JIBHI – A Hidden Paradise in Himachal Pradesh

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Are you a travel freak? Love to explore new places? We won’t be astounded if you have never heard of Jibhi before. It is certainly an offbeat and kind of isolated escape that isn’t known to all.

Tucked between the mountain valleys of mid-Himachal, Jibhi is a little yet peaceful village in the Banjar Valley of Himachal Pradesh. This place has many traditional Himachali houses, several homestays and a lot of exquisite and vibrant greenery. The Tirthan River (a tributary of the giant Beas) streams sparklingly alongside this little village.

Jibhi is covered in huge splotches of apple plantations, Galgal (hill lemon) shrubs and huge meadows. The timberlands around it are a blend of oak, deodar, cedar and pine, making the smell of the earth, particularly woody during the rainy season. Jibhi’s climate likewise stays great throughout the entire year, and each season accompanies some fascinating and daring activities that one can do for refreshment.

Jibhi is an economical and community-based destination (similar to other more modest towns in Himachal); it is certainly a secret heaven for the admirers of rest, tranquillity, and rejuvenation.  

This blog is to give you guys a complete guide on how to reach Jibhi, what to do in Jibhi, and what are some of the places worth seeing in Jibhi.

Where is Jibhi?

Situated in the Banjar Valley, Jibhi is about 500 km from Delhi, 283 km from Chandigarh, 160 km from Shimla, 100 km from Manali and around 60 km from Mandi.

Although Banjar Valley falls in the Kullu district, Jibhi (or Banjar) is a calm, distinctive landscape that is more sagacious than Manali or any other eminent Himachali town. Banjar falls in the constituency of Seraj and is situated in the centre of the Himalayas. Going east from that point, the mountains get continuously taller and to its north-east is the popular Great Himalayan National Park

How to reach Jibhi?

Jibhi is simply reachable from any major city. Delhi to Jibhi and Chandigarh to Jibhi are the two common bus routes. Albeit, one cannot catch a bus, train or flight directly to Jibhi. There is a certain way of thinking behind it, and it moreover depends upon the Jibhi’s climate of the time.

How to reach Jibhi by Bus?

Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC), Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC), and other private tourism companies have buses from all main bus stations in Delhi, Chandigarh etcetera. 

If you are anywhere around Delhi and don’t have a significant bus stop, we advise you to consider going to Delhi since Delhi’s transport is one of the most effective accessible to Jibhi. You can also choose some costly and luxury Volvo or deluxe buses.

The closest bus stop to Jibhi is Aut. So you should get down at the Aut Tunnel bus stop and move ahead to Jibhi in a private taxi or cab. The private taxis generally cost between INR 700-1000 to drop you at Jibhi.

The closest railway station is Chandigarh, approximately 250 km away from Jibhi. One can reach Chandigarh to Jibhi by taking the train to the CHD and proceeding to Aut, on a transport or a private taxi.

How to reach Jibhi by Flight?

The closest air terminal is Bhuntar Airport, situated close to Kullu. It is as yet a decent 50 km away from Jibhi. However, if you pick this transportation, be watchful because the Bhuntar airport has limited connectivity, and you may face delays or cancellations due to the climate conditions in the state.

How to reach Jibhi by Private Cab?

Albeit on the more pricey side, hiring a taxi to drive you as far as possible from Delhi to Jibhi (or some other city) is possible. Along these lines, you would not need to change transportation methods numerous times and can travel easily. 

How to reach Jibhi by Own Vehicle?

If you and your companions are crazy about road trips, driving yourself is a good idea. Delhi to Jibhi distance is around 494 kilometers. Coincidentally, the way to Jibhi is amazingly picturesque and makes for an extremely refreshing and wonderful drive once you hit the mountain courses. Moreover, the roads are well built for a smooth drive.

Some of the places to visit in & around Jibhi

If you are visiting Jibhi for the first time or are a returning traveler, there are countless spots to see and experience in and around the district. Some of the must-visit places in Jibhi are:

  • Jibhi Waterfall
  • Chehni Kothi
  • Jalori Pass
  • Serolsar Lake
  • Lambhri Top
  • Gushaini
  • Gada Gushaini
  • Tirthan Valley
  • Great Himalayan National Park
  • Chhoie Waterfalls
  • Shringa Rishi Temple
  • Sheshnag Temple
  • Sainj Valley
  • Shangarh meadows
  • Fruit orchards (apple, plum, apricot, pear etc)

11 best things to do in Jibhi

  • Trout fishing
  • Angling
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Fruit picking
  • Exploring nearby villages
  • Waterfall rappelling
  • River crossing
  • Zip-lining
  • Bird watching

Conclusion

We hope that we have provided you with much information on how to reach Jibhi, what to do in Jibhi and some of the places worth seeing in Jibhi. Don’t miss out on the amazing beauty of Himachal Pradesh.

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