A beautiful place in District Mandi(Himachal Pradesh) which lies in Barot Valley has a view so breathtaking with its main attraction i.e., O Point Barot. A picnic spot blessed with the beauty of Uhl River and thick forest of Deodar. Also, don’t forget to pack your fishing rods as it has the perfect view and a section of 30km of the Uhl river is superb for angling. Lakes and trout are some of the main attractions of Barot Valley. It can be visited at any time of the year except for monsoons as the area receives heavy rainfall due to surrounding dense forests. It has a lot to offer when it comes to local sightseeing such as Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, Barot Temple and Nature Camping. It offers a great place to do adventure activities like River crossing, Rappelling, Rock Climbing and Paragliding. A treat to both your eyes and soul.
- Gada GushainiA very small but very spectacular village in Banjar Tehsil, Kullu(Himachal Pradesh) is a must visit for its pollution free, clean and serene surroundings. Not very far from the Jibhi-Jalori stretch, this place let’s you have a view of the culture of Seraj Region. A place that will leave you wanting for more.
- KausaniA serene hill station in Uttarakhand is a place that you once start visiting and never stop, as it has the spectacular 300 km wide panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Panchchuli and Trisul. A backpackers happy place blessed with the most amazing view when the sun rays turn the snow crowned Himalayan range into gold at morning and red-orange sky at the sunset. As a surplus for the nature lovers several adventurous activities such as Paragliding and Hiking can also be done and for the literature lovers in you, a home-turned-museum of famous poet Sumitranandan Pant is a must visit. It showcases his personal work items and other memorabilia for public view. You won’t find big brand or shops but instead buy the local handicraft items such as the Kausani shawls. Try Kausani this time.
- NaukuchiatalAlso known as “Lake of nine corners“, is a small hill station in Nainital District, Uttarakhand. It is 1220 mts above sea level and 175 feet deep, deepest of all the lakes in the Nainital region. This hauntingly gorgeous place is surrounded by tempting challenges for the adventurous such as Paragliding, Parasailing, Rowing, Fishing, Paddling or Yachting. Bless by the rare underground perennial spring, Naukuchiatal is also known for its “Escape Festival” which happens once every year in the month of May. Surrounded by many interesting places such as Hanuman Temple, Mukteshwar, Sat Tal, Ranikhet, Almora etc.
- PriniAway from the hustle bustle of Manali, Prini Village is just the place to gain some conscience and peace of mind. It’s traditional Kathkuni wooden homes makes the village look straight out of a post card and ends at the Banara temple. For the nature lovers, it has a trek to the quaint Banara village, an easy trail where a silent forest of oak and pine, keeps the traveller’s heart humming. This trail is usually taken up by villagers and is well preserved. For the capturers, if you decide to go ahead, an hour ahead of the Banara Temple the trail elevates you to mountains from where you can get an aerial view of Manali with Friendship peak overlooking it. So, if you prefer a little me time then this definitely the place for you.
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