisha says:


    Any good clean and economical hotels in manali and kasol that u can suugest?How far in manali from tirthan in hours approx.

    • Hi Neisha,

      You can try to contact Alpine Guest House (01902273710,09418400328,09816271067) or Hotel Sandhya Kasol (1902-265662,265762,09218525595, 09218525695) or Sun and Wind (1902265651,09816499561) at Kasol. Evergreen restaurant, Moon dance cafe,The German bakery adjoining the Moon dance cafe, Little Italy restaurant, lucky dhabha etc are some good food joints. At Manikaran you can also check Sharma Guest Houses (01902273742, 09816973742, 09418422343) in case you do not find bookings at Kasol.

      At Manali, try Johnson’s Hotel, Jimmy Johnson’s Hotel in Manali or Manali Heights, if that suits your budget. If you want to stay away from the hustle-bustle then stay at Hotel Iceland at Solang Valley, about 16 KMs from Manali.

      Tirthan – Manali is about 3 Hrs I guess and further to Rohtang Pass/Marhi will take another 2.5-4/5 Hrs depending upon the traffic jam you might get.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you have any queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  69. Neisha says:


    what places can be visited near and around tirthan?? Our base is riverside resort and we will be there for a week.can places like marhi, rani nala (want to catch some snow),GHNP, rohtang pass be covered in a day journey.Leavin in the morning and returning back to hotel in evening.

    • Hi Neisha,

      You can keep about 2 days for the nature walks in Tirthan Valley and then go over to Shoja and Jalori Pass. You can also make a day trip towards Rohtang Pass but better leave early if you want to come back or stay in Manali for a day or two in the last leg of your trip.

      You have Naggar – Kasol and Manikaran as well which can be covered as one day or two days trip. Better stay at Tirthan for about 4 days and spend other three in Manali (2) and Naggar/Kasol (1). All this can be done from Tirthan as well but will increase the drive time for sure.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you have any queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  70. Neisha says:

    HI,Planned a trip from 12-18th june to river side resort tirthan. .Hope the weather is good. Any chance or seeing apple orchards?.How is the night bus journey from Delhi to Aut? Do they have decent stopovers for meals?? also Are taxis easily available at Aut or we need to get one from the hotel? Loved the website !!.very useful

    Thanks, Neisha

    • Hi Neisha,

      Weather shall be fine at that time. Bus journey is OK but largely depends upon the driver driving the Volvo. There will be just one stop for dinner and then one or two on demand basis. Better get down at Kullu, nothing much of a difference or else ask River Side Resort guys to send the taxi to pick you guys.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you have any queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  71. Neisha says:

    Thanks !!

  72. Jaideep says:

    Hi Dheeraj,

    Thank you for informative blog and planning my third trip :-D

    I am planning for to trip to trithan valley, do you have any idea about rent of the hotel?

    which hotel is best and have nest view?

    Is there any facility of river side camps and is it safe to stay at night on river side?



    • Hi Jaideep,

      That seems great. Check the Accommodation section in the article above. Mine favorite is Raju Bharti but it remains mmostly booked for the season. River Side Resort is also a good option, check its review on my blog and it is just on river side. So, totally safe too :)

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you have any queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

      • Jaideep says:

        HI Dheeraj,

        Thank you for your reply.

        We have changed our plan :-( as my friends wanna go to MCLEODGANJ. So we are planning in 2nd or 4th week of June, is it advisable to go at this time. Can monsoon play spoil sport? does it ran very heavily because we were planning to go to triund valley for trekking..

        • Hi Jaideep,

          June is good time to visit Mcleod ganj buddy. You will love the triund trek.

          Dheeraj Sharma

        • Jaideep says:

          Hey Dheeraj,

          Thank a lot.

          Do you have any idea about good hotel in Mcloedganj??

          If given a choice which would be best place to stay Bhagsu,Naddi or Mcloedganj!!

          I dont prefer staying near city!! so which would be best area to stay among these 3??

          Well I just now finished reading about your Kinnaur and Trithan valley Trip.. Its really Awesome.. Keep Writing :-)

          Thanks again for your help :-D

  73. Neisha says:

    how do you book a vovlo bus from delhi to aut from mumbai?

    • Hi Neisha,

      You can check the link here to book the HPTDC bus services to Manali and get down at Aut.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you have any queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  74. Samir says:

    Thanks for some great info, Dheeraj. You mention the Spring Season as the best time for visiting Tirthan. Can you clarify what period would that be? Asking, since Spring varies across the country. Apart from apples, would cherries be available in that season? Thanks!

