Spectacular experiences in j&k and H.P you should not miss ! - watsupptoday.com
Spectacular experiences in j&k and H.P you should not miss !
Posted 28 Dec 2016 03:11 PM

1. DAL LAKE IN SRINAGAR, KASHMIR
Dal Lake is one of the most romantic holiday destinations in India, offering boathouses and shikara rides and has been the picturesque setting for many Bollywood movies over the decades.

2. TSO KAR LAKE IN LADAKH, JAMMU & KASHMIR
Located at an elevation of over 14,700 feet (4,481 meters) in the Rapshu Valley, Tso Kar Lake is also known as the White Lake due to huge amounts of salts and borax that get deposited on its banks.

3. TREKKING AT MENTOK KANGRI, LADAKH
If you enjoy adventure and trekking, Mentok Kangri should be on your list. It is one of the most fascinating peaks in eastern Ladakh, at an altitude of 20,505 feet (6,250 meters) from sea level. The trek takes around three weeks.

4. TREKKING IN MARKHA VALLEY, LADAKH
Offering one of the most diverse and beautiful treks in the Western Himalayas, Markha Valley also features primitive villages, canyons and high snow peaks. The trek goes through Hemis National Park, giving you a peek into the lives of nomadic families.

5. SPITI VALLEY IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
The valley, located between Tibet and India, has a predominant Buddhist culture similar to Tibet. One of the least populated regions of India, Spiti Valley houses the Dalai Lama’s favorite Tabo Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the world.

6. HEMIS MONASTERY FESTIVAL, LADAKH, JAMMU & KASHMIR
The reknowned Hemis Monastery is situated 45 km from Leh. It was re-established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king Sengge Namgyal. It is said to be the wealthiest monastery in India and is famous for its rich collection of ancient remnants like the copper statue of Buddha, gold and silver stupas, sacred Thangkas, murals and various artefacts. The annual Hemis festival honouring Padmasambhava is held here in early June, and attracts hundreds of tourists from around the world.

7. MANALI, HIMACHAL PRADESH
If you've been skiing down Gulmarg in January, revisit the mountains by taking a trip down to Manali towards the end of the year. Hike up to Rohtang Pass or trek up the small villages of Himachal, there is much to do in and around Manali. But be sure to pad up first, though!

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