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Introducing Gushaini Village

Best time to visit : April-September and November to March
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Gushaini, tucked away into the Tirthan Valley in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh makes an idyllic tourist spot. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, it is an outdoor buff’s delight as it offers a plethora of leisure activities like trekking, fishing, rock climbing, white water rafting and nature trails among others. Gushaini is a good choice even for those tourists with no fixed agenda as it gives them a rare opportunity to enjoy a pristine holiday in the lap incredible natural splendour. There are also interesting day trip options to the nearby villages that remain blissfully away from the onslaught of modernity.

Facts

Gushaini is a pristine village perched at an altitude of about 1500 m. Blessed with unspoilt charm of flowing waterfalls, streams, greenery and Tirthan River, Gushaini is also known as the Trout Country for its trout fishing options. Unlike many Indian destinations, this place experiences mainly four seasons i.e. summer, winter, spring and fall with temperate climate round the year.

Though it is situated in a remote location, Gushaini has many restaurants that serve mostly North Indian delicacies like parathas. In addition to the small village tea stalls, there are some very good places to eat and stay including the Raju's Cottage and Himalayan Trout House in this delightful village hidden among the mighty rocky folds of the Himalayas.

From wooden carvings and native crafts to shawls and fresh fruits, there is something for everyone in the shopping list of Gushaini.

Nearby Places:
Sightseeing in Gushaini is all about adventure and recreation. Some of the must visit places around this less explored tourist destination include the following:

  • The Great Himalayan National Park or GHNP: Located only a few miles away from Gushaini, GHNP which was established in 1984 is widely popular in tourist circles. Spread over an area of 1,171 sq. km., this park offers a natural habitat for over 30 species of mammals and around 300 species of birds.
  • Shoja: A tiny village enroute to the Great Himalayan national Park, Shoja is situated close to Gushaini. Apart from being a handy stopover for the trekkers and tourists, this village in itself has many lovely walking trails that extend along natural groves and woodlands.
  • The Tower of Chehni Village: Located in the village of Chehni, stands this tiered twin-tower temple, which was originally built in the 17th century as a defence tower. Close to the tower is the 5 storied Murlimanohar Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna.

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