12th Jun 2019
Photo of JIBHI - HEAVEN ON EARTH by Anuradha Narayanan


One of the most accessible attractions in Jibhi is the waterfall. It is situated deep inside a forest. While walking to the waterfall, you will come across numerous wooden bridges in the path, which make the place picturesque. The place is very enchanting, and the music of the water flowing by makes for an enthralling experience. If you’re lucky, you’ll also be looking at a rainbow in the waterfall in the morning.

Photo of Jibhi Waterfall, Tandi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Anuradha Narayanan


The Tirthan river flowing through Jibhi is the ideal location to relax. The current of the river is not as strong as in the other parts of the valley and therefore, you can go into the water without any worries. There are many huge rocks around the river stream. Take a book and spend some quality me time there.

Photo of Tirthan River, Himachal Pradesh by Anuradha Narayanan

Jibhi is a quaint little village located in Tirthan Valley in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Once considered as the perfect offbeat destinations for travelling, Jibhi is fast turning into one of the most popular tourist destinations.

In this post I shall be talking about the things to do in Jibhi. You can easily spend at least three days in this serene village.


The trek to the Kothi starts from the Shringi Rishi Temple in Bagi Village. In order to reach the temple, you have to travel around 3 km from Jibhi towards Banjar, where the road will bifurcate to Bagi. No local bus goes to this place so you'll have to arrange a cab for the same. From Shringi Rishi temple, its a short one hour trek to Chehni Kothi. The trail is well defined and can be done without a guide.


A trip to Jibhi is incomplete without visiting Jalori Pass. Jalori Pass is situated at an altitude of 10,500 ft above sea level. At a distance of around 12 km from Jibhi, the drive to the Pass is breathtakingly beautiful. Two treks start from Jalori Pass – the trek to the mystical Serolsar Lake and the trek to the Raghupur Fort.

The drive to Jalori Pass is also considered to be difficult. If you're not confident about your driving skills, better stick to the local buses or cabs. And if you do drive yourself, stick to the first gear only.


Serolsar Lake is a beautiful pristine mystical lake just 6 km from Jalori Pass. A short one and half hour trek will take you to the lake. The trek is not difficult at all. The lake is considered to be sacred and no one is allowed to go in the lake. The temple of Budhi Nagin is considered to be a holy place and tourists stop by to pay respects. It is said that you won’t ever find leaves fallen on the lake, the birds clean them up. On a clear day, you'll be amazed by the reflections of the sky on the lake.

Photo of Serolsar Lake, Himachal Pradesh by Anuradha Narayanan

Chehni Kothi is made of stone and wood. It is a very antique architectural wonder that has stayed for around 350 years. The Kothi lost 2 stories in the 1905 earthquake. It is forbidden to climb up the steep stairs of the Kothi, and even if you tried, the villagers will stop you.

Photo of JIBHI - HEAVEN ON EARTH by Anuradha Narayanan


Another trek starting from Jalori Pass, the trek to Raghupur Fort is of a short 3 km. The Raghupur Fort is now in ruins, with barely some walls standing. The trek offers a splendid 360 degree view of the valley.


Fishing is one of the must do things when you go to Jibhi. You can get your homestay to arrange for fishing equipment, as well as the fishing license. Rainbow trout are in abundance, but it will take time and patience to catch them.

If you want to read a detailed travel guide on Jibhi, you can read it here.