Jibhi in Tirthan valley undoubtedly, is one of the best off-beat locations to avoid the crowds of Himachal. It has become a hotspot for travellers in recent years and is growing in popularity daily.
Located at an altitude of 1600M, it is around a 3-hour drive from Manali, approximately 100 kms.
It is a must-visit place in Himachal because of its views throughout the year and has something to offer to everyone, be it a family, a solo traveller, a couple or a group of friends.
It is known for its pine forests, mesmerising valley views, unique guest houses and the beautiful Tirthan river. Apart from this, it also has a fishing culture and is famous for trout fishing.
The best way to get to Jibhi is to take an overnight bus from Delhi or Chandigarh & get down at Aut; it is a 12-13 hour ride.
After getting down at Aut, you can choose either of these two options:
You can also drive down directly from Delhi or Chandigarh and take the exit before the Aut tunnel towards Banjar valley. It will take around 14-15 hours by car.
Jibhi undoubtedly has some of the best stay options for a weekend as well people looking for long stays and are on a workation. Here’s a list of options suitable for everyone.
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Jalori Pass & Serolsar lake
Raghupur Fort Trek
December to February: This is the peak winter season in Jibhi; if you want to enjoy snowfall, this should be your ideal season.
March to June: The weather is pleasant throughout these three months. Come to Jibhi during this season to beat the heat.
July to September: The monsoons are in full flow, ideally should be avoided. But the valley is at its greenest during this time of the year.
October to November: Similarly to the summers, the weather is pleasant, though a bit colder because of the onset of winters.
Our suggestion will be March – June as the best time to visit Jibhi, if you want to have the best time and do treks in the Great Himalayan National Park and visit every place.
A 4-5 day trip to Shangarh will cost you between INR 12,000 – INR 25,000, depending on what kind of a budget you are on.