How to reach Tirthan?
Best option is to take Himachal tourism bus (Himsuta) from Delhi and get down at Aut. Bus approximately takes 11 hours and costs aroun Rs 1,250 pp. Himsuta offers comfort at its best! While coming back you will have to book bus from Kullu & coordinate for a pick up from Aut. A word of caution"DONT take any private Volvo, we did on our way back & it made our journey horrible".
From Aut you can take a bus but the frequency is not very good; you can also tell your Homestay care taker to arrange a taxi for you in advance as you might not get taxi on the spot. Fare is Rs 900-1000 appx.
Where to Stay?
No fancy hotels or resorts in this small village of Himachal, but you will find lovely heart welcoming Homestays with prices ranging from 1500 per night to 3000. Raju Cottage is supposed to be the most famous one in the area but you need to book months in advance. May being the peak season, we managed to get a room at Tirthan View Homestay. Best way to book homestays is to call them as this way you can negotiate & you pay directly to the homestay owner without owners giving any commission to the website.
Mesmerized I was when I entered the place. What an amazing view of the snow clad peaks, flowing river & the valley. I doubt if you will get such view anywhere else in Tirthan.
Simplicity & innocence are the two jewels people possess in this valley.