OT Itinerary: A Weekend Guide To Munsiyari In Uttarakhand

Mountains, temples and spectacular scenery—Munsiyari has it all. This quaint town at the base of the Himalayas is your gateway to a delightful time away from city life

Munsiyari is known as "Little Kashmir" Photo: ImagesofIndia/Shutterstock

Munsiyari in Uttarakhand is a trekker’s paradise. This hill station in the Pithoragarh district is 2,200m above sea level and the starting base for several treks into the Himalayas. Its name means “place with snow” in Kumaoni and the town is fondly known as “Little Kashmir.” The magnificent scenic views of the area, its spread of pretty flora and its grueling but rewarding treks make it a favourite of mountaineers and nature lovers.