Janjehli is like a heartbeat and it reminds you of those particular lyrics of a Pink Floyd song ‘Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day, you fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way’. Yes officially there is nothing to do in Janjehli, and that nothing depends on what decipher nothing to be. Long walks, Cycling, Forest hikes, Photography are often considered nothing in our modern Go get it lifestyles, and if that is not enough, then getting inspired for a creative pursuit would never find any takers. Janjehli does offer all that nothing. Approached from Chail Chowk and Pandoh (both on the Manali Highway) Janjehli is 45 kms of a very beautiful drive from either side. The road leads towards Chattri which will take you further to Takrasi and further to Khanag and Jalori pass. Numerous hikes embark from Janjehli the most prominent being towards Shikari Devi and Magru Gala leading towards Gadah Gushaini. Another memorable route is towards Kamrunag.
From a mountain biker’s perspective, the Jhanjehli route towards Chindi in the Karsog Valley is a perfect way to experience the interiors of Himachal Pradesh.
We will all meet at Himachal Bhavan, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Delhi at 1700hrs and board the Volvo bus to Manali.
Disembark at Chail Chowk in the morning from the Volvo and board our cabs towards Jhanjehli another 2 hours from here. Refresh yourself and after breakfast saddle up and pedal towards Raigad (10kms) and further to the base of Shikari Devi (6kms). 500 stairs lead to the temple and the sprawling meadow on the top affording sterling views of the Dhauladhars and Pir Panjals. After a good session of photography we descend to the base and then continue our ride through a forested jeep track and a trail towards Sanarli (22kms). Chindi is another 6kms from here, our abode for the night.
After a hearty breakfast we start our ride today from the hotel and descend towards the Karsog valley and further through the highway towards Tattapani on the banks of the river Sutlej. Board the support vehicles here and drive towards Shimla to catch the Volvo back home in time.