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  • 01Tea Plantation Tour in Wayanad

    Tea Plantation Tour in Wayanad
    • h3 Hours
    • lWayanad
    • NNNNN33 ratings
    • Subair
      Supplier
      Subair

    Savour the beauty of Wayanad, a nature lover’s paradise that welcomes with green delights. Enjoy a tea plantation tour in this ambrosial place. 

    You can avail of this tour of three hours anytime between 9am and 5pm. A velvety carpet of fresh green tea leaves stretches out before you as you climb the hilly ranges of Kalpetta. The tea plants are planted at just enough distances to enable the harvesters to pluck the right leaves.

    A guide will take you through, giving you interesting insights on the plantation. If you wish, try your hand in helping the plantation workers in their daily chores. There is also the option of buying freshly dried tea leaves.

    Activity: Tea Plantation tour in wayanad 

  • 02Spices and Tea Tour, Kerala

    Spices and Tea Tour, Kerala
    • d8 Daysn7 Nights
    • lCochin
    • NNNNN24 ratings
    • Thrill-On
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      Thrill-On

    7D/8N : Cochin - Vandanmedu - Chinnakanal - Cochin

    What will you see : National Parks, Cardamom Plantations, Tea Gardens

    What will you do : Boat Rides, Mountain Safaris, Bird Watching, Trekking

    This journey to the hub of Spice and Tea Plantations-Vandanmedu and Chinnakanal is one of the most exciting journeys that you can enjoy in Kerala. Cloaked in lush green tea estates and aromatic spice plantations, these two regions are nothing but a brilliant treat to your senses. Vandanmedu is blessed with bountiful cardamom plantations and offers a refreshing experience to even the most insightful travellers. At Chinnakanal you will get an opportunity to visit some of the most amazing tea gardens that will rejuvenate your senses and revive your spirits. 

  • 03Tea Garden and Lagoon Trip, Kerala

    Tea Garden and Lagoon Trip, Kerala
    • d5 Daysn4 Nights
    • lCochin
    • NNNNN25 ratings
    • Vacation Elements Holidays
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      Vacation Elements Holidays

    5D/4N : Cochin - Kumarakom - Munnar - Cochin

    What will you see : Wildlife Sanctuaries, Lagoons, Reservoirs, Bird Sanctuaries

    What will you do : Boating, Exploration, Temple Visit

    The beautiful state of Kerala, also known as God’s Own Country, holds a number of enthralling sights and mesmerising experiences. Munnar is one of the most popular tourist destinations, but very few know about the rare sights that can be enjoyed in this beautiful hill station. Thrillophilia brings you this amazing package which will help you explore and enjoy the natural beauty of this region in a way like never before. From the beautiful backwaters of Kumarakom to the enchanting hills of Munnar, this journey encompasses all joys that you mind and body crave for.

  • 04Kerala-Beach, Backwater & Tea Gardens Tour

    Kerala-Beach, Backwater & Tea Gardens Tour
    • d6 Daysn5 Nights
    • lCochin
    • NNNNN29 ratings
    • INTERSIGHT TOURS & TRAVELS PVT LTD.
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      INTERSIGHT TOURS & TRAVELS PVT LTD.

    5 N/6 D : Cochin-Mararrikulum-Alleppey-Munnar-Cochin

    What will you do : Beach Activities, Backwaters Cruise, Walking Tours, Boat Tide

    What will you see : Natural Beauty, Local Villages, Tea Gardens, Mattupetty Lake/Dam, Kundale Lake, Echo Point, Shooting Point, Tata Tea Museum, Pothenmedu View Point

    When we talk about Kerala, the first thing that strikes the mind is the beautiful and breathtaking scenery and the diverse landscapes starting from beaches to backwaters and even mountains and tea gardens. There is much to see in this state that will leave you mesmerized. For those who have a time restriction this tour is a perfect getaway that gives you the taste of every aspect in a brief but memorable manner. From riveting moments at the beach to cruising in the backwaters and walking trails in the tea gardens, you will enjoy everything and in a way that can be cherished for life.

  • 05Munnar Tea Tasting and National Park Tour

    Munnar Tea Tasting and National Park Tour
    • h6 Hours
    • lMunnar
    • NNNNN39 ratings
    • KWAY travel (p) ltd.
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      KWAY travel (p) ltd.

