Jibhi offers an unmatched atmosphere and some of Himachal Pradesh’s most stunning views. Because Jibhi is a small hamlet, there are just a few things to do. However, there are several villages and places in the surrounding area that should go on your Jibhi bucket list. Take a look and let us know if we missed anything in the comments. We’ll be sure to mention it in the blog.
This tall edifice was formerly a garrison and is said to have been erected by King Dhadhu in the 17th century. The tower is built in the Kullu/Kangri architectural style, which employs alternating planks of wood and stone to create a sturdy and interlocking grid. As strange as it may sound, it was because of this workmanship that the tower was able to endure the catastrophic Kangra earthquake of 1904.
Lambhri Top crystal caves
The Lambhri Top crystal caves are another quirky and secret hiking location that should be on everyone’s bucket list or trip journal. The trail ascends from Serolsar Lake to the enigmatic crystal caverns.
This is a local shrine that offers a panoramic view of the whole snow-covered valley and mountain range. The trail then drops to a meadow camp.
Jibhi’s “Mini Thailand” is a nature lover’s dream come true. It’s essentially a stony, crystal-clear pool of water developed along the Tirthan river’s course. The region is tranquil, clean, and relatively unknown even to locals, making it the ideal hideaway for a peaceful morning or afternoon. This location is made even more attractive by two massive stones in the style of a cottage. For a few hundred metres, go towards Jalori Pass until you reach the woodland guest house. Start going downstream in the other direction from here. A short distance ahead, pink/purple flowers will begin to blossom, and two separate pipelines will go farther down.
The region seems lovely only because it is still protected in this manner, and you MUST do your bit to ensure that no garbage is added.
The temple’s exact antiquity is uncertain. However, locals believe it is more than 500 years old. The Sheshnag Temple is one of Jibhi’s more hidden attractions, but it’s well worth a visit for anybody interested in seeing everything the valley has to offer. Near the temple, there is a small concrete basketball court where local schoolchildren gather to play.
One path from Jalori Pass goes to Serolsar Lake, while the other leads to the Raghupur Fort’s old remains. This fort, which was built as a defensive construction during the time of Kullu king Raghupur, is now little more than a collection of mismatched ruins. Before the British Raj decommissioned the fort, the neighbouring Mandi monarch and Raghupur battled over it several times.
In reality, the breathtaking 360-degree views of the sparkling and verdant Jibhi Valley make this fort trip outstanding, not because of the ruins. The journey is simple for anybody to do and is only 4 kilometres from the Jalori Pass.
Serolsar Lake (also known as Seroyul or Sirolsar) is a lovely high altitude lake at 10,171 feet, located a short 5 km hike from Jalori Pass. The journey begins before of the Jalori Pass and is only accessible by foot. The journey to the lake takes around 2-3 hours.
The drive to the lake is breathtakingly beautiful, with several natural beauties that will leave you speechless.
The lake is hidden deep in the woods and appears like something out of a movie. The lake is regarded as magical in nature, with residents claiming that its waters have therapeutic powers. Even first-time hikers will find this journey to be simple. A visit to Serolsar is a necessity if you are planning a vacation to Jibhi.
From Jibhi or Shoja, take a private taxi to Jalori Pass. The journey to the Pass takes less than an hour. The route there is quite dangerous and has numerous steep curves, so unless you are an expert on twisty Himalayan roads, you are not advised to drive there alone. Near the summit, a shrine is devoted to Jalori Mata and several foods and beverage stalls/shops.
If you have a friend who has visited Jibhi previously, they will undoubtedly recommend Jalori Pass as one of Jibhi’s top attractions. The region will be lush green and the meadows near Jalori Pass will be lovely if you visit in the spring. It will be a snowy wonderland in the winter. It is possible that the automobile will not be able to make it all the way to the real pass, and you would have to walk there.
The Jibhi waterfalls should be on your Banjar Valley agenda on the first day. This waterfall, located in the heart of the forest, cascades from a great height into a man-made cement pool. The building is large enough for you to sit and snap a lot of pictures with your pals. It’s also only a 30-minute hike from Jibhi’s main square.
A tiny wooden bridge joins the two banks of the water stream that emerges from the mountains. It’s an ideal spot for sitting, relaxing, and taking in nature’s splendour. The Jibhi waterfalls and forest seem like something out of a fairy tale, and photographs taken here will undoubtedly be considered for your phone’s background.
Gushaini is a tiny town surrounded by the Tirthan Valley’s green colours and the foggy ambiance of the Great Himalayan National Park. You may take a private cab from Jibhi to Gushaini. It’s only around ten kilometres distant. There are other buses that go from Banjar’s major town. However, these buses do not run on a regular basis and do not depart after 5-6 p.m. Gushaini is a really lovely town.
The Sai Ropa is located on the route to Gushaini. A tiny town named Gai Dhar is located a short distance after passing through this village. From here, the 45-minute hike to Chhoie Falls begins. The 120-meter towering falls are reached through a slightly uphill and largely downhill journey through thick woodlands and canopy-covered clearings.
The cab will drive you to Gai Dhar’s public school, but you (or you and your pals) will be on your own after that. The waterfall does not have any set directions. The route is not difficult to locate because there are indications of stomping on the dirt and a single beige marker that directs you in the right direction.
Shringra Rishi temple :
The renowned Shringra Rishi temple is located below the village of Chehni, in another village called Bagi. It is a three-story temple dedicated to Rishi Shringa, the ‘devta’ of the Banjar Valley. Many pilgrims visit the temple, which is only a 10-minute walk from the main Bagi road. This temple used to have a similar timber and stone structure to Chehni Kothi, but it has since been renovated.