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Most Commonly Asked Questions About Tirthan Valley

Located at an altitude of 1600 meters near the Tirthan River in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, the Tirthan Valley is a land of snowy mystified beauty. Jump from one trail or the other and walk into the woods. Stroll beside the Tirthan river or binge on adventure activity – the old valley offers ample opportunities for all types of travelers in its beautiful landscapes. Some of the most common activities include trout fishing, hiking, trekking, camping, bonfires, and photography. It’s perfect for people who’ve been huddled at home to enjoy the magical escape to the Great Himalayan National Park ecozone and provide a relaxing environment to forget the world altogether. The last decade itself has seen a high rise in tourism especially to Kasol, Tosh, Manali, Kheerganga, etc. however, Tirthan Valley, on the other hand, has managed to remain a destination less traveled to. So, you can be sure to find solitude and peace in this destination with fun-filled activities galore.

FAQ About Tirthan Valley

Is Tirthan Valley safe?

This location is considered to be one of the safest tourist places in Himachal Pradesh. Tirthan Valley is mostly well-suited for those looking for a peaceful getaway. This place will ensure you undergo a meditative travel experience.

How far is Tirthan Valley from Delhi?

Tirthan Valley is around 483 kilometers from Delhi. In terms of the estimated time of arrival, you can expect to be there about 11 hours to reach the valley from the capital city. 

To get to the Tirthan (483 kms from Delhi) you can also turn off from Aut , just before the Pandoh Tunnel an hour before Kulu on the Manali highway from Chandigarh. From Aut it is 26 kms of a pleasant drive along the river via Larji bypassing Banjar on the way to Gushaini. The best way is to drive in yourself.

How do I get to Tirthan Valley? 

In order to reach Tirthan Valley, if you enter from a central location like Delhi, then try to plan a road trip. Or instead of that, you can also catch a train to the nearest railway stations (Ambala/Kiratpur) and then catch a bus or book a taxi to reach the location. The closest airport is Bhuntar which is a two hour ride from Tirthan Valley, if you wish to reach by flying. 

Another way is to get to Aut. The valley is located at a distance of 26 kilometers from Aut and can be easily reached via car. On your way, you can enjoy the picturesque view of the river.

What Are Some Activities To Try In The Tirthan Valley?

Travelers can indulge in numerous adventure and fun-filled activities. These include:

  • Rock climbing, rappelling, and jumaring
  • Hiking and night trekking
  • Trout fishing and angling
  • Photography
  • Bird watching
  • Camping
  • Kayaking 
  • Yoga & meditation
  • Star gazing 
  • White water rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • River crossing

Does it snow in Tirthan Valley?

It does snow in Tirthan Valley. This valley receives snowfall during the time period between December and February. Usually the biggest fans of this valley are offbeat travellers who wish to experience the harsh weather and the beautiful surrounding of Tirthan Valley. The temperature in the region hovers between 7°C and 18°C at the beginning of the season but as it progresses, the region receives snowfall, and the mercury level drops further down to 1°C.

How far is Tirthan Valley from Delhi?

Tirthan Valley is located at a distance of around 483 kilometers from Delhi and it will take you about 11 hours to reach the valley from the capital city.

How do I get to Banjar?

You can reach the town of Banjar by taking a private bus. Upon reaching there, don’t forget to visit Tirthan Valley, as it is the highlight of the town. 

Where is Tirthan Valley situated?

Tirthan Valley is from the Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. The name of this valley has been derived from Tirthan river which is a beautiful sight to behold and holds many activities as well. 

How do I get to Serolsar Lake?

The Serolsar Lake is seated at a distance of almost 25 kilometers from Tirthan Valley. On your visit to the valley, you must go to take photos besides his beautiful lake. It will take you around 1 hour to reach the lake if you drive on the car. 

What is Himachal Pradesh famous for?

Apart from the eye-pleasing landscapes, this state of India is known for its culture and people. Most of the hill stations in Himachal Pradesh are worth visiting and can often be found in the list of dedicated travellers. There are many adventurous activities as well that you can indulge yourselves in while exploring the hill stations.

What is the best time to visit Tirthan Valley? 

The ideal time for tourism is from March to June which is the spring or the summer season. The weather stays pleasant and is apt for exploring all the greens such as the lush green meadows and the apple orchards. The winter season starts between November and goes upto February, it also could be an excellent time to visit the valley, especially for those who are looking for a location that receives snowfall and enjoys the chill. The monsoon season begins in July and lasts till August during which the land gets moderate to heavy rainfall and turns into a beautiful location but is not quite convenient for the explorers as the visibility decreases substantially.

How far is Tirthan Valley from Shimla?

Tirthan Valley is within Driving distance of Shimla (175 Kms – 6.00 hours).

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