    • Hi Samir,

      By Spring I refer to April-May season as by this time lots of flowers are blowing over the valley. Also, there will be no apples rather flowers of them :) ..If you wanna see apples then head to Kinnaur in month of September :)

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you have any queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  75. pritish Agarwal says:

    Hi,i am planning for the adventure camp by Youreka to Tirthan or to Sitlakhet, but some of my friends told me about some peculiar mosquitoes in Tirthan.So can u tell me exactly how problematic it is. Thankyou,

    • Hi Pritish,

      Sorry, I am unaware of this mosquito problem, so may not be able to provide you any valuable suggestion on this behalf :(

      Dheeraj Sharma

      PS -> Sorry for the delayed reply. I was traveling Ladakh for past two weeks :)

  76. Priyanka says:

    Hey Dheeraj!

    We've been planning to visit the Tirthan Valley since last year and finally we may do it in May first week. I had a couple of questions for you because you seem to know lots :)

    1. Is this a good time to go? We are thinking May 2-6.

    2. We are going to be travelling from Mumbai. Don't want to fly in to Kullu because the fares are too much. We'll mostly hire a taxi from Chandigarh. Do you have any idea of how much it might cost? And how long it'd take?

    3. After a 3-4 day halt in Tirthan, where can we proceed? Is Manali a good option? How far is it? And what would be the best way to travel?

    Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks!

    • hi Priyanka,

      Great, Tirthan Valley is an extremely nice place to spend a relaxing vacation. I will try to answer you queries in the respective order below:

      1. Yes, it is good time to go and you will surely enjoy playing the river sides.
      2. Well, I will suggest better take overnight Volvo going to Manali from Delhi or Chandigarh whatever suits you and then get down near Kullu or Bhunter. From there you will get a taxi to Tirthan Valley for around Rs 500-600 only. It will be economic as well as more relaxing than traveling by car all the way.
      3. Yes, head to Manali and go over and check Snow point near Rohtang Pass to have fun with snow. Manali is not that far and will take only about 3 Hrs to reach. Spend couple of days there and return back. You can again arrange a taxi from the hotel/guest house you are staying at Tirthan Valley. It may cost about Rs 1200 – 1500 types and will be with you for whole day I believe.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know for any further queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj sharma

      • Priyanka says:

        Thank you for the quick response! Very helpful :)

        Well, we are thinking of hiring a taxi because we will be travelling with a baby. Are the buses good? And usually, how many halts do they make?

        Thanks again for the help!

        • Hi Priyanka,

          These Volvo buses are comfortable but they run AC all the time and sometimes it gets nippier and frustrating. Plus since there is no option to turn them off and you are at some wrong seat, it call really make you feel odd. I guess being adults or decent age kids, it is OK to travel but not sure about baby. With a baby you might have to halt many a times while bus will have a single halt and at times if required by any passenger, so I will suggest if budget is not that constraint than you can go with taxi as it provides more flexibility all the time since you are carrying a baby.

          Dheeraj Sharma

        • Priyanka says:

          Thanks Dheeraj!

          Do you by any chance know a good and reliable taxi operator around the area?


        • Hi Priyanka,

          Sorry, but do not know any cab or taxi guys there since I self drive mostly. But, the hotel you are staying in at Tirthan Valley will surely arrange the taxi for your pickup from Kullu.

          Dheeraj Sharma

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  79. Himadri says:

    Hey guys, I am planning to go to Riverside on this weekend(13th Aug'11). I heard that there were major clogged on the road(CHG to Mandi) last weekend (6th Aug'11) due to cloud burst. I was planning to follow Delhi->CHG->Mandi->Aut->Larji-Tirthan.

    Can anyone suggest mee alternate route to avoid massive congestion?

    • Hello Himadri,

      As its mentioned above in the article, you have the option of following the Delhi – Zirakpur – Kalka – Shimla – Narkanda – Jalori Pass – Shoja – Banjar – Tirthan Valley route while going to Tirthan Valley and while coming back you can confirm the road conditions and traverse the Tirthan Valley – Larji – Aut – Mandi – Chandigarh – Delhi route. The Jalori Pass route is much more scenic and adventurous than Mandi – Aut route but you need to drive in first gear at both ascend and descend from Jalori Pass due to steep climb on both sides. DO take care of that part else you may end up with BRAKE FAILURE and drive with caution.

      Also, the flash flood and landslides were cleared from the Chandigarh – Manali highway on Saturday itself and now the road is operational. Secondly, you stiill have good 4-5 days to go and I guess by that time the Manali – Mandi – Delhi route will be in more much more better shape.

