25 Most Picture Perfect Spots in the Himalayas!

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“Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be around the highest mountain.” – Richard M. Nixon

These picture perfect spots in the Himalayas can turn anyone into a photographer! My first encounter with the Himalayas was so alluring that after that nothing could stop me for exploring them further. The beauty that my eyes have witnessed cannot be described here in words, but these shots from the Himalayas are enough to make you want to travel to these places! When you get there, savour those moments, take in the exquisiteness of the place for as long as you can, because these moments are rare and you might not get the chance to visit them again in your life!

The Himalayas are known for their historical, religious, and geographical significance. To me they are the path to adventure, to peace and grandeur. Explore some of the splendid vistas in the Himalayas here with us!

  1. The Himalayas from an Airplane Window!
    Fly over the Himalayas and see the Himalayan Ranges in a totally different light!  You will be literally flying over the clouds and the Himalayas, the peaks looking like arrows pointed towards the limitless sky. The surreal panorama of snow-capped peaks will surely take your breath away!

    Splendid Himalayan Vistas from Airplane Window!
    Splendid Himalayan vistas from an airplane window!

  2. Zanskar Valley
    One of the most fascinating facts about Zanskar valley is that it one of the most remote valleys in India, connected with the rest of the country by just a single motorable road. The scenic beauty here is to die for! Explore Ladakh Adventures with us.

    The Other Side of Zanskar Valley in Summers
    The other side of Zanskar Valley in summers

  3. Nubra Valley
    This picturesque and breathtaking valley is situated around the snow-capped Himalayan Ranges of Tibet and Kashmir. If you visit Ladakh and don’t see Nubra Valley then you didn’t see Ladakh at all!

    Austerely beautiful Nubra Valley Cradled by Rugged Montains and River Banks
    Austerely beautiful Nubra Valley cradled by rugged mountains and river banks

  4. Spiti River – Every Corner of this Valley is to die for!
    Every corner of Spiti Valley is enticing, be it the rawness of the place, the rare sight of Spiti River, the Tibetan flags or the monasteries. It is all picture-perfect! Let’s explore the enchanting Spiti valley!

    Beauty Enclosed Between the Lofty Ranges!
    Beauty enclosed between the lofty ranges!

  5. Dal Lake – Words can’t describe how Incredible this Place is!
    The sparkling calm waters of Dal Lake with the backdrop of snowy peak on all the sides and garden and orchards all along its shores, undoubtedly make for an unmatched natural exotic beauty in Himalayas. Taking a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake will make your journey unforgettable and you will be smitten by the elegance of Kashmir. Explore Trekking in Kashmir

    Who Wouldn't Want To Take A Boat Ride Here?
    Who wouldn’t want to take a boat ride here?

  6. Chandertaal – A Little Gem of Spiti Valley
    Chander Tal or Moon Lake is a charmer in the Himalayas. To get to this captivating beauty you will have to trek and make some effort, but I can assure you that when you finally reach there, the little gem will make all your efforts worth it! The colour of the lake changes with the changing colour of the sky. You will have to visit the place to witness the indescribable beauty of this lake. Trek to Chandratal deep into the Himalayas to capture the picture perfect beauty!

    The Little Green Gem of Himachal Pradesh
    The little charmer of Spiti Valley

  7. Sar Pass – Heaven for backpackers
    You will fall in love with the exhilarating vistas of snow-capped Himalayas and the adventure of discovering the tranquility of the place at 13800 feet in Himachal Pradesh. The place has eternal beauty of Himalayas which is hard to find on a 6 days trek. Explore Sar Pass Trek

    Let Your Thirst for Adventure Take You to This Beauty!
    Let your thirst for adventure take you to this beauty!

  8. ManaliAmidst the Forest, there was a frozen pond
    A visit to the Hadimba Temple took me to the Cedar Forest situated above the temple. While I was wandering through the forest I discovered one of the beauties of winters in Manali! The frozen pond was so stunning that I couldn’t leave the spot for 2 hours! Know more about Popular Treks in Manali

    In The Middle of Nowhere I found Exquisiteness of Nature!
    In the middle of nowhere I found exquisiteness of nature!

  9. Lamayuru – Moonland of India
    Before leaving for the trip when I searched for Lamayuru online, I thought I am looking at some paintings and there are no real pictures of the place. It is only once I got there that I realised these are actual pictures of the place and every corner looks like an exquisite painting.

    Looks Like a Painting? But it's not!
    Looks like a painting. Doesn’t it?

  10. Sand Dunes in Hundar
    Remote but beautiful cold desert and rolling expanses of sand dunes of barren landscapes constitute one of the most amazing places to explore in Ladakh. You can take a ride on the double-humped Bactrian camels here and It will prove to be a different experience altogether!

    The picture perfect Sand Dunes of Ladakh!
    The picture perfect Sand Dunes of Ladakh!

