Banjar is a small town in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, popularly known as “Valley of God”. It connects Kullu to Shimla via Jalori Pass. The valley is also a gateway to Great Himalayan National Park. Banjar valley is the hub of many beautiful unexplored places. If you are not one of the Kasol crowds and want to spend time in peace with nature, this is the place for you.
Jibhi is a little known scenic hamlet in the Banjar Valley or Tirthan Valley of Himachal Pradesh and can be approached from the Chandigarh-Manali Highway. I reached Aut after an overnight drive from Delhi. The small town of AUT can be reached after crossing a long tunnel on the highway. There is another route which is on the right just before the tunnel at AUT and one can take that road following the river and head further till Bajnar which is some 27 km from AUT and Jibhi is another 8 km further from Banjar town towards the Jalori Pass.The drive through this highway is extremely scenic with the river beas flowing along the gigantic Himalayan ranges which provide for some breathtaking views .This drive alone could be worth the entire journey.There are numerous dhabas and eateries on this route which one could enjoy while taking some pit stops.