Locals say that Britishers were so fascinated to find serene beauty of nature of Janjehli, they had thought of making it the summer capital instead of Shimla. A British officer had approached the Raja of Janjehli for seeking permission to make it their summer capital. The king, however, turned down their request.

Janjehli is situated at a height of 2150 metres in Thunag tehsil, Mandi district and situated 85 km from Mandi. This city can be approached via Karsog too.

Just Before Janjehli town there is Pandav Shili, the locals believe that Bhim had put the massive rock there, & even a kid can make the massive rock move.

It’s, serene beauty of nature surrounded by lofty pines and deodars, is at the midst of thick forest. It is also a paradise for hikers, offering treks up to a height of 3,300 metres. From Mandi 32 km by a motorable road up to Gohar and rest of the journey is on foot. It offers one-day treks. In the midest of thick forest, 15 km from Gohar, is Bajahi. There is a beautiful and well furnished rest house to stay overnight. From Bajahi, Janjehli is about 20 km away through bridle path.

Janlehli is also popular for adventure activities like-trekking, night safari, mountneering, skiing etc.


In winter, the temperature can however around freezing point when heavy woollen clothes are required. During summer, the climate is hot and cottons are recommended.

Best time to visit Janjehli

All the year round.

How To Reach Janjehli

By Air : Janjehli is 39-km from Bhunter airport (Kullu) .

By Rail : Nearest railway station is at Joginder Nagar.

By Road: Janjheli is 67 km from Mandi.Taxis and buses to Janjheli are available at all major stations. Road Distance from New Delhi – Janjheli is approx 526 kms.

Sight Seeing

Shikari Devi Temple

The abode of Goddess Shikari is situated at a height of 3,332 metres at the distance of 10 km from Janjehli . Legends aver that the Shikhari Devi temple, Goddess of the Hunt was built by the Pandva’s during their exile.
The temple is roofless in spite of numerous attempts made by the locals to construct a roof. Locals attribute this phenomenon to some unseen spiritual force.. Animal sacrifice is practised at the temple. During the navratras, a fair is held here, which attracts a large number of devotees from the surrounding valleys.

Shaily Peak

A natural peak with greenery everywhere and breezy environment, Shaily peak is one of the natural peaks in Naldehra. One can go straight to Shailey peak if feeling adventurous and enthusiastic for some trekking. The road to Shaily peak is memorable, the scenery around Khatnol is experiencing, and one can start climbing from this place, through steep trekking.


This little hamlet in an apple growing area is blessed with breathtaking beauty. There are numerous small temples of considerable antiquity not too far away. Chindi, easily approachable via Tatta Pani from Shimla. It is 107 km from Mandi.
Shikari Devi Sanctuary is about 15 km from Janjehli.

Trekking Routes

Janjehli – Karsog (16 km), Janjehli – Budah Kaidar and Janjehli – Rampur are some interesting trekking routes running out of Janjehli.