Yumthang, situated at a height of 11800 feet is popularly known as ‘Valley of Flowers’, Located at a distance of 148 kms from Gangtok, it is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty. In spring season, wild flowers such as primulas and Rhododendrons bathe the landscape in rich colours, making it a tourist hot spot.
The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary over here has 24 species of Rhododendron flowers which bloom from April to May end so if you feeling exhausted in this summer than it would be a perfect chill out place for you and your loved ones.
Munnar is a town that’s situated in the southwestern region of Kerala. It’s practically covered fully with Tea plantations, some as high as 7000 feet above sea level.
Munnar in Kerala is an ideal getaway for all those who want to enjoy some genuine lovely moments with nature...
As you start your journey from Kochi in a taxi, up the hills towards Munnar, the snake road makes you feel dizzy and you want your journey to get over as fast as possible. But as you go round and round and climb towards the hill station which is situated at a height of 6000 ft and at a distance of 140 kms from Kochi, you realise that this hill station in Kerala is tremendously gifted and not for nothing that it adds to the tranquil beauty of nature in the state. The weather suddenly turns cooler, the fogs are travelling over the mountains and the first signs of women plucking tea from the green tea gardens, is an indication that you have arrived in Munnar.
At 11, 845 feet, Stok Kangri in Stok Range has is a popular mountain among climbers and mountaineers. It’s often considered as a practice run for Everest.
The stunning Stok Kangri Peak displays multiple thrills along the way and towers at a height of 6,000m. Located in the dreamy destination of Ladakh, the Stok Kangri Climb is ideal for both novice and experienced trekkers.
Valley of Flowers is a national park in Uttarakhand known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. It is also the home of many endangered species like Asiatic black bear, brown bear and blue sheep. It is a high-altitude valley with the rich variety of flora and innumerable species of flowers.
The stunning landscape of The Valley of Flowers National Park in northern India’s state of Uttarakhand, bordered by Nepal and Tibet, comes alive with the monsoon rain. This high-altitude Himalayan valley has around 300 different varieties of alpine flowers, which appear as a bright carpet of color against a mountainous snow capped background.
Located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on earth, Nohkalikai Falls is one of the tallest plunge waterfalls in India. Name of the falls (in Khasi language – “Jump of Ka Likai”) is linked to a legend about a local woman, Likai, who after a family tragedy became insane and jumped off the cliff next to the falls.
Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya: Located near Cherrapunji, the wettest place on Earth, this hauntingly beautiful waterfall, cascading down from the top of the gorge to the mystic deep green pool below, reminds one of the tragic legend associated with it. A grief stricken mother plunged to her death, unable to overcome her sorrow over the murder of her daughter by her husband.
The Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks are exceptionally beautiful high-altitude West Himalayan landscapes with outstanding biodiversity. One of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the Himalayas, Nestled high in West Himalaya, India’s Valley of Flowers National Park is renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep.
The gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park. Together they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya, praised by mountaineers and botanists for over a century and in Hindu mythology for much longer.
Mizoram is a land of rolling hills, valleys, rivers and lakes. As many as 21 major hill ranges or peaks of different heights run through the length and breadth of the state, with plains scattered here and there.
Perching on the high hills of North Eastern corner, Mizoram is a storehouse of natural beauty with its endless variety of landscape, hilly terrains, meandering streams deep gorges, rich wealth of flora and fauna. Flanked by Bangladesh on the west and Myanmar on the east and south, Mizoram occupies an importance strategic position having a long international boundary of 722 Kms.
World-renowed for their hospitality, Mizos are a close-knit society with no class distinction and no discrimination on grounds of sex. The entire society is knitted together by a peculiar code of ethics ‘Tlawmngaihna’ an untranslatable term meaning on the part of everyone to be hospitable kind, unselfish and helpful to others.
The smallest hill station in India, Matheran which is only 90 km from Mumbai, provides a pretty dramatic view of the sunset and the sunrise.
