Teslić is small typical town in region. Whole municipality Teslić is among biggest in Republika Srpska.
It is settled in valley of Usora river, surrounding with Borja massif and on the way from Banja Luka (85 km) and Doboj (27 km) so it could be a interesting day trip or vacation. In easy walking distance from town center you can enjoy in visiting Banja Vrućica, famous spa and recreation center. On Borja mounting you can enjoy whole year long in many recreation and sport activity. Trough town flow a Usora river and contribute its touristic offers especially during summer.
Because of its variety of natural and human resources for tourism in the Municipality of Teslic that allow the development of different types of tourism, Teslić along with other similar town in country something be just a short stop in local cafe bars on the way to Borja, Monastery Liplje or Banja Vrućica.
I suggest to take a time and explore Teslić.Enjoy in its enchanting topography, interesting history, ethnic diversity, colorful customs and traditions.
On the scenic slopes of the mountain Borja at an altitude of 810 meters operates sports and recreation center Hajducke vode exceptional water features, beauty and integrity of the supply which can meet the needs of even the most demanding lovers of sport and recreation.
There is a very good opportunity for vacation on mountain Borja all year long. There is a two hotels for accommodation, good restaurant and many sports courts and even sky center and sometimes and little zoo. Here is very popular, especially for school vacation or held a seminars.
I visit this complex several times during my school and I attend seminars here. The complex managers don't offer a seminars then only accommodation of course.
Also, many sports team prepare here.
It seems as off-the-beaten-path type of review but here are town very small and nature resorts around it is a main reason why people visit places like Teslić.
Even is not settled within town then in municipality, since long time ago Teslić was connected with Serb Christian Orthodox Monastery Liplje from 13th century. Religious tourism is very important for Teslić.
Monastery Liplje is center of spiritual life wider region.
In foot of beautiful mountain Borja from north, on gentle plateau where creek Mliječnica flow into little river Bistrica trough road and paths surrounding by colorful forests is famous architecture and historical jam of Bosnia.
According to folks oral legends monastery Liplje connect with Saint Sava and 1219 year as date of its founding. And that date is in western portal posted after one of last renewal(1867/1879). The name'' Liplje'', mentioned already 1273., but specifically as a monastery was mentioned at the end of the 15th century in Kruševo memorial (memorial to Dobrun Monastery near Visegrad).
Monastery today was connected with Serbian king Dragutin Nemanjić and 13th century and probably is build on remains of older church.
Monastery was originally dedicated to St. Nicholas, but later mentioned renewal of the 19th century, consecrated in honor of the Annunciation of the Virgin Marry.
It is one of the larger and higher medieval religious buildings (about 20 m). Very interesting building is surrounding with monastery lodging where travelers can stay and big diner.
Monastery was open for visitors all religion whole year long. In Monastery lodging is possible stay.
Big fest are St. Vitus Day (Vidovdan), Orthodox new year and Easter where is and cultural manifestation.
There is only available bus lines to and from Teslić to rest of region and for countries of West Europe.
The prices are average for country.
Very frequent is line Teslić-Banja Luka and Teslić-Doboj.
More information about timetable is by central line: every day from +387 (0)53 430 611 (from 6 till 19,30 h). No online site. Main company is AD "Teslić - prevoz".
Natural and climatic conditions mountain Borje provide opportunities for active vacation whet ewer you are here just for recreation or sports teams prepare. Numerous mountain sides are the grounds on which it is possible to cross-country skiing and alpine skiing, especially for good slope side.
There is active
Snow on Borja is of good quality and long be retained. On sport and recreation center Hajdučke vode are maintained ski slopes with ski.
River Usora is widely known for its wealth of fish.
Experienced fishermen know that this mounting river is hidden sneep, maple, pomfret, pike, whitefish, and in the upper course and trout.
Equipment: Fisherman equipment, contact locals or local touristic office.
I visit Monastery Liplje during manifestation "Vidovdansko predvečerje" (meaning: St Vitus Day eve) on 27th June 2009. St Vitus Day is important religious and historic date among Serbs world wide.
At the beginning of the program, which was held in the monastery churchyard with introductory of monk Stefan and religious ceremony.
After religious part, program consist from different art and music performance. But, first was presented awarded prizes for literary works that was announced a competition on the theme "Liplje Monastery".
The program continuing with arts and music performance. I enjoy in performance of ethnic music groups: "Iva" (Doboj), "Trag" (Laktaši), "Žubor" (Kotor Varoš) and "Gora" (Banja Luka). Special guest was famous Serbian pop singer Ivana Jordan.
Also, cultural and art society "Srpski vitezovi" from Banja Luka and the knights of "Svibor" with reconstruction of medieval fight with swords.
Presenters of programs was actors Nenad Markovic, Sonja Kolačarić and Goran Jokić.
Fondest memory: Ethic music group "Iva" from Doboj was first time official presented its music number "Dobro došo Hriste".