7 Places to Visit in Munsiyari

Wanna tour a place which is adventurous and it equally promises some nerve-wrecking trekking treks? If you have your answer as yes, then you should try visiting Munsiyari, which is a small village in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.

The nature’s beauty could be seen in the most admiring and captivating form from this small town. You can also view the beautiful panorama of snow-capped Himalayan range. This place lures many tourists who have a penchant for adventure tours. Now, let’s study the six places which have made the tourists crazy with their beauty and assets:

1. Birthi Falls

Located at a stretch of 35 kilometres from Munsiyari, this place has been a favourite for those travellers who love to sit and enjoy the lush green nature while enjoying their tea and lunch. These falls give a refreshing experience as water could be seen sliding down from the height of 126 metre.

Nature can be seen spreading all its vibrant colours across with hues of green coming prominently.

2. Panchachuli Peaks

Panchachuli Peaks

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These are prominent peaks in Pithoragarh which are visible from all points of the town. They are group of five snow-capped Himalayan peaks situated near Munsiyari. They have varied heights ranging between 6,334 metres to 6,904 metres. The majestic hills form the watershed between the Gori and the Darmaganga valleys. These five peaks are situated in the Johar Valley and gives a captivating view. They also add more to the beauty of this already beautiful place.

3. Maheshwari Kund

Situated a few steps ahead from Munsiyari, this is a beautiful kund and has a very interesting story behind its formation.

This place, many years back, was cursed by a yakshi who used to stay here in a small lake. Eventually, there was a bad drought for consecutive years. Then the villagers apologized to the Yakshi for not allowing him to marry him with the sarpanch daughter and also emptying the lake as a revenge. This ritual is still practiced here and today; one finds the pond offering the rawest form of nature.

4. Kalamuni Top

This place houses a famous Kali Temple which is dedicated to Naga God. it is situated on a 15-km stretch from Munsiyari on the way from Birthi. Kalamuni Top is situated at height of 9500 feet. You can enjoy a beautiful view of Panchuchuli Peak from this place. This is very near to the other town, Almora. It is situated at a height of 2748 metre. Trek to Thumri fund starts from this point.

5. Thamari Kund

A heaven for those loving flora and fauna, this place has been luring tourists with its rich diversity. this kind house the enrapturing lake which is blessed with lot many gifts from nature. You can also find alpine trees, paper trees and musk deer along with other natural assets.

6. Betulidhar

The sunrise and sunset give pristine views to the tourists here. The snow-covered majestic Himalayan Peaks, of a second can enchant a person with its marvelous beauty.

7. Nanda Devi Temple

Nanda Devi Temple

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Once you trek for three kilometres, you will be able to visit the most ancient temple here who is none other than the Nanda Devi Temple. this temple is known all across owing to its exceptional architecture and creativity. A large number pf devotees throng to this place. However, a huge queue could be seen during Navratri days when devotees throng in big numbers to take blessing from the deity.

Hence, it won’t be wrong to say that this hamlet is one of nature’s best loving asset and hence tourists from all parts of the world and all ages visit here. Nestled between the borders of three countries, which are Tibet, India and Nepal, it forms a base point for Namik, Milam and Ralam which are the names of three Glaciers here. The peaks, mountains and weather are the USP of the place and you can visit here to view the pristine nature and activities which can definitely give you can adrenaline rush.