Places To Visit In Munsiyari

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Here are the top 16 tourist attractions to see in Munsiyari:

1. Birthi falls

Must visit 3.4 /5

8 km
from city center
1 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

Falling from the height of 126m, Birthi falls offers an extremely refreshing experience. With lush green surroundings blooming in various colors, it makes for an ideal place to sit and enjoy tea and lunch.

2. Maheshwari Kund

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
2 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

A beautiful place with a very fascinating legend attached to it, Maheshwari Kund is just a few kilometers walk from Munsiyari. Once cursed by a Yakshi who use to live in a small lake there, the place faced drought for several years.

3. Panchachuli Peak

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

A prominent peak which is visible from all the main points of Pithoragarh district, Panchachuli peak looks majestic from Munsiyari. The beauty of the five peaks lying in the Johar Valley is so captivating; it adds charm to this already delightful place.

4. Thamari Kund

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
4 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

This enrapturing natural lake perfect for relaxing is bounded by natures beauty in abundance. From Alpine trees to paper trees, this place also houses many Musk Deer and enriched in variety of flora.

5. Kalamuni Top

3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
5 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

Located at a distance of 15 km from Munsiyari on the way from Birthi, Kalamuni Top is 9500 feet tall. The place is famous for its Kali Temple dedicated to Naga God.

6. Khaliya Top

3.6 /5

3 km
from city center
6 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

Khuliya Top is an easy 10km trek from Munsiyari. It offers a magnificent view in summers of great Himalayan ranges. The five famous peaks namely Panchachuli, Hardeol, Rajrambha, Nandakot and Nandadevi are clearly visible from here and this makes it an amazing experience for even a first time trekker.

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7. Shopping in Munsiyari

3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
7 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

Munsiyari offers some of the best pashmina shawls and sheepwool carpets. Organic potatoes are grown here and quite famous. However, the shopping can be done only at Main Market.

8. River rafting in Gori Ganga River

3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
8 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

The river is a popular spot for white water rafting.

9. Betulidhar

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

Situated at a height of 9000ft, Betulidhar area is covered with red Rhododendrons in full bloom. However, the most salient feature of this place is absolutely gorgeous sunset and sunrise with an entrancing view of snow covered Himalayas and Balati and Ralam Glaciers.

10. Nanda Devi Temple

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
10 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

A 3km trekking from Munsiyari will take you to one of the ancient and oldest temples established in earlier days. Nanda Devi temple, a pure epitome of creativity and architecture, it is regularly visited by the devotees in large number.

11. Skiing in Munsiyari

3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
11 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

Marked on a popular trekking trail, and known for beautiful views of the Panchuli peaks, Khaliya is also a popular site for skiing in winters.

12. Camping

3.1 /5

178 km
from city center
12 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

A number of hotels and setups in the area provide facilities for camping and bonfire.

13. Nanda Devi Trek

3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
13 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

Basking under the glory of nature, Nanda Devi trek is one of the major attractions of Garhwal region in Uttarakhand. It is a trans-Himalayan trek, which embarks from Munsiyari, perched at an altitude of 2290 m. The trek is quite amusing that leads to the higher Himalayan region adorned with mysterious nature’s beauty.

14. Trekking in Munsiyari

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
14 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

Munsiyari is a popular trekking destination, and serves as a base to various popular trails. Some of the popular treks in the area include the Khalia top trek, which is a 2-hour trek which rewards one with lush green meadows and traces of snow, and the Thamri Kund trek, which is a much more modest and easier trek.

15. Bird Watching in Munsiyari

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
15 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

Munsiyari is also a favorite for bird watchers, given the huge variety of species that can be spotted here. Little pied flycatcher, Black Redstart, Streaked Laughing Thrush, Himalayan Woodpecker, Verditer flycatcher, Grey winged black bird, Scaley Billed Woodpecker, Black-lored Titare are some of the countless birds that can be seen in and around this area.

16. Darkot

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
16 out of 16
places to visit in Munsiyari

A small quaint village just 6km from Munisyari is a paradise for shoppers. It offers a varied range of articles to buy, the most famous being pashmina shawls and sheep wool blankets.

FAQs on Munsiyari

What are the top sightseeing places in Munsiyari?

The top sightseeing places in Munsiyari are Birthi falls, Maheshwari Kund, Panchachuli Peak, Thamari Kund, Kalamuni Top, Khaliya Top.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Munsiyari?

Day 1- Arrive at Kathgodam railway station and take a taxi to Munsiyari. Reach Munsiyari in the evening and check-in to a hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 2- Begin with a short trek of 3 km to Nanda Devi. In the backdrop of the temple, you can see the stunning views of the Panchachuli mountains. Visit Thamari Kund, Betuli Dhar, and Birthi fall to embrace the refreshing breeze and the magnificent panorama. After watching the beautiful sunset, head back to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 3- Trek to Khalia top. This blissful trek is a delight for first-time trekkers. The sight of gigantic mountains and the chirping of the birds in the background makes one fall in love with nature. In winters, Khalia Top offers a perfect spot for skiing. Head back to the town. In the leisure time, you can go to Darkot to shop as the place is famous for the hand woven Pashmina shawls.

How can I commute within Munsiyari?

Munsiyari is a small place where one can easily avail taxis for commuting from one place to another. There is also an option of renting private vehicle in for of jeep which is best option in case of poor road conditions. However, make sure you plan your trip according to climate that prevails in the area. Try avoiding travelling to the village during monsoon due to heavy rainfall and landslides.
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