Himalayas is one of the highest mountain ranges found in the world; mysterious and miraculous at the same time. Through years, explorers have tried to reach its peak and bask in the natural solace that this white beauty offers.
Let us checkout some of the must visit places here.
1. The Himalayan River Valley
This is the longest valley of rivers of the world. The mighty rivers of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Indus are born here. While the ripples of the trio greet the travelers, the breathtaking scenic beauty created by the surrounding greenery rejuvenates tourists from within. This River Valley is also rich with the culture and heritage of three great religions, namely, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. While the bright blossoms and the fresh air restore health, the enchanting hymns and the spinning prayer wheels purifies the souls and the hearts, it is also an ideal place to meet the wildlife of the hills.
2. Himalayan Mountain Passes
If you want to unravel the mysteries of one of the highest mountain ranges of the world, trek through the Himalayas passes. These passes are challenging even for the master trekkers and calls for experience and immense skills. The minimum altitude that you trek is 5000 meters; Chang La Pass is one of the most famous trekking passes of the Himalayan Range.
3. Darjeeling, West Bengal
If you are on a family vacation in India or want to try out comparatively lower peaks of the Himalayan mountain range then Darjeeling is your destination. With its rustic villages, simple lifestyle, rocky slopes and dew drenched tea gardens, Darjeeling is aptly known as the Queen of Hills. Get on the Tiger Hills to enjoy the sublime beauty of the sun rising from the Kanchenjunga or ride on the cute toy trains which take you around the spellbinding beauty and rock gardens of the hill station.
4. Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
The quietness of Leh-Ladakh beckons the adventurous and the nature lovers. This place is popularly known as the cold desert and is dotted with numerous Tibetan monasteries. These monasteries are house to ancient manuscripts and hundreds of years old Buddhist relics. This region is also magical with the presence of magnetic hill where even a stopped car/ bike is pulled up by the magnetic force of the hill and during winters travelers can walk over the frozen rivers. If you want to know the region well, go for homestays.
5. Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Love is in the air at the Kullu Valley and hence is a popular honeymoon destination. Walk through the pine and deodar woods hand in hand with your loved ones or shore high in the open sky paragliding. Kayaking, hiking, rock climbing and rafting are the other popular activities here.
6. The Great Himalayan National Park, Manali
Located at the Western Himalayas, this massive 90,540 hectares of conserved land is exclusively owned by endangered species of snow leopards, Western Tragopan, Musk Deer and almost 209 types of birds, out of which 3 species are rare. This wildlife sanctuary is the must visit destination if you are planning wildlife tour in India.
Himalayas is an extraordinary part of the world, unique in its natural beauty, culture, food habits, flora and fauna. Visit Himalayas this vacation to get a glimpse of the glory of nature.