8 Indian valleys that make Switzerland jealous

  • Spiti valley

    Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

    Crunched between Ladakh and Tibet, Spiti Valley gives you a breathtaking view of Himalayas. It is a famous spot of camping, trekking, and biking.

    Nubra Valley, Ladakh

    Nubra Valley

    Locally known as the ‘valley of flowers’, Nubra Valley is filled with scenic beauty, tiny villages, boulder fields and mountains. This valley is also famous for walnuts and apricots. The journey to Nubra Valley demands crossing Khardung La, world’s highest motorable road. Check out Ladakh tour packages!

    Yumthang Valley, Sikkim

    flowers-in-yumthang-valley

    A beautiful bed of red rhododendrons blanket the rolling plains of Yumthang Valley and the mountains are crowned with a golden summer sunshine. The cattle come out to graze 14,000 feet above the sea level and the setting of beautiful mountains iced with snow is very reminiscent of Switzerland.

    Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

    Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

    An eternal sea of flowers and colours blankets the valley that nestles in upper Uttarakhand. Valley of Flowers is a hot trekking spot in the blooming season and also a pilgrim stopover for devotees planning to visit Gurudwara Hemkind Sahib.

    Dzukou Valley, bordering Nagaland and Manipur

    Dzukou valley

    The montane grasslands of Nagaland are blessed with an abundant blossom of flowers, Dzukou valley is one of them. If you visit the valley, you’ll see the moorland covered up in a colourful drape of flowers. While Uttarakhand’s Valley of Flowers may be more famous, Dzukou valley is a stunningly less crowded alternative to it.

    Kangra valley, Himachal Pradesh

    Kangra valley

    Skirted by a beautiful thick cover of pine and orchards, the Kangra Valley falls in the viridescent depths of Himachal Pradesh.

    Ziro valley, Arunachal Pradesh

    Ziro-Valley

    Nestled in the lower regions of Arunachal Pradesh, the landscapes of Ziro are beautiful, verdant and formidable. It is mostly known of its intriguing Apatani tribe that is known for its eccentric nose piercings and face tattoos. It has gained popularity due to the very privileged Ziro Music Festival.

    Chambal Valley, Rajasthan

    Chambal_River, Rajasthan

    Meandering hand-in-hand with the Chambal river, this valley is traverses through thick forests and follows an eternal green path through various states. Legend holds a lot of spooky stories of ghosts and doons, but today it is a thriving tourist destination.

    Author: Winnie Karnik