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  • Not many stays offer picturesque displays and top-notch amenities, but the resorts in Dhanaulti will never leave you in a disappointed, as it holds a wide array of all of it. With nature stays like Classic hilltop resort, Club Mahindra Kanatal Spa resort,  Apple Orchard Resort, Whispering Pines Resort, Karma Vilas Resort, and numerous others, one can gaze at the alluring displays of nature and also dive in a pool of luxuries. 

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    At these resorts, one can enjoy a fitness center, easy access to swimming pool, internet service, warm hospitality, and a whole lot more, which will make your stay a memorable one. Whether you wish to luxuriate in a private cottage or a deluxe room, painted with cool soothing textures, these resorts cater to all your needs. 

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    A beautiful Himalayan town, located amidst thick Pine, Cedar, and Rhododendron forests, there is amazing weather throughout the year for you to enjoy and not worry too much about! 
    A stay in-here will be a remarkable one, as this quaint hillock offers a wide range of luxurious stays to pamper you.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Dhanaulti:

  • 01Classic Hill Top Resort

    Classic Hill Top Resort

    When you visit a place as beautiful as Dhanaulti, you will tend to look around for a place to stay that suits the ambience of this hill station. For many young travelers, comfort has replaced the need to be somewhere where their wallet may be shy. For those people, the Classic Hill Top Resort is a perfect choice.

    However, this is one of those resorts in Dhanaulti which is amazing for families to head out to, as there are amenities here that kids may enjoy, plus there is spa for the spouse! A 3 star hotel that is located in the depths of the Himalayas, there is greenery all around the hotel at all times.

    This relaxing and well decorated resort is located at a distance of about 12 kms from the camp known as Wildex and around 21 kms from Tehri Dam on the Bhagirathi River, where you can go and enjoy a lot of water adventures or simply relax and let nature rule your day!

    The rooms in this Resort in Dhanaulti are well-maintained, with basic and comfortable amenities. If you are in the mood to relax at the hotel itself, you can spend a day enjoying the view and frolicking in the hot tub, sauna, the fame room or the steam bath.

    The resort has gained rave reviews from several tourists and travelers and has remained a favourite for many frequent visitors as well. 

  • 02Club Mahindra Kanatal Spa Resort

    Club Mahindra Kanatal Spa Resort

    Located near the Chamba Mussoorie road, the Club Mahindra Kanatal Spa resort, true to its name, has been attracting several tourists due to their amenities and luxury settings. This resort gives you a breathtaking view of the hills around Dhanaulti.

    Located closer to Mussoorie, this hotel is close to the Ganges River, giving you a good chance to go rafting there.  Reviews have said that the staff and the amenities in this resort are really good. Head to the Club Mahindra Kanatal Spa Resort in Dhanaulti to enjoy a luxury holiday in the midst of relaxing nature. 

  • 03Apple Orchard resort

    Apple Orchard resort

    Student travelers and budget adventurers, this is the perfect resort for you to enjoy an excellent view, good food and an excellent service at affordable rates!

    The Apple Orchard Resort is nestled deep in the beautiful Himalayas and as its name would suggest, it is located right in a sprawling apple orchard with a breathtaking view of the dense jungle and the almost snow capped mountains.

    The resort in Dhanaulti has a well-maintained set of 15 guest rooms with lovely interiors. The resort feels like a private valley that is tailor made to suit your needs and the rooms are well equipped with wooden floors, attached bathrooms, locally made quilt and blankets to keep you warm and comfortable.

    The ambience of the resort is such that you will want to simply sit back and relax or enjoy a good meal at the Glass House restaurant, a haven for those who love delectable, spicy north Indian cuisine. 

  • 04Whispering Pines Resort – A Himalayan Retreat

    Whispering Pines Resort – A Himalayan Retreat

    It is an amazing feeling to stay in a luxury resort atop a hill, surrounded by dense forests of Oak, Rhododendrons and more, and then you need to head to the Whispering Pines Resort in Dhanaulti with your family and friends.

    One of the best known and popular resorts in Dhanaulti, this resort is one of the highest natural resorts in the North and has a unique set of rooms arranged for tourists who crave for something different in this hilly paradise! Whispering Pines Resort has over 14 Alpine Tents with well tiled attached baths.

