Sunday, 10 February 2013

Uttarakhand Munsiyari Hill Station

Pithoragarh Weather, India
SunnySun, 10 Feb
Max: 22°C (71°F)
Min: 8°C (46°F)
8mph / 13kph (NW)
Munsiyari, the most welcoming hill station of thedistrict Pithoragarh, Uttrakhand  is located at an altitude of 2298m. This beautiful hill station lies in the lap of the great Himalayan range. The place best serves as the best place for adventure lovers. It is the best spot for excursions and trekking. The trekking areas of the region are the Milam, Ralam and Namik glaciers.
This extraordinary hill station is not only beautiful in accordance to its natural beauty but also to its geographical beauty. The place is located at the boundary of India, Tibet and Nepal and hence consists of a a mixture of culture from all the three places. The place is diverse in its culture and also in flora and fauna. The place best serves as the residence for golden species of both plant and animals. Some of the animals inhabiting the place are Himalayan Griffon, Bear, Leopard, Musk deer and many more. And whereas the plants are considered the place beholds in it the woods formed by rhododendrons, Pine and Deodar trees.
The places offers a beautiful heart throbbing scene of the high peaks of Panchachuli. The place is one of the perfect picturesque destination for nature lovers and artist. And the holds a lot of tourists interests.
Places to Visit in Munsiyari
Peaks of Panchchuli
The Johar valley of the little hamlet of Munsiyari offers the best spectacular view of the famous five peaks of the Panchchuli range. The place is inhabited by the Shauka tribe and is the best tourist destination of the place.
Birthi Falls
A majestic waterfall endured in the colourful environment adds on to the glory of the place.The waterfall is of a height of 126mts and is situated at a distance of 35kms from the actual hamlet.
Maheshwari Kund
Commonly known as the Mehsar kund is one of the holy place of the hamlet. The place is has a number of folk tales associated with it like the very famous Yaksha Legend. An initially drought driven lake is now a small pond offering a picture perfect scene to the area.
Thamari Kund
The place where the most musk deer can be spotted . This small kund is covered with the dense woods of alpine trees.
A little village situated at a distance of 6kms from the place offers the best picture perfect scenes to the place. This place is rich in culture and beholds a storng heritage.
Hotels in Munsiyari
There are a number of hotels in place suiting everybodies pocket. Some of the renownedhotels are
  1. Bilju Inn
  2. Maa Nanda Devi
  3. Pandey Lodge
  4. Wayfarer Mountain Resort
  5. Zara Resort
How to Reach the Place
By Air
The most nearby airport to the place is Pantnagar Airport. And it is located at a distance of 249kms from Munsiyari. And the rest over distance can be covered by cabs and taxis, which are easily available.
By Rail: the most nearest railway station located at a distance of 218kms is Tanakpur. Buses and taxis are available to happily cross the rest over journey.
By Road
The place can easily be reached by road trips as the little hamlet is well connected with the motorable network of roads but its not generally feasible as the journey by road is too tiresome.
Time to Visit
March to June and September to October is considered to be the best time to visit the place where temperature ranges from 25-30 degree C and the night gets a cold shower of wind lowerinf the temperature.
November to Early December
The atmosphere at this time of the year is pleasant and the place can be visited in too.
December to January
This the coldest time of the year with snowfall and generally not suited for excursions.
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