The valleys in Himachal take name from the rivers that run through that region. One such region is Tirthan Valley located in the tributary of Tirthan River.
”When the British settled in the hills, they brought parts of their culture in the form of architecture to this land. The buildings of Shimla still remind of the British heritage through the architecture style. Even after imitating the reminders of their home they missed their food, especially the lovely, beautiful, juicy, Trout Fish. To solve this one missing link, they transported dozens of Trout to Himachal Pradesh and left them in the rivers. This is how the Trout Fish reached Himachal and slowly they made Tirthan River their home.”
Unlike most of the rivers in Himachal, Tirthan River is a shallow stream with knee deep water making it an ideal place to chill and go fishing. Tirthan River flows from the glacial streams of Hanskund peak, a beautiful trek destination inside The Great Himalayan National Park. Tirthan Valley stretches from Banjar to Bathad with a number of small and beautiful villages en route.