    If you really want the ultimate outdoor experience, then you can avail tents that allow you to camp right at the hills, with the lights and the sky full of stars for company. There is a particular and exclusive known as the adventure section of the retreat that can provide for 50 to 60 Dome and Alpine Tents with ground bedding and sleeping bags if you have the camper in you looking for a pure outdoorsy experience in the mountains. 

  • 05Karma Vilas Resort

    Karma Vilas Resort

    Closer to Musoorie, the Karma Vilas Resort is barely a few kilometers away from Dhanaulti and has gained popularity among many tourists and travelers for their upcoming luxury amenities. The villa is built in the style of the 19th century from the Victorian era and has a wide array of forests and pine trees adorning its 6.5 acre estate. 

    Rated widely as one of the best heritage hotels in all of Uttarakhand, the Karma Vilas Resort is located properly right at the centre between Mussoorie and Chamba, at an altitude of 6000 ft. Since it happens to be a mere kilometer away from the city centre, it is easily accessible from two different highways, namely, the Mussoorie-Delhi highway and the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti highway. 

    You can enjoy the lovely view from the Garden Café as you sip on different varieties of tea and coffee or you could dine in style at Maya, the premier lounge where chefs will prepare lip smacking cuisine for you. 

  • 06Royal Orchid Fort Resort

    Royal Orchid Fort Resort

    Once again, we re-visit those hotels and resorts that are well known amongst many travelers and tourists for being immensely luxurious and of course, worthy of the 5-star treatment they give their customers. The Royal Orchid Fort Resort has a sprawling estate in Mussoorie and has stuck to its name by ensuring that all their customers get a royal treatment whilst they are here. 

    Royal Orchid Fort Resort, Mussoorie is the recipient of several awards, some of which include the coveted ‘Business & Service Excellence Award 2013 - Best Luxury Hotel in Mussoorie’ by ET Now and Big Research. This resort is a little on the high-end in terms of spending, but if it is pampering and luxury you require at the top of the hills, in the middle of nature, then this resort is an excellent choice for you. 

    You get to see the magical and vast expanse of Doon Valley  and this simple reason alone has made Fort Resorts a favourite amongst travelers of all ages. The resort is easily accessible from Dehradun by road and is well connected to Delhi by Train/Air. 

    This resort brings out the natural beauty of the legendary 6-acre Tara Hall Estate and is a tribute to architecture from the modern era. Royal Orchid Fort Resort is much like an ancient fort which guarantees you both the pleasures of royalty as well as the leisure of a luxury family resort with its array of facilities like tastefully done rooms, a multi cuisine restaurant, 24-hour room service and banquets where you can celebrate those special moments. 

  • 07Drive Inn Dhanaulti

    Drive Inn Dhanaulti

    A simple yet well furnished 3 star hotel in Dhanaulti, the Drive Inn Dhanaulti is located off the Chamba- Mussoorie highway and is known to be one of the best traveler friendly hotels there is in Dhanaulti. You could choose between different types of rooms to stay in at the hotel, ranging from the Deluxe Room to the Presidential Suite. 

    This hotel offers travelers a wide array of amenities and is a perfect alternative for anyone who wishes to be here for the weekend. The hotel has been visited many times and has received rave reviews from travelers at all times. The hotel is well known for its prime location as tired road trip goers find the location easier to access than other resorts that are way too deep in the hills to find. 

    Get going to the Drive Inn if you are interested in a stay that provides you basic and good amenities, and an easy access to the other places where you can go sightseeing as well. 

  • 08180 Degree Resorts

    180 Degree Resorts

    Rustic looking with a view worth swooning for, 180 degree resorts near Dhanaulti is the new craze for young travelers and couples to head to for their short vacations. The 180 Degree Resorts is perched perfectly on a high cliff with an unbridled and simply magnificent view of the entire valley and a crystal clear view right up to New Tehri. 

    The resort is a haven for anyone who simply wants to relax in the expanses of the hills and not be disturbed by anyone or anything. It is the kind of solitude that gets people flocking here, one wherein there is solitude and harmony in silence. 

    The resort is situated at a height of 8500 ft, gets completely covered by snow in winters and during the other seasons or times of the year, it looks like the summer cottage you sketched for a dream home in the hills. Located closer to Kanatal than to Dhanaulti, this resort gives you easy access to Dhanaulti by a distance of a few kilometers and has been lauded for its excellent amenities and services. 

