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Exploring the beauty of Munsiyari

The first day in Munsiyari and we have no clue what to do! Daring the rain and a few landslides we spend a beautiful day close to nature.
Exploring the beauty of Munsiyari

DAY 3: Maheswari Kund, Gori-Ganga River

Next day, we checked out of Hotel Pandey and checked into Milam Inn. Now, what to do? Lol! The weather wasn’t clear so we could not do Khaliya Top trek.

After thinking a lot, we decided to do a short trek to Maheshwari Kund, which is a small lake in Munsiyari. Trek starts from the next curve near Hotel Milam Inn. The path is clearly laid out which can be done without any guide.

It was short, but an insanely beautiful trek. Right inside the jungle, surrounded by all the greenery. We could hear birds tweeting and clouds thundering. The air was fresh and cool. The rain was coming and going. It was so calm and peaceful, felt close to nature.

And how beautiful Maheshwari Kund was. We got the Lord of the Rings vibe of the marshlands Frodo and Sam go through while going to Mordor. We spent good 1 hour or so and got a lot of photos clicked.

Maheshwari Kund - a secluded lake in the lap of nature
Maheshwari Kund - a secluded lake in the lap of nature

Upon returning we had our lunch, and then the big question came again. Where to go now? There were some places in Munsiyari which we had planned to do on the last day. On google, we found our about this village called Madkot which is about 16 kms from Munsiyari and there we can get close to Goriganga River. We decided to go there.

On our way, we found quite a few landslides. Had to wait about half an hour at one of them. The road was muddy and narrow at few places and Duster's ESP kicked in a few times. Ours is an AWD which I think helped a lot.

We thought the drive to Munsiyari was awesome. But, the road to Madkot was just another level. It was so grand! Hard to describe in words (see the video and you would understand).

The best part was driving beside the Gori Ganga river. The valley is so grand in itself and its so beautiful. Gori Ganga River's flow is so violent, it instantly makes you understand the power of nature. Even in the video, I found it hard to describe in words.

Absolute scale of GoriGanga river valley
Absolute scale of GoriGanga river valley

After spending some time there, we returned to our hotel and the rain had started full-on. A perfect setting for chai and pakore. It was such a nice feeling, I still miss it.

View from Milam Inn hotel room
View from Milam Inn hotel room

At night, clouds cleared a little and we saw the first glimpse of Panchchuli peaks. What a view! We also captured this lightning strike by the change which you can see at the end of the video.


Day 5: Birthi Falls

There is a waterfall that is 33 km before Munsiyari and we went there while returning on the last day. Even while leaving, the beauty of Munsiyari didn't stop to amaze us.

Birthi Falls near Munsiyari
Birthi Falls near Munsiyari

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