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Tirthan Valley

About Tirthan Valley

Like most of the valleys in Himachal Pradesh, Tirthan is also named after the river which flows through it. One of the key tributary of Beas River, Tirthan River rises from the bitter-cold glacial lake of Hanskund peak (4800 meters) set in the interior of Great Himalayan National Park in the south-east of Kullu. River flows through a Vshaped valley and opens up fairly wide in its lower down as it approaches Beas. On Standard tourist maps, Tirthan valley stretches from Banjar to Bathad, dotted with number of villages (Sai Ropa, Nagini, Gushaini etc) on the river bank. The entire valley is verdant green with alpine grooves and deciduous forest.

Entrance of National park is the starting point for many treks in the interior of the park which is abundant with elusive flora and fauna. With its rich biodiversity, GHNP is a favorite among field researchers, botanists, wild-life enthusiasts. During summers when GHNP is open for tourists, trekking enthusiasts gear up for an arduous and breath-taking trail (Tirath Trek) till the source of Tirthan River. Besides serendipitously idyllic backdrop, Trout fishing, river side camping, village hopping, trekking, rappelling, river crossing etc are other indulgences which occupies its visitor for weeks in Tirthan Valley.

YOUR FIRST STEPS IN Tirthan Valley

Unveil the beautiful journey of Tirthan valley

Arriving by Road

The HPTDC has regular bus services from neighboring states like Delhi, Punjab and Haryana. To travel to Tirthan Valley, one can take bus till Aut which is just 26 kms from your destination. Cabs are easily available from there till the town. 

Arriving by Taxi

To get to Tirthan Valley, you have to travel through NH-21 (Delhi-Manali-Leh) highway from Delhi and must turn off just before the Largi Project Tunnel to Banjar an hour before Kullu City.

Arriving by Train

If you catch a train, it will by-pass Delhi and stop over at Ambala or even continue to the Railhead at Kiratpur. Kalka (240 kms), Chandigarh (246 kms) and Jalandhar (275 kms) are the nearest railway stations to your destination.

Arriving by Air

To get to Tirthan Valley, you can fly down to Bhuntar Airport. There are daily flights being operated by the Indian Airlines, MDLR Airways, Jagson Airlines (2 hour flight from Delhi). Once in Bhuntar you can hire a taxi.

WHAT YOU CAN SEE IN TIRTHAN VALLEY

Explore the blend of natural bliss & vibrancy

sairopa

Sairopa

Sairopa in Tirthan valley, Kullu, India

gushaini

Gushaini

Gushaini is another village located on the banks of beautiful Tirthan river.

Gaidhar

Gaidhar

Escape in the vastness of exquisite valley

shringa

Shringa Rishi Temple,Kothi Chehni

These Tower Temples of Kullu Valley were built primarily as garrisoning stations.

Gaidharbashleo-pass

Bashleo Pass

It is a trek.

Captured beauty of Tirthan Valley

Feast your eyes with beauty of Tirthan Valley