The cliffs of Matheran with incredibly steep drops to the plains below offer stunning viewing points. These panoramic vistas, by day and night, leave you feeling light headed. Standing at Hart Point in pitch darkness you get a breathtaking glimpse of the lights of busy Bombay. Matheran abounds in such quixotically named points. popular sites for picnics and fireside revelry.
Think Ladakh and images of cold desert, sturdy but simple people, exotic locales come to your mind. Ladakh is all this and more. An erstwhile Himalayan kingdom, Ladakh is a vast landscape of unspoilt beauty.
Once the capital of Ladakh, the picturesque town of Leh is an ideal base for exploring Ladakh! Steep mountains, pristine lakes, colourful Tibetan monasteries, a vibrant culture, numerous trekking trails, rugged terrain – Leh Ladakh draws nature lovers and adventure seekers in equal numbers. You have to hike through its hills and valleys to witness its beauty and the majesty of its people
Kashmir, the “Paradise on Earth”, is known for its captivating beauty. It is encircled by three mountain ranges of the Himalayas- Karakoram, Zanaskar and Pir Panjal, running from northwest to northeast. Forming the backdrop of Kashmir, these snow-capped ranges make Kashmir look like a picture straight out of a fairytale.
Dazzling rivers, serene lakes, splendid gardens, flowering meadows, etc are some other features of the landscape of the Kashmir valley. The breathtaking beauty of Kashmir has earned it the name of the “Switzerland of the East”.
Deodar Forest offer its sheer topographic diversity and breathtaking pristine natural beauty.
From vast tracts of high-altitude Trans-Himalayan desert to dense green deodar forests, from apple orchards to cultivated terraces, from snow capped high Himalayan mountain ranges to snow fed lakes and gushing rivers.
Floating in splendid isolation, cast of the Indian mainland is the archipelago of 572 emerald islands, islets and rocks known as Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This Union Territory is stretched over an area of more than 700 Km. from north to south with 36 inhabited islands.
The rare flora and fauna, underwater marine life and corals, with crystal clear water and mangrove-lined creeks, offer a dream-view of the rare gifts of nature. The clean and wide roads, free of filth as well as unpolluted fresh air attract can mesmerize any nature-lover, who seek absolute peace and tranquility in the lap of mother nature
Majuli, the largest riverine island in the world, nestles in the lap of the mightly Brahmaputra. This is where the 15th century saint and fountain head of Assamese culture, Sankardeva, first established a Satra or neo-Vaishnavite monastery, born of insightful discourses with his spiritual successor, Madhabdeva.
Majuli also has an exciting bio diversity. If the visit is timed right, one can spot many rare and endangered avifauna species here, such as the greater adjutant stork, pelican and the whistling teal.
Majuli also produces about a hundred different varieties of rice without a drop of pesticides or artificial fertilisers
One of world’s most spectacular tropical island systems, Lakshadweep is tucked away at 220-440Kms off the Kerala Coast. The islands offer a precious heritage of ecology and culture. The unique feature of the Islands is its coral reef, making it a pristine leisure spot to come back to. 4200 sq. kms. of lagoon, rich in marine wealth, is spread over 36 islands in an area of 32 sq. kms.
The underwater view at Lakshadweep is kaleidoscopic and breathtaking. The lagoon offers excellent potential for water sports like swimming, wind-surfing, diving, snorkeling and kayaking. No wonder, Lakshadweep is fast becoming India’s one of its kind , Adventure sport – Nature Tourism, location. Each island is fringed by snow white coral sands. The crystal clear water and the abundant marine life enhance the beauty of these islands. Against the vast expanse of the blue sea, the island look like emeralds.
The Orange County, Coorg is known as the Scotland of India. The cocooned comforts of a lush Coorg gives you a heavenly feeling of being close to the nature.
The place allows the spirit of the land to infuse your very being, and coax you gently on a personal voyage of discovery.
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