Jibhi, Banjar, Himachal
Jibhi River Hut
Starts from 1700
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.
Situated on the banks of a gurgling river stream, amidst lush greenery and unadulterated beauty of the picturesque ‘Banjar or Tirthan 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!!
Deodars, locally known as the “Tree of the Gods”, have shed their cones on the forest floor all around us while making their powerful ascent towards the sky. The land ahead slopes down towards the banks of a stream that’s swirling urgently around boulders before disappearing purposefully around the bend, quite determined to break the tranquil mood.
❝ A lesser-known pitstop on your Himachal holiday list ❞
The Main Guesthouse –
The main guesthouse, constructed in typical ‘Pahadi’ style, has three deluxe cozy wood furnished rooms, with common veranda upstairs with rows of colossal glass windows, fairly equipped with modern amenities, have attached bath, fitted with geyser. Anytime of the day, you can comfortably bundle up in the veranda and admire the scenic beauty outdoor.
Pinewood Cottage –
A newly built guesthouse adjacent to the main guesthouse, having 6 spacious and cosy luxury rooms, fairly equipped with modern amenities, all set to make you feel at home. All rooms are fully wooden furnishes, with attach bathrooms fitted with geyser and have private balcony with a view of beautiful pine, cedar forests and small river which is blowing in front of the house.
Victorian stone house –
To the right of the pine wood cottage, is another extremely beautiful two storied Victorian style stone house wonderfully placed with two super deluxe wooden rooms upstairs and one huge family room in ground floor. All rooms are very clean, comfortable and well furnished with breath-taking vistas to unwind and relax.
Available Rooms & Tariff
Includes (unless otherwise specified):
Bed Tea Breakfast
Children & Extra BedsChildren of all ages are welcome.
Kids upto 10 years of age are our guests at no charge.
500 will be charged for the extra bed.
Deluxe Room - Typical ‘Pahadi’ style, has three deluxe cozy wood furnished rooms, with common veranda upstairs with rows of colossal glass windows, fairly equipped with modern amenities, have attached bath, fitted with geyser.
Pinewood Cottage - Spacious and cosy luxury rooms, fairly equipped with modern amenities, all set to make you feel at home. All rooms are fully wooden furnishes, with attach bathrooms fitted with geyser and have private balcony with a view of beautiful pine, cedar forests and small river which is blowing in front of the house.
Super Deluxe Wooden Room - Extremely beautiful two storied Victorian style stone house wonderfully placed with two super deluxe wooden rooms upstairs and one huge family room in ground floor. All rooms are very clean, comfortable and well furnished with breath-taking vistas to unwind and relax.
Super Deluxe Wooden Family Room - Extremely beautiful two storied Victorian style stone house wonderfully placed with one huge family room in ground floor and two super deluxe wooden rooms upstairs. All rooms are very clean, comfortable and well furnished with breath-taking vistas to unwind and relax.
This guesthouse is run by a lovely young couple. They have cute little kids and friendly pets. The food is absolutely delicious. And the owners are extremely friendly and eager to help.
The avid, 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.
Backpackers and fishing and angling enthusiasts from across the world and specifically countries like Israel, Argentina, UK, etc make Jibhi their home for months for its charm and proximity to various other Himalayan towns, before heading onto other places.
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, the most popular routes connecting Manali to Shimla and passes through Banjar Valley (through Jalori Pass).Banjar is a typical Himalayan town grown in the middle of lush green valleys surrounded by alpine meadows which is also known for the Himalayan trout fish.
By Air: The closest airport is in Bhuntar in the Kullu district, 60 km/2 hr from Jibhi. Taxis charge about 2,800 for the one-way trip from Bhuntar. For a group, a more economical option is to fly to Chandigarh and take a taxi 8,000 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. A one-way taxi from Shimla to Jibhi starts at approximately 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 (1,500 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.
25% deposit is charged in by Bhramonik upon reservation. 50% of total to be paid in behalf of Jibhi River Hut after booking. Final balance to be paid to Jibhi River Hut after arrival.
If government travel restrictions or hotel closure prevents your stay, the initial deposit paid to Bhramonik may be freely transferred to a future booking through Bhramonik (T&Cs apply).
For cancellations less than 90 days before arrival, Jibhi River Hut will keep/charge 50% of total. For cancellations less than 30 days before arrival, Jibhi River Hut will keep/charge full amount. For no-shows or early departures, Jibhi River Hut will keep/charge full amount. Cancellation fees kept by Jibhi River Hut may be used for a future stay at this property.
Payment and cancellation policies may vary with special offers.
Unless otherwise specified, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.
We're available from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday,
and 9am-5pm Saturday (India times).