Explore the Natural Beauty of Salli Valley

Salli Valley, located in the Eastern Himalayan region of India is blessed with innumerable natural wonders. The valley has been a mecca for tourists and honeymooners since ages. Tourists from all over the country visit this heavenly abode to enjoy the splendid beauty of Salli Mountains. Salli Valley is also known as Pink City of India because of its magnificent natural beauty and lovely resorts.

Salli Valley is situated on the banks of the mighty River Ganges. Here you can enjoy the refreshing ambiance, peaceful environment and tranquility of nature. It is a small valley located on the left bank of Salli River. A lovely lake named Lake Salli that forms an integral part of Salli Valley is one of the main attractions for travellers who come here to enjoy vacationing here. You can indulge in various activities such as boating, fishing, hiking and trekking in the Salli Valley.

Lake Salli affords amazing beauty of nature and is considered to be one of the most beautiful places to enjoy a honeymoon in India. The lake and surrounding natural beauty are ideal for enjoying summer vacations. You can enjoy wonderful boat ride over the calm and tranquil waters of the lake or simply spend hours gazing at the lovely and handsome ducks floating on the lake. Another attraction of Salli Valley is the lovely and exclusive Mughal houseboats that offer you excellent opportunity to enjoy romantic getaways on your trip to Salli Valley Himachal Pradesh.

There are several places near Salli Valley where you can enjoy trips to nature parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Srinagar is a paradise of natural beauty that offers you an opportunity to enjoy camping opportunities in the wonderful green surroundings. Rishikonda is another great place to visit that offers you a wonderful opportunity to explore the captivating beauty of valley lakes. In addition to these there are several other wonderful places to visit and explore on your way to Salli Valley Himachal Pradesh. A few places of interest are Shimla, Chail, Kinnaur, Lahaul, Spiti Valley, Spiti, Dalhousie, Kasauli, Chamba and many more.

Salli Valley Himachal Pradesh is also known for some high altitude monasteries that offers you a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a wilderness experience. One such monastery is St. Thomas Basilica which is nestled in the green surroundings of Spiti Valley. The ruins of the medieval castle of Chail, built in 14th century, can also be visited in Spiti Valley. You can take a Jeep tour from Srinagar to visit these ruins. Other attractions worth visiting include Spiti Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Dalhousie Wildlife Sanctuary, Ranthambore National Park, Mount Abu Sanctuary, Ajmer Dargah, Lalgarh Fort, Kulu Temple and many other nature attractions.

While here you can also enjoy various mesmerizing hill stations that are worth visiting. Munnar, Wayanad, Manali, Devikulam, Ooty, Kasauli, Kinnaur, Spiti Valley are popular hill station destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Munnar, in particular, is a place which offers you a fantastic charm and romance. In fact, honeymoon packages in Munnar include a houseboat ride to view the natural beauty of the hill station.

When you visit Salli Valley, you will have an unforgettable vacation. It is a place that will leave you spellbound. You will never get bored during your stay here. If you want to explore some other fantastic locations then you can visit Manali, Kulu, Dalhousie, Kasauli, Spiti Valley, Lahaul and many other places.

There are a variety of honeymoon packages in Salli Valley which can help you select a perfect package according to your preferences. These packages include budget, luxury, family and specialty services as well. Specialty services include spa treatment, yoga & meditation sessions, delicious food, music therapy, guided tours to scenic destinations and so on. To make your honeymoon vacation even more memorable, you can enjoy a tour to Himalayas by hiring a tea house or trekking up to the pass. The best part about Salli Valley honeymoon packages is that they ensure a memorable and pristine experience with the gift of nature.

An ideal place for camping.

A casual conversation mostly leads to a fruitful trip.  Most of my trips have resulted from such conversations.  This time also it was no different.  I was having a normal telephonic conversation with my bhaisahab and partner in business, Mr. Anil Attri- he is the founder of The Traveller Trails Magazine.

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Live like a Local

During the conversation, he insisted on visiting his native village Dargela and Salli valley in Himachal Pradesh and staying at his village home to experience the life of the local people. Taking advantage of Work From Home, we embarked on our road trip from Delhi.

The Journey: Salli Valley

Delhi- Shimla- Dargela- Salli Valley- Delhi, this is how the itinerary unfolded.

We started from Delhi early in the morning with customary breakfast at Amrit Sukhdev Dhaba.  The route taken from Delhi was via Eastern Peripheral Expressway.  We avoided the normal route as the road has been blocked near Sambhu border – thanks to Farmer’ s Agitation.  We reached Shimla in 8 hours.

We checked in at Willy Park Circuit House maintained by the Himachal government.  Courtesy Anilji, Tourism Scouts India (Tours Archive – Tourism Scouts India), for booking this place in the heart of Shimla. The best part is that it has ample parking facilities. The circuit house is really an elegant property with around 90 rooms on the pattern of four or five star hotels.

Excellent Stay- Willy Park Circuit House

Thanks to Himachal Pradesh government

The circuit house is valley facing and the top story is below the road level which ensures that the view is not obstructed. It also has a conference room, lift, gymnasium, dining hall, lounge, dormitories and sufficient space to chill and enjoy the view of the city.

Parking space at Circuit House

We stayed here for three days and were also working from this place and sometimes from The Traveller Trail’s office.  The internet speed is really good here.  I used Airtel and Jiofi.

