Jibhi

Jibhi, Tirthan Valley Overview

Often referred to as a mesmerising "hamlet" situated amidst the lush green forests and surrounded by variegated mountain, Jibhi is just the right place to relax and spend some peaceful moments with your loved ones. An offbeat place in Himachal Pradesh, Jibhi is untouched by industrialization and surrounded by nature. The dense pine forests, tranquil freshwater lakes and pristine temples make this place worth visiting. You will be spellbound after visiting this place and would not want to leave it. The cozy Victorian style cottages in which you can stay are an added bonus that makes you feel as if you are living in the Victorian Period. So enjoy a cup of chai breathing in fresh air and listening to the sweet chirpings of the birds in the lap of nature.

Places To Visit in and Around Jibhi

1. Jalori Pass, Tirthan-valley

Jalori Pass, Tirthan-valley
Jalori Pass is situated at a distance of 12 km from Jibhi. At an elevation of around 3000 meters, Jalori pass is a beautiful place where you can listen to the whispers of nature through the windy breeze that flows. The green pine tree and the rocky hills that surround this place makes it a must visit. On the way, you will encounter some of the exotic flora and fauna that will make you wonder about the beauty of nature. Once on top, you will feel like relaxed, tranquil and free from the worries of the world.

2. Serolsar Lake, Shojha

Serolsar Lake, Shojha
A 6 km trek from Jalori Pass will take you to one of the most beautiful lake you will ever see. Serolsar Lake is hidden amidst dense forests covered with pine trees. The lake lies peacefully and is a sight to see. Sit around this lake or dip your feet into the fresh cold water to rejuvenate your soul.

3. Jibhi Waterfall

Jibhi Waterfall
The Jibhi Waterfall is hidden inside the forest that cannot be seen until you are well inside the dense forest. The gushing of water flows like music and makes the whole place enchanting. Small wooden bridges are built near the waterfall that provides a picturesque view of the place. So, sit near the waterfall and enjoy the music of nature.

4. Chaini Fort

Chaini Fort
Built in the Pahadi style architecture, this 1500 years ancient fort is filled with grandeur. A timber tower that elevates to 40 meters is the best place from where you can see the panoramic beauty of the whole place. The fort even has a secret tunnel underground and you can take a walk through the tunnel to unveil its mysteries. Made using fine timber interlocked with each other, the fort stands tall and is majestic to look at. The fort is converted into a temple of Lord Krishna. Visit this pious place and purge your soul from negativities.

5. Shringa Rishi Temple

 Shringa Rishi Temple
Located at a mere distance of 500 meters, Shringa Rishi Temple is visited by a lot of people that come to pray and seek blessings. The temple is surrounded by lush green trees and blooming flowers that make the place more pristine. Since the temple lies at an elevation, the view from here is mesmerizing giving a bird’s eyes view of the whole place.

6. Mini Thailand

Mini Thailand
You will have to do a short trek to reach this Mini Thailand in Jibhi. Walk for 250-300 metres towards Jalori pass and start walking down on the right when you see a yellow board of Forest guest house on the left side. Carefully trek down for around 200 metres till you reach the pond where you can take a dip.

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Things To Do in and Around Jibhi

1. Camping: The endless green fields in Jibhi often turn into camping sites. The beauty of this place can be relished to the fullest only if you spend some time in camps. Light a bonfire in the night and sit under the starry sky cozily near it and experience the true wonders of nature.
2. Hiking: The rocky terrain of this place calls for a lot of hiking to do. Hiking is the best way to explore and be familiar with this place. Hiking in this mesmerizing place filled with thick trees and picturesque will relieve you from the stress of everyday life and provide you with inner peace.
3. Fishing: Fishing is an activity that is enjoyed by every single traveler who visits Jibhi. The freshwater lakes in Jibhi are home to a lot of colourful fishes that swim in the without any care. Pack your fishing ropes and fish some of the most beautiful and vivid fishes. The catch will definitely be worth all the hard work. Make sure to take a fishing permit from the Fisheries officer in Nagini village.
4. Bird watching: The dense forests in Jibhi are full of birds of all kinds and a stroll amidst them will leave you dumbfounded. You will witness the beauty of a lot of rare and migratory birds who fly around freely and sing their own songs.

Food Eateries in Jibhi

1. Hari Om Café: Nothing can beat the feeling of enjoying a meal in the lap of nature. Hari Om café not only provides with a wonderful view but finger licking food. All the dishes are prepared using fresh produce and will make your stomach rumble with happiness.
2. Mother's Café: Well, nothing can beat the taste of the food prepared by moms. But, this café is ready to break the myth. This café Serves best fresh pakodas of different types and piping hot tea/coffee that will make your mouth water.
3. Jibhi Delight Café: This is a quirky and colourful café that serves scrumptious food in the picturesque nature. Jibhi Delight Café serves best a simple meal of hot rice and vegetables that is a favourite amongst the travelers. The café with all its neon lights and funny wall hangings is a must visit.
4. Tea stalls: A hilly region without a tea stall is incomplete. Jibhi has a number of tea stalls that serves tea in most exquisites of places. Some even offer the all the time favourite two minutes Maggi that is a must eat while visiting hill stations.

Best Time To Visit Jibhi

The best time to visit Jibhi is between the months of October and May. The weather is pleasant and cool with crisp breeze flowing making the trees sway. The months of January and February are for those who want to enjoy freezing temperature and snowfalls.

Tips For Visiting Jibhi

1. Carry comfortable clothes and wear comfortable shoes.
2. Carry a first Aid kit with you as it might come handy during emergency.
3. Pack adequate woolen clothes, if travelling to Jibhi in the months of December and January otherwise you will freeze to death.

Biodiversity in Jibhi

The dense forests of Jibhi are replete with flora and fauna. The rich biodiversity of this place will leave enchanted and the harmony with which locals and nature live together will make your heart swell with happiness. The pine and cedar trees are full with the nests of different variety of colourful birds including Yellow Bailed Magpie, Tree Pie, Brown Dipper, Red Star, Bulbul, Dove and Jungle Fowls. The chirpings of these birds echo throughout the place. A lot of migratory birds also come here from far off places. A lot of wild and rare flowers can be spotted in the rich forests. The hills are filled with the bleating of the cattle that are left free to roam and graze in the fields.

Stay Near Jibhi

There are ample places to have a comfortable stay in Jibhi. Victorian style wooden cottages are the hot pick among the travelers. A lot of Airbnb are also available that are designed impeccably at an affordable cost. A lot of hotels are also available to stay and relax.

How To Reach Jibhi

By Air: The nearest airport to Jibhi is Bhuntar Airport near Kullu which is at a distance of 60 km. From there rental cars are easily available that will drop you at your destination.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is in Shimla which is about 150 km away from Jibhi. From there rental cars are available easily that will take you to Jibhi.
By Road: Buses from Delhi are available in regular intervals that will drop you at Aut. From Aut direct buses to Jibhi are available. You can even rent a car or take your own car from Delhi and cover the distance of 500 km filled with striking scenic beauty. The journey will be so enchanting that you will feel as if you have reached your destination rather too quickly.

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Is there internet connectivity in Jibhi?

Some networks like Airtel and Jio work in Jibhi but the internet is scarce.

What kind of accommodation options are available in Jibhi?

There are guesthouses and some budget hotels available in Jibhi.

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