The Great Indian Himalayas
'A wonder of nature that has intrigued since the time immemorial.'
The loftiest mountains, spread with white snow and one of the top places for the trekkers, is what you will find in the North of India. The great Indian Himalayas or the 'Abode of Snow' is the perfect place for experiencing the highs and lows of life while exploring the offbeat places with stunning skylines and valleys situated between the mountains.
Being home to Dalai Lama or the mystical energies that attract spiritual people, the remote Himalayan valleys are entirely different. The cultural journeys through the local community villages and wild camping in the Himalayas' foothills are like all in the world can be put to right.
From the heritage train ride through Laddakh and Uttrakhand to taking hot spring baths, the Indian Himalayas are never short of places for tourists. Stretch from China to Kashmir, trekking tours in Uttrakhand and Himachal will give you the essence of local Himalayan life.
One of the most scenically rewarding trekking holiday destinations, the Singalila ridge trek forms the natural border between Nepal and India. With the electric blue skies at the trek, with astonishingly cold temperatures at night, the Singalila Trek is mostly high ridge crossing isolated border settlements with breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga, and distant views of Mount Everest.
Other than sightseeing the panoramic views of acres of mountains, the local Himalayan people build settlements and are dependent on local farming to survive. Their ethnicity is something that has remained pure over a period of time due to the fact that they have very little interaction with the outside world.
The greater Himalayan region in the north is predominant by the Tibetan Buddhists, which is another experience that tourists from all over the world love to experience on their trip to the Indian Himalayas.
One interesting fact about the people living in the Himalayas' foothills is that they worship the mountains as their life-giver, preserver and protector. The local communities are nature-dependent and highly religious and ethnic.
With no shortage of beautiful treks and mountains in the Himalayas, another trek surrounded by meadows, the Dayara Bugyal Trek in Uttarakhand, is home to the abandoned huts of the local shepherds and astonishing horizon views. Being a must-visit destination for every nature enthusiast, this trek exhilarates the heart and soul of travellers.
Seeing the Himalays on such a vast canvas is a rarity that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Thus, there is no other place where one can experience the local life inspired from centuries ago, yet mixed with the modernization, making it the top place to visit in India.