  11. Dayara Bugyal – Verdant Meadows of Uttarakhand
    The place offers the picture perfect panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas, including mesmerizing views of the Gangotri I, II, III, Srikanth, Rudugaira, Black Peak and many other unnamed Himalayan peaksTrek to Dayara Bugyal to experience the beauty


  12. Roopkund – The Mystery Lake of the Himalayas!
    The lake is known for a distinctive feature which is the presence of hundreds of human skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake, which are distinctly visible when the snow melts! This one reason is enough to visit the place and take shots of all spooky things! Roopkund trek will be one unforgettable experience of your life!

    A must in your life! The mystery lake!
    A must in your life! The mystery lake!

  13. Monasteries and Buddhist Temples in Kaza
    There is something attractive about these temples and monasteries in Kaza. Might be the architecture, might be the vibrant colours or it might be the snowy crowned Himalayan peaks in the background! Go check it out yourself!

    These architectures are worth capturing!
    These architectures are worth capturing!

  14. Diskit, Ladakh
    Diskit is where impressive statue of Maitreya Buddha stands at a gigantic height of 106 feet and is one of the major tourist attractions in the area.  It’s the most attractive and amazing place in Ladakh as it signifies protection, prevention and peace.

    The spectacular oldest and largest monastery in Nubra Valley!
    The spectacular oldest and largest monastery in Nubra Valley!

  15. Mount Apharwat, Gulmarg
    You will get the perfect shots of Mount Apharwat when you are in Gulmarg. The cable car ride will make the view clearer and wonderful. Go for an unforgettable Skiing experience in Gulmarg and savour the views of majestic Mount Apharwat.

    Don't miss out on this when you travel to Gulmarg!
    Don’t miss out on this when you travel to Gulmarg!

  16. Goecha La, Sikkim
    It is the perfect spot for adventure lovers, with flourishing valleys, fine-looking orchards and dark forests! The place has blended vistas of pristine Samiti Lake and Kanchenjunga peaks! It is the closest you can get to nature! Take the Goecha La trek to admire the hidden jewel of India.

    Definitely a picture perfect spot for adventure lovers!
    Definitely a picture perfect spot for adventure lovers!

  17. Key Monastery in Spiti at night
    The night sky above the Key Monastery is like Van Gogh’s Starry Sky come alive! It’s so exhilarating that you can spend the whole night gazing at the sky and you can afford to miss out on your beauty sleep just for this!

    Get all dreamy and amazed by the inked blue starry sky at night here!
    Get all dreamy and amazed by the inky blue starry sky at night here!

  18. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
    The valley blooms with all kinds of tiny dazzling Himalayan flowers and a single visit to Yumthang Valley will leave you enchanted for days. Enjoy flowers, clear sky and alluring view of the snowy mountains!

    Yumthang Valley
    Picturesque Yumthang Valley

  1. Shanti Stupa in Ladakh
    Just looking at some of the pictures of Shanti Stupa would make you want to go to Leh and capture this structure in all its glory along with the surrounding landscapes.

    The extermelly beautiful Shanti Stupa at night
    The extremely beautiful Shanti Stupa at night

  2. Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
    This unexplored scenic hill town in Uttarakhand will offer you splendid vistas of natural beauteousness of Himalayan Ranges. Wedged in between the borders of India, China and Nepal, this exotic destination was recently opened to tourists.

    View of Himalayan Ranges from Munsiyari.
    View of Himalayan Ranges from Munsiyari.

  3. Nimmo Village – Where Two Rivers Meet
    It was love at first sight when I saw the scenic “Sangam”of Indus and Zanskar River at Nimmo Village. Travellers generally miss this spot but it is not to be missed!

    So surreal!
    So surreal! Confluence of Indus and Zanskar Rivers

  4. Dharamshala – It’s all about the Lamas and Monasteries!
    It is bliss and a pleasant sight to see the monks all around in Dharamshala. The monasteries are exquisite and vibrant at Dharamshala with colourful prayer flags! I bet your pictures would turn out to be more amazing than you expected!

    When in Dharamshala be like Lamas!
    When in Dharamshala be like the Lamas!

  5. Langza, Spiti Valley
    Langza is dominated by a statue of Lord Buddha surrounded with handful of mud households. If you visit this place in winters you will awestruck to see how the statue shines out of the winter wonderland.”

    The unexplored splendour of Spiti Valley
    The unexplored splendour of Spiti Valley

  6. Kangra Tea Garden
    Tea Gardens are not limited to Darjeeling or Munnar, the city of Kangra in the foothills of Himalayan Mountains also have some part of it. It’s worth capturing!

    Tea gardens amidst The Himalayas!
    Tea gardens amidst The Himalayas!

  7. Kunzum Pass
    Kunzum Pass is one of the gateways to Lahaul and Spiti Valley. It offers spectacular views of Bara-Sigri, the second longest glacier in the world. The Chandra-Baga Mountain is also visible from top of the pass.

    Gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley
    Gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley

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