      I hope this helps. Let me know incase you have more queries.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  80. Prashant Bansal says:

    1 more thing Dheeraj…

    After reaching tirthan valley, do we need to get some passes for the GHNP trekking?? because I have heard about trekking packages for the park and some sort of permit is required for the same.

    Also, any known accomodation in Narkanda?



    • Hey Prashant,

      I guess for walking to the interiors on GHNP you need the permits. Secondly, for Angling / Fishing in Tirthan Valley the permits are also issued. For Great Himalayan National Park you need to pay about Rs 10 per day. Best bet for you will be to stay at Sai Ropa FRH and from there I guess even these permits/permissions can be arranged as well. There is a fee of about Rs 50 fro still camera as well. But, this may be needed only when you plan to utilize one buffer day in Tirthan Valley else it is all about enjoying the ride.

      I hope this helps. Let me know incase you have any doubts or queries.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  81. Prashant Bansal says:

    That was of great help Dheeraj!!

    Thanks a lot!!!

  82. Prashant Bansal says:

    Thanks for the prompt reply Dheeraj.

    I do not have much touring experience. I have craze bout biking but got my bike recently so want to live up those and dreams and just selected this destination randomly because of adventure and scenic locations.

    If you have any other suggestions regarding destination then please tell me.

    Also, if this tour is possible with some take care pointers.. that would be great since we have made up our mind for it.

    P.S. we have 3 days & nights and can add 1 more night at max, if required.


    • Hello Prashant,

      Well that is perfectly OK buddy its just the passion that counts and great to know people with alike passion although I don't ride but I love to drive and Travel :) … Tirthan Valley is one of the favorite destinations of mine and really a great fun to ride up there. I will advise that you take Shimla route to Tirthan Valley so as to enjoy the ride and come back via Pandoh – Mandi side as you might have read in the travel guide. This will give you a great adventure ride via Jalori Pass. The descend as well as ascend is very steep on Jalori Pass so do not use more than first gear at least when you descend else you might fail your brakes. I will suggest something below –

      Day 1 | Delhi – Shimla – Narkanda or Delhi – Chail – Narkanda (more scenic)
      Day 2 | Narkanda – Jalori Pass – Shoja or Narkanda – Jalori Pass – Shoja – Banjar – Tirthan Valley (Do not stay river side in Tirthan Valley)
      Day 3 | Shoja – Banjar – Pandoh – Mandi – Delhi or Tirthan Valley – Pandoh – Mandi – Delhi
      Day 4 | Buffer Day

      This will be great monsoon ride for you and you will enjoy it to the core I am sure. You can use Buffer Day as per your comfort with riding time on a particular day. You will be OK with just the ride but DO carry the rain gear with you like rain coat and waterproof lower etc. Please let me know incase you have more queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  83. Prashant Bansal says:

    Hi Dheeraj,

    Any suggestion for us as we are planning a bike trip to Tirthan valley in Mid-august?

    Also, how will be the weather there then? Do we need to carry heavy woolens with us or are they available on rent there, as we want to minimize the luggage.


    • Hello Prashant,

      Well the roads are nice upto Tirthan Valley so nothing much in terms of bike trip or ride apart from driving carefully since its rainy season. If I were you I won;t go to Tirthan Valley in mid-August because its rainy season and you while in Tirthan you may live very near to the river which is NOT at all recommended in rainy season as you may end up in the hotel room only. It may be flowing hefty by now so going near to river will also be not recommended and even the guy at River Side Resorts told us not to come at the time of rains. Having said that some people do it but I will say plan it wisely buddy. So, if you are going for it then plan to stay away from river at least in some hotel which is away or up from Tirthan River not aside it.

      I guess heavy woolens will not be required though you will need light woolens (at least one light jacket) as nights can go cooler and with change in weather as well you may need those light woolens.

      I hope this helps. Let me know incase you have more queries.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  84. Hello Sachin,
    Well, I have the following Raju's Bharti Homestay Phone Number: 09418149808 (01903-225008 not sure of this one if it is working or not). The charges were 1250 (veg.) / 1500 (non veg.) which includes all meals and stay but that was season time. Hence, you may get some discount.
    Let me know if you need more details.
    Dheeraj Sharma

    • Anil Sharma says:

      Hi Dheeraj,
      If i go to tirthan in last week of sept. may i get the flowers in the valley? How will the climate be there? River side will be ok at that time ?

      • Hi Anil,

        September end will surely be greener in Tirthan Valley and would be nice time to go. River side shall be fine as rains would have resided the region. It is time for Fall/Autummn there but I am not sure if that many flowers you will see there as apparent in Spring.

        Dheeraj Sharma

  85. Sachin Singh says:

    any number for Raju’s home stay at Ghushaini?

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