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Posted by Royal Sundaram on 09 Jan 2013
This place can be titled as the mini Switzerland of India. It is a hill station in the district of Himachal Pradesh. A placid location surrounded by the Deodar forest, wide spread of meadows and reed vegetation add to the charm of this place. The lakes, pastures and forest come together to form a breath taking view all around you.
Drass is a beautiful valley that is settled at the base of the Zoji La pass. It is also known as the ‘The Gateway to Ladakh’ and is situated in the Kargil District of Jammu and Kashmir. The river bank is lined with extensive forest. The valley is 10,990 feet from sea level and the mountain ridges range from 16,000 to 21,000 feet. This place is famous as the “Second Coldest Colonized Place in Asia” as the temperature here is usually low and the cascading snow during winters worsens it. The temperature during winter can go below freezing point. During summer the valley reveal lush green hillsides and flowers with vibrant colour.
There’s no limit to the flora and fauna in India and the Himalayan ranges of Garhwal hills of Uttaranchal prove it. They home the most wondrous Valley of Flowers National park which features the rugged and Rocky Mountain wilds of Nanda Devi National Park. This park stretches over an area of 87.50 square kilometers and nestles within it the rarest flowers ever found on Earth. Flowers such as orchids, poppies, primulas, marigold, daisies and anemones look exuberant and vivid. Also medicinal plants like Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Picrorhiza kurrooa, Aconitum violaceum, Polygonatum multiflorum, Fritillaria roylei and Podophyllum hexandrum are found.
River of Zanskar
The only difference between the other rivers and this one is that, you can walk on it. That’s right this river is frozen solid. Trekking on this is excellent experience for adventure lovers. Trekkers have come to love the adventure of trekking on the Chadar Trek in the windy high ground of the Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh, with temperature running as low as zero.
This is a historical site in Manipur, Tamenglong district, around 185 kilometers from the state capital city. The cave is around 910 meters above the sea level and the experience of walking through the long and dark cave can be frightening. Thalon cave expeditions are held for three weeks as a part of the Manipur tourism festival
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