This unexplored hamlet in Himachal Pradesh is the perfect place to escape the crowds!

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Photo of This unexplored hamlet in Himachal Pradesh is the perfect place to escape the crowds! by Neha Bhise Sadalge

As I look back over my travel over the past few years, I realise that I look forward to destinations which are unexplored and away from the maddening crowds that flock popular tourist destinations in the country. When I think of serene and picturesque locations though nothing beats the charm of small villages in North India especially Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Moving away from the ever-popular places such as Shimla and Dharamshala, there are very few places left now in this part of the country which offer you the perfect getaway. One of the best hamlets in this area however, to give you this completely blissful environment is Janjehli in Himachal Pradesh.

About the place

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Located about 90 km. from Mandi at an elevation of 2150 metres is this beautiful village in the Siraj Valley of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh. With it’s lush greenery and endless blue skies, it will instantly charm you with it’s simplicity. While it’s scenic beauty makes it a popular destination among locals, very few tourists know about this hidden gem which is why it remains an offbeat destination for many.

Photo of Janjehli, Himachal Pradesh, India by Neha Bhise Sadalge

Unlike the other popular small towns nearby, this also remains unexplored however because while there is a lot to do nearby, it is also the perfect place to simply relax and do nothing at all. This sleepy town is the perfect place to read a book, watch some breathtaking views or take a long walk to get lost in nature’s beauty. It also serves as a base for popular treks such as Chindi, Shoja and Karsog. Surrounded by pine forests and mountains, it is often visited by trekkers and adventure enthusiasts for activities such as night safari, hiking, mountaineering and trekking. With it's natural beauty ,it is a heaven for photographers as well.

Nearby attractions

Shikari Devi Temple

Photo of This unexplored hamlet in Himachal Pradesh is the perfect place to escape the crowds! by Neha Bhise Sadalge

Pandav Shila: About 3 km. away from Janjehli is a mammoth rock that is said to have been there from the Mahabharata era. It is believed that if you throw a stone above the rock and it stays there then all your wishes come true.

Banjar: About 40 km. away from Janjehli is the famous town of Banjar which is famous among tourists for it’s wildlife sanctuary. You can also camp or trek around this popular town.

Nature trails: Apart from the many trekking options mentioned earlier, one of the most famous treks here is to the Shikari Devi temple which is extremely well maintained. It is one of the most beautiful and unique temples in this region. You can also visit other nearby locations such as Saroa, Prashar Lake, Rewalsar Lake, Devidarh and Barot.

Accommodation

Photo of This unexplored hamlet in Himachal Pradesh is the perfect place to escape the crowds! by Neha Bhise Sadalge

While there are a lot of popular state-owned accommodations such as HP PWD rest house or HPTDC trekkers hut, the best way to enjoy a stay in this small town is by camping in the outdoors. You can click here for further details.

Best time to visit

Although the pleasant climate here makes it possible for anyone to visit it throughout the year, October-March is the best time to witness it’s natural beauty.

How to reach

By Air: The nearest airport is at Kullu (115 km.) away. You can either take a car or a bus to reach Janjehli.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Shimla (140 km). It is quite well-connected to other major railway stations across the country.

By Road: The roads here are accessible to other major towns nearby such as New Delhi (488 km.), Chandigarh (242 km.) and Shimla (150 km.)

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please give credits to picture owners, or the photographers when you use their photographs. at least be a little considerate.
Wed 03 27 19, 00:06 · Reply (1) · Report
hi,original photo sources have been tagged with a link to the picture when you click on it already.no photos are ever used in my blogs without tagging them..please check :)
Wed 03 27 19, 23:57 · Report