Are you tired of your daily boring schedule? Do you prefer to awaken to the sight of a clear blue sky and snow-covered mountains all around you? Get out of the city and head to India’s cold desert mountain valley in the Himalayas, where you can spend your day relaxing by a calming lake or gazing at the majestic mountains. Yes, Spiti Valley! Get ready for a fun and amazing holiday with your family and friends as you slide away to the valley, which is nestled in Himachal Pradesh, has a rugged terrain carved by the pure and fast-flowing Spiti river,!
About Spiti Valley
Spiti Valley is in Himachal Pradesh and is surrounded on all sides by the Himalayas. It has an elevation of 12,500 feet above sea level and receives only around 250 days of sunlight every. This makes it one of the coldest regions in the country. Do you know what spiti means? It means “Middle land” i.e the land between India and Tibet.
The Spiti Valley is home to a number of Buddhist temples as well as beautiful natural landscapes. Do you know many of these temples as well as the natural sites are unknown and hence intact? You will fall in love with the valley’s beautiful and green nature, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, which is great for adventure sports like trekking, paragliding, and camping. It is also known as Little Tibet because of its geography, vegetation, and climate, which is extremely similar to Tibet’s.
Travel Guide to reach Spiti Valley from Delhi
You must be wondering how to reach Spiti valley from Delhi? Continue reading to know the answer.
Spiti Valley is cut off from the rest of the country for about 6 months of the year due to its thick Himalayan snow. There are 2 routes to reach spiti valley from Delhi. The first is via Shimla which will cover about 755 km and will take 13-14 hours. This route is prone to landslides during monsoon. Traveling by public bus in the route can take up to 36 hours.
The second route is via Manali which covers about 735 km and about 12-13 hours. But, due to the high-altitude steep terrain, the journey from Delhi to Kaza via Manali can take approximately 24 hours. You can take this route only during the summer months i.e from the second week of June to the first week of October.
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Spiti Valley is located in a remote location and therefore it lacks its own train station, but don’t worry you can easily reach there by the following route. Take a train from Delhi to Joginder Nagar Railway Station or Shimla Railway Station. After reaching any of the railway stations, you need to take a taxi or go by bus to Spiti valley.
As said, the area of spiti valley is remote and doesn’t have an airport, but the nearest airport to spiti valley is Kullu Aiport at Buntar. From Delhi take a flight to Kullu airport and after reaching there you can either book a cab or hire a taxi to Spiti valley. The road journey from the Kullu airport to Spiti Valley will take around 5 -6 hours.
When you enter Spiti Valley, you will be mesmerized by the long winding roads and valleys with breathtaking views of the chilly desert and snow-capped mountains. The rocky, dry, and isolated scenery of Himachal Pradesh’s Spiti Valley is one of India’s most popular tourist destinations. Spiti is not mucg developed regions in terms of public transportation due to its geographical location.