Rhetorical stepping into Shimla and Kullu

Tripoto
20th Jun 2019
Photo of Rhetorical stepping into Shimla and Kullu by Jaskaran Singh
Day 1

From Dharamshala to Tirthan valley... First stop at mandi for breakfast at gurudwara sahib, then small breaks for light snacks and relaxation. Finally reached banjar... Asked a local for directions.. There are two tirthans from there.. One is valley another one is a place.. We headed to the tirthan valley... After reaching there, we roamed here n there to find some good option of stay.. At the end in gushaini.. Wr found a very mermerising amd welcoming cottage on sharchi road.. Rock N River homestay. Hosts are very friendly and welcoming.. Loved the hospitality. Had Best food than any restaurant ever. Dinner and breakfast are within the package.. For lunch we had to pay.. But the price is reasonable. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. For one person they charges upto 800 with breakfast and dinner and stay.. For bonfire.. We had to pay for just the wood. Overall we enjoyed being sitting in the orchids next to the river rather than roaming nearby as the valley us quant.. So nothing much is there to see or check out. But just relax in the proper remote valley in nature.

Enroute tirthan valley

Photo of Tirthan Valley, Dist, Banjar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh

Gurudwara sahib at mandi.. Have a great history to know about.

Photo of Tirthan Valley, Dist, Banjar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh

The chilling waters of a pristine river from hankund glacier at homestay

Photo of Tirthan Valley, Dist, Banjar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh

Apple orchids at the homestay

Photo of Tirthan Valley, Dist, Banjar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh

Such a lovely and friendly doggo.. Sheruu❤️

Photo of Tirthan Valley, Dist, Banjar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh

Shook his paw ???? to sit with us at the bonfire

Photo of Tirthan Valley, Dist, Banjar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh

An oasis in 12°C

Photo of Tirthan Valley, Dist, Banjar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh

Bidding bye to our hosts at the homestay

Photo of Tirthan Valley, Dist, Banjar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Day 2

We had planned to stay just one night in tirthan but the love and beauty of the nature of valley made us to stay another one in its lapse. We ate a lot of apples sitting in the orchids. Some also did fishing there, for that one must take the permit from the govt dept there. We roamed nearby a bit.. In the market or to do some photoshoot. Market is very basic.. Just to get the basic.. Alcohol is available there but not in much variety. We played in the chilling waters of the river, the water was extremely chilling! So are the nights... A full sleeved shirts or a thin sweatshirt is a must even in summers. I've not much photographs saved right now in my phone but you can definitely check out the story highlights at my instagram handle @jassimplytall.

Day 3

After having a lovely breakfast at the bank of river and playing with the Sheru. We left the tirthan for our next destination jibhi valley. There we booked our homestay on airbnb as the tourism in jibhi is a lot more than that of tirthan. But it didn't live up to our expectations. There was something like flying mist in air of the valley there.. Something like little cottons all over the valley.. Flying the whole time. After throwing our backpacks in the homestay, we left for the jibhi's highlight.. The jibhi waterfall. I recommend you to go there by foot. As the you will get to the enjoy the real colors of the nature in the way. Also pack up some fruits for the way. After reaching there at the fall. The first thing I did was putting off my clothes and standing under the fall. Idk.. But it's a Wierd fun for me! 😂 Seeing me standing under the falling water. Everyone there came running to do the same! 😂 The water was too chilling for one to stand not more than 5-6 secs under it. On the way back to the homestay we witnessed the Himachal way of celebration of their Gods' ceremonies, in a very colorful way.. Worth watching. The doggos here are even more friendlier than that of tirthan valley. But I couldn't find anyone sweet as Sheru there. In the evening we enjoyed our must needed coffee with some melancholic music in the balcony of our homestay.

Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Jaskaran Singh
Day 4

On the last day, it was planned to go back to Dharamshala. But life is full of unplanned things. We turned our steering to the jalori pass. Jalori pass was used by Britishers to transport the goods from shimla to Kullu. The jalori pass is just on the boundary of shimla and Kullu. So to get a fun fact. At the jalori pass.. I was stepping kya one foot in the shimla and another one in kulluIn the way there comes a beautiful valley of flowers and villages on the hillside which will give you the swiss feels in the Himalayas. Reaching above the treeline I had never felt panting due to less oxygen before it even though I've been to the higher altitudes that this before too. Anyways it wasn't that hard to breath in that thin air. Maybe I needed some morning coffee that day😄after reaching at the zero point of the jalori pass. Packed our car. Roamed nearby to the temple and lake.. Suddenly the heart said.. Let's go above too... There wasn't any route or way to go above but just a plain grassland. I felt it like a childhood dream of running ro anywhere in freen meadow. So my brothers and I started a race to the top.. Which we didn't even know that how high or far it it! 😂 We ran and panted.. Took rest break again ran.. And repeat.. Still couldn't see the top.. But heart didn't want to give up yet.. Somehow.. Crawling and all.. I reached at the top.. There was a small and old temple... No one else was there.. I felt that I was the one who had discovered this temple! 😂 But no.. 😅 After 5 minutes there was a group of trekkers coming across there.. Anyways.. The view from the above had no match... There were horses.. A small puddle.. Grass meadow, snow caped hill tops and no humanlife.. Not less than a fairy tale. But couldn't stand there more than 10 minutes.. As I started panting in the thin air.. Heart was pounding at its hardest and brain was about to get blasted.. Quickly ran down and had two strong cups of coffee to get some stabilized. Steering back to Dharamshala!

Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Jaskaran Singh
Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Jaskaran Singh
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