River Activity :
Your childhood days will come back, that’s a promise. Crystal clear water with possibility of spotting flying trout fish. Take a nice quick dip in the chilly water of Tirthan river and you would not want to leave the place. Our guests, who have been regulars, want to spend the whole day sitting by the rocks in the River and reading a book or just sipping to their favourite “drink”…tea that is.
It’s for the people who are fascinated by the unexplored. Trekking enthusiasts can explore the rugged beauty of the lofty mountains and the trails that cut through the old pine trees leading you to shimmering waterfalls. There are plenty of trails that one can follow. So, while you are residing with us, just ask and we would be happy to make your day.
There are many names to the person who has interests in Birds – Ornithologist, Bird watcher, Birder, Twitcher et al. All you have to do is simply come to the Tirthan valley, spend your days walking or sitting by the river and you can’t help not spotting the beauties that come in all colours possible. Listen to their sounds, observe their flight paths and gaze at these outdoor “feathered companions”. A nice set of binoculars would come in handy.
They say “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work.” Tirthan valley is known for its famous Trout fish and anglers thrive to the valley across the year to satisfy their hunger to just spend their day for that magnificent catch.
An experience to remember. This is one of the activities that you should definitely try to test your own guts. One can join make a group and take a route from Aut to Jalori Pass. Beautiful valleys present extensive forests and picturesque meadows dotted with a variety of flora and fauna. It is also famous for its beauty of colourful birds, wilderness of wildlife, botanical species of thick and colourful foliage enchanting fragrance, leaving passerby tempted to irresistible view of natural beauty.
In a nutshell, it is getting outside, observing and enjoying nature. There are couple of trails that one can follow and observe flora and fauna offered by this beautiful valley. Stopping mid-way at waterfalls can rejuvenate your energy levels and you are up for another long walk to the other side of the hill.
At Chehni village is approximately 1500 years old and offers breathtaking views of the mountain-valley around. The Fort rises up to 11 levels high into the air and one should be very careful while climbing up (not recommended), as it not safe. The Fort also has a 400 meter tunnel (now closed) and a Krishna Temple (Raghunath Ji) on one of the upper storeys.
Shringi Rishi Temple
The Shringi Rishi Temple at Bagi, has a large statue of Rishi Shringi and intricate wood carvings depicting 24 different births of God. (Rama, Krishna, Narsimhan, Barah, etc.)
Tirthan Valley is around 1 km before Banjar enroute to Aut, the valley is marked by the Tirthan River. The Tirthan valley is an adventurer’s paradise and is known for excellent trout fishing. It is also famous for being nearest to the Great Himalayan National Park (8km trek from Gushaini).
The Great Himalayan National Park
The Great Himalayan National Park – There are many treks that are possible in the area, with the main one being Bathad to Bashleo Pass and Sarahan. The Park has brown bear, mountain lions, ghorar, jungle goat and musk deer etc. and is known to have around 200 species of birds.
Sainj Valley starts about 3kms from Aut, on the way to Larji. The village Sainj, situated on the banks of river Sainj, 14km from Larji. Beyond Sainj there is a village of Shanghar. This place has splendid areas for camping and experiencing the glory of nature. The last village in the Sainj Valley is Shakti – Maraur. Here you will find a awe-inspiring lake with red colored water. You can see the glaciers from this place as they are relatively close to the lake.
“If one really loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere.” –Vincent Gough