Thursday, December 4, 2008

Places In Kumaon - Munsiary

At 2135 Meters altitude Munsiary is famous for its fascinating natural beauty. Its a small town in Kumaon with few thousands inhabitants.We felt so relaxed in the Calm and quiet surroundings of Munsiary. We reached Munsiary Via Pithoragarh - Didihat - Birthi. We halted at Didihat for a night.

What to see at Munsiary?

On the way to Munsiary from Birthi we halted at Kalimuni top at 9500 feet. It is 15 km from the Munsiary township. The Kali temple here is very famous to the local people as well as the tourists. The view of Panchachulli range from the kalimuni top was amazing.

Munsiary is heaven for the trekkers. The famour trek route to Milam, Ralam and Namik glacier start from Munsiary. This place is equally popular among the nature lovers. The Himalayan Mountain ranges Panchachulli, Chiplakot, Rajrambha and Hangsiling surround Munsiary.

2 km down hill from the town there is Masteji museum. 6 km from here , we visited Darkot village and the Darkot handicraft center. A must see place in Munsiary is Nandadevi Temple. To reach here we hired a car from the Munsiary market. Travelling 2 Km by car and the 3 Km walking we reached the temple. Beautiful deity in a white temple in a lush green valley and the view of whole Himalayan range surrounding it was a wonderful experience for us.

Interested tourists can have one day trek to Thamri Kund, Maheshwari Kund, Khalia Top and Bethuliadhar.

Staying itself in KMVN tourist lodge we enjoyed. The sunset at Panchachulli we experienced from the tourist lodge was just awesome.

How to reach Munsiary:

By Air
Nearest airport is Naini Saini (Pithoragarh), 5 kms.
By Rail
Nearest rail head is at Tanakpur 151 kms.

You can come from Tanakpur directly to Munsiary 135 km by bus or car. You may take break at places like Pithoragarh, Didihat and Birthi.

Where to stay at Munsiary:

KMVN Tourist Rest House: Ph: +9159612 22339 @ DB INR 600 - 1200
Zara Resort: Ph: +9159612 22524 @ DB INR 1000 onwards
Raj Rambha : Ph: +9159612 22517 @ DB INR 500 - 1000


Kedee said...

Kumaun Himalaya is a really heavenly place on earth. Though I havent been to Munsiary, but I have gone to Nainitaal, naukuchiataal, Almora, ranikhet, Kausani. I plan to visit Munsiary very soon. Your inputs will be very helpful and encouraging!

kumaon said...

The Kumaon contains some of the most stunning mountain scenery, from the repeated snow capped peaks of the Great Himalaya range in the north to the pretty hill stations of Almora and Nainital in the foothills and the stunning wilderness of Corbett National Park where the hills meet the Indo-gangetic plain in the south.
Surprisingly the region
escaped the influx of backpackers that characterized the recent history of parts of
Himachal Pradesh and to a lesser extent, the Garwhal. Shakti himalayas, who fell in love with the
region and was founded here in 2004 is extremely grateful as they are able to
pioneer the village walks concept in an unspoilt and off the beaten track part of India.
They have brought the benefits to both the local people of the region and to the
guests that we have taken there without a negative impact on the Kumaon’s environment
and culture.

Parag said...

The best part of Kumaon is that in spite of tourists coming here, it has stayed free from over commercialization. It is an extremely rewarding destination.
Kumaon attraction