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  • Manesar is a small industrial area located in the National Capital Region of India. As serious as it sounds, this area is quite popular for the industrial side of Delhi as opposed to being the landscape and typical of traveller kind.

    But to everyone’s surprise, this region is home for some of the wonderful Manesar resorts that you will least expect to exist. Growing to become a city, Manesar is accommodating every aspect of a successful city intending to become a complete package. The area is in close proximity to Gurgaon and New Delhi making it a spot feasible for everybody’s one day picnic.

    Resorts in Manesar are quite popular and adopt a total corporate culture. Despite the more so industrial influence, the region has tremendous standards with its resorts. It is a much needed break for Delhi-ites from the regular city buzz. Take a look at the following list of great resorts in Manesar and we bet you will thrive to get there soon. 

    Here are some of the best resorts in Manesar:

  • 01Camp Mustang

    Camp Mustang

    Located at close proximity to New Delhi, Camp Mustang is one of the most desired locations for stay in this region. Being a part of the industrial area of the National Capital Region, the resort is a refreshing change from the regular. 

    This resort is an absolute delight as it offers great stay, food, activities and enhancing stay experiences to its visitors. Built in the middle of a civilisation, this Manesar resort has fully furnished accommodations and tent style accommodations as well. They are further accomplished with additional facilities and services for customer convenience. 

    The resort is home for a number of activities all of which are great in their own way. Camp Mustang, as the name suggests is famous for the tent style accommodations that gives its visitors a raw feeling of camping. It is considered to be one of the popular resorts among the other resorts in Manesar and hence is quite desirable as well. 

    Camp Mustang is a great place for corporate get together, day parties and so on. This is an abode for those that look out for something simple, yet exciting over the weekend. The accommodativeness of this resort is the best that you cannot receive elsewhere.  

    Amenities: Conference room, lounge and tents.

    Activities: Cycling, archery, air gun shooting, balancing beam, Burma bridge, commando net, artificial rock climbing and trekking.

    Food Type: Veg & non veg

    Type of Resort: Kids friendly, family and backpackers.

    Pricing Range: Available only on personal request only.

    Approx. distance from Manesar or Gurgaon: From Manesar: 16 Kms approx. From Gurgaon: 19 Kms approx.

    Location/How to reach:

    ·         By road: 46 Kms approx. from New Delhi (2-3 hrs drive).

    ·         By air: Reach Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Further 46 Kms approx. by road.

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  • 02Golden Turtle Farm Resort

    Golden Turtle Farm Resort

    Close to the industrial side of Manesar, what is delighting is the Golden Turtle Farm Resort. This resort is a complete break from the regular! Situated in the area that is so industry centric, the resort has chosen to develop a change that can be explored here. This resort in Manesar is a totally different experience when compared to many other popular holiday destinations in India. 

    It is a blend of two extremes and this factor beautifies the whole holiday experience to this resort. Close to the city region of our capital, it is easier for people to explore this resort. This hence is one of the most ideal weekend getaways in the city. One can enjoy luxury amenities and relax at this quite abode just next to the constantly buzzing Delhi city.

    Golden Turtle Farm Resort is one of the most famous resort in Manesar and offers great package deals to its customers. Some of the amenities offered by this resort are exclusive and add to your experience at this resort. Well-equipped with all the facilities, the resort is an easy and casual abode anyone would like to explore. It is suitable for every kind of group and is a great place for corporate outings as well.

    Amenities: Six rooms, TV lounge, conference room, garden, swimming pool and soccer field.

    Food Type: Veg & non veg

    Type of Resort: Kids Friendly, family and couples.

    Pricing Range: Starts from 10,000 INR approx. (for two people)

    Approx. distance from Manesar or Gurgaon: From Manesar: 15 Kms approx. From Gurgaon: 32 Kms approx.

    Location/How to reach:

    ·         By road: 59 Kms approx. from New Delhi (2-3 hrs drive).

    ·         By air: Reach Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Further 48Kms approx. by road.

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  • 03Heritage Village Resort & Spa Manesar

    Heritage Village Resort & Spa Manesar

    Heritage Village Resort & Spa Manesar resort is located at a very close proximity to Manesar and hence is the best spottable one in the region. The authentic style in which the resort is built and maintained charms the visitors that come over for a stay or for a picnic. 

    The wonderful amenities that the resort offers and a handful of activities that this place has in store for its visitors is quite engaging and refreshing. Heritage Village Resort & Spa Manesar is an easy search among other resorts in Manesar, as it is situated in the prime location of the city. It is a great abode for those of you that want to stay in the city and experience a life away from the city. 

