You may think you need to take that big trip to Europe to enjoy the serenity of snow-capped mountains, we want you to consider the unexplored gems that lay hidden in obscure corners of India.
The best part? Staying here won’t cost you a fortune.
First up on that list is the lesser known, quaint village near Jalori pass that connects Kullu and Shimla district. Jibhi is a little slice of heaven waiting to be discovered.
Jibhi is hands down the best retreat for city-dwellers looking to catch a break from the chaotic city life. This village not only offers pleasing views, it also has a slew of stays so you can soak in the views as your own pace. The peak season is from March to May so you might want to plan you trip accordingly.
Here are some of the most beautiful places to stay in Jibhi that’ll make you want to pack your bags right away.
This cottage offers everything from absolute comfort and breathtaking views. Large windows by the bedside is what we all desire, and that you'll get here. You can also enjoy the best vegetarian breakfast and free WiFi here.
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Like the name suggests, this is just the place to take a break not just from the city but from other tourists that is if you're the sort of person who loves their own company. You can even rent a bicycle here and explore the nearby places with ease. Great breakfast is obviously a plus.
Notonmap3. Om Shanti Hotel
This hotel is located at a height of 6000 ft and lies cocooned inside tall Deodar trees next to Seraj river. One thing you'll feel once you get here is pure bliss. You can even plan small treks when here. And once you're hungry after a trek, head to any one of the quaint cafes available within the 1-km radius.
Goibibo4. Pinewood Cottage
Imagine a pool bang in the middle of a hill resort. Pinewood cottage will give you that experience. The cottage also has a children's playground so parents can enjoy the holiday too knowing their kids are playing nearby. Feel like exploring nature? Rent a bike from the bicycle rental service available here.
YouTube5. Shivavalley Homestay
A homestay is a whole experience on its own. And when you're in Jibhi, Shivavalley homestay is where you should putch your tent so to say. This homestay also provides a bar and a terrace, and rooms with private bathrooms.
YouTube6. JungleBook Homestay
JngleBook homestay has a front desk that functions round the clock, and of course, free WiFi. And once you're bored of surfing the net, you can enjoy a little bit of TV time here.
Or head to the kitchen that's fully-equipped and includes a fridge. But before you reach for the food in there, try their Asian breakfast that's available everyday.
The nearest airport is Kullu–Manali, roughly 49 km from here, and if you need it, the property even offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Goibibo7. Jibhi Cottage
Jibhi Cottage provides accommodation with free WiFi and a comfortable seating area. Along with beautiful views, the cottage also serves delicious continental breakfast that's available daily.
YouTube8. TreeSouls Hostel
A beach area in the hills is something only this stay in Jibhi can provide. And that is not all. It has a terrace with every room from where you can see sunsets, and even stars at night. If you are going with your special other, this is the place for you.
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Jibhi! Guests have left this place a lot of great reviews.
From mountain views to the sounds of a restless river at night, this lodge in Jibhi has it all. This lodge nests snugly, and partly, in the branches of huge tree. So there's plenty of that childhood nostalgia that's going to come back to you here.