When it comes to travelling, there are a lot of things that run through my mind. Its been a while I have been trekking and going around different places and I believe travelling has so much to offer.
I still remember going on a trip with my parents to one of the most visited place in India that is Lahaul Spiti. It is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. These places form two diffferent districts but are named together.
Spiti Valley is considered to be a cold desert mountain valley, located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the country. Spiti means ‘The Middle Land’, as it is situated between Tibet and India.
Lahaul is however supposed to be driven from larch tree. The place is surrounded by beautiful tall trees. It can possess anybody around.
The idea of driving to places is also the best. Considering the fact, not everyone likes trekking, but a dozen of them love travelling via various transportation systems.
A car is always a go to for people who love to drive, especially to charming places like Lahaul Spiti. There are some, who prefer going around on public vehicles.
Must visit list:
Tabo Monastery : “It is an ancient monastery that was established in 996 CE in the Tibetan year of the Fire Ape . It is considered to be an important monastery and is often referred to as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. The complex has 9 temples and many stupas—all of which are made in mud and have been standing like this for more than 1000 years. The main temple is an assembly hall where monks used to pray together. This hall has all its walls painted with Buddhist stories” (Goyal, n.d, para. 1).
Key Monastery: It is literally located on the edge of the hill overlooking the spiti river, that flows in the valley. Visiting the place early morning; you can listen to the prayers. It is considered to be the most beautiful land of Kaza region.
Chandra Tal: It is a lake located in Lahaul and Spiti valley. “It is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. Mountains of scree overlook the lake on one side, and a cirque encloses it on the other” (Wikipedia, 2018, para. 1).
Always find ways to explore, it makes you happy and the memories gathered are forever.