The everyday existence in a city is a relentless grind. Work, meetings, traffic and the constant buzz of mobile phones seem suspiciously designed to leave us listless. To break the monotony of this, we crave a respite- someplace scenic, serene and comfortable. Somewhere to curl up with a good book and a warm drink. In search of that much-needed break, I decided to explore Jibhi, a beautiful hamlet in the Himalayan foothills of Banjar Valley, in Himachal Pradesh. If you are planning an idyllic getaway to the mountains, this beautiful homestay is the ideal place for you. About the Homestay Nestled next to a gurgling stream, Doli Guest House is a small settlement in the Himalayan town of Jibhi. Surrounded by alpine meadows, they offer two very different types of accommodation. One option is a traditionally built village house renovated with all the modern amenities and the other option is…