“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
and Eternity in an hour…”

- William Blake
 
 

Janjehli valley
The Janjehli valley in the interior of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh. The journey to Janjehli, a little village in the Himalayas is an enchanting and fascinating experience. Situated at a height of 2150 metres in Thunag tehsil, Mandi district, Janjehli is a trekker’s paradise. With no frills of modernity here, it is a refreshing break from routine and packaged holidays. Janjehli offers interesting one-day treks.You can undertake a 16-km trek from Janjehli to Karsog. It can be covered in about eight hours. About 6-km from Janjehli, you come across Bulah, an open ground with lush green meadows. It looks strikingly similar to Gulmarg. On your way you will come across a number of natural springs. After Bulah, the next stop is Rajgarh followed by Gurah and finally you reach Karsog. In the evening you can trek back to Janjehli. Another one-day trek from Janjehli could be to Budah Kaidar, at a height of 9000 feet. A trek to Magru Galu, a high mountainous pass can be exciting, too. From Magru Galu you get a beautiful view of Pandoh and Mandi.The fourth trek from Janjehli could be to Rampur, which is 40 km away. The first halt comes at Chetu followed by Cheeura, Swad, Loori and finally you reach Rampur. Yet another adventurous expedition can be undertaken to Gadagushaini and Banjar which is again 40 km from Janjehli. A number of foreign tourists visit Banjar which is famous for its wildlife sanctuary. You can even camp en route.
 
  STI RECOMENDED PROGRAME
 
 
Day-01. Delhi – Chandigarh-Mandi or Delhi-Kullu by Air
(MDLR or Kingfishers airlines operates from Delhi, Chandigarh & Goa)


BY AIR:
Janjehli  is 39-km from Bhunter airport in Kullu,Himachal Pradesh.
BY TRAIN / ROAD
Early morning transfer to railway station to board express train for Chandigarh. Meet at station and drive to Mandi - 190 kms. Built along the Beas river is the historic town of Mandi, the gateway to the Jenjehli valley. Literally meaning market, Mandi was on the salt route to Tibet. This place offers better option to break journey to the Janjehli valley. A district headquarter, Mandi is also renowned for its 81 old stone temples with exquisite carvings, thereby earning it the title of 'Varanasi of the Hills'. The town also has some remains of old palaces and notable examples of the 'colonial' architecture. Overnight hotel.
 
 
Day-02.Mandi-Janjehli (85 kms /2-3hrs)
Morning drive towards  Janjehli valley. After passing Chail Chowk, you come across a village called Bagsiad, which is considered a gateway to the Janjehli valley. Just Before Janjelhi town there is Pandav Shili, the locals believe that Bhim had put the massive rock there, & even a kid can make the massive rock move.
Janjehli, with its lush green meadows surrounded by lofty pines and deodars and a rivulet presents an enchanting view. On the left side of the village are orchards.Overnight at guest house or in trekker’s hut.
 
 
Day-03.Explore Janjehli valley
Locals say that Britishers were so fascinated by Janjehli that they had thought of making it the summer capital instead of Shimla. A British officer had approached the Raja of Janjehli for seeking permission to make it their summer capital. The king, however, turned down their request. Janjehli’s height of 2150 metres makes it an ideal summer retreat. Apart from providing some excellent souvenirs like seraji pulas made of hemp and household wares made of walnut wood, it is also famous for its honey. Overnight Overnight at guest house or in trekker’s hut.
 
 
Day -04. Shikari Devi Temple Jeep safari excursion (3300 m)

Twelve-kilometres from Janjehli is Shikari Devi, famous for its roofless temple, the only one of its kind in northern India. A peculiar aspect of this temple is that it has remained roofless in spite of numerous attempts made by the locals to construct a roof. Locals attribute this phenomenon to some unseen spiritual force. Return back to guest house or in trekker’s hut.



 
 
Day-05.Full day hiking
Janjehli is a paradise for hikers, offering treks up to a height of 3,300m.(10,827 ft). Overnight Overnight at guest house or in trekker’s hut.
 
 
Day-06.Janjehli—Mandi-Chandigarh-Delhi  or Janjehli—Bhunter airport ( 39kms)
Drive back to Chandigarh to take train for onward destinations or take a flight from Bhunter airport to Delhi /Chandigarh/Goa.
 
 
 
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