Modern life is hectic and in this hectic and monotonous life both our heart and mind need some respite from the rat race that we are all in. And when we think about this respite the first thing that we try to visualize is a picturesque vast expanse of snow-capped mountain peaks with a calm and serene atmosphere. Also when we feel low on some days and try to move out from the hustle and bustle of the city crowd, the very thought of those snow-capped mountains makes our hearts smile. And when talking of snow-capped mountains, in India, no one can beat the magnificent beauty and wonders of the Himalayas.
Amongst the most famous places like the Kashmir Valley, Leh, and Ladhak, Shimla, Manali, Darjeeling the offbeat places of the Himalayas are as splendid and rich as the known ones. The Himalayas tour package gives the scope and the opportunity to explore all those off-beat places.
The 10 off-beat tourist locations provided by the Himalayas tour package are:
Malana, Himachal Pradesh
One of the primary destinations for an offbeat Himalayas tour package is Malana. Located along the Parvati Valley close to Kullu Manali, Malana is a complete and independent village enveloped within the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas. For the hipsters, Malana is the perfect destination. An appropriate destination for nature lovers. The truest and purest essence and fragrance of nature can be felt at Malana. The villagers consider themselves as the descendants of the Greek ruler Alexander the Great. You will also find their local court system a replica of the ancient Greek court system. This place has much more to discover than to be read on features or viewed in documentaries. The people of this place are very friendly to outsiders.
2. Andretta, Himachal Pradesh
Tour Operators include Andretta in their offbeat Himalayas tour package for just one reason, its picturesque backdrop. Andretta is an old-fashioned village in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. This mountain village is the perfect destination for people who want a break from their busy and monotonous life. This picturesque village has a backdrop of Shivalik hills and a spectacular Dhauladar Himalayan range. Discovered by Irish theatre artist Norah Richards way back in the 1920s, this place has attracted a huge number of painters, artists, photographers, and art lovers from all over the world. Andretta is ideal for watching birds, relaxing in this calm and peaceful place, and also soaking yourself in the tranquility of this amazing place.
3. Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Located in the Kullu district Trithan Valley is a small village that seems to come out of some fairy tale. This valley is the ultimate destination for nature lovers and people who seek some peace in their holidays. Tirthan Valley is the entry point of ‘Great Himalayan National Park'. This enthralling valley gives its tourists the scope of trout fishing, silent nature walks, trekking, bird watching, river rafting, overnight camping, and rappelling. This place will give you the peace that you fail to get in your rat race life.
4. Mayodia, Arunachal Pradesh
Mayodia lies some 60km away from the Indo-China border in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. This place is regarded as a paradise for snow lovers. The magnificent snow-capped mountains with dense forests are a perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The ever-changing canvas of the Himalayas and the breathtaking landscapes will always be an unforgettable experience. Best tour operators in India list Mayodia in their list of offbeat Himalayas tour packages for the fact it is quite remote and away from the hustles of daily life.
5. Chopta Valley, Uttarakhand
Chopta Valley is a picturesque village giving enthralling views of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, and Chaukhamba’s peaks of the Himalayas. Located in the remoteness of Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand the valley remains unspoiled. The rhododendrons, deodars, and pines enriches the beauty. This village is mostly a destination for pilgrims and trekkers. The Chandrashila and the Deoria Tal are the trekker's destinations. This place has retained its charm and serenity as Chopta Valley still remains unexplored by tourists
Mandal is a small village and a stopover for the trekkers to the Panch Kedar temple. Mandal is located in the beautiful district of Chamoli in Uttarakhand. Mandal is an ideal place for jungle walks, watching colorful butterflies, and inhaling the fresh and pure air. A stay for a day or two would be ideal and you can trek to the Anusuya Devi Temple amidst the forest-laden mountains. The trekking is a bit challenging but you are sure to enjoy every bit of it. The thick forests, flowing rivers, lush green meadows, and the splendid views of the snow-capped mountains are worth every respect.
The meadows of Tapovan are located some kilometers ahead of the Gaumukh Glacier. This makes it one of the candidates for an offbeat Himalayas tour package to the tour operators. Tapovan can be reached from Gamukh through an arduous trek. The place has an enthralling view of the Bhagirathi, Shivling, and Kedar peaks. When you visit this place you can sense that the Himalayas are welcoming you with open arms to its gardens of wildflowers and lush green meadows. You will find sages meditating in a serene atmosphere. Spending a night in tents will leave you with an unforgettable experience
8. Niti Valley, Uttarakhand
Niti valley is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand is a less-traveled destination. This place is near to Joshimath and is home to the Niti village. This is the last village in the Chamoli district that adjoins the Indo-Tibetan border. Niti valley will be the ideal destination to spend a few days from your day-to-day stressful life. The dazzling blue sky, the crystal clear streams, and blooming orchards of mulberries, apples, and apricots will make your heart and mind find the peace you seek for. Nitti valley would be your perfect holiday destination on the lap of mother nature and experience the serenity.
Munsiyari is a small hill station in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. The small but breathtaking away hill station offers the tourists stunning and enthralling views of the Panchachuli group of mountain peaks of the Kumaon range. This hill station has unspoiled beauty with thick spreads of pine and deodar trees, rhododendrons, and sights of some rare bird species that will make your holiday the perfect and complete one. This is not only a place for mountain lovers but also for bird watchers and nature lovers. as this place is close to India, China, and Nepal borders permits are required in certain scenarios.
10. Ramgarh and Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand
Ramgarh and Mukteshwarare two small hill stations in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. This place is not frequently visited by travelers; this still remains unexplored. The apple, peaches, and apricot orchards enhance the richness of these places. the ideal destination of mountain lovers, bird watchers. The captivating view of the sunrise over the snow-peaked Himalayan peaks will make your heart and soul refreshed.