Low Profile but must visit beautiful Unexplored Secret Places in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal

Himachal Pradesh is always a very well known tourist attraction point. Everybody knows about Shimla, Manali, Rohtang, Kinnaur, Lauhal Spiti, Kullu despite these famous tourist spots there are few places who have low profile but in name only, these places are too beautiful to admire with a minimum rush and cheap hotel prices. Here we are discussing few places with low profile and admirable sites:

  • Jibhi
  • Janjehli
  • Shikari Mata Trek
  • Parashar Lake
  • Bir Billing
  • Naina Devi Temple Mandi
  • Rewalsar
  • Kamrunag Trek
  • Shangad
  • Devidarh
Jibhi
Karsog
Great Himalyan National Park
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DEVIDARH
Shringrishi
Jibhi
Janjehli
Parashar Lake
Shikari Mata
kAMRUNAG

Jibhi

Jibhi-Camp

Jibhi a small and picturesque village nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, is a hidden gem in the Himachal Pradesh region. Surrounded by lush green forests, snow-capped mountains, and gurgling streams, Jibhi offers a serene and tranquil getaway to all those seeking a break from the chaos of city life. In this blog, we will explore the various tourist spots in Jibhi that make it a must-visit destination in Himachal Pradesh. Here are some of the top tourists’ spots that one must visit while in Jibhi.

Jibhi Waterfall: Located just a few kilometers away from the main village, the Jibhi Waterfall is a sight to behold. The waterfall cascades down from a height of 20 meters, surrounded by lush greenery, and offers a serene and peaceful environment.

Jibhi-Fall

Chaini Fort: Built-in the 17th century, the Chaini Fort is a magnificent example of traditional Himachali architecture. The fort is made entirely of stone and wood, and its intricate carvings and designs are a testament to the skilled craftsmanship of the local artisans.

Chaini

Serolsar Lake: Surrounded by dense forests of oak and pine, the Serolsar Lake is a peaceful and serene spot that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors can enjoy trekking around its perimeter, or simply bask in the tranquility of the surroundings.

Serolsar Lake

Jalori Pass: Located at an altitude of 10,800 feet, the Jalori Pass is a gateway to the Tirthan Valley and offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Visitors can trek to the pass or drive up to it, and once there, they can indulge in a range of adventure activities such as paragliding, skiing, and hiking.


Jalori  Pass

Shringa Rishi Temple: Situated on the banks of the Tirthan River, the Shringa Rishi Temple is a popular pilgrimage site for locals and tourists alike. The temple is dedicated to the revered sage Shringa Rishi and is known for its stunning architecture and intricate carvings.

shringrishi

Great Himalayan National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Great Himalayan National Park is a treasure trove of biodiversity and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Visitors can take guided tours of the park, go trekking, or indulge in bird-watching.

Great Himlayan

Janjehli:

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Nested amidst the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is a popular destination for tourists seeking natural beauty, adventure, and peace. While many flock to popular destinations such as Shimla and Manali, there are hidden gems in the state that are yet to be explored by the masses. One such hidden gem is Janjehli, a quaint little village located in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Janjehli is a perfect destination for those looking to get away from the chaos of city life and immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. The village is situated at an altitude of around 2150 meters and is surrounded by lush green forests, snow-capped peaks, and meandering rivers. Here are some of the top tourists’ spots that one must visit while in Janjehli.

Chindi: Chindi is a picturesque village located around 65 kilometers from Janjehli. The village is known for its apple orchards and is surrounded by lush green forests. Visitors can take a walk through the orchards, visit the local temples, or simply enjoy the stunning views of the valley.

Chindi 1

The Karsog Valley: The Karsog Valley is located around 30 kilometers from Janjehli and is known for its natural beauty and stunning views. The valley is dotted with small villages and is a great place to explore on foot. Visitors can also indulge in adventure activities such as trekking and camping.

Karsog

The Janjehli Waterfall: The Janjehli Waterfall is a beautiful natural wonder that is located around 3 kilometers from the village, place called Budha Kedar. Waterfall is surrounded by thick forests and is a popular spot for picnics and day trips.

Budha Kedar

Shikari Mata Trek:

Shikari Mata Temple is a revered Hindu temple located in the Himachal Pradesh region of India. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Shikari Mata, who is believed to be the guardian deity of the region. The temple is situated atop a hill and is surrounded by scenic views of the Himalayas, making it a popular pilgrimage site and tourist destination.

