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Before planning to visit Uttarakhand exotic places, it`s important for you to know whether it`s safe or not.
India’s green land, Uttarakhand is known for its spell bound beautiful Himalayas soothing morning sun rays and peaceful environment. Despite of dangerous mountains and rough roads, you fall in love with this place and therefore it makes it even more attractive.
But before you start packing your travel bags in this monsoon season, it’s important to know whether it’s a safe place to visit or not in this rainy season. NYOOOZ has compiled a list of places in Uttarakhand where you should avoid going to, this monsoon.
Known for its magnificent beauty and stunning views of the Himalayas, Chopta is also known as ‘Mini Switzerland’. It is located at an altitude of 2700 mts, in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand. Not only surrounded by dense forest but also offers a majestic view of Snow clad Himalayan ranges and lush green meadows. However, the route to Chopta passes via Ukhimath and thus encounters heavy landslides.
Popularly known as ‘Little Kashmir’, it is located at an altitude of 1,650 mts and this place will give you a magnificient view of the snow capped mountains of Nanda Devi, Panchachuli and Appi of Nepal from Chandak Hill at the height of 2000 mts. It is not only a tourist attraction for its enchanting snow capped hill views but also has a historical importance. An 18th century Pithoragarh fort makes it a must-visit place. Continuous headlines about cloudburst and heavy rains have made this place more vulnerable to natural disasters.
A perfect place for all the trek freaks as the dangerous and tricky trekking trails can make anybody’s adventurous trip more exciting and enthralling. It is located at a height of 8,000 feet from the sea level, in Chamoli district. The amazing and pleasing sites like the Aali alpine meadow, Roopkund frozen lake, Bedni meadow and the Homkund trek makes it more worth visiting place. However, these treks have witnessed routine landslides during the rainy season.
After announcing Dronagiri trek as the trek of the year by the state tourism department earlier this year, this place has become favourite spot for all the adventure lovers. This place is located at 22,000 feet from the sea level in the Garhwal hills. However, Dronagiri during the monsoon is not advised due to the difficult terrain, landslides and overflowing rivulets.
Kausani is one of the most spellbinding hill stations in Uttarakhand, having embellished with all the right ingredients including lush green valley, verdant pine tree forests, meandering creeks, tranquility and majestic Himalayan peaks. Kausani is a nice place to visit in regular rain weather but a heavy rain can cause landslides.
So guys! Before planning your monsoon trip itinerary, don’t forget to do your research as it may costs you double.