Tirthan Valley is a paradise for those who love to spend quality time with nature. No noise (except for chirping birds and a gushing river) no markets, no touristy stuff to do -like the idea? Then Tirthan valley is the place for you.
Lets find out why you must plan a trip or what could be your reason to visit Tirthan Valley this season?
A Lovely Valley by Gushing Mountain River
It is the most beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh situated by Tirthan River, which originates from glaciers of Himalaya – a perennial river of cold and clear glacier water. Summers are the only time when you can take a dip in the clear waters here !
2. Its the Best Time to Visit the Great Himalayan National Park
Tirthan Valley is the gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park – an eco zone with many endangered wildlife species its a dream destination for wildlife lovers. The best time to spot the wildlife is April- June.
3. A Virtual Paradise for Anglers
There couldn’t be a better place for fishing Trouts than in the crystal clear waters of river Tirthan. Filled with rainbow and brown trouts this valley into a angling hot spot in summers. (the water is too chilling in winters to stand and fish)
4. Its a Birdwatchers Haven
Tirthan Valley bordering the Great Himalayan National Park is home to many birds that are a rarity otherwise. Birds like Monal Pheasant ,Himalayan Griffon Vultures and Golden Eagles being seen regularly while here during the spring and summer season.
5. Adventure Lover? Then This is the Place for You
Tirthan Valley is a known adventure centric getaway. During the summer months and also from September – November you can enjoy many adventure activities here like river crossing, camping, rock climbing, trekking, hiking and much more.
6. Trekking at Tirthan is Best During Summers
A place for trekkers, hikers and nature lovers alike, the Great Himalayan National Park and the mountains around this valley provides one of the finest trekking opportunities in the country.
7. A Stay by the River Side Cottages and Camps
Like the idea of waking up to the sounds of a gushing river or enjoying your morning tea by while dipping your toes in ice cold waters?If the answer is yes then Tirthan valley river side camps and cottages are the place for you!
8. This is Best time to Enjoy Waterfalls
Enjoy two waterfalls at a short distance apart from one another. In the months of May and June the spay of the falls is something you do not want to miss. These waterfalls are located in the same walking trail, within the walking distance of an hour.
9. Full Bloom Apple Orchards
It is on full bloom during the spring season.(March to May) Packed with lush green mountains and orchards full of luscious apples, this small place is a paradise for travellers in the season.
10.The Temperatures Never Really Soar Even in Peak Summer
One of the main and the most important reason to visit this valley- even in peak Indian summers the temperatures never really cross 25 degree celcius. This itself can be a reason enough to visit this picturesque valley in the summer months!
Accommodation In Tirthan Valley
Stay in a hotel, a guest house , camp or choose a home-stay. Plan a stay at the Himalayan Trout House if you want adventure and a comfortable stay. Sun N Sky is a budget accommodation in Banjār where you can get bikes on hire. For camp or cottage stay by the river Tirthan Holidays Camp & Cottages and Raju’s Cottage are good options.
How to Reach
Nearest Airport is Bhuntar Airport, 55 kms from Tirthan Valley. Tirthan is 550 kms away from Delhi and 246 kms from Chandigarh. You can take a bus or hire a cab or drive down to Manali, get down at Auto which is just 26 kms from Tirthan.