Gear up your PG mates for a trip to the Ladakh of Uttarakhand: Do you know what event is the world celebrating today? We can hear all of you unanimously shouting that today is Google’s 18th birthday. Yes, that it correct and you wouldn’t have known it if it weren’t for the birthday doodle on Google’s website. We can see that the ones who didn’t see the doodle till now are opening another tab to check it out but before the traffic rushes to Google’s site, let us let you that we are not discussing Google’s birthday, today. We are here to talk about another significant event which is celebrated today – The World Tourism Day. Well we do not actually go out and celebrate it but it is a day which is a reminders every one the significance of tourism. The tourism industry in India is vast and it not only contributes significantly to our economy but also gives a chance to many to embrace the culture of different places.
Gear up your PG mates for a trip to the Ladakh of Uttarakhand
So on the occasion of World Tourism Day, we discuss a place which is a hotspot of blooming tourism and also encourage all you people to take a break from your scheduled lives and visit it. Though there are many places which you can visit but today we talk of the enchanting Nelong Valley which is located in Uttarakhand. Now if you stay in a PG in Delhi or in a PG in Gurgaon then you can’t be more lucky because, one – You have a whole gang of friends aka PG mates who are always ready for an adventure and two – Delhi-NCR is not that far away from the state of Uttarakhand. So, fun and convenience is already there, all you need to do now is to ask your boss to sanction your leaves.
How to reach Nelong Valley
The valley is situated 11,000 feet above sea level and falls under the Gangotri National Park in Uttarkashi district. It is 315 Km from Dehradun. You can reach Uttarkashi from Dehradun after which a 4-5 hour drive is required to reach Gangotri. The Government of Uttarakhand has put a restriction on the number of vehicles entering the valley per day and one cannot take their own vehicle to the place. Entry is permitted only through the six forest vehicles which carry four passengers each.
Interesting facts about Nelong Valley
– The spectacular valley is a cold desert like area and has a landscape which is similar to Ladakh.
– It is quite close to the Indo-China border.
– It just opened to tourists in May 2015 after remaining out of bounds for 53 years post the 1962 war.
– The area is still a blooming tourist spot and not many people know about it hence you expect a peaceful environment with very less crowd.
– The valley is still closed to foreign tourists.
– The valley still houses some of the remnants of the Indo-China trade route, like a handmade wooden bridge which was used by the locals for centuries.
– Over night stay is not permitted at the valley but there are several accommodation facilities available in the nearby places.
What to expect
– If you’re an adventurer traveller then the pristine beauty and the natural landscape of this place will make you fall head over heels in love.
– You will find a cold desert out here which is similar to that of Leh and Spiti.
– It is delightfully barren and will make you bow down to the beauty of solitude.
– Majestic view of Snow-capped Himalayas resembling chocolate syrup drizzled upon vanilla ice cream.
– A jeep safari of the valley with the cold winds hitting your face will refresh the definition of travel for you.
– You can enjoy the freshness of the waters of the Jadh Ganga. Jadh Ganga is one of the largest tributaries of the Bhagirathi River and the valley lies north-east to its dancing waters.
– Gangotri shrine
So with all this info in hand, pack your bags and leave for this mysterious yet fascinating journey, along with your PG mates.