(3.120m) above the sea level, situated in the Kullu district of Himachal
Pradesh. The pass is the nearest mountain pass from Delhi,
approximately 600 km away, and features on every adventure tourist’s
this road. At the top of the Jaluri pass there are restaurants
available to take lunch, and a Mahakali temple known as Jalori Mata,
visited by thousands of devotees from the nearby villages. Jalori Pass
is the first Indian pass to open every year, and is drive able by all
vehicles, but are advised to go down in first gear only, according to
Indian signals. This pass remains closed in peak on winter only. So in
months of December, January and February you need to check before using
this road. Usually opens around second week of March every year and
closes mid December, depending on the snow.
|Mahakali Temple at Jalori Pass|
|Jalori Pass at Mid of December|
road’s winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very
curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow. From
Ghayagi to Jalori Pass, the road is a mix of mud and pebbles restricting
the speed of the vehicle to barely 20 kmph. After Shoja, the climb to
Jalori Pass is steep and just about 3 kms before the pass, road
conditions become bad, narrow and steep which makes it more difficult to
climb even in first gear.
|Jalori Pass at Starting of Winter|
It is a very beautiful trek through very thick jungles. The
lake lies at an altitude of 11500 feet. A trek to this area
in december is a rewarding sight with the lake frozen white.
|Serolsar Lake Frozen|
advised, drive in first gear only, steepest gradient, most dangerous
curves along the road.
|Road to Jalori Pass|
|Road To Jalori Pass|
Bajaura : Bajaura is situated on National Highway 21 in Kullu District in Himachal Pradesh. This village is 15 km south of Kullu, 55 km from Mandi and 5 km from Kulu Bhuntar Airport. There is a temple named Basheshwar Mahadev Temple famous for stone carvings and sculptures. One can enjoy river rafting on the Beas River from Manali to Jhiri near Bajaura.
Bijli Mahadev : 10 kms. from Kulu across the Beas river, this temple is one of the striking temples in the temples. A panoramic view of Kulu & Paravati valleys can be seen from the temple A 60 feet high staff of Bijli Mahadev temple glistens like a silver needle in the sun. From the temple a panoramic view of Kulu and Paravati valleys can be seen. A 60 feet high staff of Bijli Mahadev temple glistens like a silver needle in the sun. In this temple of lightening it is said, the tall staff attracts the divine blessings in the form of lightening. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva.
Jagan Nath Temple : 3 km., a stiff climb leads one to the shrine from where one gets a panoramic view of Kullu town.
State: Himachal Pradesh
Climate: In winter, the temperature can drop to below freezing point when heavy woollens are required. Summer temperature are mild and light woollens/cottons are recommended.
Altitude: is situated at an altitude of about 2050m.
Best time to visit: All the year round.
By Train: The nearest rail head is Chandigarh which is 320 km away.
By Air: The airport is Bhuntar. Archana Airways and Jagson Airways operate daily flights from Delhi to Kullu & Shimla to Kullu.
By Road: The Rohtang pass is 55 KM north of Manali on National Highway No 21. Regular buses, coaches and taxies play from Delhi and Chandigarh.