Welcome to Tirthan Valley
Exceptional mountain-backed scenery, charming riverside villages, slate-roofed hay barns, great walks and inviting guesthouses all come together in the delightful region known Inner Seraj. The area divides into two main valleys at the busy hub town of Banjar. Continuing east, the Tirthan Valley is dotted with rural, riverside getaways, many of them aimed at anglers, but also forming a trekking gateway to the World Heritage–listed Great Himalayan National Park, where spectacular peaks reach 6000m and above. South of Banjar, a separate valley climbs eventually to the 3132m Jalori Pass, which links to Rampur in Kinnaur. Halfway to the pass is the delightful, rapidly expanding little traveller village of Jibhi, set amid trees and tumbling streams, with steeply terraced fields leading up to cedar forests that hide timeless ancient hamlets, notably ridgetop Bahu and unforgettable Chehni Kothi with its phenomenal 11-storey temple-tower.