Are you tired of visiting the same mundane hill stations every year on your vacation? It's time to change the location. If Mountains enthrall you and provide you inner peace just like it does to me, this place in Himachal Pradesh is a go-go place for you. Scarcely populated and with rich cover of flora and fauna, Shoja is a little hamlet located in the Himachal Pradesh just before Jalori Pass. If you are planning a trip to Tirthan Valley, Shoja is a place to be in. With a thick cover of beautiful Deodar and Pine forest, the untouched beauty of this place will make you fall in love with nature.
Things to do in/near Shoja
Jalori Pass: A picturesque place in Tirthan Valley located at almost 10,800ft above sea level, Jalori Pass is a tranquil place that serves as the starting point of some ecstatic treks in Himachal. A drive through 5 kilometers of broken roads from Shoja will lead you to this beautiful place. A picture perfect place for all selfie enthusiasts, this place is sure to wow you with its alluring views.
Serlosar Lake: A mere 5 kilometers trek from Jalori Pass will lead you this lake which remains completely frozen in winter. The lake has religious importance as it is dedicated to Mata Budhi Nagin who is worshipped by the locals with utmost belief. The trek is downhill and one of the easiest trek near Shoja.
Raghupur Fort: If you are a History Buff, you must definitely try this trek from Jalori Pass. It was constructed by Rulers of Mandi to protect themselves from invaders. A good 3 kilometers from Jalori, the trek to this fort is a bit challenging than Serlosar Lake and is loaded with sharp curves, thick forest and Himalayas in the backdrop.
Tirthan Valley: A part of Great Himalayan National Park, Tirthan Valley is famous for it's wildlife and fishing treasure. The place is enchanting and filled with surprises. Walk in this beautiful valley and discover yourself in a way you have never done before.
Waterfall Point: Barely a kilometer from Shoja, the waterfall point is a must visit place if you are planning a stay in the village. Do not miss the sunrise from the waterfall point. Birds chirruping, majestic mountains in the backdrop and a serene silence will welcome you on visiting the place.
Hope you have a fun filled trip in Tirthan valley ! Happy Tripping :)