  • 09Rio Resort

    Rio Resort

    Visiting hill stations during the peak summer time is a blissful decision to make, especially if you get to stay in resorts that allow you such a view. Rio Resort is one such resort. The resort is a perfect example of giving the customer the experience of solitude without having to take them too far away from the city of Dehradun, where it is closer to. 

    This is yet another resort near Dhanaulti that has a very tranquil and serene environment. Rio Resort's interiors have been designed in harmony with nature and you will be surrounded by a lot of Deodar wood forests around you when you live here.  Rio Resort was conceptualized with a brilliant idea of blending in urban décor with nature, mixing them in a way that embodies luxury. 

    This resort is a perfect getaway for couples and young travelers alike, and is best to visit during the months of June to September. 

  • 10Camp Moksha

    Camp Moksha

    Hippies and budget travelers, this one is for you. To truly experience the heart and soul of Dhanaulti, you need to experience the charm and rustic look of this paradise hill station.  Camp Moksha has a series of 10 camps and deluxe rooms that do not have the facilities of a bathroom. 

    Nothing like the feeling of living outdoors, completely! This camp has a lovely view of the hills and is the best option for budget travelers.

    Dhanaulti has few resorts and hotels inside the town, and a lot of times, travelers have to head to the resorts in Mussoorie or Dehradun in order to head out to the places and sightseeing spots nearby. 

    You don’t need a plan or schedule to head to this paradise of a hill station with your friends and family; you just need warm clothes and a good place to stay and hopefully, there will be enough and more places, resorts and hotels that you can choose from! 

Resorts in India

Attractions

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Corbett National Park

Expanded over an area of 308 sq km, Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936 and is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Situated at the base of the magnificent Himalayas, it is the first Tiger Reserve in the country and stands to be one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi. Though visitors are allowed to certain parts of the reserve, the park makes for a fun and exciting wildlife tour.

The national park is the perfect place for those wildlife species that seek refuge in its wonderfully green thickets. As the first national park to introduce and execute the ‘Project tiger’ campaign, Corbett national Park has been repeatedly termed as one of the best national parks in the country! So get your cameras and binoculars ready to go wildlife exploring soon!

Distance from Delhi: 254km

Best time to visit: November to June

Attractions: Bengal Tigers, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Crocodiles and Gharials

Activities: Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Wildlife Tours and nature photography

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Lal Tibba

In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit.

Location: It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level.

Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this there is camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba are also popular amongst the shoppers as there are a number of markets in the nearby areas.


Best Time: The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there maybe leeches here.
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Valley of Flowers Trek

Amongst all the exhilarating trekking in Uttaranchal or Uttarakhand, the trek to the Valley of Flowers is known to be the most enchanting and mesmeric. Discovered in 1931 by Frank Smith, a vivid botanist, explorer and mountaineer, the locals still believes the valley to be the abode of the angels and fairies.

The mystical and heavenly appearance, mesmeric beauty and the splendid outlook of the valley make it such.
Originating from Ghangria; on the foothills of the Western Himalayas, this fascinating trek comprises of rugged terrains, narrow passages, enticing views of the nearby peaks and steep climbs.

 Ascending the strenuous terrains, it takes around a few hours to reach the main valley and upon reaching the flat land, one should spend enough time exploring and witnessing the wonders of the nature.

Best season:
 Mid July to Mid August

Duration:
 6 Days

Altitude:
 3,600 m
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Rishikesh

Visit the adventure capital of India, the marvelous and thrilling city of Rishikesh on your next vacation with your friends and family!  The 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh is located at the base of the Himalayas and is blessed with the gorgeous, thundering river of Ganga, the popular trek friendly rugged terrains, challenging peaks, strenuous rapids and dense forests! If you are an ardent traveler, then Rishikesh makes for one of the most ideal weekend getaways near Delhi.

Being one of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscape and serves as a gateway to other important religious centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The adventurer paradise is a happening hub of many ancient temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat amongst others! Grab your cameras and adventure gear and head to Rishikesh for an adventure packed holiday!

Distance from Delhi: 228km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave

Activities: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing and Trekking 

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Nainital

If lush green plains and misty clouds allure you to nestle in a hammock and read a good book, far away from the city life then you need to head to Nainital, a stellar getaway place near Delhi for trekkers and nature lovers alike! Situated in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayan ranges, Nainital is also known as the 'Lake District' of India.

