Sainj Valley is one of the hidden treasures of Himachal Pradesh which is not yet explored like Shimla or Manali. Sainj valley has the simplest way of life with welcoming hearts. It is a place situated in the low ranges of the Great national Himalayas. As a Mountain lover, this place is highly suggested as it is away from all traffic and you’ll find peace with an amazing view of mountains.
Best time to Visit Sainj Valley
The average annual temperature in Sainj is 20.6 °C and gets about 1,387 mm of precipitation annually. As the place remains cool and rainy, one has to check weather forecasts before making the decision to visit any given time. April and May are the months with no precipitation, but, as a place of beauty, you get to see some amazing snow-capped mountains in January and February. July to September is also a good time to visit if you’re okay with monsoons.
How To Reach Sainj?
You can reach Sainj by bus to Aut(Delhi-Manali route). From Aut you can take a bus specifically for Sainj village which may cost you around 500Rs or you can go for the cab for the village.
Pundrik Rishi Lake
Pudrik Rishi Lake is a place of religious importance to the locals. You are not permitted to touch the lake water though. And neither are boat rides and any pleasure activities allowed here. Locals tell us a lot of interesting divine stories about the Lake, worth a listener’s ears.
Sainj Village is itself such a breath-taking place where one can relax and be lost in the surroundings. As a place that isn’t hounded by too many tourists, its virgin scenic beauty is unmissable.
Shangchul Mahadev Temple
The beauty of that place can’t be expressed in words. It seemed as we were looking at the scenery. We also had a conversation with some locals who told us about the legend related to Shangarh, Sainj Valley. As per them, Pandavas created Shangarh meadows by purifying the soil to cultivate rice during their abandon period after Mahabharata.
While most treks from Shangarh are multi-days which involve at least an overnight stay, the Barshangarg waterfalls can be visited in a day. If you take a cab or drive down to the waterfalls, then a visit to these waterfalls is a matter of a couple of hours. But that’s also only half the fun.