    This resort is a great place to visit with friends and family as its authentic style calls for similar audiences.  The tariff for the resort also is quite reasonable and is not a worry to those of you who do not like to spend a lot on just a weekend excursion. Some of the facilities that the resort offers like pick and drop from the airport are quite exclusive and easier for the visitors as well. 

    Heritage Village Resort & Spa Manesar is home for a beautiful gardens and a plethora of fun activities that one can indulge in during his/her stay at this resort. Some of the activities that can be ticked off at this resorts call for no effort but just your presence. This makes the resort the most amazing place to relax and make any trip more than a memorable one. 

    Amenities: Rooms, suites, attached bathrooms, swimming pool, restaurant, spa, laundry, airport pick and drop

    Activities: Golf, excursions, shopping, and heritage museum visit.  

    Food Type: Veg & non veg

    Liquor: Available

    Type of Resort: Kids friendly, family and couples

    Pricing Range: Starts from 5000 INR approx. (for two people)

    Approx. distance from Manesar or Gurgaon: From Manesar: 5 Kms approx. From Gurgaon: 17 Kms approx.

    Location/How to reach:

    ·         By road: 48 Kms approx. from New Delhi (2-3 hrs drive).

    ·         By air: Reach Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Further 37 Kms approx. by road.

  • 04Western Resort Country Club

    Western Resort Country Club

     Western Resort Country Club is one of the most famous resort in Manesar. It is the first resort any tourist that looks forward for a weekend getaway in NCR will encounter. This resort has multiple branches, one out of which is in Manesar and hence is quite popular. 

    The resort appears like one of the typical luxury resorts and is a wonderful place to relax over the weekend. The resort has a number of great amenities that will make your stay here easier.  With a variety of things to explore and experience, this resort is a wonderful abode to relax and rejuvenate on a week end. 

    It is also one of those popular getaways for corporate get together and team outings, which is quite often explored and utilised. Resorts in Manesar come with a different edge on its own and this factor of them accommodating every one becomes the best part of these resorts. Special packages are also available for honeymooners, bag packers and other large groups. It is a one stop destination to all the weekend getaway tours. Above all, the resort is a great place to do nothing but relax with your friends and family.

    Amenities: Resort garden, children playground, AC bar, lounge, AC garden pavilion restaurant, pool side coffee shop, swimming pool, water slides, indoor-outdoor games, Wi-Fi, AC deluxe rooms, conference room, spa and gym.

    Food Type: Veg & non veg

    Type of Resort: Kids friendly, family, bag packers and couples.

    Pricing Range: Starts from 10500 INR approx. (for two people)

    Approx. distance from Manesar or Gurgaon: From Manesar: 13 Kms approx. From Gurgaon: 26 Kms approx.

    Location/How to reach:

    ·         By road: 54 Kms approx. from New Delhi (2-3 hrs drive).

    ·         By air: Reach Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Further 41 Kms approx. by road.

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  • 05Paradise Green Resort

    One among the best resorts in Manesar, Paradise Green Resort is popular for a romantic weekend getaway. The resort is designed to meet all the demands of visitors and tourists of Delhi and nearby regions. Find relaxation and beauty at this nature’s wonderful abode and rejuvenate in the atmosphere of this charming resort area. 

    Paradise Green Resort is located within a distance of just a few kilometres from Manesar and hence is a easy getaway for a weekend. The accommodation at this resort is an addition to the experience of wilderness of this place. Their amenities and services makes stay at this resort quite easy and delightful for the visitors. 

    This resort in Manesar is spread over a few acres of land and the outdoors of this resort is a treat to one’s eyes. Alongside being a home in the bustling industrial area, this resort has a number of amenities that will make one’s stay here even more comfortable and cosy. It is a perfect place to lay yourself back and enjoy the noise of winds and chirping birds while you do nothing. The resort also offers great deals and packages for weekends trips and large groups which can be availed by its customers.

    Amenities: Internet, running hot water, hair dryer, banquet hall, coffee shop, conference hall, laundry, parking and doctor on call.

    Food Type: Veg & non veg

    Liquor: Available

    Type of Resort: Kids friendly, family and bag packers.

    Pricing Range: Starts from 2500 INR approx. (for two people)

    Approx. distance from Manesar or Gurgaon: From Manesar: 10 Kms approx. From Gurgaon: 11 Kms approx.

    Location/How to reach:

    ·         By road: 38 Kms approx. from New Delhi (2-3 hrs drive).

    ·         By air: Reach Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Further 27 Kms approx. by road.