The Traveller Trails/TSI office in Shimla- WFH/WFA

TSI office

Next Destination 

Our plan was to leave Shimla by around 4pm but thanks to my wife Priyanka’s busy work schedule  and her never ending work calls (which is of course priority), we could leave shimla no sooner than 8pm.  This meant driving throughout the night, which I really don’t mind if i am driving in the mountains.  The light from the vehicle coming from the opposite direction really helps at the curves.

Journey time- 7-8 hours

Distance- 250 kilometres

Route- Shimla- Ghagas- Hamirpur- Jwalaji- Kangra- Dargela

The road is in excellent condition and a joy to drive. After driving for 7 hours, we finally reached Anilji’s home. His house is in a beautiful village call Dargela. The house is constructed in traditional Himachali style surrounded by Dauladhar ranges (Dharamshala side) and the other side as far as your eyes can gaze are all farming of different crops done by the local people. The vistas are so beautiful, green and finally we were so happy to breathe in the fresh and unpolluted air. This is really mesmerizing to say the least.  For the next three days this beautiful village was our abode.

Traditional house in Dargela

As soon as we reached, Anilji’s parents were waiting at the door to welcome us. After the formal greetings, aunty told us, “this your home and please feel free ”, I mean the hospitality and love they showered upon us cannot be expressed, as words will fall short to do justice. We can just say “Thanks Anilji” from the bottom of our hearts and we have surely found a second home in Himachal.

Priyanka with Anilji’s Dad & Mom

Next three days, we had all organic food, vegetables and fruit plucked from their own farm, and we experienced local Himachali dishes cooked by Aunty.  I must admit she is one of the best cooks I have ever come across.  For a food connoisseur like me, I am generally very critical about the cooks but Aunty “You are Par Excellence”.

SilBatta- do you still use?

Traditional Kitchen- Makki di roti and Sarso da saag

What a lunch it was 

Uncle who is retired from government service is one of the most humble and down to earth persons. The simple life they lead made me ponder “wish I could also live such a life”, so carefree, so healthy. We will always pray for your healthy life.

Thanks to Work From Home or Work from anywhere, city dwellers like us are getting the opportunity to experience this close to nature lifestyle. I consider this as a blessing in disguise.

Anilji-  my guide

More About Dargela 

Dargela is a village located in the Shahpur tehsil of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh. It is a beautiful village surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges.  This place is about 15 kilometres from the popular tourist destination Dharamshala and the highway through it leads to Dalhousie, Khajjiar.  It is basically the gateway to Chamba.  This place can be a perfect pitstop for the travellers.

Village farm

Mcleodganj at the backdrop

Highway Treat Restaurant

The best place to stop for coffee, snack or a heavy meal is the Highway Treat Restaurant which is just on the Highway. The food served in this place is really fresh and mouthwatering.  There is a special connection with this restaurant and it will be highlighted through a new story.

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This place will soon be running as a full fledged Travel Cafe, stay tuned for that.

Highway Treat- Remember the name

Vegetable Platter

We serve breakfast also

The Trekker’s Paradise – Salli Valley

As we drove through the meandering freshly tarred roads, we were welcomed by a forested valley, flowery meadows, carpeted with wildflowers and not much human hullabaloo. Oh yes! We have reached Salli, a beautiful village located in the picturesque Khuli river valley.

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If adventure, trekking and a peaceful environment is what you are aspiring for, this is the perfect place for you.

The bird’s eye view of the valley 

Spring has just set in

For me Salli is one of the best places to connect with nature, staying in the grandeur and lap of nature while experiencing the culture and warm hospitality of the tribal people.  It is the most ideal place for a campsite holiday.

Salli valley is situated in the lap of the Himalayas.  It is surrounded by high mountain ranges and deep valleys. As this place is still unexplored it gives ample opportunities to be in forest, rivers, waterfalls and rich nature.

This place can be the origin point for many treks such as Kareri lake trek, Boh Valley Trek, Lam Dal Trek.  These treks are really incredible to say the least. This place is also rich in flora and fauna

Trout Farming

We ventured out to explore the village which was in the midst of rice and wheat fields. The stream and the dirt track that ran along it connected the handful of little houses that were spread throughout the village. 

A trout farm in the village caught my attention and I was surprised to see trout farming in this village.

If you wish to know about trout farming this is the ideal place to be in. There are many places in Himachal Pradesh like Tirthan, Barot, Sangla which are famous for Trout Farm but through this blog we would like to introduce Salli Valley as a Trout Farming destination.

More about Trout

Trout needs to live in fresh, clean water rich in oxygen specically if they are living in a trout farm. Hence, fish farm tank constantly needs supply of fresh water.

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Trout farming in tank

Traditional way of catching Trout

Bingo- we got some prized catch

Hold onto your catch

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Close view of Trout

Can’t wait to eat – can’t get fresher than this

Photo Gallery of Salli Valley:

We will leave you with the photo gallery of Salli valley and you can decide if this place is worth visiting.

An unexplored destination perfect for Camping.

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Milestone- to remember

Milestone- to remember

How green is the valley

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She acknowledges our place for Campsite- Coming Soon

What a view

Spring is really beautiful

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Look at the vistas

I don’t want to leave this place

The Road Ahead

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Perfect place for campsite

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The river

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The village abode

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Not a bad road for driving 

The local Mandir

Maggi in Mountain is epic

Trout Lessons from the local expert 

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The old bridge

You will always come across a doggy in mountains

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Signing off from Salli Valley, with a promise to visit soon

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