Picnic & Trekking
Exciting and appealing day out picnic location at 7200 ft near Kullu. Awesome food and location amidst apple orchards and deodar forest. Enjoy spring with nature and beautiful backdrop for selfie. Enjoy the alluring and seductive sensual clean air and pink sky.
Jalpa Mata Temple / Saroa Mata TempleDistance: 3 Kms
Height: 2230 Metre (7002 feet)
Trek: 30 Minutes
Saroa is a beautiful place at a distance of 3 Km from Club Mojo Resort at an altitude of 2230 meter above sea level on a mountain ridge. Saroa offers unique view of Bahl valley and various ranges of Himalayas on a clear day. There is a Temple and a small ground on the ridge, Saroa is ideal place of day out picnic.
It is a short moderate trek from Club Mojo Resort of 30 minutes.
Kamrunag LakeDistance: 11 Kms
Height: 3,334 Metre (10,468 feet)
Trek time : 3 hours each way
Saroa is a start point of trek en-route to Kamrunag Lake situated at a height of 3,334 Mtr. Kamrunag is known for the lake and the temple besides the lake. View of Dhauladhar Range and Balh Valley adds to the scenic beauty of the spot where the lake and pent roof temple of Dev Kamrunag is surrounded by thick forests of Deodar. As per tradition, Kamrunag is the King Yaksha of Mahabharta and was worshiped by Pandavas. There is a tradition of offering gold, silver and coins in the lake by devotees on the fulfillment of their wishes by Dev Kamrunag. It is not possible to estimate the quantity of gold ,silver and coins of other metal that lie at the bottom of the lake.
Legend : Like every other temple, peak, and lake in the Himalayas, this lake too has a story. It is believed that the Lord KamruNag wanted to participate in the great battle of Mahabharat. However, he was not allowed to take part in the battle. He witnessed the battle until its end from his abode here.
Today, villagers visit the lake and the temple to pray to the Rain God during summers and it is believed that only after prayers have been offered to the Lord, the rainy season marks its presence in the valley. Every year a three day fair is held at this place in the middle of the June. Pilgrims make various offerings including coins, gold and silver ornaments in the lake
For nature lovers, visit to Kamrunag is a visit to paradise. It takes 3 to 4 hours to complete the on foot journey from Jalpa /Saroa Mata temple to Kamrunag on a steep mountain path .
Rock GardenRock Art garden : Rocks are all around us whether they are used as stone in buildings, aggregate for roads or are the foundation of our most loved landscapes. Some are surprisingly beautiful! Enjoy your visit to this beautiful collection of nature and you will be in awe at nature’s architecture Just 2 Kms from the Resort.
BadhuA streaming gushing mountain stream. Soak your feet in the cool water or just splash around in water coves. It is a beautiful spot to spend your day besides a tranquil and peaceful water source. Just 8Kms from the Resort.
Prashar LakeDistance: 60km
Height: 2730 m (8575 feet)
Driving : 3 hours
lies 60km north of Club Mojo Resort. It has a three storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar. The lake is located at a height of 2730 m above sea level. With deep blue waters, the lake is held sacred to the sage Prashar and as he is regarded to have meditated there.
Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and looking down on the fast flowing river Beas. There is a round, floating island inside the lake, which is a common natural phenomenon. The Island is composed of plant matter in various stages of decomposition, and is held aloft by the oxygen in its plants' roots. The floating land moves in all directions in the lake. The floating land covers 7% of area of lake whereas water is 93%.The depth of the lake is unknown, never fathomed by divers.
Legend: Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers, is said to have created this lake. The story goes that after the Kurukshetra war, Pandavas were returning with Lord Kamrunag. When they reached this place, Lord Kamrunag loved the tranquil surroundings and decided to live here forever. So, Bheem (the strongest of the five brothers ) rammed his elbow into one of the mountains and created a dent. This dent is said to be todays Prashar Lake.A must visit attraction and ideal for a day out pic-nic. Contact us for arrangements.
Barot valleyDistance: 70km
Height: 1819 metres (6001 feet)
Driving : 3 hours
Barot is located at an elevation of 1819 metres (6001 ft) . Most of the village is settled along the banks of Uhl river. The Uhl barrage and reservoir for the Shanan Power House are a major geographical feature of Barot. Most of the forest around Barot is Deodar and Himalayan oak.
Barot a village, originally developed in 1920s for Shanan Hydel Project is now a tourist location. The road route includes terraced fields and thick Cedar forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located here. Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding centre from where fish are released into the Uhl river. . A 30 km section of the river is used for angling.
Barot also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within it are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to Kullu.A must visit attraction and ideal for a day out pic-nic. Contact us for arrangements.
Kasol ValleyDistance: 95km
Height: 1580 metres (5180 feet)
Driving : 3 hours
It is situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River,. Kasol is the Himalayan hotspot for backpackers. and acts as a base for nearby treks to Malana and Kheerganga. It is called Mini Israel of India due to a high percentage of Israeli tourists here.
Visit Manikaran Sahib and many more.located in the immense beauty of the adventure-filled Parvati Valley, You can enjoy a plethora of things to do in Kasol. Housed on the banks of the river Parvati, this quaint little town has come out to be on top of the list of favorite offbeat destinations in the country.
Surrounded by hills covered with forests of alpine and coniferous trees, Kasol is the paradise for the lovers of adventure. This place is famous for the hippy culture that is prevalent in almost every corner of the region, and one of the many things people come to witness here. Fishing in Kasol also happens to be one of the many other famous Recommended for day visit and day out plan.
