Jana water fall is situated in the quaint hamlet of Jana. Instead of stopping at the food stalls near the waterfall, follow the trail beside the waterfall. It is a short and easy hike and unfolds into a jaw dropping view of the waterfall surrounded by snow clad mountains overlooking deodar, pine trees and apple orchards. After a refreshing dip in the pool, one must try Siddhu.
Siddhu is a traditional Himachali dish, made of wheat and yeast; served with ghee (Clarified butter)! Out of the 15 food joints that I tried Siddhu in, the one served near Jana waterfall is something I vouch for!
How to get there:
–Jana village is just 12 km away from Naggar.
–There is 15-20 minutes hike from the Jana bus stop to Jana waterfall. The trail that leads up to the Jana falls is breath taking.
–Bus: Several local buses ply from Naggar to Jana as early as 9 in the morning
–Hire a local taxi
–Wear comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole)
–Carry a water bottle
–Day pack/small bag and keep your essentials in it
–It is advisable to carry packed lunch/snacks
–A local guide may not be required for most of these trails, however, it is still advisable to keep asking around
–On the above mentioned trails, network is availability, mostly
–ATMs are available in Manali and Old Manali. Yet it is advisable to carry cash
–Choose to stay in a nearby village, such as Prini, Jagatsukh, Naggar, a little far war from the clustered Manali Mall road
-Do not miss a visit to the lively market of Old Manali