It all started a week before my best friend’s birthday. She wanted to throw a grand party for her D-day, but being a crazy traveler that I am, I convinced her to spend her birthday with me, in a quaint hamlet, tucked away in an unexplored part of Himachal Pradesh—Jibhi.
She liked the idea of spending her big day away from the hustle and bustle of city life and agreed to come with me. It was a dream come true, since she had never been a part of my crazy travel adventures before! So, this travelogue is really close to my heart. Also, the level of adventure I had on this trip was beyond ordinary!
Without wasting any time, I booked two tickets to Jibhi and browsed through the best hotels in and around the area. I had my first ‘aha’ moment of this trip when I came around this pretty little tree house on B&B.
It was love at first sight. I knew instantly that this is where we would celebrate my best friend’s birthday. Oh, and her name is Mansi. She is a stunning human and deserves the world. Coming back to my enthusiasm, I booked two tickets within five minutes of coming across the beauty that this tree house was.
We left Delhi on 11 September and reached Aut in the morning.
Here’s How to Reach Jibhi
-Book a Volvo from Kashmere Gate ISBT to Aut. There are no direct buses to Jibhi, so get your sit booked in a Delhi-Manali Volvo.
-Get off at Aut. Ask the driver/conductor to drop before the long tunnel.
-From there, you can hire a local taxi that will drop you directly at the tree house. He charged INR 1,000 to the tree house. The price was reasonable considering that the road were spiral and under-construction and the hours spent in the taxi were a bit long. It took us around two hours to reach Jibhi but thanks to the gushing water of Tirthan River and majestic views of terraced hillside, we managed to keep up with our gusto.