Of late, the twin valleys of Sainj and Tirthan in Seraj have attracted the attention of the nature lists and trekkers for the Great Himalayan National Park, India which has been carved out in their high‐ups over an area of 754.6 Sq Kms combing some of the nature grandest spectacles, this park has acquired world heritage status in 2014.

Protection and preservation of Himalayan fauna and flora, to increase population of endangered species, to eliminate factors and research on wild life and to the villagers living within core and buffer zones of the park are some of the silent features of this park.

The Sainj valley begins from Larji, a small village nestling on Aut‐Luhari (or larji) state highway at the confluence of the Beas and its tributaries, the Sainj and the Tirthan from here for a distance of 14 km., a good motor road takes a traveller to Sainj, a local shopping centre with a forest rest house, overlooking the bazaar.

The key tourism points in the Sainj valley are:

Dehuri & Nahi

The two scenic spots approachable by the forest road, is more rewarding to reach Shangarh, where one can witness vast meadow surrounding by lush green deodar trees with a temple at the centre. There is a small lake on the way at Dehuri. The terraced corn field add to splender and beauty of the spot.


Shangarh fair, Sainj valley ( Click to enlarge)

Shangarh fair, Sainj valley ( Click to enlarge)

This is delightful spot for quiet holiday and for complete communion with nature. A comfortable forest Rest House is available of the spot. Magnificent view of the surrounding peaks can be had from hereafter 4 Km walk one wonders into the dense green forest of pines. Although very much secluded, the place is much liked by the trekkers, sportsman and nature lovers. Shangarh is mini Gulmarg also base point for trekking.


Five storied Manu temple at Shainsher, Sainj valley (Click to enlarge)

Five storied Manu temple at Shainsher, Sainj valley (Click to enlarge)

Base point Neuli by bus, Shenshar is famous for five storied ancient pagoda time temple built around an amazing Deodar tree. It als o boasts of primitive fort at Taliara built by Thakurs in the 7th Century.


By bus up to Thatibir, Panihar has a Rest House owned by H.P Forest department. It is suitable stay for tourist. The view of the landscape is charming.


For trekking from Sainj Neuli Impressive view of glaciers with colorful layers