Lush green valley, virgin waterfalls, natural springs, wild flowers – A trip to Tirthan Valley is a treat to your soul! The unparalleled beauty and simplicity of this place will charm you. Its a place where you can easily forget the world to relax, rejuvenate and be in the lap of nature. So, if you are planning a trip to this beautiful valley, don’t forget to checkout these cozy homestays here!
The Forest Edge
The Forest Edge is a quaint homestay situated in Sai Ropa village of Tirthan Valley. The soothing sound of the gushing river and the birds chirping is what you’ll wake up to. As soon as you enter the gate, two furry babies aka Gulab and Jamun will immediately shower their love upon you (Woohoo, I am sold!). Take a stroll around the area and you’ll notice that the entire homestay has been built by local artisans keeping in the mind about the Himachali essence. The interiors of the homestay are tastefully done with all modern fittings and the walls are adorned with cute doodles of Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Tintin, Sherlock making the atmosphere of the place vibrant and happy. There are five rooms with all modern amenities to make sure that you have a comfortable experience here. They also have have a library which is open for everyone and you’ll often see the local kids reading or painting the hours away. The best part about the homestay is the Gazeebo which is a common space and serves as the dining space as well as a recreational space for those who want to read, write, paint, have conversations or just relax. Lastly, relish the local delicacies prepared by their super chef here and also their scrumptious desserts which are baked by the owner itself.
Raju Bharti Guesthouse
If you are looking for peace, solitude, calmness, and a much needed break from the hustle-bustle of the frantic city life, this homestay nestled in Tirthan Valley is the place for you. A short visit to this tranquil place can do wonders to rejuvenate yourself and can help you feel the magic around you. Managed by Raju Bharti and his wife, Lataji who cooks the most awesome meals. They have their own cattle and the cottage is surrounded by an orchard full of apple, cherry, apricot, almond and plum trees. They also have the most amazingly calm 4 dogs who are absolute darlings. The entire atmosphere of the place is quite peaceful with their walls stacked with hundreds of books, and lots of lovely places to sit and read. A wonderfully decorated fire room, a Gazebo for people to interact, an open camp fire place, and a dining area serving utterly delicious home-style Indian meals. Their rooms are spacious, some of them overlooking the Tirthan River. Actually its a paradise tucked away in the misty hills of Himachal!
Sunshine Himalayan Cottage
Sunshine Himalayan Cottage is a dream home located amidst lush greenery away from the crowd. The homestay will give you all the you all the warm-fuzzies as soon as you enter the place and the soothing sound of the river flowing by with the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas will definitely make your heart swoon. The welcoming smiles of the owners, Panki Sood and his wife are enough to banish any of the initial formality that you feel when you meet strangers. The homestay is built from local materials of the valley with an amalgamation of mud, clay, bamboo and stone and fitted with modern amenities. They have 5 premium river-facing rooms with balconies and one cosy tree house in the backyard. There is a common dining and living area for the travellers to come together, dine together and share experiences and stories. Panki Ji’s wife is an incredible cook serving the best local delicacies. Always providing an unforgettable experience, there is something for everyone – the adventure junkie and solitude-seeker, the food lover and star gazer!
Tirthan Stream Spirit Homestay
From indulging in adventure activities in the day to sitting peacefully next to the bonfire all evening and night, Tirthan Stream Spirit Homestay gives you the most memorable holiday ever. It is an isolated riverside homestay in the valley that you’ll fall in love with at first sight. A local and a certified mountaineer, Naresh, owns the place and ensures that you experience the hills in the most local and authentic way while staying with him. The homestay is very basic yet extremely comfortable! At the homestay, you can either choose from the four bedrooms in the house or get the complete camping experience by choosing to pitch tents by the river. Ooh, and imagine star gazing at night while you camp right next to the river! Aso for the rooms, they are spacious, well maintained and are designed in a way to let the afternoon sun filter in beautifully. The area outside the guesthouse offers panoramic views of the mountains and the river. And the best part? Naresh, the owner, is a certified angler and mountaineer. He will not only arrange several treks for you to embark on but also cook lip-smacking, delicious food for you.
Kudrat Luxury Stay
Located at Bandal Village, 5 km from Gushaini in Tirthan Valley, Kudrat Luxury Stay is a gorgeous place with beautiful mountain views and offers everything one might need to kill your fatigue. A cup of coffee and your favorite book can be the prerequisites of a cozy evening here. The hosts, Sudhir and Bhavna are always available for a wonderful company and would help guests to plan the day trips to explore stunning valley and villages surrounding the property. This holiday home is made out of the cedar wood in traditional Kath Kuni style of architecture. It has a kitchen cum dining room and two bedrooms on the ground floor. On the first floor, there’s a living room and two more bedrooms. The living room has a connected attic suite and a library on the second floor. Friendly hosts, amazing food quality, serene atmosphere, comfortable and leisurely furnishings, and a gorgeous location – what else do you need on a trip to Tirthan?