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Jibhi travel guide

Jibhi

About Jibhi

Tired with the traffic, pollution, noise, rush of your crowded cities? Jibhi and its neighboring places like Tirthan Valley, Jalori pass are the perfect destination to take a break and relax. Explore the unexplored at this mountain gateway covered with dense forest and not affected by mass tourism.

Serolsar Lake, Jalori Pass, Jibhi
Serolsar Lake

Jibhi and its nearby destinations of Tirthan valley and jalori pass are a hidden treasure in Banjar valley of Kullu district of himachal Pradesh. If your idea of travel is to spend time at a peaceful place, capturing nature’s best and exploring the untouched then this place is perfect for you.

Best time to visit Jibhi

The best time is when you most feel the need to take a break and visit someplace. But still taking about Jibhi’s weather and seasons, most people visit it during spring months of March to May, when Jibhi is blessed with excessive greenery and flowers and weather here is pleasant.

  • If you love winters and want to experience snow, visit during Dec to Feb.
  • If you’re interested in camping and trekking avoid going in winters and monsoons.
  • If you wanna try fishing visit during Mar to Oct.

But of all the seasons I found with personal experience, March to May to be the best suited time to visit.

How to reach

Jibhi from Delhi

  • Public Transport

The easiest way to reach Jibhi or Tirthan Valley is to board a bus to Aut, Manali from Delhi ISBT. From Aut take roadways bus or taxi to Shoja or Banjar.

  • Personal Vehicle

There are two routes to reach from delhi
Route 1- Delhi – Chandigarh – Mandi – Banjar – Jibhi.
Route 2- Delhi – Chandigarh – Shimla – Narkand – Shoja – Jibhi.

Jibhi from Chandigarh

Board a bus to Aut, Manali. From Aut take a bus to Banjar or Shoja.

Jibhi from Manali

Take a roadways bus from Manali bus stand to Aut. And from Aut take a bus to Banjar/Shoja.

Jibhi from Kasol

Take a bus from kasol to Bhuntar. Then another from Bhuntar to Aut. And then to Banjar/Shoja.

Some important distances

Distance between Delhi and Jibhi – 498 kms (11 hours)
Distance between Jibhi and Chandigarh- 311 kms (8 hours)
Distance between Shimla and Jibhi – 161 kms (5 hours)
Distance between Jibhi and Manali- 102 kms (3 hours)

Reasons to visit

You won’t be overwhelm by the beauty of Jibhi and you’ll eventually find out that neighboring villages like Jalori Pass, shoja and Tirthan Valley have a lot more to offer.

Distance between Jibhi and Jalori Pass (Serolsar lake & Raghupur Fort) – 12 kms
Distance between Jibhi and Tirthan Valley – 16 kms

Where to stay

You’ll find plenty of homestays, cottages, guest houses and camps along the main road and river. I always visit, if not many, at least two to three homestays, check the room and facilities and lastly bargain. I stayed at a homestay in Banjar for 2 nights for 1500 because we had plans to visit Tirthan valley too. You can find more cheaper places to stay but not online.

Jibhi
Note- Many of the homestays accept online payment through UPI.

Where to eat

The native dishes you can try here are Trout fish and Siddu-Ghee. You can have these local himachali cuisines at your homestay. There are no fancy cafes here. Except trying native dishes, I, personally prefer to eat in bhojnalayas/dhabas – which serve delicious north Indian food – to minimize my expenses.

Other Facilities

  • ATMs

There are few ATMs available in Banjar and Aut but a better option would be to carry at least 2500 if you’re visiting for 3 days.

  • Mobile Network Availability

All I know that Jio, BSNL and Airtel works well here because it was all we had. But I’m optimistic that all other network would be available until you go to a place deep in forest like Serolsar lake or Raghupur Fort in Jalori Pass or Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Tirthan Valley.

  • Petrol Pump

There are petrol pumps available in every few kilometers but a tankful at Mandi or Shimla will get you comfortably through Tirthan Valley and Jalori Pass.

Fishing Permit

As stated earlier, fishing is permitted in months of March to November. A permit can be obtained at around ₹100 from fishery department in Nagini village (falls en route Tirthan valley).
Have a happy time fishing in Tirthan river and its tributaries 😉. (near Tirthan valley)

Cost of trip to Jibhi

It costed me around ₹4200 for 3 days and 2 nights trip. I hired no taxi, travelled everywhere in bus or hitchhiked to places. Had my food in dhabas or bhojnalaya and stayed at a homestay in Banjar.

Final Words

This all, according to best of my knowledge, will help you through and make your vacation perfect. Still have any doubt? Feel free to contact us.

7 Comments

  • Radhisha Akhil
    August 29, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Great! Thankyou for guiding us from your personal experience, i would love to visit these places & try to stay in BANJAR ❤️

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    • Corporate's Shepherds
      September 7, 2020 at 8:10 am

      Thank you so much. And yes do visit Banjar, it is beautiful and share your experience with us on our Blog Section.

      Reply
  • Shweta
    September 4, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Perfect blog to gain knowledge about exotic places. You must have knowledge of the place where you are visiting.

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  • Radhe
    September 4, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Nice blog. Good initiative. Nice way to educate people about remote place. After all nature is beauty.

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    • Corporate's Shepherds
      September 7, 2020 at 8:13 am

      Thank you. Yeah that’s what we try to do, to explore hidden paradises in our country.

      Reply
  • Gauri Shankar
    September 5, 2020 at 10:39 am

    It’s very useful information .. thanks for updating about all d new places especially jibhi …may I will visit my once things settle down ..

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    • Corporate's Shepherds
      September 7, 2020 at 8:14 am

      Thank You. Yeah sure do visit Jibhi. Even we are waiting to travel again after this pandemic. Stay Safe 🙂

      Reply

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