The history of the Shikari Mata Temple dates back to ancient times. It is believed that the temple was built by the Pandavas during their exile. Legend has it that the goddess Shikari Mata appeared in front of them and blessed them with her divine powers. Since then, the temple has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for devotees of the goddess.

The temple is located at an altitude of 2850 meters and can be reached by trekking through the scenic mountains. The trek is moderate in difficulty and takes around 3-4 hours to complete. The temple is surrounded by beautiful forests and streams, which make for a refreshing and rejuvenating experience.

Shikari

Parashar:

Parashar is a stunning natural gem located in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. It is nestled at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level, surrounded by the majestic Himalayan Mountains. The lake is named after the great sage Parashar, who is believed to have meditated here for many years. The area is a popular tourist destination, especially for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and pilgrims. In this blog, we will explore some of the top tourist spots around Parashar in Himachal Pradesh.

Parashar Lake: The Lake is the main attraction in the area and is considered one of the most sacred lakes in the region. It is surrounded by lush green forests and snow-capped mountains, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers. The lake is also famous for its floating island, which keeps moving from one side of the lake to another.

Parashar

Parashar Temple: The Parashar Temple is located near the lake and is dedicated to the great sage Parashar. The temple is built in the traditional Himachali style of architecture and is considered a holy place by locals and pilgrims. The temple is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during the annual fair, which is held in June.

Parashar Rishi Temple

Trekking: The Parashar Lake area is a popular trekking destination, offering treks of varying difficulty levels. The most popular trek is the Parashar Lake trek, which takes you through some of the most scenic and remote areas of the region. The trek offers stunning views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges.

Bir Billing:

Bir is a village located in the west of Joginder Nagar Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India and is a popular destination for adventure sports. The area is known for paragliding, and it hosts the Paragliding World Cup every year. The Bir Billing area is also famous for its Tibetan culture and offers visitors a chance to experience it firsthand.

Bir is considered as one of the best spots in the world for paragliding. The take-off site is called Billing and the landing site is Bir and the overall altitude change is around 800m. There is some pretty cafe dotting the town serving some delicious food. People can also go for short hikes, visit the monasteries, take a ride in the nearby Jogindernagar-Pathankot Narrow Gauge train or just spend a day at the tea gardens. The town of Bir is also an important center of spiritual studies and meditation.

Bir
Bir Billing

Naina Devi Temple Mandi

From Mandi to Naina Devi temple a village called Sarkidhar situated which is famous for the seven lakes locally known as “sar” which means lake, that’s why this area is known as Sar Ki Dhar (hill of lakes). Most of the lakes are now dried up, only 3 lakes has water, the main lake is known as Kunt Bhyog which is at 1750 m height and has larger span and water as compare to other. Nature blessed whole area with utmost beauty; villages are also beautiful having traditional home with roof made with slates. Whole area abundant with forest of pine trees.

Naina Devi temple is situated on the top of mountain ridge, the view offer by the top is tremendous, in clear day most the ranges of himalayas are visible from here, also the view of Bahl Valley and high snow-clad mountains of Pir-Pinjal range surely make your day. Temple lies at a height of 1830 m above sea level. Most of the time you will feel windy weather with cool bridge blowing even in full summer.

Naina Devi
Naina Devi

Rewalsar:

Rewalsar Lake, one of the famous Pilgrim centers of three religion in Himachal Pradesh. Rewalsar is 24 KM from Mandi and at an average height of 1365 m, famous for floating Islets Lake, but now all the islets has almost vanished.

Rewalsar is also known as Tso Pema Lotus Lake by Buddhist, Historically Rewalsar is associated with three religion namely Buddhist, Hinduism, Sikhism and has very important place for all sact, Rewalsar lake is is a mid-altitude lake located on a mountain spur, There are some other lakes on the mountain top above Rewalsar, some of them are now dried. Rewalsar lake is surrounded by forest looks very beautiful with variety of natural resource.

In the surrounding of lake there are temples, a Gurudwara and three Monasteries, Padmasambhava who lived and meditated here before leaving for Tibet to spread Buddhism in Tibet. He was known “Guru Rinpoche” to the Tibetans. It is here that the sage Lomas did penance in devotion to Lord Shiva, and the Sikh guru Gobind Singh (22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708), the tenth Guru of Sikhism, also resided here for one month.

The Sisu fair held in late February/early March, and the festival of Baisakhi is important fairs at Rewalsar. Not must popular among tourist but Rewalsar have potential as tourist destination, which need to be explore.