    About the Activity: 

    • Enjoy a visit to the Tea Museum that narrates an intriguing tale, visit the famousEravikulam National Park where you can spot the endangered NigiriTahr and end the day with shopping.
    • Your peachy day begins around 10am, when you will be picked up from your hotel in Munnar. Be accompanied by a well-versed guide. First up is a visit to the Tea Museum where you can indulge in an interactive tea tasting demonstration. Get know-how on the nuances of tea making and get tips on becoming a qualified tea taster.
    • Next on the list is the nature rich Eravikulam National Park. Spreading over Kannan Devan Hills and laced with rolling grasslands andsholas,this is where the endangered NigiriTahr resides. Post this, you can go shopping. At an extra cost, there is also the option of viewing Kathakali& Martial Arts Show that is available between 5pm and 7pm.


  • 06Corporate Mad Hatter Tea Party at Work

    Corporate Mad Hatter Tea Party at Work
    • h1 Hour
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN31 ratings
    • Naadia
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      Naadia

    If you have been a fan of the Alice in Wonderland stories as a kid then we bet you know exactly what a Mad Hatter Tea Party is and how much fun it can be!

    Embark on an exciting Corporate Mad Hatter Tea Party at work and have fun amidst gorgeous setting of cards, props and other fun decorations that are sure to make every day dull work life, exciting and refreshing! Break the monotony of a 10 hours’ work day with this exciting event.

    The Corporate Mad Hatter Tea Party can help your team bond with an informal setting and delicious confections to taste along with the invigorating cups of tea. Take advantage of this offbeat Team engagement session in Bangalore and get back to work with a renewed vigor.  


     

  • 07Kolukkumalai Tea Trail And Tea Factory Experience, Munnar

    Kolukkumalai Tea Trail And Tea Factory Experience, Munnar
    • h5 Hours
    • lMunnar
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • Sebin Route49 Munnar
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      Sebin Route49 Munnar

    About the Activity :

    Tea rejuvenates us all, but imagine sipping some of the finest tea in the pristine lands of Munnar, as the clouds and the hills lull you into a peaceful trance! Head for an exciting Kolukkumalai tea trail and tea factory experience with your friends and your tea loving family as soon as you can! Once here, after breakfast, you can drive through the Kanan Devan Hills tea plantations and scenic beauty valleys, Lock heart gap, spice plantations and many more. After around 25km of a jeep ride through the normal road you will reach the World’s highest organic tea growing estate, in the eastern slope of Western Ghats which therefore, makes the tea very special as well as the view.

    On your way to this estate you will have a very wide view of tea estates and the ride will be through small narrow roads with few bends. Once you reach the top you will be able to see the low land of Tamil Nadu and the second highest peak in South India! From there drive or walk little further to one of the oldest orthodox tea factory in this region. After visiting the Kolukkumalai tea factory you can have fresh tea picked, processed and made on the spot. Soon after you can start a walk to a small ground where you will have your picnic lunch near the cliff with a wonderful view. Book now for some of the best deals and be on your way!

  • 08Soft Trekking And Tea Garden Visit In Munnar

    Soft Trekking And Tea Garden Visit In Munnar
    • h2 Hours
    • lMunnar
    • NNNNN30 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4076246

    About the activity :

    Head for a new and exciting soft trekking experience in Munnar with your friends and family on your next holiday! Experience the pure thrill of adventure and relax in the serenity of the sprawling hills and forests of Munnar as you visit the tea gardens of this beautiful hill station! Let your senses dance to the different aromas of the tea gardens and revel in the amazing scenery! Nature lovers and tea enthusiasts are in for a pure treat if your next holiday plans involve the lovely hill station of Munnar. Enjoy the serenity of this lovely emerald-hued paradise on your next holiday soon! Embark on a fun soft trekking trip and click natures beauty to your joy!