  • 06Wet ‘n’ Wild Resort

    Wet ‘n’ Wild Resort

    Nestled in the industrial set up of NCR, Delhi Wet ‘n’ Wild Resort is another option to choose from for the exciting weekend trip. As the name suggests, the resort is one of the exotic kinds and has room for all kinds of tourists and visitors. The resort is located at a close proximity to the city and hence is easily approachable as well.

     The resort being so close to the city is a great abode to unleash yourself and discover a world within a world at NCR. The Wet ‘n’ Wild Resort is well-maintained and equipped with great facilities that make ones stay a peaceful experience in this region.

     This resort in Manesar offers some of the exotic facilities like hut dining and so on. A visit to this resort is merely an outing but an experience.  The resort is well suited for families and couples and allures them with best of their facilities. One can indulge in activities that involve nearby sightseeing and use amenities like barbeque and harbour house restaurant at this wonderful exotic resort. 

    Amenities: Barbeque, wooden hut dining, pool side café and restaurant harbour house.

    Food Type: Veg & non veg

    Liquor: Available

    Type of Resort: Kids friendly, family and couples

    Pricing Range: Starts from 5000 INR approx. (for two people)

    Approx. distance from Manesar or Gurgaon: From Manesar: 7 Kms approx. From Gurgaon: 13 Kms approx.

    Location/How to reach:

    ·         By road: 39 Kms approx. from New Delhi (2-3 hrs drive).

    ·         By air: Reach Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Further 28 Kms approx. by road.

  • 07Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort

    Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort is one other abode that can be checked out for stay in National Capital Region, Delhi. Located at a distance of about 18 kilometres from Manesar, this resort is yet another world to explore during your visit to Delhi. Well-furnished and aesthetically designed rooms and campus will catch your eyes in no time. 

    The resort is wonderfully decorated with greens and provides an instant change of atmosphere for the people that are tired of witnessing the city life of Delhi. Nestled amidst the beautiful green gardens, Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort in Manesar is a fine abode to relax and enjoy your free weekend. With a variety of facilities and activities that the resort offers to its visitors, this resort is also well known among the other resorts in Manesar.

     The resort has a number of rooms, special amenities and a multi-cuisine restaurant that will keep you engaged for a day or more.  The resort is one among the many relaxing abodes in this region. The tariff of this resort is disclosed only on personal request and only to its visitors. It is a great place to visit with your family as its levels of comfort and cosiness is extremely high. Take a break from the regular and just laze around at Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort for a refreshing change from the normal.

    Amenities: Internet, running hot water, laundry, swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, parking and gym.

    Food Type: Veg & non veg

    Liquor: Available

    Type of Resort: Kids friendly, family and couples.

    Pricing Range: Tariff disclosed on personal request.

    Approx. distance from Manesar or Gurgaon: From Manesar: 19 Kms approx. From Gurgaon: 25 Kms approx.

    Location/How to reach:

    ·         By road: 51 Kms approx. from New Delhi (2-3 hrs drive).

    ·         By air: Reach Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Further 40 Kms approx. by road.

  • 08Surjivan Resort

    Surjivan Resort

    Surjivan Resort in NCR is popular for being one-of-its-kind in organising adventure activities for its visitors. The resort is located within Manesar city’s proximity and offers great view of the nearby trails. Challenging the relaxing destination, Surjivan Resort is home for a number of thrilling activities to feel the real fun of being in a resort. None of the Manesar resorts offer the kind of out door and adventure activities like the Surjivan Resort.

     Located in the industrial set up of Delhi, the resort is still a wonderful break from the monotony of city life.  The resort feels like a home away from home for all the visitors that come over for a day or two. Along with cosy and comfortable stay in the most exclusive rooms at this resort, one can also indulge in adventure activities like rappelling, zorbing, wall climbing, and flying fox and so on. 

    This exotic resort also offers bonfire facilities to its visitors who want to relish the charm of a moon light party. All in all this resort is a completely different and unique experience when compared to the other regular resorts in Manesar.  

    Amenities: Internet, running hot water, laundry, swimming pool, restaurant, parking and bonfire.

    Activities: Traditional Indian games, indoor and outdoor games, farm visit, village safari, camel ride, gun shooting, archery, rappelling, zorbing, wall climbing, flying fox, rock climbing, hot air ballooning, and rope course.

    Food Type: Veg

    Liquor: Not Available

    Type of Resort: Kids friendly, family and couples.

