Located in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of around 2,300 meters, Munsiyari is one of the most gorgeous and serene hill stations that you may ever have visited. Munsiyari falls in between snow-capped giant peaks of the great Himalayas, which makes it one of the most beautiful and offbeat hill stations one would want to visit to escape the hassles of metro cities.
Places to visit in Munsiyari:
Some of the major tourist attractions in Munsiyari;
- Birthi Falls, Khaliya Top
- Balanti Potato Farm
- Nanda Devi
Some of the popular tracks amongst trekking enthusiasts in Munsiyari, Uttarakhand are;
- Milan glacier
- Ralam glacier
- Namik glacier
Best time to visit Munsiyari
Although you can visit Munsiyari anytime across the year, we would suggest you visit anytime between March and April. The temperature during these couple of months is pleasant, a time when you can witness beautiful rhododendron flowers blossoming. During these months, Munsiyari’s weather is clear, hence reaching the hill station is not a problem; view of distant snow-capped mountains is also clear.
However, for those who want to experience snow, November to the early weeks of March is a perfect time to visit. The Munsiyari’s temperature during these months touches sub-zero levels and is chilling, and you can experience long stretches of snow whites throughout the place. This is a perfect time for people who love skiing. Moreover, you will spot several couples celebrating their honeymoon during the winter months.
Time to avoid
Munsiyari during monsoons becomes very beautiful, greenery all around. The weather during monsoons makes it a heaven for nature lovers and adventurists. Having said that, reaching this place during the rainy season is a tedious task. Frequent landslides are prominent, making it extremely difficult to reach the beautiful hill station. Moreover, poor visibility due to heavy rainfalls makes it not so good time for sightseeing.
Historical and Religious Context
One of the major attraction points of Munsiyari is the ‘Panchachuli’ ranges. It is the group of five peaks, and it is said that Pandavas cooked their last meal in these ranges before they went to heavens. Chuli in Panchachuli means Chula or the cooking hearth. These mountain ranges are visible from all over Munisyari. If lucky, you will also get to see moonrise and sunset just behind these beautiful peaks.
Top three Munsiyari hotels that are built-in landscapes
Situated in between the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, Munsiyari is one of the best scenic hill stations and is often referred to as ‘Little Kashmir’. A view of the group of five peaks of the Himalayan range – Panchachuli is the main attraction point. Moreover, a magnificent view of the peaks of Nanda Kot, Rajarambha and Nandadevi make this place the best. Staying at the hotel that is built-in landscapes to have the perfect view is all that you want. Although there are several hotels in Munsiyari, below is the list of top three such hotels where you can stay and have a good time.
Hotel Milam Inn
It is one of the best hotels in Munsiyari to stay with your friends or family. It is built on such a location that you can have a magnificent panoramic view of Panchachuli peaks and other snow-capped mountains. If you are a nature lover, then you can also have an outstanding view of dense forests from your suite window.
Tripadvisor – 4.7
Makemytrip – 4.2
Vijay Mount View Resort
As per the resort, it is ‘a home away from home with all luxury’. Vijay Mount Hotel Munsiyari is built up of wood to provide warmth to the guests. Almost all of the rooms of the resort offer the majestic views of the beautiful view that Munsiyari has to offer. Moreover, you can have a perfect view from your hotel room of the sunrise and sunset.
Tripadvisor – 4
Makemytrip – 3.5
Hotel Chandra Paradise
The hotel claims to open up “ways to brace the heavenly Himalayan aura” while you stay at Hotel Chandra Paradise. It is located at a perfect location from where you can have a mind-blowing from the balcony and windows of your room. You will be cherished by the homely, comfy and modern amenities furnished rooms.
Tripadvisor – 3.5
Makemytrip – 3
Stay at these Munsiyari hotels will make your stay astounding and memorable.
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Last modified: November 7, 2019