India serves such a vast range of options for a travellers soul. From a number of rejuvenating hill stations, pristine beaches, age-old historical and cultural sites to grand palaces and temples, rich forests and mountains that stand tall across the country. Out of the many breathtaking topographic locations in India, the valleys of India are the most enchanting of them all.
There are abundant scenic valleys in India, some well-explored while some still sit as hidden gems. If you want to explore more of India this new year, learn about these beautiful valleys in India.
Here is a brief about some of the most breathtaking valleys in India that will take your breath away.
1. Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh
‘Land of the Gods’ and ‘India’s Largest Valley’, best describe the Kangra Valley making it one of the most popular valleys in the Himalayas. Here you can expect snow-laden lofty peaks, verdure pine forests, ancient temples and expansive plantations. You can partake in adventure activities like paragliding over Bir Biling or spend some quiet time at the Kareri Lake in Dhauladhar.
Apart from enjoying the valley’s natural beauty you can also visit the Masroor Rock cut Temple, Kangra Fort, Jwala Devi Temple, etc. This is also one of the best valleys for trekking for a short duration trek.
Best time to visit: October- February.
2. Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
Nestled in the Eastern Ghats, the virgin beauty of the ‘deepest valley of India’ will surely leave you awestruck. Apart from serving beauty, the Araku valley has other expedition options. This place is one of the best valleys for trekking in Andhra. Discovery enthusiasts can explore the Borra caves and rejuvenate at one of the several stunning waterfalls.
You can also go on to explore the tribal Museum, grab a cup of coffee at the Coffee museum or just stroll around the Padmapuram Gardens. The best way to reach here is to book a flight to Visakhapatnam and then take the Vistadome for a scenic journey.
Best time to visit: September-February
3. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
One of the most known valleys in the Himalayas, the vastness of Spiti valley will surely be overwhelming for you. Surrounded by the glorious Himalayas on all sides with trickling streams, lush forests, outlying hamlets and spirited monasteries, Spiti invites several nature lovers. Spiti has several peaks one can trek to. The easiest of them all is trekking up to Dhankar Lake to get gorgeous views of the villages below.
When in Spiti, do not forget to visit the monasteries including the Kungri Monastery, Kee Monastery or Dhankar Monastery. Explore the finest views of nature with our Himachal Pradesh Tour Packages.
Best time to visit: May- October
4. Valley Of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Imagine a vibrantly coloured bed full of flowers as far as your eyes go. Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, this place is well-known for the display of over 500 species of flowers in full bloom surrounded by snowy peaks. Apart from the breathtaking flora, this place also has rich fauna with rare wildlife like snow leopards, blue ships and Himalayan brown bears. The Hemkund Sahib is a sacred place for worship here.
You can reach Dehradun, take a cab up to Govindghat and it is a 17 kms trek from there to reach the Valley of Flowers. Explore the best of what Uttarakhand has to offer with our Uttarakhand Tour Packages.
Best time to visit: May- October
5. Nubra Valley, Ladakh
Earlier one of the untouched valleys in India, the Nubra Valley has started attracting tourists due to improved infrastructure in the region. The heaven-like landscape makes this one of the most picturesque valleys in India. The sand dunes and rivers in the Nubra valley combined with the Bactrian camels (only found here) and a lot of adrenaline-filled activities like ATV rides and zip-lining makes this place a must-explore while planning your trip with our Ladakh Tour Packages.
Awesome attractions here include the Khardungla Pass, Diskit Monastery and the Maitreya Buddha statue.
Best to visit: June- September.
6. Gurez Valley, Kashmir
One of the most beautiful yet undiscovered valleys in India, the Gurez Valley of Kashmir still remains magically pristine due to its remoteness. The valley sits pretty on the banks of the Kishan-Ganga River and can be accessed by visitors via Razdan Pass. even the journey to the valley is equally pretty as the destination.
Visiting here is no short of a visual treat to your eyes as they will only find luscious valleys, alpine forests and magnificent mountains as backdrops. The beauty of the Gurez Valley is poetic justice. Explore more of the heavenly beauty of Kashmir with the best of our Jammu & Kashmir Tour Packages.
Best time to visit: May- October.
7. Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
For all the wanderlust souls searching for some solitude amidst nature, Dzukou Valley is one of the most scenic valleys in India. The Japfu Peak here is a must-experience for mountain lovers. The view from the peak here is pure unparalleled beauty. In the summer season, the flora here is in full bloom making carpets of rainbow-coloured hues and in winter the white blanket of snow is equally enchanting.
The valley is the only home to the Dzukou Valley. Get lost in the mesmerising vistas of the valley as you sit on top of the hill after hours of trekking.
Best time to visit: June- September.
8. Silent Valley, Kerala
Located in the Kundali Hills of the Western Ghats, the Silent Valley is a relaxing getaway from all the everyday chaos. This place is like heaven for nature lovers as the Nilgiris have a rich biodiversity and the Silent Valley houses some rare flora and fauna. In total, the valley holds more than 1000 varieties of flora and 200 butterfly species.
Visitors can also visit the Silent Valley National Park to get a taste of the natural beauty of one of the most scenic valleys in India. Get free of all the hassle, by taking care of your accommodation and Kerala Tour Packages beforehand.
Best time to visit: All year round.
9. Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Located in the heart of the Himalayas, the Tirthan valley is one of those untouched valleys in India that store the most enigmatic beauty in them. The jaw-dropping beauty can be explored easily with a 3 km trek from the entrance of the Great Himalayan National Park. get to witness the best of green meadows, wild flora and fauna and natural springs at the Tirthan Valley.
The points of attraction here include the Serolsar Lake, Jalori Pass, Chehni Kothi and several ancient temples. You can also indulge yourself in various activities like trout fishing, river crossing, rock climbing, etc. here.
Best time to visit: March-June.
10. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
The Yumthang valley is easily one of the most scenic valleys in the Himalayas, especially since it is a river valley. Filled with stunning gorges, gentle streams, hot springs and yaks pasturing along the green meadows. The main attraction here is the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary which has about 24 species of the Rhododendron flower. The 360-degree views of the valley is something you will behold for a lifetime. The beauty of Sikkim can be best discovered with our Sikkim Tour Packages.
Best time to visit: March – June.
Apart from the above-mentioned ones, there are several other lesser-known or undiscovered valleys in India. They are- Parvati Valley, Dibang valley, Ketti Valley, Chambal Valley, Sutlej Valley, etc. What are you waiting for? Be prepared to get your breath taken away by some of these scenic valleys in India.
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