Weekend Getaways from BanjarBanjar is situated with the distance of 52 kms, exactly at the center of the Banjar Valley and is surrounded by many tourists destinations which are very close to Banjar, which are Rampur and Bhuntar, Chindi and Narkanda, as well as Mandi which are the nearest location.These locations attracts tourists with many forests, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, architecture, forts, parks, and lot more.
The place which is best for the adventure enthusiasts, as well as for the spiritual people, lies with an elevation of 1254 m, and the city is well-known for the fishing activities performed at the River 'Tirthan'.
Below listed places are the bird-view of the incredible tourist sports near to Banjar.
Shringi Rishi Temple from BanjarRishi Shringa is believed to be the ruling deity of the Banjar Valley, which is also known as the ‘Tapo Bhoomi of Rishi’ (Rishi Shringi's Land of Meditation).
The people who reside in this Skeeran forest, have found a small rock and named it as 'Pindi'. They believed that the stone is very sacred and it must be worshiped. So, they forced themselves to place this stone in a particular location, and constructed the temple, placing this rock to worship. However, they find it difficult to travel such a long distance for the sake of worship.
Hence, they constructed one more temple of ‘Rishi Shringa’ in the Bagi village, which is 12 kms away from the Banjar Valley. The architecture of the temple is extremely good which is constructed using nice wooden crafts. If you visit this place, you will feel that it is worth to visit.
The Jalori Pass from BanjarJalori pass is one of the beautiful tourists spots that lies 20 kms far from the Banjar Valley, and to reach this location, you must catch the local buses and taxi services only. If you are a trekker, or a adventure enthusiast, then Jalori Pass seems to be the right place for you. Even, it is the best place for the bike riding.
Serualsir Lake is located just 23 kms away from Banjar and takes just 5 kms from Jalori pass. This lake is particularly popular because of the 'Budhi Nagin' (Goddess Durga Mata). Due to which, it has a spiritual value.
Chaini Fort Trek / Sharingi Bagi Temple TrekChaini Village is famous for some kind of old structures which are accessed through the Chinese art and architecture. This Chaini Village is just 4 kms away, and takes 3-4 hours to trek from the Jibhi; while, Jibhi is 8 kms far from the Banjar valley.
Sharingi Bagi Temple
Sharingi Bagi temple is found to be another attractive tourist spot that is located on the mid way of the Chaini Village, and this trail passes through small villages, apple plantations, and thin waterfalls, cedar forest, and so on.
After passing through these plantations, gardens, and fields, you will find some 4 to 5 ancient structures, among which the most incredible building is the five storeyed Jibhi fort. But, it is said that, the 2 storeys from the top of this fort have broken or fell down due to the natural calamities like earthquake.
Sarehul Lake and TempleSarehul Lake is located just 6 kms away from Jalori Pass, and takes just 2 hours to reach this lake from Jalori Pass. While, from Banjar to Jalori Pass, it is 18 kms, and takes 6 hours to reach Jalori Pass from Banjar. That means the total distance from Banjar to Sarehul Lake is 24 kms.
And it is a great tourist place, where the surrounding village people as well as the trekkers pass along this route. The place is filled, especially during the temple festival, and people from Banjar Valley are much likely to occupy here to offer their prayers and put few drops of Desi Ghee on the border or boundary of the lake.
Trail passes through the Hillocks around the lake, which is an amazing view of the snow capped Himalayas; while, it is incredible to visit though the peaks during summers. The lake is surrounded by the thick forest, but it is relatively small and blessed with picturesque settings.
The Sai Ropa Tourist CenterThse Sai Ropa Tourist Center is situated just a distance of 5 Kms from the Banjar tehsil; and 5 Kms from the Gushaini (an entrance to the Park). Here there are certain pine forests which is spread across 6 acres campus where tourists can find the accommodation, and other information, along with the ticketing services to the Great Himalayan National Park. Also, it maintains a 520 meters long illustrative ‘Biodiversity Trail’ of the local place that constitutes the number of trees and small medicinal plants, as well as the Tirthan River, a butterfly park, and so on. You will surely enjoy here.
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