    Pricing Range: Starts from 2500 INR approx. (per person)

    Approx. distance from Manesar or Gurgaon: From Manesar: 13 Kms approx. From Gurgaon: 22 Kms approx.

    Location/How to reach:

    ·         By road: 49 Kms approx. from New Delhi (2-3 hrs drive).

    ·         By air: Reach Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Further 38 Kms approx. by road.

  • 09Aapno Ghar Resort

    Aapno Ghar Resort

    Relax in this distant resort which provides best of luxury and exclusive experiences to the tourists of Delhi and nearby regions. Aapno Ghar Resort is a home for some of the great surroundings and is located at a suitable distance from the city. 

    This factor makes Aapno Ghar Resort a calm and tranquil place to chill and relax with your friends and family. Like many other resorts in Manear this resort also has all the basic amenities; and is no different from any other resort in the region. This particular resort accommodates all age groups and is a wonderful place to look ahead to over the weekend.

     The resort has amenities like swimming pool, kids play area and indoor games which will keep you engaged while you are here at Aapno Ghar Resort. These facilities are a great deal over the reasonable price offered by Aapno Ghar Resort when compared to other resorts in Manesar.

    Amenities: Internet, running hot water, laundry, swimming pool, restaurant, parking, Water Park, children’s play area, attached bathroom and indoor pool.

    Food Type: Veg and non veg

    Liquor: Available

    Type of Resort: Kids friendly, family and couples.

    Pricing Range: Starts from 1900 INR approx. (for two people)

    Approx. distance from Manesar or Gurgaon: From Manesar: 9 Kms approx. From Gurgaon: 11 Kms approx.

    Location/How to reach:

    ·         By road: 37 Kms approx. from New Delhi (2-3 hrs drive).

    ·         By air: Reach Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Further 26 Kms approx. by road.


Attractions

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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 favorite 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 the 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 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 entre 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

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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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Chadar Trek

For some years, adventure seekers all around the world have been talking about Chadar Trek in the Zanskar Region. Until this year, hundreds of people have experienced the thrill hidden and the mind blowing sights around Chadar frozen river. In fact, Chadar Trek is the most sought after and one of the breathtaking treks in the Himalayas. The winter trek is so special for those who are ready to have adventure at the maximum level. 

The river trek starts from Chilling where the river begins to freeze and mostly, travelers choose February as the best time to cross the frozen river as the ice sheets will be comparatively stable. The precarious snow-flakes would pose severe threats during the trek but in some other time, the challenges would be kind to the trekker. The surrounding of the river are completely vertical cliffs tall up to 600 meters. The Zanskar River is a tributary of the Indus and is 5 meters long. 

A trekker would have to cover 16 kms per day to complete the Chadar Trek. Usually, people opt for 10-15 days of trek depending on the climatic conditions persisting here. The temperature at Chadar will come to the lowest at -35 degree Celsius during winter and thus Chadar Trek becomes more intimidating. Approximate trekking distance one would have to cover in total is 75 kms.

Maximum altitude: 11123 feet is the height at which Chadar Trek would lead you to.

Location: To take part in Chadar Trek, one should arrive in Leh and from Leh, the journey starts and goes to Chilling, the beginning of the Zanskar River in the frozen state. From Leh it would take about 65-70 kms to reach Tilad via Chilling, the base camp of the trek.

Best time to visit: January end to February is the best time suitable for trekking in the frozen river of Chadar. Quality and safe trekking gears and highly warm clothes are required.

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Markha Valley Trek

Adventure lovers always had an affection to Markha Valley and still it fulfills the dreams of a trekker or adventure seeker with the unrivalled collection of natural spectacle. Long day trekking tours are offered by a lot of tour providers all over India which promise a journey through the most scenic locations and villages. The awesomely exciting feature of this trek is that it will let the trekker cross two high altitude passes in Ladakh; Gandala La at 4980 meters and Kongmaru La at 5276 meters.

 Being one of the diverse treks in Ladakh region, Markha Valley trek offers a lot of adventurous moments throughout. The barren land of Ladakh and the Buddhist temples found throughout the journey make the trek special. The route winds past the Ladakhi villages and it goes to Hemis National Park where the chances to spot some rare wildlife species are comparably high. The nomadic groups of people will be a unique picture to keep in heart. The symbols of Buddhism like ‘chortens’, stupas, multi colored prayer flags and numerous monasteries narrate the story of Buddhist culture embraced Markha centuries ago. Another interesting fact heard about Markha Valley trek is that it is also called ‘tea house trek’ due to the accommodation provided in parachute tents in most of the villages during the tour.