Rewalsar
Rewalsar Cave
Rewalsar

Kamru Nag Trek:

The trek from Rohanda to Kamrunag takes 3 to 4 hours, and it is as long as 6-8 km. The path is steep and is full of dense foliage; it is mandatory for trekkers to by physically fit. Awesome place for trekking with lots of fun, adventure and view. This place has lots of mythology stories that connected with mahabharat and Pandav. Trek start from rohanda 50 km from mandi and approximate 30km from sundernagar. Temple situated at the Top of hill near sacred lake in which Gold, silver and money is dropped as a donation. According to the stories no one can take these without lord kamrunag permission.

Kamrunag

The Kamrunag Lake is one of the many places on earth that baffles the intellect of an average human. It is not an ordinary lake but one that has uncountable wealth stored in its bed. Located in Mandi, the blessed land of Himachal Pradesh, at a height of 3,334 metre, in the midst of the beautiful Balh Valley and Dhauladhar Range, the Kamrunag Lake is an oasis for a spiritually-parched soul. For nature lovers, the sights surrounding this lake are like a treat to the sore eyes! The legend of Kamrunag
The Lake is made in honour of the King of Yakshas who finds a mention in the Mahabharata. It was the second Pandava brother, the mighty Prince Bhima, who built this lake which is also connected to the netherworld. Yakshas are believed to be the celestial guardians of wealth hidden at different places on earth. Going by this belief, people have been visiting the lake, believing it to be residence of the Yaksha, for blessings and wish fulfilment by offering gold and silver to the sacred waters. The locals worship Kamrunag Devta as the deity presiding over rainfall, and hence, a temple has been built near the lake to offer ceremonial prayers to him. Due to its closeness to the Kamrunag Temple, the ancient lake has been named after it.
Over a period of time, uncountable wealth has gathered inside the lake. No one dares to ascertain the exact wealth lying at the lake bed. Many people visit this site and devoutly offer riches to appease the deities. However, the unfathomable nature of Kamrunag Lake has remained enshrouded in mystery for decades. There have been attempts by thieves to rob off the lake of its underlying wealth, but the efforts have gone in vain, by the ire of the guardian deities, as believed by the locals.
Every year, in the month of June, pilgrims visit Kamrunag Temple to pay obeisance of the presiding deity.

Kamrunag 1
Kamrunag Lake 2 1

Shangarh:

The meadows of Shangarh are everything you would expect them to be- vast, lush green, serene, and gorgeous! Watch the sky change its colours at the horizon as you walk through soft grass, surrounded from all sides by marvelous pine trees and colourful little houses. Making you feel like you have entered la-la-land, these meadows are ideally for a sunset walk.

Shangarh

Barshangarh Falls: Reached by a short drive and then a hike of half a kilometre, the Barshangarh Falls are a pleasant delight on this mountainous terrain. A lofty gush of milky-white fresh water pours down in force, and you can go as close as to the foot of the falls without having to dip yourself in high waters! The hike uphill is also refreshing, with a thick cover of green trees pairing up with melodious chirping birds to make the walk a nature orchestra for you.

Barshangarh Falls

Devidarh:

Devidarh is a village situated in Gohar Block of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful place is in the dense pine forest in the Jauni valley above Chailchowk at a distance of 17 KM from here, It is about 56 KM from Mandi. The place is endowed with breath taking natural beauty having lush green fields, meadows and dense deodar forest. The place is situated at an altitude of 7800 feet and is the last village in the Jiuni valley. Temple of Mata Mundsan is situated here. Devidarh is on the trek route Janjhali- Shikri Devi- Devidarh- Kamrunag. Tourist can stay in the forest rest house at Devidarh.

Devidarh has a small temple and has max of 10 houses, there is no hotel till date only guest houses are available here. Devidarh is the base of two trekking route one is Shikari Devi treks and other is Kamrunaag Lake treks both the treks are moderate treks.

The route for Devidarh is very clear. Route starts from  Ner chowk – Chail Chowk – Kot– Shalla – Tunna – Jachh – Jahal – Devidarh(the final stop). Devidarh climate is very cool all over the year, during the month of December and January there is a heavy snowfall. Temperature varies from -7 to 30 degree over the year. Summer is the best time to visit and explore Devidarh.

Devidarh

“These are some hidden gems which are not in the sight of tourists so add them into your summer’s bucket list.”

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