When nature shines on us with all its glory, we cannot but appreciate it with every bone in our body. It never fails to give us goosebumps as we take in all her unparalleled beauty one moment at a time. It is a force to behold, an invisible power to reckon with, which offers us a once-a-lifetime experience that we would like to keep in our memories forever.
Learn more about 5 travel spots in India jo humein unmukht karte hai, har baar.
1. Valley Of Flower, Chamoli, Uttarakhand
Perched on the magnificent ranges of Nanda Devi and its surrounding vast meadows, the place is home to the Valley of Flowers National Park, which attracts tourists in large numbers. The spark boasts of a variety of diverse, rare, and exotic flora and fauna that are a specialty of this region. No wonder, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
How To Reach
- By Train: Train to Rishikesh (nearest railway station), then by road to Govindghat, and finally trek to the destination via Ghangaria
- By Trekking: Reach Govindghat by car or bus and then trek to the destination
- By Helicopter: Reach Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, and then by road to Govindghat, and finally trek to the destination via Ghangaria
Best Time To Visit: July to September
2. Frozen Chadar Lake, Ladakh
Lose yourself in the vastness of the frozen Zanskar River that freezes and turns into an endless sheet of ice in winter. No wonder, it is a much-favoured trekking trail in the union territory of Ladakh during the cold months – traditionally the only route of travel in the region during this time of the year. If you’re looking for some adrenaline rush during the cold winter months, this is where you should be at.
How To Reach: Reach Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) in Leh and then by road
Best Time To Visit: January to February
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3. White Desert Of Kutch, Dhordo, Gujarat
It is popularly referred to as the Great Rann of Kutch that is sprawled over the two countries of India and Pakistan. It is synonymous with the seemingly endless expanse of unique white sand, an ecological masterpiece. It is the world’s largest salt desert that emanates from the mouth of the River Indus and concludes at the Gulf of Kutch. The White Desert is home to a plethora of fascinating flora and fauna. You need permission to visit the white desert owing to the sensitive nature of the border.
How To Reach
- By Air: Reach Bhuj Airport and then by bus or car
- By Train: Reach the railway station at Bhuj, the capital of Kutch and then take a hired or self-driven car to the destination
- By Bus: Take a bus to the nearest bus stations like Ghanshyam Nagar, Sanskar Nagar, Madhapar, Lal Tekri, or Gayatri Colony
Best Time To Visit: Mid-December to February
4. Upward Flowing Valley, Naneghat, Maharashtra
Can you imagine a waterfall flowing backwards! Well, when nature envisions it, it can make even that a reality. And the Upward Flowing Valley in Naneghat, Maharashtra, stands testimony to this bizarre phenomenon. Located in the expansive greenery of the Western Ghats, it is the supremely strong monsoon winds that reverse the flow of the waterfalls.
How To Reach
By Road: Reach by car in about 3 hours from Mumbai, off the Malshej Ghat Road
Best Time To Visit: July to August
5. Milky Way Spotting, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Spiti denotes “The Middle Land” and, true to its name, the valley is literally nestled in a cold desert mountain valley amidst a large landscape of nothingness. And, if luck decides to shine down on you, you will be treated to a mesmerising vivid show of stars in the clear sky akin to the breathtaking celestial wonder of the Milky Way of the universe.
How To Reach:
By Road: Travel by road via Tibet Highway or via Manali
Best Time To Visit: June to July
Nature never falls short of surprising us with its magnificence as we stare with awe-struck wonder at each of her creations. Every. Single. Time. Eke out time for each of these destinations because these are one of those reasons that make living life worth it.
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