A Solo Trip To Lesser Known But More Beautiful Villages In Himachal Pradesh!

 

India lo solo trip ammayilaki asalu safe kaadhu… ee dialogue almost prathi okkari nundi vini vini visigipoina vaallakosam ee article ankitham chesthunna. chaduvukoni trip plan cheskondi.

Trip ki velthunappudu manatho undaalsina essentials:

1. Common Sense

(Idhi undatam tho paatu vaadatam kuda chaala important amma )
For Eg : a. Many villages in HP do not allow outsiders inside their temples. So…
b. Try to be in the homestay before nightfall.

2. Plan- B
3. Caution
4. BackPack
5. Light woollens (even in may)
6. Comfortable Water Resistance Shoes
7. Wind cheater jacket
8. Moisturiser, Sunscreen and Hat
9. Waterbottle
10. Cash

First 3 thappa, migilinavanni easy ga dhorikesthayi.

Ekkadiki ?

Ilaa nen finalise cheskoni vellina place Himachal Pradesh. Crowded places nacchani vaallaki, mountain lovers ki idhi oka paradise.

And oke place lo ekkuva rojulu unte, oke dish ni padhe padhe thinattu, but naaku full meals kavali kabatti oka area lo unna three different valleys lo ni three different places ni cover cheyyali ani fix aiyyanu.


 

Eppudu ?

Depends on what kind of weather you would like to experience. Since i hate cold weather, i chose may.

Ela ?

Richhooo Richhhuu: Meeru ee category aithe direct ga Bhuntar(kullu airport) ki flight ticket book cheskondi. Akkada Bhuntar nundi direct ga cab pattukoni Tirthan valley ki vellipovachu.

Gareeb Bacchas: Train ekkesi Delhi ki vachi, akkada nundi Kashmiri gate ISBT ki metro pattukoni vacchi, bus ekki AUT tunnel daggara dhigeyandi.

Akkada nundi manaku morning 6 nundi HSRTC buses untayi. (Best part about HP is HSRTC connectivity).

MCA or U-MCA: Okavela meeru kuda naa type lo MCA with no responsibilities aithe Delhi varaku to and fro flight lo velli akkada Kashmiri Gate ISBT nundi AUT tunnel ki bus ekkeyandi.

So, my solo trip in HP went like this…

AUT TUNNEL:

Ikkada peddaga chudataniki em ledhu but idhe connecting point to all the three valleys. I took a shared cab from Aut – Jibhi.

BANJAR VALLEY – JIBHI :

Ee bujji village lo easy ga manchi homestays dhorikesthayi.

Homestays 300 -1600 range lo untayi.


 

Where I Stayed : Doli Guest House (Idhi Rana ani oka retired military person run chesthuna guest house – completely safe )

Where I Ate: Hari Om Cafe ani oka bujji place undhi … akkada sidu ani HP local dish and lemon tea aithe must try.


 

Ah sare sare.. Inkem cheyyochu?? :

1. Seroyul Lake
2. Raghupur Fort
3. Waterfalls

Ee mooditlo edhi vellaali anna minimum 5 km trek cheyyali. Na worst fitness level ki Seroyul Lake trek and waterfalls tho ne na pani fasak aipoindhi.

Daggarlo Chehni Kothi ani inko village fort undhi, interest and opika unte atu kuda vellesi raavochu.

From Jibhi I got on a shared cab to Banjar and from Banjar I took a bus to reach Gushaini in Tirthan Valley.


 

TIRTHAN VALLEY – GUSHAINI :

Asalu ee place gurinchi entha cheppina thakkuve, malli malli raavali anipinchela untundhi ee place.

One of the best places for ornithology, this valley opens doors to one of the GHNP (Great Himalayan National Park) gates. GHNP is a UNESCO site kabatti, you will need permissions to trek into the park.

Ee valley lo best part entante most homestays are just on the banks of this pristine river where the rocks at the bottom are clearly visible.

So, Tirthan valley lo Gushaini lo stay undi, Sharchi ki day trip velli vacchesaanu.


 

Where I Stayed :

Gushaini lo maathram stay ki advance booking compulsory. Don’t go upon luck, endhukante you will have to search a lot.

Raju Bharti Guest House is well-known home stay in that area. But, nenu athi confidence tho oopukuntu vellipoyaanu kaabatti, ne vellina roju akkada stay dhorakaledhu.

So I had to search a lot, but I’m happy as I got another best place to stay – Tirthan Travel Nest. If you don’t like loud parties and like to spend your time peacefully watching stars with some bonfire and good food, then this is your place.


 

Where I Ate:

Its a very small village and cafes em peddaga kanipinchale naaku. But, the place where I stayed served tasty paranthas.

SHARCHI:

Gushaini nundi Sharchi ki bus dhorukuthundhi morning velli, evening vaccheyatame or cab ni homestay vaallu kuda arrange chesthaaru.


 

Sharchi lo vaalla kula daivam type lo anukondi, Jagdamba Rishi temple undhi. As almost every other village in HP , outsiders are not allowed inside their temples. So, bayata nundi hi cheppi vaccheyadame.


 

Sharchi lo stay options thakkuva, village maathram adhiripothundhi, and I did not feel like coming back, and Sharchi nundi inkocham dhooram trek chesthe Jamala village vasthundhi, ikkada houses anni Kath Kuni style lo untayi.

