Himachal Pradesh is Indias prime summer getaway. However, popular attractions like Shimla and Manali have been done to dust. They are quite crowded, especially during the peak summer season. This is where offbeat summer getaways like Tirthan Valley come in. The beautiful destination located at the south end of the Kullu Valley and leading up to inner Seraj, is abundant in natural beauty. Landscapes of lush green, cloud-kissing mountains and beautiful trails dotted with untouched villages await you at Tirthan Valley. (ALSO SEE How to Reach Tirthan Valley by Road, Train and Flight) Here are some amazing things to do in Tirthan Valley.
The beautiful Jalori pass is at an altitude of 3223 m and provides stunning views of the mountains. When the weather is good, this is a great place to witness some stunning Himalayan views and the Himalayan griffon vulture.
The serene Saryolsar lake is locate just 6 km east of the Jalori Pass. It is considered sacred and the walk from Jalori pass to the lake is picturesque, dotted with oak forests. The lake has clear water adding to its charm. DO SEE 10 most stunning lakes in India
And if you go west from Jalori pass for 3 km you reach the ruins of Raghupur Fort. The fort too provides some amazing views of the surrounding mountainous region.
Great Himalayan National Park
Tirthan Valley is considered to be the gateway to the amazing Great Himalayan National Park. This park is a delight for nature lovers as it is full of enchanting valleys and breathtaking mountain peaks. No wonder it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
One of the traditional, beautiful and unexplored villages on this belt is Bahu. It is well-preserved and offers great views of the Banjar Valley. The village is located on the east side of the Banjar Valley. CHECK OUT 16 spectacular photos of the most beautiful villages around the world
Chehni Kothi is a huge fort-tower, one of the tallest in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It houses an old temple that attracts many locals. Foreigners are not allowed inside the temple. The 350-year old fort tower though is open to all and worth a visit.
So, next time you plan a Himachal trip, skip the clichéd spots and check out the wonderful Tirthan Valley instead.