Jibhi River Hut

Jibhi

Lush with pine and cedar forests, this small mountain hamlet is gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park & picturesque Jalori Pass and is a good base for hiking, birding, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.

2-16 guests
8 beds
8 cottage(s)
Rs.1800-2500/night

+91 7477750111 / 7477760111
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A lesser-known pitstop on your Himachal holiday list

Situated on the banks of a gurgling river stream, amidst lush greenery and unadulterated beauty of the picturesque 'Banjar Valley', the 'Jibhi River Hut' holds a special surprise for nature lovers. With the continuous murmuring of the river, the freshness in the air, the serenity of the river valley housing more greenery of the deep cedar forest than it can possibly contain, surely this cozy hut gives you the ultimate feel of life in the hills!!

The main guesthouse, constructed in typical 'Pahadi' style, has two rooms, basic but very comfortable and a newly built guesthouse having 6 spacious and cozy rooms, fairly equipped with modern amenities, all set to make you feel at home. All rooms are wooden furnishes, with attached bath, fitted with geyser and have separate wooden balcony with a view of beautiful river valley.

The ever smiling, polite and caring host would accompany you to a visit around their beautiful village, arrange for white water rafting, hiking etc. So, whether you want to nurture the writer, poet, artist or composer in you , soaking up the serene solitude or a brave heart, willing to unleash the untamed adventurer within, this is just the right place to be.

At a glance

Rooms & Tariffs

Rs. 1800 and 2500 for double rooms.

Dining

Food is simple yet tasty and serve with a lot of care. You should try out the mint tea with ginger, it's really rejuvenating.

Good To Know

During summer (Mar-May), the weather in Jibhi is very very refreshing, and temperature rarely goes above 30°C. During the monsoon (Jun-Sep), the forests are resplendent, but be prepared for torrential showers and landslides that may block mountain roads. Autumn days (Oct-Nov) are mostly pleasant with a nip in the air early in the morning and evening. Temperatures range between 15°C-25°C. Winter (Dec-Feb) is very cold, and temperatures can plummet below freezing at night. Daytime temperatures range between 5°C on cloudy days and 15°C on sunny days. There is a good chance of snowfall as well.

Communication

By Air: The closest airport is at Bhuntar in Kullu district, 60 km/2 hr from Jibhi. Taxis charge about Rs. 2,200 for the one-way trip from Bhuntar. For a group, a more economical option is to fly to Chandigarh and take a taxi Rs. 6,000 one-way) to Jibhi.
By Rail: The closest railway station is at Shimla, 150 km/6 hr south of Jibhi. There is no direct service from Delhi to Shimla, so passengers need to change trains at Kalka, but there are plenty of connections for the comfortable ride (5 hr to Kalka and a further 5 hr to Shimla). Visitors can use the opportunity to experience the iconic 'toy train' from Kalka to Shimla. One-way taxi fare from Shimla to Jibhi starts at approximately Rs. 6,000.
By Road: The simplest way to travel to Jibhi is to board a bus for Manali from Delhi and disembark at 'Aut'. From 'Aut', arrange for a taxi pickup through your accommodation (Rs. 1,000 one-way), or take another bus to Banjar, which is 8 km before Jibhi, and get a taxi from there. If driving from Delhi, it is quite possible to do the 520 km/12 hr drive to Banjar Valley in a day, provided you get an early start. However, Ambala or Chandigarh are good places to break journey if needed.

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