OK.. OK.. OK.. Inka:

Inkaaa ante,

1. GHNP Trek cheyyochu
2. Trout Fishing
3. Ornithology
4. River Crossing laanti adventures kuda cheyyochu.

Trout Fish Farm aithe pakka vellalsina place, just to enjoy the beauty of that farm house and garden. Dog lovers, ikkada GRADUATE ani oka guard dog untundhi, not toooo friendly so vellagaane pet cheyyataaniki try cheyyakandi.


 


 

So, Gushaini nundi, I proceeded to Aut Tunnel to go to my next destination, Shangarh in Sainj Valley.

SAINJ VALLEY – SHANGARH:

Morning Cab/ Bus pattukoni vellipovadame, Vellagaane, koncham oka padhi padhihenu adugulu vesaaka pedda beautiful meadow untundhi with backdrop of snow mountains, mana luck baagunte sky clear unte manchiga kanipisthayi. oo moola oka bujji temple, konni monkeys untayi., aa meadow koncham cross chesi village lo ki velthe Shangarh shiva temple untundhi. They call him as Shangchul Mahadev. As usual bayata nundi idol kanipisthundhi, dhannam pettukoni vaccheyadame. Since its a day trip, i did not stay over there. But i’m including details incase you want to stay.


 

Where to stay:

Ranaji Guest House ani ikkada ekkuva travellers prefer chese homestay.

Where to eat:

Akkada unnadhi oke okka shop, oka avva maggi chesipedthu untaaru.. adhe manaku dhikku. Oka vela homestay lo unte they will serve us good food.

Why Shangarh??? :

Disclaimer: Idhi naku akkada village vaallu cheppindhi, logics adakkandi.

Ee place ki oka mythological history undhi. Mahabharatham time lo pandavulu kauravula nundi thappinchukoni agyaatavasam time lo ikkadiki vacchi sivudni poojincharu ani. Ikkada meadow lo kuda rocks ni vaalle pettaru ani nammutharu, sagam cattle ki sagam gods ki ani.


 

Meadow ni oka side cross chesi vellataaniki undadhu, devullu thiruguthu untaaru ani veella nammakam.

Fun Fact : Ikkada lovers paaripoyi vasthe shelter istharanta pandavula ki shivudu icchinattu.(logics adakkandi). Weapons, loud voices, quarrels are not allowed in this village.

Eyy chal thee, ma baabu adhi idhi ani ikkada vesinattu lathkor eshaal esthe maathram Khaleja la TOM bhaiyya paristhithi aipothundhi so..

After spending time at Shangarh, I came back to AUT tunnel again and took a bus to Bhuntar.

BHUNTAR:

Bhuntar lo “Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery” untundhi, oo 15 min trek from airport.

Trek endhuku ante, aa route chaala baaguntundhi kabatti, pomegranate orchards madhyalo nundi route untundhi, adhiripothundhi asala. Velle dhaarilo mulberry trees kuda untaayi, vaalla permission theeskoni haayiga thinochu. I chose to trek to experience all of this.


 

Eyy ee trekkulu thokkalu maa valla avvavu mem sukumaaramaina puvvulam ante 150-200 samarpinchukoni auto lo haayiga vellipovachu.

HP motham lo ee okka monastery pere mahavihara ani undhi anta. Actually idhi Tibet lo unna oka monastery replica. Migilina history akkade untundhi vellinappudu chadiveskondi.


 

Aa monastery ni chusaka, I proceeded to Kullu to do white water river rafting, but frank ga cheppalante, adhi rafting kaadhu boating la unnindhi. Dheenikante Tirthan valley river crossing inka enjoy chesaanu.

Next na friend Manali lo unnanu ani cheppindhi so I went ahead to Manali cancelling my plan of staying one day at Delhi.

MANALI:

Kullu nundi Manali ki bus ticket 40-60 rupees, velli chill aiyyi vaccheyochu.. nenaithe just one day em cheyyakunda enjoy chesi vacchesanu.

Where I Stayed:

The Himalayan ani oka resort undhi, if you like European styled places, then this is the place for you. Humble staff and they make sure you enjoy your stay to the maximum extent.Dhaaniki thagattu cost kuda anthe gattiga untundhi lendi.


 


 

What I Ate:

Abbooo, asalu Manali lo dhigagaane naku kanipinchina place, Andhra saakhahaara bhojanasaala, ento etu thirigina telugu eyy vinipinchindhi.

Idhi pakkana pedithe, nen try chesina food aithe ivi

1. Chocolate Walnut Brownie at Jhonson’s cafe


 

2. Trout Fish at Corner House.


 

What I Did:

Inni rojulu peaceful ga undi, okkasaariga manali ki vacchesariki edho Tirumala forest nundi sudden ga gudi daggara shopping complex ki vacchina feel occhindhi. Aa traffic ki aa crowd ni oka namaskaaram petti, silent ga ma friends tho resort lo relax ai vacchesaanu.

Return Manali lo bus ekki Delhi dhigi, I came back to Hyderabad with loads of beautiful memories.

Intha opika ga last varaku chadivi unte, thank youuu 😀

BUDGET:

15k – 50k or 9 days. ( depending upon your choice of stay, shopping and travel).

 

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