To escape the sweltering heat of May, people escape to the hills. Unlike Shimla and Manali, Tirthan Valley in Himachal Pradesh is still unknown to most people. Its charm lies in the hills and thick deodar forests surrounding it , the turquois tinted Tirthan river, and the gentle people who inhabit the valley. I was in the Tirthan Valley last week, and I would like to share some pictures with you.
A typical house in the valley with slate roof., surrounded by wheat and vegetable patches.
The harvested land is being prepared for the next crop.
Wild Himalayan irises carpet the mountainsides.
A wooden bridge which leads to the Great Himalayan National Park. Tirthan valley is a part of the National Park, which is a World Heritage site.
Thick forests on both sides of the fast flowing Tirthan river.
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