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Tourist Places To Visit In Munsiyari
Munsiyari is a quaint hill-station some 2298 meters high up in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand. This place is referred to as a Trekker’s Dream, thanks to the sheer variety of surrounding and neighbouring natural wonders. Treks vary from the intermediate to highly advanced levels of skill and experience. There are waterfalls, glaciers, meadows, five famous Kumaon Peaks of the Himalayas and very diverse flora and fauna all on offer here. Naturalists visit this place during the summer and winter months to observe the panoramic views on offer. Here are the best places to visit in Munsiyari.
Falling from nearly 125 meters, this is a spectacular waterfall and famous tourist attraction. Situated nearly 35 km away from Munsiyari, this natural wonder offers visitors stunning views of the surrounding natural landscape and Himalayan Mountain range. This is one of the best tourist spots for a day picnic or to enjoy a cup of tea in the outdoors. It is highly recommended to visit this place, especially in the summer season.
A famous mountain peak that can be observed from anywhere in the Pithoragarh area, Panchachuli Peak looks truly incredible from Munsiyari. Being one of five charming snowy peaks in the backdrop of the Johar Valley, this a must visit destination. The trek to this peak is highly popular and visitors flock here in the summer and winter months to explore and enjoy the natural beauty on offer. The Kumaon Himalayas are the parent range of these peaks.
Another picturesque tourist spot is the Thamri Lake or Kund, which is home to Alpine and Deciduous trees and a diverse variety of fauna. The lake is only 3 km away from Munsiyari and it is recommended to visit during summer mornings, when the visibility is high and the weather is warm. Tourists have the option to travel with local naturalists to learn more about the flora and fauna on offer.
Situated approximately 15 km from Munsiyari on the return journey from Birthi, Kalamuni Top is a massive 9500 feet high up. There is a popular Kali Temple here that is frequented by pilgrims and devotees. This area is one of the best places to visit, thanks to the gorgeous pine forestland surrounding it as well as the stunning views of the Panchachuli Peak on offer.
Only a few kilometres away from Munsiyari by foot, this lake is surrounding by jaw-dropping beauty. Visitors can observe the Panchachuli Peak as well as a unique variety of Rhododendrons. In fact this lake has the greatest variety of Rhododendrons in the world. Nature lovers and trekkers consider this place a paradise and flock here throughout the year.
A winding meadow, surrounded by stunning snow-capped peaks, this area offers panoramic views of the Kumaon region. This place is frequented by naturalists and adventurers throughout the year. Being only a 10 km trek from Munsiyari, the views from Khaliya Top are not to be missed. During the summer, when the visibility is high, landscape photography and birdwatching is possible from here.
Nearly 9000 feet above sea-level, Betulidhar is seasonally enclosed by incredible, red Rhododendrons blossoming everywhere. This place is famous for the spectacular sunrise and sunset views it offers of the surrounding valley and Kumaon Himalayan Mountain ranges as well as the Balati and Ralam Glaciers. This place is a dream for nature lovers and photographers alike.