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Things To Do & Places To Visit in Munsiyari

Best Activities & Tourist Places To Visit in Munsiyari

Munsiyari is a hill station in Pithoragarh district and popular for its snow-covered peaks and Sightseeing. Munsiyari is popularly known as Little Kashmir of India or Kashmir of Uttarakhand and famous among nature lovers. Here tourists can enjoy many places & adventure activities, also you can explore the untouched beautiful places of the Uttarakhand. Here, I am going to share the information about Famous Activities and Tourist Places to visit in Munsiyari.

Things To Do & Visiting Places in Munsiyari

  • Skiing spots
  • Rafting in Gori Ganga River
  • Maheshwari Kund
  • Bird Watching 
  • Trekking to Khaliya Top
  • Darkot Village 
  • Birthi Falls
  • Camping 
  • Nanda Devi Temple
  • Betulidhar
  • Shopping and dining in Munsiyari

1. Skiing spots

Skiing spots
Skiing spots

In the charming hill station, you can find many mountains for trekking and skiing. Enjoying skiing while having a panoramic view of nature and sliding sown on snow is one of the best experiences in life. Two popular places for skiing in Munsiyari are Betulidhar and Khaliya Top. If you are a beginner, then you can hire an instructor to learn the basics of skiing and enjoy the activity. There are many different packages available for tourists, you can select any according to your comfort. 

Visiting hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Entry fee: INR1000 onwards

Trip Duration: Around 3 hours

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2. Rafting in Gori Ganga River

Rafting in Gori Ganga River
Rafting in Gori Ganga River

The river is surrounded by green dense forests and the view while rafting is one of its kind. Rafting in crystal-clear water is one of the best adventures to do in life and in Munsiyari you can go for rafting at Gori Ganga River. The charges for rafting vary with trip duration. While rafting you must take care of your belongings.

You do not have to worry about safety if you are new to sport because for safety an instructor will be there with you. Maximum 8 people can go for rafting at once.  

Visiting hours: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Entry fee: INR 500 onwards 

Trip Duration: Around 1-2 Hour

3. Maheshwari Kund

Maheshwari Kund
Maheshwari Kund

This kund is a nice spot for a picnic and enjoys time with loved ones. The Kund is surrounded by natural beauty and has an incredible view of nature. It believed that the place once was cursed by a Yakshi who was not allowed to marry Sarpanch’s daughter and after that, the place faced drought for several years. But when villagers apologized the place gained its beauty again and even today tourists can see the villagers performing a ritual to maintain the natural beauty of Kund. 

Visiting hours: 8:00AM to 6:00PM

Entry fee: Free

Trip Duration: Around 1-2 hours

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4. Bird Watching 

Bird Watching
Bird Watching

Being a nature heaven people can see various species of birds and that’s what makes the place a perfect spot for bird-watchers. Here you can see species of birds namely Scaley billed woodpecker, Grey Winged blackbird, Streaked Laughing Thrush, Black redstart and many countless birds. 

Do not forget to carry your binoculars and camera to capture the beauty of never seen birds.   

Visit timings: 10:00AM – 7:00PM  

Charges: INR 200 onwards

Ideal Duration: Around 1 hour 

5. Trekking to Khaliya Top

Trekking to Khaliya Top
Trekking to Khaliya Top

One of the best spots for trekking in Munsiyari is Khaliya Top which is considered as an easy trek. Tourists can come to a place where any time of the year for trekking and in winter tourists can also enjoy skiing. From the top of the peak, you can have a panoramic view of surrounding peaks. If you are new to trek sport, then the place is perfect for you because the place is one of the easiest trekking trails. 

At the starting point of the trek there are many food stalls and Dhabas for tourists also there are various shelter options near Khaliya Top.     

Visiting Timings: 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Entry fee: prices vary with the available packages

Trip Duration: Around 1-2 Hours 

6. Darkot village

This is one of the most popular places in Munsiyari for shopping and shopaholics can get a wide range of items to buy. If you are visiting the place do not forget to try the Sheep wool blankets and Pashmina Shawls. In the village, you can experience the rich culture of place and old artistic houses.     

Visiting hours: 8:00AM – 7:00PM

Entry Fee: Free 

Trip Duration: Around 1-2 Hours

7. Birthi Falls

Birthi Falls
Birthi Falls

Having a bath in natural water and spending time with loved ones in a colorful place is a chance that only a few can experience but if you are visiting Munsiyari then you must visit Birthi Falls. The waterfalls from a height of 126 meters and forms a pool on base.

Around the natural pool, there are various spots where tourists can do a picnic. You can hire a taxi to the place and there is no need to hire any guide because the place is safe to visit without a guide.     

Visiting hours: 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Trip Duration: Around 2-3 Hours

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8. Camping 

Camping
Camping

There is a number of hotels and resorts that can arrange camping activity for you. Camping under stars with bonfire is an off-beat activity tourist must try and for safety, every camping group is guided by an instructor and every arrangement is done by them. So, you don’t have to worry about any equipment and the best part of camping is spending time with friends around a bonfire under the blanket of stars.      

Trip Duration: Around 1 day

Entry Fee: prices vary with the packages

9. Nanda Devi Temple

Nanda Devi Temple
Nanda Devi Temple

This temple is famous for its structure and its age. The temple reflects the deity worship culture and there are many mythological stories about the temple. The temple is believed to be of the 16th century and since then a fair is organized here in August.  

Visiting hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Entry fee: Free 

Trip Duration: Around 1 hour

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10. Betulidhar

Betulidhar
Betulidhar

This is a beautiful hill that is famous for its rare red flowers. The peak is at a height of 9000 feet and during the full bloom, you can see that the whole hill appears red in color. Also if you want to capture some sunset and sunrise moments then the place is perfect for you. 

Visiting hours: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Trip Duration: Around 1 hour

Entry Fee: Free

11. Shopping & Dining in Munsiyari

There are many local markets where you can buy handicrafts and sheep wool products. You can bargain the price for the best deals, and you can find the best organic vegetables here. There are restaurants and Dhabas all around the hill station; at the dining place, you can enjoy the local Indian cuisines.  

Visiting hours: 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Entry fee: Free

Trip Duration: Around 1 hour

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. How to reach Munsiyari?

A. Tourists can board the flights from all major cities of India & Dehradun International Airport is the nearest airport from Munsiyari. If you want to travel by road or Rail then Kathgodam is the nearest Railway station. Indian railways are well connected to all major parts of India like Delhi, Hyderabad, Haryana, etc. There are regular buses and taxis from the Kathgodam Railway station.

Q. What type of food is available in Munsiyari?

A. In this beautiful hill station, you can find many eating outlets and enjoy the Chinese, Kumaoni and continental cuisines. These cuisines can be found in restaurants and in local Dhabas, you can enjoy local delicious Indian cuisines.

Q. What are the best activities in Munsiyari?

A. Skiing, swimming, and trekking are the best activities you can do in Munsiyari.

Q. Best time to visit Munsiyari?

A. Tourists can visit the place any time of the year but popular months among tourists are November to March. In winter people can enjoy skiing and in summer season tourists can enjoy the cooling climate in Munsiyari to escape the heat.

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Roshan Panjiyara

Roshan Panjiyara is a Travel blogger & adviser. The aim of this website provides information about Travel planning, how you can choose the best travel destination, hotels, transfers & flights in budget price for your memorable trips.