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Amidst the mighty Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand, Berinag sits quietly in its serene solitude. The small village town is the perfect place to answer the mountains call and reconnect with nature. Nature's bounty awaits you in this mountainous hamlet with absolutely breathtaking views of the Himalayas and lovely hilly roads to explore. From here, you can see some of the best jewels in the crown of the Himalayas like Nanda Devi, Trishul and some more. The Nepal Himalayas are visible too - even though distant and blurry.
Berinag once used to be a colonial establishment. The emerald tea gardens spread across the village town is ample proof for that. With so much green, cool misty weather and the apparent tranquillity of the mountains, Berinag is a perfect place to relax and unwind for a couple of days. Albeit it does not have many tourist spots to hop around and visit, it is in itself quite enough to charm the travellers over a weekend.
Contrary to the hustle and bustle of the city hill stations that Uttarakhand is so famous for, Berinag sits secluded with its mesmerising natural appeal and bunches of snake legends. In fact, the whole origin of the name Berinag is related to these stories and myths. The word nag in Sanskrit means snake. And true to its name, the place has got a temple called Nag Devta which is dedicated to the serpent avatar of Lord Vishnu. There are other stories about this place as well.