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Banjar is a town in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a part of the Seraj region that extends from Jalori pass to Shikari Devi in Janjehli. The Tirthan valley is also a part of the Banjar region with Banjar town being the main marketplace in Tirthan Valley. Tirthan River is a major river of Banjar along with the tributary Pushpabhad flowing from Jalori pass through Jibhi. It is located at the confluence of these two rivers. Banjar is one of the tehsils of the Kullu district. 'Banjar mela ' is the prominent fair of Banjar valley. A dialect of Kullavi called Seraji is spoken here and the people are also called Serajis. There are many tourist spots in Banjar, these are Tirthan valley, chehni fort for Shringa Rishi, Bahu village, jibhi valley, Balu temple, etc. In 2020, Tirthan Valley is considered to be one of the most underrated tourist spots of Himachal Pradesh
Hindi, English, Punjabi are spoken and understood by those engaged in tourism. Locals speak Pahari.
Tourists are advised to carry cotton clothing in summer, light woollen in spring and autumn and heavy woollen in winter.
How to Reach
|The Kullu-Manali airport is at Bhuntar, about 10 km from the main town. Flights to and from Delhi and Chandigarh are available.
|From Chandigarh or Kiratpur broad gauge train stations, Kullu has to be reached by a road journey. However, from Pathankot station there is a connecting narrow gauge rail track to Joginder Nagar from where Kullu can only be reached by road.
|Kullu is well connected by road. Luxury and ordinary coaches regularly ply between Delhi-Chandigarh-Shimla-Dharamshala and Kullu.
For those who enjoy the magic of a snowfall, winter is good time to be in Kullu valley. December to February is generally the chilliest period when chances of witnessing a snowfall are more.
|March – June
|25°C – 35°C
|July – September
|15°C – 25°C
|December – February
|5°C – 15°C
The hot sulphur spring in the compound is therapeutic and is known to cure many ailments, especially skin diseases. The place attracts a large number of pilgrims every year.
Stretching along the banks of River Parvati, Kasol is a popular hub for domestic and foreign tourists.
A wind swept commanding pass, Jalori demarcates the catchments of River Satluj from Beas.
Shoja is the base for easy treks to Jalori Pass, Serolsar Lake, Takrasi & Khanag.
Angling in Banjar
Angling in Banjar
The clear waters of the snow fed River Tirthan hold a lot of trout fish.
An archaic Himalayan village tucked deep in the Parvati valley..