India is a land with great tourism potential. It’s a land with dazzling beaches, dramatic temples, exotic rain forests, colossal mountains, eternal deserts, lively cities, and the Indian peninsula creates an ultimate allure for the travelers across the globe. Vivid and diverse in culture, heritage and language, India is bestowed with rich natural beauty that adds to its tranquility.
Trippy Tricky Travel gives you a list of pristine places to explore and enjoy.
Khajjiar, often called as India’s Switzerland
Khajjiar is a tiny hill station situated in Chamba district in the northwestern part of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Perched at an altitude of 1951 m above sea level and 23 km from Dalhousie towards Chamba, it is a grassy marg or meadow with a circumference of about 5 kms surrounded by thick deodar forest and has a lake in the centre. Lakhs of tourists not only from within the country but also from abroad visit this Khajjiar every year.
Malana is also called as the “Little Greece in Himachal Pradesh”
Malana is a tiny unique village with about 100 houses and is situated to the north-east of Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh. It is believed that one of the finest Charas or ” Malana Cream” is grown in this region. It is believed that Malana Cream is the most strongest and top-notch Charas till date.
This ancient solitary village in Malana is isolated from the rest of the world. The majestic peaks of Chandrakhani shadow the village and it is among the must visit offbeat places in India. They are considered to be one of the first democracies in the world and do not follow the Constitution of India. They follow an indigenous system and they believe they are independent and superior. Malana is also called as the “Little Greece in Himachal Pradesh” as the Malanis believe that they are the descendents of Alexander-The Great!2
3. NUBRA VALLEY, LADAKH
Known as MOONLAND
Sometimes known as ‘Moonland’, Ladakh is bounded by mountains and comprised of mountains. Human habitation is sparse, and during the wild winter months, the region is only marginally easier to reach than the moon itself. The imposing, inhospitable Nubra Valley is its wild lunar heart. Snuggled between the Karakoram Range and nourished by two rivers, Nubra is a lush green valley brimming with Sea buckthorns and Alfalfa.During summers, the whole place is carpeted with Pink and yellow roses and in autumns by oodles of wild lavenders which a sight beyond simple natural beauty. Nubra Valley should ideally be visited in the summer months of June to September.2
4. CHADAR TREK/ ZANSKAR VALLEY
Known as FROZEN RIVER TREK
Walking on the frozen river of Zanskar is an amazing experience for an adventure lover. Experiencing the thrilling walk on Chadar Trek in the windswept moorland of the Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh, where sub-zero temperatures fit. The frozen sheet is the only way out for Zanskaris during winter when all other ways are filled with heaps of snow.
This alluring little place in the lands of god- Uttarakhand, is one of the best places in India for Skiing. Located in the Chamoli district of Garhwal region, it also hosted the First SAF winter games in 2011 and is frequented by foreign tourists for winter sports. Situated at an elevation of around 2500 meters above sea level, the topography is considered perfect for professional as well beginners in Skiing. Also, Auli proudly flaunts Asias longest gondola where you can admire the stunning Himalaya, the deodar and pine forests adorning the panorama.2
Spiti is a delight for travellers. A virgin hill resort with opportunities for adventure sports, it fills visitors with awe at its majestic grandeur. Spiti is a relatively offbeat haven for trekkers and soul seekers, being home to many Buddhist temples and monasteries.
May to October is the best time to visit Spiti. The region receives light to medium rainfall at the time and the rain gives it the blush of a maiden fair, which makes this the best time to visit Spiti. The winters are harsh and many-a-time unbearable and should be avoided.
7. ROOPKUND LAKE
Roopkund (locally known as Mystery and Skeletons Lake) is a high altitude glacial lake in the Uttrakhand state of India. It lies in the lap of Trishul massif and is famous for the hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The area is uninhabited, in the Himalayas at an altitude of 5,029 metres(16,499 feet).Surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad mountains, the lake is a popular trekking destination.