Tirthan Valley derived it’s name from River Tirthan which actually originates from a glacier called Tirath. Perched at an altitude of over 1600 meters above sea level, Tirthan is a riverside retreat, perfect for adventure lovers and those who enjoy being in nature.
This valley has that old world charm and you will find old, colored wooden houses. Yes, there are so many of them.
And people are really smart enough to recycle and upcycle the waste things. We had a good long discussion with the locals and i was amazed to see how sincerely they are concerned for the valley.
As i already said, this place is just the best for adventure lovers. One can go to the trek to Great Himalayan National Park. You will find “Hippo waterfall” just 5 mins before the Gate of GHNP. This waterfall is one of the best i have ever been to.
Tirthan Valley has almost 50 homestays. During our visit there, we got to stay at Sunshine Himalayan Adventure, Tirthan Riverview Homestay & Tirthan Nature Camps. Each one of them is different from each other and equally beautiful. Moreover, the food is something worth mentioning. It was more tasty than you can imagine.
Encircling you from all ends once you’ve entered its trail, Tirthan’s crystal clear water tears through colossal rocks. Tirthan is fierce, and wild, and beautiful and pristine. It is untouched from any sort of human activity. Also, it is popular for trout fishing.
Locals are very sweet, helpful and educated. One other thing that i would really like to mention here is – Tirthan Valley is so clean and i could actually count the number of plastic wrappers i saw in 4 days of my stay there. It was not more than 10. There are other places in Himachal Pradesh where you will find huge piles of garbage.
Valley views are just breathtaking. You will fall in love with different shades of sky.
For those who are looking for a peaceful and offbeat weekend getaway, Tirthan Valley is the place to go. Just sip your coffee / chai by the riverside, watch birds & think of nothing 🙂
Hold on! Did i tell you about Chhoie waterfall? It’s again, one beautiful place to visit in Tirthan. One can reach here after 45 mins. of hike. That too, a very tiring one. But the place is worth it.
I guess I am already in love with the place and recommends it to everyone. Reason, this place has something to offer for every kind of traveler.
I really wish to visit this valley again and explore the interiors of Great Himalayan National Park. It is a mystery and that’s what interests me.
Distance (from Delhi): 520 kms (approx.) Best time to visit: Anytime but March to November is the best time. Altitude: 1600 meters Route: Delhi – Ambala (188 KM) – Chandigarh – Roopnagar (282 KM) – Kiratpur – Bilaspur (371 KM) – Mandi (440 KM) – Pandoh – Aut (481 KM) – Larji – Gushaini – Tirthan