Monday, 24 February 2014

Jana falls, 39 km from Manali - Hush-Hush Den from Chaotic City Life

Jana Falls is a beautiful natural waterfall inside a small hamlet known as Jana at an expanse of about 39 km from the bus stand of Manali in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. 

One can trek up the hill to reach the top of the hill which provides a better view of the waterfall and its lovely surrounding. The short trek up the hill is fairly easy and will serve you with many interesting things on your way. While trekking you will be rejuvenated by the chirping of the birds and the rhythmic flow of the trees which creates a musical wave to re energize you. 

On the way you will also find some floras, avian faunas and some animals. Almost for 20 minutes trek up the hill there will be no body to bother you except nature and you.  

As you inch closer to the falls, you will hear a captivating roar produced by the plummeting of the falls from a distant height to form a pond like below. The first sight of the falls is quite hidden and will be a surprise for any of the visitor as the water unexpectedly rushes from a cluster of rocks and overlooks a wooden bridge.     
The local dhaba and small shops in the vicinity of the falls are heaven for the hungers serving exotic local cuisines including foods like brown rice, kadi, rajma, aata ka namkeen along with stimulating hot coffee and tea all of which are prepared by the local villagers. 

After the trek feast your eyes with some scenic sights and relish these culinary delights to satiate your hunger and later take some rest under the shady trees which provides absolute ambience for a little rest. 

As a whole, the serenity and tranquility of this place provides a perfect ambience to spend some couple of hours away from the hustle and bustle.

This short trip to not so massive yet enchanting fall will leave you with an untouched and very pure experience.    
Best time to Visit: An ideal time to pay a visit to this falls is from the month of September to June, though it can be visited throughout the year. Or you can visit it during monsoon when this fall although not so massive will be in its full flow.  

Accommodation: As the falls is located in a remote place, no hotels and resorts are located in and around its vicinity. So after visiting the falls you have to come to Manali or Naggar for accommodation. Some of the nearest hotels to this falls are Heritage Village Resort and Village Heart Cottage.    

How to Reach:
By Air: Bhuntar (about 50 km) is the closest airport. 
By Train: Joginder Nagar (50 km approx) is the nearest railway station.

By Road: You can avail a taxi or get on a bus from the railway station and airport to reach Manali and from there you can hire a motorbike or a taxi to reach Jana village, from Jana you have to trek up the hill to reach this splendid falls.   

Travel Tips:
  Carry some woolen clothes with you as it can get cold at any time.
  Carry a camera to click some memorable moments.
  Nap at the vicinity of the falls for some rest amidst nature.