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Nature is not a place to visit. It is Home.

Gary Snyder

When life gets tough and soul is burdened, an escape to mountains in the Himalayas can do wonders for our peace of mind. Wandering through dense forests, alpine meadows and witnessing majestic snow-covered mountains and milky waterfalls take our senses to a world of heavenly beauty and offer the much-needed solitude to our soul. Filled with the peace, serenity, and spirituality, the lap of nature embrace everyone and refill with love, life, and strength. In fact, they also satisfy adventure-seeking souls who love to take backpacking trips on whims.

Here is a list of best places in mountains whose charm and beauty cannot be elucidated in words and can only be felt by being there.

Gulmarg, Kashmir

Famous as the honeymoon destination among couples, Gulmarg is blessed with alluring beauty that gives you the opportunity to stay close to nature and get some peace of mind. It is the best skiing destination in India where you can try skiing and snowboarding with your travelling partners. Try to enhance the fun with snow fights and building snowmen, we promise, you are going to like it a lot. Take the gondola ride and go for a romantic walk to explore the heavenly beauty of this destination in the Himalayas. If you want to explore the true beauty of Gulmarg, try visiting in winters during snowfall, the place transforms into a divine beauty.

Gulmarg
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Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Though Ladakh is known for its rugged mountains and uninhabited hinterlands, its Nubra Valley, nurtured by Siachin and Shok rivers is blessed with fertile lands and known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’ and ‘Orchard of Ladakh.’ The Diskit monastery is the holy place of Buddhism in the valley where you can relax your soul by mediation and attend the Festival of the Scapegoat. The Panamik village is a picturesque location of this destination that you must visit to absorb its beauty and get close to nature.

Nubra Valley
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Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Settled in the lap of Kullu region, Manali is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India that has a lot to offer the tourists visiting this place. Nestled on the banks of the Beas River, it offers numerous trekking and camping adventures in the mountains of the Himalayas. Witnessing the charm of mountains in Old Manali, paragliding in Solang Valley, playing snow games in Rohtang and wandering through the lush apple orchards will enhance your pleasure of spending some relaxing time in Manali with your friends and loved ones. Don’t miss the chance to take a dip in the hot sulfur baths of Vashisht village and exploring the amalgamation of European and Himalayan culture in Naggar Castle. With so much of beauty around, you are bound to fall in love with this town.

Manali
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Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The unexplored picturesque destination, Tawang is one of the best places to visit in the North Eastern part of India. Full of picturesque locations, ancient monasteries, milky waterfalls, and tranquil lakes, it is perfect to enjoy nature’s bliss. You can meditate sitting by the mountains and listening to the music of rivers and waterfalls. Doing so will make you believe in the healing powers of nature and the way it brings peace and balance in our lives. Don’t forget to visit the ancient Tawang monastery, pass through the snow-covered Sela Pass, and click some pictures at the Madhuri Lake to make your trip memorable.

Tawang
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Chopta, Uttarakhand

Far from the hustle and bustle of the city life, Chopta is a lesser known destination among tourists. Also known as ‘Mini Switzerland,’ it is rich in diverse flora and fauna, and you can find deodar and rhododendron trees in abundance in this region. One of the most picturesque spots, the breathtakingly beautiful view of the Himalayan region from here is something you shouldn’t miss. When trekking to Deoriatal Lake, Chopta serves as one of the best destinations to camp and relax. The charm of camping amidst deodar and pine trees and bird watching are the great options to make the most of your visit to this destination.

Chopta
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Visiting these peaceful destinations will make you feel at home away from home and heal your soul in a magical way!!

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