Although it might seem like humans have explored even the most undiscovered places in the world there are still a few places waiting to be discovered. Recently a five-member team of mountaineers has trekked to an unexplored lake at the base of the Sela pass located at a height of 20,000 feet. The mountaineers might have just found a surreal spot in the middle of nowhere.
The lake is spread over an area of 1 km with serene and crystal clear waters. The water body flows about 3km north of the pass that links Himalayan valleys of Vyas and Darma near India-China border. The mountaineer leader Yogesh Garbiyal said that they are in the process of informing the state government about a newly discovered lake with urging to develop it for tourism purposes.
The five-member team of trekkers started their expedition on October 9 and ended it on October 16 with the discovery of the new lake. Villagers living in the area were also amused by the discovery of an unexplored lake in the Sela pass. The villagers claimed that they have never heard of the lake even from their forefathers. Having a lake at such a height is rare and villagers would really be happy if it is developed for tourism purposes. After getting such claims from the people out there it could be a possibility that it is a newly-formed lake.
Till the time we get to know more about this newly discovered lake, if you’re planning to visit Uttarakhand then apart from this you can also visit these popular places.
Dehradun and Mussoorie - Picturesque Place
The capital of Uttarakhand Dehradun is one of the popular weekend destinations. It has a picturesque location with a beautiful view of the Himalayan ranges and river Ganga flowing on either side of the city. Mussoorie is another popular place located at a distance of about 38 km from Dehradun. It is touted to be the ‘Queen of Hills’ and attracts countless tourists every year. Once the British summer capital Mussoorie is a popular getaway for honeymooners and families. Take a cable car to Gun Hill, enjoy a beautiful nature walk along Camel's Back Road, have a picnic at Kempty Falls or ride a horse up to Lal Tibba (the highest peak in Mussoorie).
Jim Corbett - Wildlife Heaven
If you’re looking for famous Uttarakhand tourist places then this place is a must-visit. Formerly known as Haley’s National Park Jim Corbett was established in 1938 and attracts visitors for its Royal Bengal Tigers. Famous for its wildlife safaris, Jim Corbett National Park has multiple resorts set on the riverside. It is home to more than 650 species of rare and migratory birds it is a haven for bird watchers. The most popular attraction at Corbett National Park is Dhikala, a forest lodge located on the border of Patil Dun Valley which is known for its stunning location and rich wildlife.
Almora - Offbeat Place
Almora is one of the best offbeat places to visit in Uttarakhand. The romantic destination allures you with its magnificent beauty. The picturesque views of Almora are especially recommended to the mountain lovers. Cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges the sprawling town of Almora shaped like a horse-shoe is a hill station that boasts of a pre-British heritage and an idyllic vibe. The enchanting beauties of the Himalayas, their bracing climate and the soothing green that envelopes you leave nothing more to be desired.
Chakrata - Serene Hills
A small and secluded hill town in Uttarakhand is a perfect place for those who want to spend their time in tranquillity. With mountain climbing as one of the popular activities in Chakrata it is also becoming a popular destination for camping. The forests of Chakrata is home to diverse wildlife like wildfowl, panther and spotted deer. Postcard size houses, serene quaint hills with the birds chirping in the background Chakrata is a peace lover’s dream destination. With some of the beautiful waterfalls especially Tiger Falls Chakrata is a backpacker's paradise.
Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful Northern states of India that enthrals everyone with its spectacularly scenic landscapes. As per the data released by the state government of Uttarakhand in 2018 the number of domestic tourists were 3.66 crore while the number of international tourists were .015 crore. The travel and the tourism sector in Uttarakhand have faced a major blow due to the complete shutdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. Uttarakhand has reported 58,601 coronavirus cases till date of which 51,862 patients have recovered while 946 have succumbed to death. Tourism in Uttarakhand has reopened after months of closure. The lockdown has resulted in job and financial losses. Resumption of the tourism sector is very crucial for places like Uttarakhand as it is the backbone of the economy.
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