The paradisiac beauty of Munsiyari hides an adventurous streak. The borders of the neighboring countries of Tibet and Nepal are not too far from Munsiyari.The breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan Mountains only serves as a call. It calls you to experience nature much more closely. You can enjoy some incredible treks here. If you desire more excitement, you can enjoy a round of mountaineering. Skiing is another popular activity here. Other winter sports are available if your thirst for adventure is not quite quenched.
If your thirst is for natural splendor, then you have come to the right place. You will be able to experience the untamed beauty of glaciers. A lot of wild waterfalls and pristine lakes are to be found here as well. You will have a hard time being bored here.
How to Get There
By Air :
Pantnagar Airport is the closest airport from Munsiyari located at a distance of about 249 km.
By Rail :
Kathgodam railway station is the nearest railway station from Munsiyari.
By Road :
Munsiyari is well connected by good roads with major destinations of Kumaon.
Distance from other places; Delhi: 540 km, Nainital: 278 km, Kausani: 165 km,
Pithoragarh: 135 km, Mukteswar: 252 km, Ranikhet: 225 km
The huge cascade at Birthi will leave you stunned at its magnificence. Birthi Falls is the perfect example of the unrestrained beauty of nature. Over the roar of the waterfall, you can get to hear a pretty music from the innumerable birds that live around here. Aside from the birds, numerous butterflies live here. Together they add a dash of color to the scenic waterfall.
A picture perfect sight can be enjoyed at the Thamari Kund. The clear blue waters of the natural lake reflect a greenish hue from the innumerable paper trees that line its banks. The picturesque sight will be enhanced if you are lucky enough to witness a Musk Deer taking a few sips of the cool water. In fact, a sizeable population of Musk Deer lives near here.
Barkot is a quaint little town on the banks of the Yamuna River. Its languid atmosphere is perfect for relaxing. You can enjoy some refreshing walks in the cool air while nature surrounds you with some ravishing sights. In the distance the Himalayan mountains rise up in all their majestic glory. The sweet smell wafting from the apple orchards can make you lick your lips in anticipation.
Nanda Devi Temple
One of the most ancient temples in the region, the Nanda Devi Temple is surrounded by an incredible panorama. Snow clad Himalayan Mountains light up in the distance. Closer, the verdant green of the forested mountains tug at your heart. The old temple is just as nice to look at and is a very spiritual place. You will find it difficult not to become lost in soulful thought when presented with such beauty.