8 Places in India to get the most panoramic views
India has a number of option when it comes to taking a trip to get away to some new place to explore. It boasts of green meadows, high altitude ranges, serene beaches and much more. All these places have for some panoramic locations to click a picture, one for the friends and family back home. From north to south and west to east, we have some beautiful marvels that make up for a perfect spot to see everything around the area at once and makes you want to stay just a little bit more.
These places in India are some of the beautiful destinations to peek into nature’s art, with snow covered mountains, standing with unmovable intent and heavens like valleys with rare flowers and a waterfall so pristine, it appears like falling milk in the sunlight. Check out the list of 8 destinations where you can wait and peek into the panoramic views of nature that will leave you stunned.
1. Pangong Lake, Ladakh
Nestled at the elevation of 4350 meters in the Himalayas, Pangong Tso is a 134 km long lake which lies in India and its neighbor, China. The lake is surrounded by huge mountains that appear to be shielding it from outside intervention and makes up for a picturesque location. Due to high salinity of the water, you will not see much biodiversity around the lake. You will see some migratory birds like Brahmini ducks and bar-headed goose around the marshes. Take a Leh tour package in winter and visit the place and you will find a completely frozen ground, which appears unreal and mesmerizes you with its pure, unfiltered beauty. The place has been a shooting location for some Indian and American films over the years and comes first in the places to be the Himalayas.
2. Chidiya Tapu, Andaman
Chidiya Tapu is an ecological park and a spot to be during evenings if you are in Port Blair. The park lies 30 km away from capital and houses a lush greenery cover and forest of mangrove trees and small neighboring islands will charm you during your romantic holidays in Andaman. The place is a great wilderness expedition where you can see the rich fauna of wild pigs and barking deer in the area spreading to 40 hectares. Still working on its 20 years plan, the park was opened in 2001 and expected to grow more in future with an aquarium, insectarium and reptile house planned. You can also enjoy crocodile seeing in the water with your partner and have a great time on this island.
3. Dudhsagar waterfalls, Goa
Dudhsagar meaning ‘Sea of milk’ is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. With the height of 1017 feet, the waterfalls are surrounded by thick deciduous forest and have a rich biodiversity around it. The milky mist of the gleaming water falling in the sunlight is a scenery to capture. The best season to visit the falls is during monsoons with heavy rainfall gives a picturesque view of this natural wonder. The fall lies 60 km from Panjim and is situated at the Goa- Karnataka border, making it a great option for a getaway trip with family and friends. You can also visit the nearby spice plantation where you'll be given a tour by the plantation owner and you'll know about various techniques of farming around the region.
4. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Lying in the west of Himalayas, Valley of flowers is a national park that is known for the number of alpine flora in the region. Home to some of the rarest of them, it looks like a bouquet of flowers in the Himalayas. Flora such as Orchids, poppies, and marigold provide a beautiful cover to the valley and you will also see the forest of sun alpine birch and rhododendrons. At the elevation of more than 3000 meters, this high altitude park is a world heritage site. You will find some endangered species like the red fox, flying squirrels, and Himalayan red bear. To reach the valley, you have to start your trekking in the Himalayas in Joshimath, which is the closest major town and can be reached from Haridwar and Dehradun.
5. Munnar, Kerala
Munnar is a hill station in the southwest of Kerala, famous for its mild climate, national parks, and sanctuary, inhabiting endemic species like Nilgiri Thar, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar. You can visit Eravikulam national park which boasts of some of the rarest flora like Neelakurinji, which only blooms every 12 years. The major attraction of Munnar is its tea plantations. The green fields with the aroma of fresh tea leaves will leave you in tranquility. You can also make your way to echo point, which is a meager 15 minutes distance from Munnar and take a stroll around the beautiful slopes and sit near the water of the nearby lake, or try screaming and the echo of your voice will be reverberated by the nearby mountain ranges of Mudrapuzha, Kundala, and Nallathanni.
6. Khardung La, Ladakh
Khardung pass is one of the highest motorable roads in India and acts as a gateway to the beautiful Nubra Valley and Siachen Glacier. At the altitude of 5359 meters, the road is maintained by India Army. The nearest town is Leh, which is 39 km away. You can reach Leh which has buses running from Manali and Srinagar. You can catch a direct flight from Delhi and take a bus to Nubra Valley that will take you to Kahrdungla. The route will take you through the twisted road around the mountains and gives a panoramic view of the Leh Valley. If You are on a bike trip, you can opt to take a bike to the pass but make sure to fill up your gas tank as there's no petrol pump in Khardunga La or Nubra Valley. Altitude sickness is common and necessary medical assistance is a must while traveling to such high altitude.
7. Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu
Nilgiri meaning Blue Hills form the western Ghat in Tamil Nadu. The hills stand between 2280 and 2290 meters with Doddabetta being the highest peak at 2623 meters, which is 10 km from the queen of hill stations, Ooty. You can visit Ooty, which is a part of Nilgiri hills range and take a walk around the botanical garden and go for boating in the Ooty Lake. You can visit the hill station of Coonoor or go for a peaceful retreat in the little town of Kotagiri. You can travel to the northwestern side of the hills to Mudumalai National park, known for housing several endangered species of the Indian elephant, Bengal Tiger, and Indian Leopard. Nilgiri hills find its allure in the beautiful valleys, lush hills and several waterfalls, which makes it a scenery out of a painting.
8. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
In the north of Sikkim, at the elevation of 3564 meters lies a natural sanctuary with beautiful valleys, hot springs and pristine meadows surrounded by the serene air enveloping the Himalayan ranges. Yumthang Valley is famous or Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which houses over 40 rhododendrons, a sight you cannot miss to click in your camera. If you plan to see the Valley in its best panorama, visit the Valley between February to mid-June when the whole Valley is covered in a bloom of several rare florae like primulas, poppies, and irises. You can reach Yumthang from Lachung, the nearest habitable town which can be reached from Gangtok. Stay overnight at some hotel in Lachung and make your way to the valley. The valley is closed from December to March.
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