The local children from the Chehni Village
I spent the last hour of my trip lying down on the mountain grass near the temple, enjoying the panorama of this mesmerizing place and capturing the precious, blissful moment. It felt like a beautiful dream I didn't want to wake up from.
Jibhi is like that little secret you want to keep to yourself. If you want to escape the metropolis madness and experience a slow, serene, and laidback life, without all the frills of a commercialized hill station, this little mountain town will not disappoint you.
How to Reach Jibhi:
By Road: The simplest way to travel to Jibhi is to catch a bus from Delhi/Chandigarh to Manali and disembark at AUT. From AUT, you can either take another bus that first takes you to Banjar, followed by one to Jibhi, or arrange a taxi that takes you directly to Jibhi. The taxi takes around 1100-1500 Rs.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Jibhi is Shimla railway station (150 km from Jibhi). Since there are no direct trains from Delhi to Shimla, You will have to change trains at Kalka railway station. You can take a taxi from Shimla to Jibhi for around 6000 Rs.
By Air: The closest airport to Jibhi is in Bhuntar (Kullu) (60 km from Jibhi). You can take a taxi from Bhuntar to Jibhi for around 2200-2500 Rs.
Best Time to Visit Jibhi
The best time to visit Jibhi is during the spring season (March-May), when the weather is really pleasant. If you want to experience snowfall, you can go during winters (December-February). You should avoid going there during Monsoons (June-September) as there are risks of landslides.
Other Things to Remember While Visiting Jibhi:
Book your homestay: It is recommended to book your homestays in advance (using airbnb, booking.com or other apps) as they may get completely booked out during peak seasons.
Stay for at least two nights: You need three days thoroughly enjoy and cherish the wonders offered by this little village.
Keep it clean: Locals of Jibhi are trying their best to conserve the beauty and culture of the village. Please support them by keeping the environment clean.
Carry power back-ups: Power cutoffs are common in a remote village like Jibhi. Come prepared with power backups for your gadgets.
Carry warm clothes: Even during Summers, temperatures may drop below 10 degrees at night. Remember to carry warm clothes for your stay.
Have no agenda: It is completely okay to step into this beautiful town and figure things out later or decide to do nothing at all!
For any doubts, feel free to leave a comment or message me on instagram (IG handle: @lovleenkaur).