This trip was going to be super special as it was pending for a really long time and trip with school friends is the best kind as you have so many memories to share.
So we started pretty early in the morning around 5am from Delhi, bunch of 5 people really enthusiastic to spend Holi in the mountains #pahadoMeHoli (we even made a WhatsApp group of this name :P). We took the Chandigarh-Ropar-Bilaspur-Mandi route. One can also take the Shimla route but we wanted to save our time to spend most of our time in Jibhi.
It was like any typical journey through mountains until we reached Pandoh. It was then that the weather became so pleasant, clouds started to gather and it started to drizzle a bit and then from there on, we couldn't take our eyes off the views outside.
Tirthan river gushing parallely with all its might and once you enter Banjar, it's like next-level experience! The scenic landscapes are to die for. No, I'm not kidding. They're simply breathtaking.
We reached Jibhi around 5.30pm in the evening, almost after 12 hours of journey. We spend the rest of the day lazying at our Junglebook homestay which I found on Instagram and contacted the property onwner-Sunny/Sonu bhaiyya. He was really kind and texted me pictures of the homestay instantaneously. They have 4 properties and each has its own charm and we decided to bunk in Junglebook 2 which is situated a little above in the mountains-quiet and solace place. So we spent the rest of the night in front of the bukhari as it started to get really chilly.