 It has also been termed as a pious place for Hindus and is one of the most popular hill stations near Delhi due to its fascinating hills, picturesque plains, enjoyable climate and stunning lakes.  Adventurers engage in trekking activities and hike to the top of the beautiful hills just to witness the beautiful view and the wispy sky.

Distance from Delhi: 278km

Best time to visit: March to June and October to February.

Attractions: Nainital Lake, Governor's House, Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak and Snow View Point

Activities: Lake Visits, Village and Wildlife tours, Cable Car Rides, Rock Climbing and Trekking

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Chopta-Tungnath Trek

Chopta Tungnath trek is a relatively unexplored trekking destination, which is known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. The trek towards Tungnath, the 3 from Tungnath takes you to Chandrashila, which is situated at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level.

Chopta is blessed with rich flora and fauna as it is located in the midst of dense forests, with a beautiful floor of rhododendrons, interspersed by deodar and pine trees. During the first one and half kilometers, you will pass through a sea of brightly coloured rhododendrons and silver oak forests. Following this the vista opens to green alpine meadows which take you to the Tungnath temple.

According to folklore, the arms of Lord Shiva are believed to have emerged here. On trekking a kilometer further ahead, you will reach the Chandrashila peak from where you get spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas glistening in the sun rays. The grassy meadows of the region make it an ideal spot for camping too.

Chopta is well-connected by roadways connecting Guptakashi and Gopeshwar. The weather is lovely and the views are simply breathtaking.

Best season: May to June and August to September

Duration: 3 Days

Altitude: 3680 m

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Mussoorie

Known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and was discovered by Captain Young in the 18th century. It serves as a perfect getaway to escape from the heat of Delhi summers and is located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. Mussoorie has its emerald hills enveloped in thick, rich greenery and attracts tourists from all over the country!  You can explore the quaint marketplaces in Mussoorie and sightsee some of the popular landmarks in the area such as Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.

Mussoorie is undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in the country. Home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie offers the most enchanting panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the Doon Valley.

Distance from Delhi: 270km

Best time to visit: March to June and September to November

Attractions: Gun Hill, Waterfalls, Lakes, Benog Wildlife sanctuary, Tibetan Buddhist temple,  Sir George Everest's House and Nag Devta Temple

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Boating, Ropeway Rides and Temple Visits

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Nag Tibba

One of the most well-known treks near Delhi, the Nag Tibba peak stands in the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This trek over the weekend is witnessing growing footfalls, and offers splendid views of the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Gangotri and Kedarnath mountain peaks en route.

What makes this an ideal first trek are the relatively easy routes etched along the mountain. Thick Deodar forests blanket the hill, and the best seasons to visit are between February and June, and September to December. The Nag Tibba trek route is circular in nature, and the differing starting and ending points ensure that there is no overlap at any point. The lush meadows hide patches behind them that act as serene camping sites.

Distance from Delhi: 347.4 Kilometers approximately

Nearest Railhead:
Dehradun Railway Station

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Har Ki Doon

A pristine hanging valley in the Garhwal range, Har Ki Doon is one of the simplest trekking places near Delhi—making it an ideal foray into Himalayan trekking for amateurs. Fulfilling scenes of nature’s majesty carry you through rampant alpine vegetation, glaciers and breath-taking views. For the hill folk, time has remained elusive and one gets to notice their lives from close quarters. The best season to visit is during the months from April to November, and is one of the closest places for trekking in Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 299 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station

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Kedarkantha Trek

Close to another marvel of nature, Har Ki Doon, lies the Kedarkantha trek passing through windy trails of the Garhwal Himalayas. A classic winter trek unravelling untouched mountain-villages on its path, it’s the perfect trek to prepare for the other more arduous Himalayan treks. 

Abound with flora and fauna, the Kedarkantha treks passes around the rim of Govind National Park and is open throughout the year. This place for trekking near Delhi is flanked by the Swargarohini peak and a hanging valley, complete with views that’ll blow your mind away.

Distance from Delhi: 428.2 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station

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Pangong Lake

Rather, the most sought after tourist destination is Pangong Tso in Ladakh region. It is the highest among the high altitude lakes in India which is filled with saline water but provides some awe-struck moments to the visitors with the unbelievable phenomenon of changing colours quite a number of times a day.

