A Place with Versatility of Features
Mr. Anup Sah of Nainital, Uttarakhand (India) is a well known photo-artist, mountaineer and a trekker. He has been a contributor for our blog since its inception. This time he is before us with a photo feature on Tungnath region of northern hilly tract of India.
-Dr. Pankaj Sharma
“Tungnath region is located in District Chamoli of Uttarakhand, India. This region is one of the most beautiful places of Uttarakhand. The Echo System of Tungnath is very unique. The entire area is extremely rich in Himalayan flora and fauna. Beautiful rhododendron forests and rich wildlife including Himalayan Thar and Monal Pheasant make this area worth visiting. Moreover a variety of birds (of both, the high and the low altitude) are found here and thus this place is a paradise for bird watchers. The “Tungnath” temple of this region is known as the highest Temple of Lord Shiva (3680 metre). Chandrashilla, the highest hill top of Uttarakhand (4000 metre), lies here.”
Best month to visit this area: April.
Route 1: Delhi-Rishikesh-Rudrapriyag-Ukhimath and Chopta.
There is motor-able route up to Chopta.