Are you a mountain person but bored of Manali, Shimla and other hill stations? No worries, we have you sorted. Your season has arrived and we know you can't keep calm. Want to skip all meetings and pack you back to your home or say second home? The white gold adds extra charm to the Himalayan ranges. That pristine blanket of snow is no less that a sight for sore eyes. However, with time, hill stations have become more crowded. Due to irresponsible travelling and lack of management, some of our favourite places are gradually turning into like any other city of the plains. Hence, we have listed down five offbeat destinations that are mostly untouched . If frolicking in the snow and sipping chai or coffee in the balcony overlooking snowy landscape is your idea of fun, then you have landed at the right spot.
Harshil, which is in Uttarakhand is situated on the bank of the river Bhagirathi. It is 468 kms from Delhi and is well connected by roads. Harshil is also connected to the Baspa valley, Himachal Pradesh by several passes. It is a small hamlet which is on the route to Gangotri. It is said that Raj Kapoor was so mesmerized by the beauty of this hamlet that she shot his film Ram Teri Ganga Maili in Harshil. There is a waterfall named after the leading actress Mandakini.
Situated in the Sutlej river valley, this small town has a unique culture. Famous for its apple orchads, you will witness a beautiful confluence of Buddhism and Hinduism in the lifestyle of people. India's oldest voter Shyam Saran Negi belongs to Kalpa. Earlier, in one of the studies, Kalpa was found to have the purest air in India. Kalpa is 565 kms from Delhi and is well connected by buses.
The beauty of Munsiyari is untouched and will leave you in awe. The place which is 560 kms from Delhi is situated on the banks of Goriganga river. Munisyari is along the ancient salt route from Tibet to India. This hamlet in Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand state is famous for picturesque view of Himalayas and trekking excursions.
Bomdila is situated amidst the panoramic Eastern Himalayas. Still away from tourist invasion, this scenic region in the state of Arunachal Pradesh has the influence of Buddhism. This place is perfect for adventurous souls. There are several trekking and hiking trails along with monastries.
Situated in the Leh tehsil, 40kms from Leh town in Ladakh, it is well known for monastery and snow leopards. Hemis is a tranquil place and you should only chose this destination of you are seeking for adrenaline rush. You can visit Gotsang gompa and Stakna monastery.
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