Himalayan Retreat –Raju’s Guest House ?>

Himalayan Retreat –Raju’s Guest House

                 

                              Set in  the beautiful Tirthan Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India, Gushaini is a quaint little Himalayan village in the Kullu district. Its close proximity to the Great Himalayan National Park attracts quite a few nature lovers every year. What Gushaini offers is some wonderful Guest Houses and camps for that dream Himalayan retreat. If you are planning to just unwind, be with the nature, walk by the river, then Gushaini is just the right choice !

Where to Stay ?

If there is one place that you should not miss if you are headed to Gushaini, that has to be Raju’s Guest House – wonderful setting, Tirthan river with an abundance of trouts flowing next to it, and a wonderful garden. You could easily spend 2-3 days here just unwinding, reading, strolling and soaking in the ambience. Here’s a look at the Guest House:

Raju's Guest House at Gushaini

And here’s a photo log from the Guest House:

 

 

There are about 6 rooms in the Guest House, and they get booked well in advance. So, plan your visit well ahead.

How to Reach?

From New-Delhi, you could board any bus which is headed to Manali and get down at Aut, which is about 100 kms before Manali. From Aut, you could take a bus to Banjar, and then hop on to a bus heading toward Gushaini. Alternatively, you could do a jeep ride from Aut to Gushaini.

If road journey is not your thing, then you could fly from New-Delhi to the Bhuntar Airport in Kullu. From the airport, you could hire a jeep to Gushaini.

I need some action!

If you feel that a holiday is incomplete without some action, you could try your hand at fishing. The fishing licenses are available at Gushaini. You could also choose to do a day-hike to the Great Himalayan National Park’s entrance and come back. From Raju’s Guest House to the Park’ entrance is about 9kms and is a beautiful walk through the countryside.

If you have some more time at your hand, you could hire a jeep and do a day trip to the beautiful Jalori Pass and Serolsar Lake and get back to Gushaini in the evening. The route from Gushaini to Jalori Pass passes through some wonderful scenery. On the other side of the Pass lies the village of Rampur, and farther ahead lies Shimla.

I chose to go on a 8 day Trek with  a guide from Gushaini- crossing the Tirthan Valley and exiting in the Sainj valley. More on that in an upcoming post !

About Praveen Maloo

Praveen is currently based out of Seattle, United States. He loves coffee, conversations, micro-brews, and intimate jazz music scenes. When its not raining in Seattle, he can be seen enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific North-West.


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9 thoughts on “Himalayan Retreat –Raju’s Guest House

  1. Hi, ex delhi how do you reach rajus guest house? and whats the total travel time? Request you to provide us contacts of Raju Guest House as well. Many thanks!

    Regards
    Divya

    1. hi Divya,
      From New-Delhi, you could board any overnight bus (there are Volvos) which is headed to Manali and get down at Aut, which is about 100 kms before Manali. From Aut, you could take a bus to Banjar, and then hop on to a bus heading toward Gushaini. Alternatively, you could do a jeep ride from Aut to Gushaini. Raju can arrange for a pick up form Aut if you let him know in advance.

      If road journey is not your thing, then you could fly from New-Delhi to the Bhuntar Airport in Kullu. From the airport, you could hire a jeep to Gushaini or ask Raju for a pick-up.

      You can call on +91 1903201108 or 9459833124 . Remember to book well in advance.

      Hope you have a great trip… Thanks for dropping by !

  2. Hi Praveen Thanks a ton! ive blocked the rooms there..now just the travel booking left..have read a lot about the place, so all excited!!

  3. Hi,

    I’m planning to visit Gushaini & Tirthan Valley, as I have come across in India Outlook about Raju’s Guest house year long ago.I myself have experience of working in tourism sector & Uttarakhand is my fav place to visit when its come about hills & mountains after my native land NE -India.

    Hereby I would like to get few quarries about like how much cost would be need if two people are visiting form Delhi(I would be accompany with my fiance’)

    1. Total road or travel route (distance )from Delhi
    2. Railways availability
    3. How many days requires if some body would like to cover the entire place from Delhi+ Tirthan- Delhi . maximum-minimum
    4.Total cost (apx) for two people from Delhi+ Tirthan+ Delhi
    5. Room charges p/d @ Raju’s Gueste House + inclusive + exclusive
    6. Minimum /maximum temperature (is terms of carrying cloths)
    7.Best time to visit ( if is recommended visit during July/ August ?
    8 what is the time period in advance booking ??
    9. what other necessary suggestions ??

    as a traveler I’m quite adventures, I love that .. partially my fiance’ as 🙂

    I would appreciate to know all these details… would look forward to have a wonderful perfect gateway in Tirthar Valley & Raju’s House

    thnx 🙂

    Cheers

    Indrani &
    Purusottam

  4. Would like to travel from Kolkata to Rajus guest house in October . We would prefer to fly down – I guess we would need to fly to Delhi and then to Bhuntur . How long does it take from Bhuntur to the guest house ? What are the places to see / visit from the guest house – we are not too fond of trekking . Looking at a more relaxed and chilled out holiday with a lot of photography thrown in .
    will await your reply .

    1. Hi Tarun,

      That is correct. From Bhuntur to the guest house will be close to 3 hours. If you don’t want to trek in the national park, you can visit Jalori pass and Serolsar lake, accessible via car. The guest house itself would make for a good base to go cycling around, or do some fishing in the river. The nearby villages provide great subjects for photography.

      Hope you find this helpful.

      Happy travels!

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