The reflections of the towering Himalayan peaks in the water add more charm to the lake. Currently, Pangong Tso is the favourite location for tourists as the banks of the lake give soothing bed to relax and the nearby places are enhanced by the beauty of this particular lake. The quiet lake is 134 km in length and 5 km in width is situated at an altitude of 14270 meters. But the major share of the lake lies in the area of China. Now, its recognition is spread everywhere in the world because it is termed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

The highly saline water does not accommodate any water species not even micro-organisms. But the banks of the lake give space for several birds and animals very rarely seen in the other parts of India. It is an important breeding ground for many migratory birds as well.

Height: The lake is located at an altitude of 4250 meters above sea level.

Location: Pangong Tso is easily accessible as it can be reached after a five-hour drive from Leh and the travel would be on a rough and dramatic mountain road. You will cross the villages of Shey and Gya during the tour and go through Chang La as well.

Best time to visit: The months from May to September are the ideal time to visit the lake as the other seasons may cause challenges due to the heavy snowfall.

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Nubra Valley

Something divine makes Nubra Valley close to heart and it is not an exaggeration but a fact that experienced and shared by the countless tourists visited the paradisiacal location in Jammu and Kashmir. Without touching the spectacular roads of Nubra Valley, a Ladakh tour will not be complete. The tri-armed valley has Diskit Village as its capital. Ldumra, a magnificent name is the original name of the valley as the local scholars insist. Ldumra means Valley of Flowers. The large valley is formed after the merging of Shyok River with Nubra or Siachen River causing the separation of the Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. The valley is located 10000 feet that is 3048 meters above mean sea level and those who cross the Khardung La Pass can easily come to Nubra Valley from Leh.

Except for the river beds, every other place in the valley shows scant vegetation and low precipitation levels. Most of the villages in the valley are occupied by Nubra skat speakers and in the villages, one can find lush greenery and farming which happen through the regular irrigation. Diskit is the place where native people are seen in abundance and Diskit Monastery is the centre of attraction as well. The Shyok River flowing on one side of Diskit has a captivating effect on the visitors. Nubra Valley unwinds a lot of surprising sights when you visit it and an unbelievable fact is that the valley was open to the public till Hunder until 2010. Beyond Hunder, it was the greener region in the lower altitude where the Turtuk village exists. Till 2010, the Government did not allow tourists to mesmerize themselves in the magnificent beauty of Turtuk where numerous apricot trees and other vegetation along with the tribal community were preserved as a virgin.

Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

Location: The paradisiacal Nubra Valley is located at a distance of 140 km from Leh and the main road access to the valley is through Khardung La pass where you have to show the photocopies of your travel permit to the soldiers camping.

Best time to visit: The months from June to September is the perfect period to visit Nubra Valley

To see the pure, rugged face of nature, One must visit Ladakh once in their lifetime.

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Khardung La

Controversies regarding the proclamation that Khardung La is the highest motorable pass in the world is not yet diminished but Ladakh travelers still believe that it is the highest and most adventurous pass in the world. Despite the controversies, Khardung La keeps on attracting hundreds of adventure seekers every year, be it bikers, trekkers or visitors. Nestled amidst the most reverberating surrounding, the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’ is located at an altitude of 17582 feet. Near to the pass, the collection of awesome valleys will lure you and along with the natural extravaganzas, the Tibetan prayer flags are an additional charm.

The pass was constructed in the year of 1976 and later in 1988, it was opened to public and from then on, the pass was inviting uncountable bikers, trekkers and tourists. It is maintained by the Border roads Organization as the pass is highly significant and important to India because it was once used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. Recently, Khardung La became the hot potato of the town with a happy news that a ten member team of visually impaired people is going to conquer the pass through cycling in 2017.

Height: Khardung La is located at an altitude of 5359 meters. But there is an incorrect proclamation on the signboards appear here saying that the height of the pass is 18379 feet.

Location: The highest motorable pass in Ladakh is lying about 39 kms away from Leh. By road, one can reach the pass. The first 24 kms of the road are paved and from there to the North Pullu check post, the 15 kms of the road are filled with loose rock, dirt and occasional rivulets formed after the melting of snow.

Best time to visit: The season between May to October is the best time to visit Khardung La.

