Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh: The Valley of Life
Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas. It is a hidden isolated world in the north eastern part of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Discovering these isolated city with AHA Taxis’ Radio cars will be a memorable journey of lifetime. Spiti Valley is the second least populous district out of 640 districts in India with a population of 31,564. | Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh: The Valley of Life |
Spiti’s largest green area, Pin Valley is surrounded by barren landscapes and unexplored mountains. It is quaint little village with the Pin river that still provides life scenes for picture postcards.
Langza, the highest inhabited village in the world is an unbeatable location providing some of the finest views of Spiti with unclaimed fossils lying everywhere.
Lahaul and Spiti both are the perfect locations for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Spiti Valley is also popular as ‘Little Tibet’ as the climate and landscape of Spiti is similar to that of Tibet. Spiti captivates impresses upon the adventure enthusiasts to visit here for the best trekking experience and ski areas in the world.
The weather of Spiti remains moderate and pleasant during summers which starts in May and it stretches till the mid of October. And monsoon season is the best time to visit Spiti as this region get very less rainfall or no rainfall making the temperature ideal to travel and explore the beautiful valley of life.
The name ‘Spiti’ literally means ‘The Middle Land’ which lies on the Indian border with Tibet. Komic village of Spiti is the world’s highest village. You can travel through road by best cabs from Kasol to Spiti and endure the eye-widening sites. Further, Spiti also boasts to have the world’s highest post office and the world’s highest polling station in the village of Hikkim.
Tabo Monastery is one of the oldest Buddhist centers in western Himalaya is also located in Spiti. The murals of Tabo Monasteries are quite similar to the Ajanta paintings. Spiti remains unbounded in winter due to closure of Kunzum Pass. Further it results in the cut-off Spiti from the rest of the country.
Eating options are only limited to Indian and Tibetan foods. But there are some amazing ethnic restaurants in Spiti which specializes in Tibetan food and delicious local dishes.