It is the glorious and grand festive season that has the entire India overwhelmed in a spate of joy, excitement and caught in shopping extravaganza presently. But this is also the time apt for a travel to the undisputed mesmerizing landscapes of the country that are also some of the under-explored and underrated destinations.
These are some of the top offbeat, adventurous and relaxing getaways in the northern part of India:
A cluster of monasteries hidden amidst the pearly white spread of snow-clad mountains and snowy valleys – Spiti is situated at 12,500 feet above sea level and interlinks Tibet and India, it is one of the most incredible beauties of the country. When it is not completely covered in snow, there are dollops of green, rivulets and the imposing mountains where mountain climbing, trekking, biking and camping form some of the most adventurous outlets.
The sea-green rivers, magnificent monastery architecture that dates back to a long forgotten time where nature is pure and versatile within a few stretches of land, the Lahaul-Spiti valley offers some memorable time away from the mundane routines and the usual drudgery of vehicles, crowd in a gateway to some spiritual peace. A bike ride from Manali to Spiti and Lahaul where you are treated to lush greenery and dollops of snow and even barren, rocky and rugged terrains with Buddhist culture, art and some medieval era monasteries.