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Tso Moriri Lake

It won’t be exceeding at all how much you describe the beauty of Tso Moriri in Ladakh, a highly protected lake in Changthang Region and a significant portion of Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve.  It is the largest of all high altitude lakes in India especially in Ladakh and is located at an altitude of 4522 meters above the sea level. The length comes to 26 km north to south and 3 to 5 km is the width and the water is wholly brackish. 

The water to feed the lake comes from the springs and melted snow from the nearby mountains. There are two major stream systems to lead the water to the lake. One in the north part of the lake and the other comes in the southwest part. Huge, extensive marshes are seen at both the entrances of the lake. Rupshu Valley, a breathtaking area is the guardian of Tso Moriri along with an array of the lofty Himalayan Mountains in the surrounding.

The number of people come to witness the beauty of this splendid lake is lesser when compared to that of Pangong Lake. It is because of the secluded location of the lake. Hence, it is a favorite home town for many migratory birds. They come to breed here especially birds like great- crested grebe, the brown-headed gull and the Brahmin duck. The rare Himalayan hares are also abundantly seen near the lake. Thus, the declaration of the lake as a reserved area is a right option to protect these species from extinction. Less human interference would keep their lives strong.

Height: The lake is situated at an altitude of 4522 meters.

Location: You can reach Tso Moriri via road from Leh. It is 150 kms away from Leh Airport. Kalka Railway station is the nearest one to the lake. You will get buses and taxis from the station as well.

Best time to visit: May, June, July and August are the peak season when tourists come to Tso Moriri in large numbers and other months will be filled with snow and have extreme cold conditions.

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Shanti Stupa

The white dome of Shanti Stupa is clearly visible from a far distance when you are on a tour of Leh. Peace Pagoda got its name like that because of many reasons mainly the silence persists in and around the pagoda always. This Buddhist prayer center is the most beloved attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. At a height of 4267 meters, the two storied stupa stands holding its head high and overlooks the bustling Leh town. The uneven mountain terrains in the surrounding gives the pagoda a remarkable shining. It is at a location which is 5 km away from Leh town and one who visits the stupa has to climb five hundred steps. The exotic view of the Himalayan peaks turns the beauty of the stupa also, a peace lover would dedicate his life to have such overjoying moments.

History

The stupa was constructed by both Japanese and Ladakh Buddhists. The construction was started in 1983, many Buddhists and Indian Government officials have supervised the procedures throughout.

Structure of the stupa

Among the two structures of the pagoda, the first level depicts the central relief of Dharmachakra which has deer on each side and the turning wheel of Dharma also has a golden image of Buddha at the center. The second level displays images which show the birth of Budhha and the death as well. In addition, both the level have smaller images of Buddha meditating. The stupa came into existence in order to spread the word of peace and harmony among people and it came into establishment as a commemoration of the valuable 2500 years of Buddhism.

Location: Any one can reach the stupa via road from Leh, only 5 kms from the town, a walk of fifteen minutes would require.

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

Highlights: The sunset and sunrise views from the stupa are inevitably beautiful


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Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is still a mystery yet a famed attraction that pulls the adventure lovers on a large scale toward it. A mystifying phenomenon which stunts the science and fiction together and exists as a magic to the normal people visiting here. Magnetic Hill is a trump card of every Ladakh tour because of the awe-struck moments it would promise the travelers. There is a sign board placed which says that the hill defies gravity completely and inviting everyone to experience the magical phenomenon.

 If you keep your vehicle in neutral at a position marked on the road and wait, you will be surprised to see the vehicle starts moving uphill at 10-20 km per hour. And this is the unexplainable feature of Magnetic Hill that confuses the world of science. It is located on Leh-Kargil-Baltic Highway and on the east, the beautiful Sindhu River is flowing calmly. Near the hill there is a Sikh Gurudwara maintained by the Indian Army. Due to the natural attraction as well as the human architectural brilliance, the hill has gained popularity in a short term. 

Not just the vehicles hitting the road but the aircrafts and helicopters crossing the radius which Magnetic Hill comes in would feel the same magnetic effect. If the aircrafts are going on a slow pace, then it starts jerking while they are in the circumference of the hill. So the only solution to escape from the clutches of this phenomenon is that the crafts should move at a greater speed.

Height: Magnetic Hill is located at an elevation of 14000 feet above the sea level.

Location: To reach the hill, you can hit the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway and it is situated at a distance of just 30 kms from Leh town.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Magnetic Hill is from June to October.

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