Places in India that are hard to believe exist until you visit them

Suraj Tal Lake

This is the 3rd highest lake in India and the 21st in the world. This place is probably the most peaceful place you could have ever expected. Just below the Baralacha pass, is a lake, one should not moss while here, especially if they are into photography. The lake is fed from the glaciers of Baralacha La and the area around makes for a great trek and biking tour. The lake is at a distance of around 65 kms. from Keylong.

Pangong Lake

The famous and sparkling blue Pangong lake is situated near Leh-Ladakh in the Himalayas, approximately at the height of 4350 meters. A unique feature of the lake is that it does not remain blue throughout the year or even the day, rather it changes colours from azure to light blue to green and grey too! This endorheic lake is 12 kilometres long and extends from India to Tibet, with two-thirds of it lying in the latter.

Zanskar Valley

You must visit the place to look at the wondrous beauty of this place and forget for a while that you are actually in India. Zanskar Valley is known for its wide views and sceneries, cave monasteries and mostly travelled to for its trekking trails and river rafting experiences. the valley has an area of about 5,000 sir. Kms. and is situated at an elevation of 13,154 above sea level. This valley seem to be cut off from the rest of the world for over 9 months of the year. Adventure is the main cause as to why people like Zanskar.

Khardung La Pass

The gateway to the Nubra and Shyok valleys in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, the Khardung La Pass, commonly pronounced as Khardzong La, is a very important strategic pass into the Siachen glacier and claims to be the world’s highest motor able pass at an elevation of 5,602 m. Road trips and bike rides are quite famous among tourists here. People love to watch the beauty.

Nubra Valley

The valley is embellished with Shyok and Nubra river snaking through it and some beautiful monasteries colored with rich shades of golden, red and others. This masterpiece of God’s own creation lies on the Silk route, in the paradisiacal of Jammu and Kashmir at a distance of around 140 Km from Leh.

In order to enter the Nubra valley, you need to hand over the photocopies of your travel permits to the soldiers in the Khardung la pass, as the region is currently under military supervision because the road further leads to the Siachen base camp which happens to be the highest battlefield in the world.

Sar Pass

This is an amazing place for trekking and the snow adds to the adventure quotient. Breathtakingly beautiful, this place demands a visit. the trail passes through thick forests, lush green meadows, rustic villages, and snow clad mountains gracing the backdrop. The city is beautiful and offers all kinds of accommodation from budget hotels to high end places and lots of delicious food serving restaurants.

Khajjiar

The summer months will be convenient to visit Khajjiar due to the warm temperatures at that time. Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie which provides tourists a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures. Often referred to as ‘mini-Switzerland of India’. Khajjiar is a small plateau which also has a small lake which is one of the most favored tourist spots in this town. Khajjiar is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests and it is also known for its beautiful temples. This region also attracts adventure seekers and has a lot of options in adventure sports like paragliding, horse riding, zorbing, trekking etc.

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