    Activities: Trekking and Tea Plantation Visit

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 09Mountain Trekking And Tea Garden Visit In Munnar

    Mountain Trekking And Tea Garden Visit In Munnar
    • h4 Hours
    • lMunnar
    • NNNNN36 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4076246

    About the activity :

    The mountains of Munnar call you to explore them on your next holiday away from the humdrum of city life! Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams namely, the Mudrapuzha, the Nallathanni and the Kundala at about 1600m above sea level, Munnar has proved to be a haven of sorts for all those who wish to run away from the blistering heat of the city! The sprawling acres of tea plantations and the misty clouds in the place have attracted many visitors from all over the country and abroad! The different mountains and peaks such as the Anamudi and other sites such as Top station and Chinnakanal have proven to be a treat for the travellers eyes!  Engage in an exciting mountain trekking and tea garden visit in Munnar on your next trip here and revel in the amazing tranquillity of nature!

    Activities: Trekking and Tea Plantation Visit

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 10Jeep Safari And Tea Plantation Visit In Kolukkumalai

    Jeep Safari And Tea Plantation Visit In Kolukkumalai
    • d1 Day
    • lMunnar
    • NNNNN26 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 9497418

    About the Activity:

    Enjoy an exciting tea plantation visit and jeep safari in Kolukkumalai in the beautiful environs of the hill stations of Munnar! Grab your friends and family and let the pure joy of nature sightseeing take over you on your next holiday! Drive your heart out through the tea plantations and scenic beauty valleys, Lock heart gap, spice plantations and visit the eastern slope of the intimidating Western Ghats. The scenery alone adds to the tea being very special as well as the extremely beautiful view of Munnar! On your way to this estate you will have a very wide view of tea estates, a wonderful experience of the jeep drive through the tea plantations and an exciting ride on the jeep able rugged road. You will also get a chance to have a close look to the spectacular country side of Munnar!

  • 11Full Day Tea Valley Tour In Munnar

    Full Day Tea Valley Tour In Munnar
    • d1 Day
    • lMunnar
    • NNNNN24 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4076246

    About the activity :

    When was the last time you visited a green treasure trove hidden with beautiful buildings and sights that are a treat for the eyes? Grab your friends and head for a full day tour in Munnar with your trekking gear in tow as well! You will not be blown away by the wonders of the beautiful place alone, but also the amazing buildings and museums that boast of rich history! On this trip you will get to see the famous Nursery Garden, Photo Point, Jungle Honeybee Nest, Madupetty Dam, Boating Point, Echo Point, famous cinema Shooting Point, Elephant Arrival Spot, Gundala Dam/Lake, Yellapatti Farm, Top Station and Tea Museum. Although a day is simply not enough to explore Munnar, this tour will show you the vivid beauty of this amazing piece of heaven in India as you embark on an exciting adventure!

    Transportation Types: Indica/Indigo or Tavera/Innova or Jeep depends on the package chosen

    Activities: Sightseeing, Visit to Top Valley, Tea Estate and Museum

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 12Tea Plantation Trek In Munnar

    Tea Plantation Trek In Munnar
    • h5 Hours
    • lMunnar
    • NNNNN28 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 5733088

    About the Activity :

    The hills are alive and calling you to explore them! Enjoy a tea plantation trek through the wondrous environs of Munnar and breathe in deeply, all the aromas culminating to give you an amazing feeling! Experience an exciting tea plantation trek on your next holiday and discover the different spice processing units around as well! Some of the best and most exotic spices in India hail from here, and you get a golden opportunity to witness how well it is made, with colours spewing in from many areas of factories and the friendly folks hard at work keep your engrossed with their rhythmic hand movements as they work throughout the day! Explore the different tea farms, parrot green and tantalizing in almost every way as you click photographs of the pale blue skies and the emerald hills around!

  • 13Trek Through A Tea Plantation In Munnar

    Trek Through A Tea Plantation In Munnar
    • h4 Hours
    • lMunnar
    • NNNNN30 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 5733088

    About the activity :

    Munnar is that little piece of South Indian heaven that you need to explore at least once in your life! The wispy clouds and the emerald hills are all that you need to see about this wonderful paradise on earth! Explore the tea plantations on a soft trekking expedition and open up your gaze to the beauty of a place that has lost itself to Mother Nature’s warm embrace! The prime beauty factor of Munnar lies in its jade colored tea farms and tea plantations which seek to touch the breezy skies and the beautiful clouds that envelop the place in a lovely glow! You can also trek to see the different spice plantations and the unique areas around Munnar that boast of pure, unadulterated beauty! This gem of Kerala awaits you to explore its every dimension!

    Activities: Soft Trek in Munnar

    Difficulty Level: Easy


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 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 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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