Watching Gods at play: Top 6 places to visit in Lahaul, Spiti

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There are some experiences in this diverse country of ours that you don’t want to miss out on and the enchanted seclusion of Lahaul Spiti is one such. Spiti meaning ‘Middle Country’, lies between Tibet, Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahaul & Kulu. It is also called “Little Tibet” because it has almost the same terrain, vegetation & climate. Village walks, monastery trails, bicycle days and slowly soaking in the culture and feel of this magical land in the Himachal is an experience that’s one of its kind.

Here we are with five places that you can visit while you’re there.

1. Tandi 

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Tandi is a town situated close to Keylong, where the rivers Chandra and Bhaga meet. Of the many mythological associations that it has, one would be that it is believed to have derived it’s name from the phrase tan dehi, which is to signify that it was where Draupadi had given up her body.

2. Tayul Gompa

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The monastery was constructed as a result of the vision of a Dugpa Lama in the 17th century.

3. Pin Valley National Park

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4. Chandratal Lake

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Chandratal Lake is so astonishingly beautiful that it stands proof to the claims that the state is an abode of the gods

5. Keylong Museum

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The museum has photographs of tourist sites in Lahaul and Spiti, and a collection of traditional attire, instruments, prayer lamps and more.

6. Suraj Tal

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The third highest lake in the country, Suraj Tal  is fed by the glaciers of the Bara-Lacha-La-Pass.

So when do you think you’re going to make it there?

 

 

Original Source: Lonely Planet

 

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