Mountain Walking

Ghared and Thalla Waterfalls – Bharmour, Himachal Pradesh

During The Mountain Walker road-trip to Chamba district in October 2016, we reached Bharmour without much information on what all this “Forgotten Capital” had to offer. We were fortunate, however, to have met Atul Thakur of Bharmour View, whose family has been in Bharmour for many generations. In fact, the yellow flag on top of the huge Deodar tree in the Chaurasi Temple complex is put there by members of his family.

Atul has roamed these mountains extensively and informed us about two beautiful but relatively unknown waterfalls very close to Bharmour. With exact directions and guidance on how to reach these waterfalls, Abhishek and I ventured out to check these places out on our own.

Here’s a video and various images from our visit to the Ghared and Thalla waterfalls.


Ghared and Thalla waterfalls can be reached by taking a detour at this sign board; Photo: Ameen Shaikh


Thalla Waterfall has various small pools to take a dip in; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal


One needs to put in some efforts of typical Mountain Walking from the Thalla Bridge to reach the Thalla Waterfall; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal


Start of the trail to Ghared Waterfalls; Photo: Ameen Shaikh


The winding and steep cemented trail to a temple atop the hill also leads to Ghared Waterfalls; Photo: Ameen Shaikh


Along the trail to Ghared Waterfalls; Photo: Ameen Shaikh


Sneak peek of the Lower Ghared waterfall from the trail; Photo: Ameen Shaikh


Upper Ghared Waterfall with the temple complex above; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal


Abhishek gauging the lighting conditions at Upper Ghared Waterfall (also gives reference of height of the falls against height of Abhishek); Photo: Ameen Shaikh


“Yeh suraj waterfall pe kab padega…??!” Ameen waiting for lighting conditions to improve; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal


Rainbow at the bottom of the falls; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal


Looks like milk; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal


Upper Ghared Waterfall; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal


Nice spot for a dip in the cold water; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal


Mountain face seen across the Upper Ghared Waterfall; Photo: Ameen Shaikh


Lower Ghared Waterfall seen from near the Upper Ghared Waterfall; Photo: Ameen Shaikh


Lower Ghared Waterfall looks inviting; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal


As close as we could possibly get to Lower Ghared Waterfall; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal


Lower Ghared Waterfall; Photo: Ameen Shaikh

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