About halfway along the Parvati Valley, Jari is the quietest of the traveller hangouts in the valley. There are some friendly guesthouses and the village is the starting point for treks to Malana – a sprawl of wood and stone houses with its own unique caste system and parliament. Visitors must wait on the outskirts of the village to be invited in and it is forbidden to touch any of the villagers or their belongings (there’s a Rs 1000 fine if you break this rule). The walk is about 17km in each direction and the village has a few basic guesthouses for overnight stays.
Negi’s Himalayan Adventure (276119) in Jari can organise local treks, including the trip to Malana.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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