Height: 1760 metres
Manikaran Sahib is located in the Parvati Valley on river Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar 4 km ahead of Kasol and about 35 km from Kullu. This small town attracts tourists visiting Manali and Kullu to its hot springs and pilgrim centres
Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many temples and a gurudwara. There are temples of the Hindu deities Rama, Krishna, and Vishnu.The area is well known for its hot springs and its beautiful landscape.
Legend: The legend of Manikaran states that while roaming around, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, once chanced upon a place that was surrounded by mountains and lush green forests. Enamoured by the beauty of the place, they decided to spend some time there. It is believed that they actually spent eleven hundred years here.
During their stay here, Goddess Parvati lost her mani (precious stones) in the waters of a stream. Upset over the loss, she asked Shiva to retrieve it. Lord Shiva commanded his attendant to find the mani for Parvati. However, when they failed, he was extremely angry. He opened his third eye, a tremendously inauspicious event which led to disturbances in the universe. An appeal was made before the serpent god, Sheshnag, to pacify Lord Shiva. Sheshnag hissed thereby giving rise to a flow of boiling water. The water spread over the entire area resulting in the emergence of precious stones of the type Goddess Parvati had lost. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were happy at the outcome.
The name Manikaran is derived from this legend. The water is still hot and is considered extremely auspicious.
A pilgrimage to this place is thought to be complete in itself. . It is also believed that there is no need to pay a visit to Kashi after visiting this place. The water of the spring is also supposed to have curative powers. The water is so hot that rice can be cooked in it.
According to the Sikhs, during third Udasi, the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak came to this place in 15 Asu 1574 Bikrami with his disciple Bhai Mardana. Mardana felt hungry and they had no food. Guru Nanak sent Mardana to collect food for the langar (the Community Kitchen). Many people donated atta (flour) to make Roti(bread). The one problem was that there was no fire to cook the food. Guru Nanak asked Mardana to lift a stone and he complied and a hot spring appeared. As directed by Guru Nanak, Mardana put the rolled chapatis in the spring to his despair the chapatis sank. Guru Nanak then told him to pray to God saying that if his chapatis float back then he would donate one chapati in His name. When he prayed all the chapatis started floating duly baked. Guru Nanak said that anyone who donates in the name of God, his drowned items float back.
Height: 2086 meters (6550 feet)
Driving 1.5 hours
Devidarh is a small village and the beautiful place in the dense pine forest in the Jauni valley. i Here you can find traditional culture and wild abandon of natural beauty. A small temple exists at the end of a sprawling meadow. You can find various water run floor houses“GHARAT” here. Devidarh has a small temple and has maximum of 10 houses, This place is real Himalayan paradise for adventure lover, once they reach here they forget about other crowded hill station.
Devidarh is the base of two trekking route one is Shikari Devi treks and other is Kamrunaag Lake treks both the treks are moderate treks. Bike tour and camping are other adventure activities. Bike tour can be started from Mandi, Sundarnagar via Chailchowk, Road is almost good upto Shalla village after that road condition is a bit rough.
There are many spots around Devidarh which are ideal for camping, Devidarh is also good for Jungle Safari sanctuary,home for various wildlife and herbal pants.
A very good day out or picnic destination and drive.There are many picturesque wood bridges and brooks.
Height: 2150 meters
Driving 2.5 hours
Janjehli valley is a Beautiful Hilly & meadow areas full of natural beauty Situated at a height of 2150 metres.
Enroute you will come across various beautiful places and wonderful valleys like Keolidhar Valley, Bagsaid Valley and Bheemshila. Bheemshila is nothing but a big rock i.e. big giant stone which is wonderful and amazing. You can shake that huge rock only with your smallest finger but cannot shake that rock with your hand or full power. It’s Nature’s surprise and is well worth experiencing.
There is also a small NALA (River) with clean and pure water. A one day trek from Janjehli is toward Budah Kaidar, which is at a height of 9000 feet. Also a trek to Magru Gala is there. Magru Gala is a high mountainous pass. From Magru Gala you will get a beautiful view of Pandoh and Mandi. Also you can route towards Shikari Devi from Kataru or by Bulah which is a famous tourists place and temple and also a wildlife sanctuary.
You can also reach other adventurous place Banjar which is 40 km from Janjehli. Many foreign tourists and visitors visit Banjar which is famous for its wildlife sanctuary. You can even camp there.
Shikari MataDistance: 78km
Height: 3359 metres (10550 feet)
Trek : 4 hours from Janjehli
Shikari Devi temple is about 18 Kms from Janjehli and connected by a jeepable Forest road. It is situated at an altitude of 3359 Mtr. Thick forests on the way to Shikari peak are amazing. Being the highest peak of Mandi District it is also called Crown of Mandi. Vast green pastures, captivating sunrise and sunset, panoramic view of snow ranges make this place favorite to nature lovers. The place receives a lot of snow during winters. The place can be approached from Karsog which is just 21 Kms from Shikari Devi. On the Shikari peak, there is a roofless temple of Shikari Devi, the Goddess of hunters and this temple is said to be established by Sathapit by Pandavas. It is said that sage Markanday also meditated in this place for number of years. It has been observed that despite the fact that temple has no roof, no snow is spotted in temple premises during winters when the entire region around this temple is covered upto several feet by snow. Visitors can trek to Chindi, Karsog, Janjehli through different trek routes from Shikari. Adventurists can visit Kamrunag by undertaking a day long journey of 16 Kms by trekking the vast spread pastures on this hill top route with breathtaking scenic beauty.
Whatever be your preference just choose and select what you would like to enjoy and do in these off-beat little known destinations and we would endeavour to make your visit memorable.