Maximum altitude: 15000 feet is the maximum altitude the trek will cover.

Location: In most of the cases, the trek starts from Leh. The trail usually goes through Chilling, Skyu and then to Markha. From Markha it would take the trekker to reach Hankar and Nimaling and finally return to Leh. The ideal trekking distance is 75 kms and it would be graded as difficult.

Best time to visit: The months of June, July, August, September and October are recommended as the best time to do Markha Valley trek.

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Stok Kongri Trek

Stok Kangri, Ladakh is one of the most popular places for high altitude trekking in India. Although the beauty of Ladakh draws in innumerable tourists and trekkers from all over the country and the world, the Stok Kangri trek isn’t really suited for anyone and everyone.

It is advisable that only experienced trekkers set out on this expedition as the climatic and geographical conditions of the place may not suit novice or amateur trekkers. Nonetheless, Stok Kangri is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country. It is for this reason that the Stok Kangri trek forms an inevitable experience while trekking in India.

The trek begins from Leh, which is noted for its natural beauty as well as the warm and hospitable people. During the first couple of days of the trek, you can move around Leh, go sightseeing and get acclimatized to the weather of the region. These couple of days will prepare you for the trek ahead. You will next be taken to Chang Ma via Stok Village by road.

The journey from Leh to Stok Village takes you to witness the amiable yet fictional setting which includes lush greenery, glistening snow peaks and scenic splendor of the region in this stretch. On reaching Chang Ma, you reach a snow covered region and begin trekking. You will need to climb on for about three hours. From here you will head on to Manokorma, which is at an elevation of 14200 feet.

During the trek, you will be able to view some very beautiful peaks such as the Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri, etc. The base camp of the trek is at an elevation of 16, 300 feet. From here, the journey continues till you reach the Stok Kangri. The rewarding scenery from the top is what draws trekkers from all over the world to high altitude trekking in India. The trek back to Leh is a bit arduous and you may need to be careful while climbing down the mountainous terrain.

Best Season: June - October

Difficulty Level: Medium

Max. Elevation: 5000 m

Number of Days: Maximum 10 days of trek can be done here

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Manali

From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an experience of its own kind.

Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas. It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.

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Roopkund Trek

Counted among the best treks in India, the Roopkund trail is a trekker’s paradise. Roopkund’s topography is complete with verdant forests, acres and acres of open meadows, trickling brooks, and the celestial snow of course. Roopkund also comprises of the eerie Skeletal Lake, and is great for one’s initiation into high-altitude trekking. Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons make Roopkund one of the compulsory trekking places near Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 308 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Kathgodam Railway Station

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Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass which signifies doorway is one of the best treks in Uttaranchal. It is also known as Curzon trail as this trekking trail was discovered by Lord Curzon in 1905. The panoramic views of the eastern slopes of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas, Neelkanth, Mana, Hathi Ghori Parvat, Bertholi, Trishul, Dronagiri, Kamet and Nanda Devi peaks can be experienced on Kuari Pass Trek.

The trek has dense deodar, ok and rhododendron forests which present a picturesque view. Rare and protected flora and fauna can be found on this trail.  The trek passes via major rivers like Mandakini, Kaliganga and Dhauli Ganga .The ideal time to visit here is in summers.

Best Season: December - January
Duration: 6-8 Days
Max. Elevation: 4,264 m

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Dodital Trek

Dodital trek is a short trek and must to do when you are on trekking in Uttaranchal tour. Difficulty ranges from easy to moderate through thick forests and across majestic Himalayas landscapes, large meadows and stream crossings.  

The trek begins from Sangamchatti (kalyani) road near Uttarkashi and completes at the Hanumanchatti. From Dodital Lake, you will need to trek uphill to reach the Darwa pass, also called as Bakaria Khaga pass. The alpine meadows of Kanasar are an ideal place for camping.

Best season: May - October
Duration: 10 Days
Altitude: 4150 m

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The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


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Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous and popular monasteries in Tibet. This monastery is well known for its tantric meditation and people there study a lot about this subject. It is also known for its various tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. Gyuto monastery was founded in the year 1474 by the prime disciple of the 1st Dalai Lama.

Location: It is situated in the town of Dharamshala which is easy to reach through road, rail as well as airways. Transportation is not a major issue while visiting the place.

Highlights: You can find majestic statues of Buddha with a backdrop of snow clad mountains covering it. If you want to have a nice afternoon, it is the most peaceful and serene place to be at.



Best time to visit: Since this is a monastery, there is no particular season that makes any difference. However, if you are planning a full trip of the place, April-May has to be the best months.