Things to do
Munsiyari Sightseeing - There's a lot to see in Munsiyari and in this day-long activity we have picked out some of the best sites to visit. After breakfast at your hotel, we drive you down to the Birthi Falls which is around 35 kilometres from the Munsiyari town. The gushing sound can be heard from the road-head where we park our vehicle. After climbing a few stairs, the milky white falls stares straight at you. At 126 metres, the plunge is quite tall and makes it very exciting. Some very rare species of butterflies and sparrows can be found flying around the falls.
Khuliya Top Trek - Munsiyari does give you a near-perfect look at the Panchachuli range, however, one wouldn't mind a panoramic view of them minus the distractions. We drive you early in the morning to the Balati bend from where the trek starts. Our expert local takes the lead and you follow him into the forests of pine and rhododendron. The view disappears as you tread through the thickets.
Maheshwari Kund Hike - Folklore is imbedded in the culture of Munsiyari and people take pride in reciting them. Once such story revolves around the Maheshwari Kund (pond) which the locals call as Mehsar Kund. This half day hike can be started anytime during the day before afternoon. The mule trail strewn with chips of rocks makes it an easy hike.
Best time to visit October to March
Late September to early November is the best time to visit here after the rains have subsided. The chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February.
Clear skies through March till the haze by mid-April and mid-June rains. Frequent landslides are the only dampener till the monsoons end.
How to reach
The closest airport to the Munsiyari town is Pantnagar airport(**limited flights on this route and flights are frequently cancelled). The Pantnagar airport is located in the beautiful hilly destination of Nainital. Pantnagar airport is situated at a distance of 249 kilometers from Munsiyari in the state of Uttarakhand. From Pantnagar airport you can either take cab or bus to reach Munsiyari.
There are two railway stations nearer to Munsiyari which are Kathgodam and Tanakpur. The distance between Tanakpur and Munsiyari is 218-kilometers and Kathgodam is located at a distance of 217 kilometers from Munsiyari. You have to take cab or bus to reach Munsiyari from these railway station.
Munsiyari is well-linked with every major city in Uttarakhand as well as other Northern Indian city too. Bus services are available from every major city for Munsiyari. You can also take cab to reach Munsiyari.
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