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On the other hand one could walk past Gushaini along the Tirthan to the entry of the Great Himalayan National Park... More


The Tirthan Valley in Kullu District is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal. Located within the Great Himalayan National Park , the `pucca' road winds its way lazily along the river through forests and past fields and tiny hamlets with quaint names like Chalogi, Mungla, Nagini, Ghushaini……. numerous paths lead off the road to the snow fed river itself as it gushes its way over the rocks to drop into pools and spread itself out over flats where every stone is visible through its crystal clear waters, home to the wilder brown trout and its cousin, the rainbow trout.

The Himalayan Trout House is a friendly place for locals and visiting fishermen, trekkers, campers and other holiday makers to meet each other, exchange stories, share bonfires and eatouts, read, listen to music, play games, laze in hammocks, tan .. whatever…

A modern multi cuisine kitchen serves many of the delicacies available in the city including some surprises. The charming breakfast kitchen next to the gazebo boasts of a wood fired pizza oven , barbeque and crockpot stove. A speciality is, of course the fresh trout accompanied by salads , vegetables and herbs from our bio garden and seasonal fruit from the local orchards

The gazebo is an all day social centra for inhouse residents and has a fine selection of music and a fireplace for chillier days.

General club facilities provided include a choice of literature, children's play area, relaxation areas, fishing rods and reels, a studio with art materials and a potters wheel for potters, sculptors and painters, various kites, indoor board games for rainy days and a collection of balls for those who don't mind running down the hillside to fetch them back.

The Trout house offers different options of accommodation.

The Eco Cabin: These are light brick walled all weather cabins. They are comfortably furnished and decorated in an ethnic flavour. There are four cabins built around an efficient toilet block with four baths and four toilets.

The Mud Hut suites: These are large family suites with an attached bath. They are comfortably furnished and decorated again in a local ethnic flavour. The natural lighting and decor make the mud huts a unique experience to live in.

The Stone Cottage suites: These are larger family suites with, of course, an attached bath. They are also comfortably furnished and decorated in a designer ethnic fashion. These rooms are easily comparable with the best you will find in the district.

The best seasons to visit are from Mid March to June and then again from September through to November. Even at the height of summer light woolens may be required in the early mornings and late evenings. However the winters in the valley are mild (for Himachal) with many days of bright sunshine and the occasional light snowfall.

The Trout house is Wi-Fi enabled.

Contact us at christophermitra@hotmail.com

Created by Manav Agarwal

Joint controller Daniel Abraham (Retd)