Jibhi is a small village in Himachal Pradesh, which remains to be seldom visited by the tourists. It is situated a little ahead of Mandi, and destinations like Manali and Tirthan usually claim the fame in the region. Lucky for the travelers trying to escape the city clamor, Jibhi offers itself as the ideal mountainous village to unwind amid tranquility.
Jibhi is as well-connected with roadways as any other, famous low-lying hill station. There are plenty of Volvo and state-run buses from Majnu ka Tila (Delhi) and Chandigarh (Punjab), which are bound for Manali, Himachal Pradesh via Aut Tunnel. It is from the tunnel that you can take another bus or a cab to Banjar. Jibhi is merely 8 km ahead of Banjar Bus Terminal and easily commutable through a taxi or a bus.
Staying in Jibhi
Gone are the days when there would only be a numbered few homestays in the village. Presently, there are several guesthouses and hostels which can be searched on sites like Booking.com and Airbnb. I would personally recommend staying at:
Lato The Hut River Touch Guest House
My Travel Diary
Bags packed with a few warm clothes, nervousness, and heaps of excitement, I headed for my first solo trip to a small village in Himachal. Having read as many travel blogs as I could find, I was determined to materialize all my plans for the next three days. I arrived at Jibhi after a 12 hours’ bus journey from Delhi to Aut Tunnel and a quick 1-hour ride from the tunnel to the village.
The lush green mountains, the sun playing hide and seek behind them, and the gurgling river flowing along the road were enough to make me forget about the travel fatigue and sleepless night. As the cab driver drove through the unkept, rocky streets, a herd of sheep decided to give us company for a short stretch - playfully hopping up and down the slanting roads.