Janjehli: Hiker’s Heaven, Enchanting Paradise and Unexplored wonder of Himalayas !!!
Janjehli is beautiful village in Saraj valley of Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh. Janjehli is about 90 KM from Mandi at an elivation of 2170 meter above sea level. Janjehli is surrounded by pine forest and mountains, one of the best place for adventure activities like, night safari, hiking, trekking and mountaineering. At the distance of 10 km from Janjehli is the Shikari Mata temple at an height of 3300 meter. There are trekking options for Shikari devi from Janjehli. The picturesque valley of Janjehli is a place less frequented as it is not that popular yet on tourist map.
Pandu shilla, Bhudha Kedar, Magrugalla, Gadagushaini, Bhulah, Tungasi Dhar are some beautiful places of interest around Janjheli. There are many expedition and trekking routes like Janjehli to Gadagushaini and Banjar in Kullu, trek to Karsog, trek to Shikari Devi etc. Magru Galla above Janjehli on Janjehli to Chhetri road is another picnic hot-spot.
In nutshell Jenjehli is must visit hill station, specially for trekking, Hiking, Night Safari and camping
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Janjehli location on google Map
Winter in Janjehli is very harass and temperature can hover below freezing point and heavy woolen required, summer is more pleasant and best time to visit.
Hotels and guest houses are available at Janjehli at reasonable rate.
Food: Indian, Chinese and other foods are readily available at Various Dhabas and restaurant.
Janjehli is a paradise for adventure activities specially Motor biking, camping, expedition and trekking.
Camping: there are various famous camping sites at and nearby Janjehli.
Motor biking: there are good scope for biking from Janjehli some of best route will be Janjehli to Shikari Devi, Janjehli to Karsog via Magrugalla, Chettri, etc.
Trekking: There are various Trekking routes and en-route from Janjehli most famous to Shikari Devi.
Janjehli is Well connected via road with major cities, buses and taxis are available to and from Janjehli to other cities.
The nearest airport is Bhunter at Kullu.
Shimla is nearest railway staion of the narrow gauge rail track from Shimla to Kalka.
Distance from Major Places:
- Delhi To Janjehli: 488 Km
- Chandigarh To Janjehli: 242 Km
- Manali To Janjehli: 172 Km
- Shimla To Janjehli: 150 Km
- Mandi To Janjehli: 90 KM
Mandi town: Mandi itself is a beautiful town with rich Pahari culture also known as chotti kashi. See details here.
Prashar Lake: The lake is situated at an avg. height of 2730m (8,960 ft) in the lap of mountains. The deep blue lake lies in a saucer shaped valley and is surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
Rewalsar Lake: Also known as Tso Pema Lotus Lake, is located @ 22.5 km south-west from Mandi. It is held as a sacred spot for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists alike.
Barot : A nice picnic spot situated at a distance of 33 km. from Mandi on the Mandi – Pathankot Highway. It is famous for trout fishing and a ropeway that attracts the tourist.
Pandoh Dam: Just 16-km away from Mandi is Pandoh Dam.
Karsog: Situated at a distance of 125 km from Mandi and is also accessible from Shimla (100 km) via Tattapani. The place Tattapani is famous for hot water springs on the side of Satluj river.
Karsog is famous for its temples, including the Mamleshwar Mahadev, Kamksha Devi and Mahunag temples. It is full of scenic beauty and abundance of apple orchards. The natural surroundings are regarded as beautiful, with green forests and a pollution-free environment.
Shikhari Devi: 15-km from Janjheli is situated the ancient temple of Shikhra Devi and is surrounded by some marvellous landscapes.
Chindi : This little hamlet in an apple growing area is blessed with breathtaking beauty. There are numerous small temples of considerable antiquity not too far away.
Kamru Nag Lake & Temple : Resting resort for trekkers at a height of 3,334 meteres above sea level on the Mandi–Karsog road. You can start trek from Rohanda which is 40 km from Sundernagar & 60 km from Mandi.
- Book the hotel/guest houses on prior basis from the above mentioned numbers as the room might not be available due to many visitors or peak season (Apr – Aug approx).
- In winters there might be scarcity of water due to broken water pipes owing to freezing temperature, so carry some potable water bottles along with you.
- Fill your fuel tanks with enough petrol @ NH, as there is no petrol pump in the hilly region.
- You might enjoy local festival in june.
- While visiting the hilly areas, please pack warm clothes & carry the first aid kit.
A request- Please do not litter at this place and let others enjoy the Mother Nature as you did.