Sainj Valley

The V-shaped Sainj Valley rises from the lower ranges of the main Himalaya to the east of Kullu. The Sainj River flows past a series of interlocking spurs and widens as it travels southwest to join the River Beas at the small village of Larji. The Valley is around 90 sq. kms in area and approximately 35 KMs from Kullu district headquarters. It is a designated wildlife sanctuary encompassing the villages of Shakti and Maror. Both the villages lie outside GHNP’s boundaries.

Sainj valley houses one of the most unique temples in Himachal, these are known as tower temples owing to their height and were also used to protect the clan from invader. Constructed using locally available materials like wood and stone, these structures still stand strong after hundreds of years. Shangarh Village is a must visit location in Sainj valley for its meadows and scenic beauty. Temple tower found here was recently reconstructed after it was destroyed in fire in 1998. Nearby attractions include Sainj River, Manu Temple Sensher, Shangharh Meadows and Natural Forest area.