There's an Udaipur in Lahaul Spiti and I Bet You Didn't Know About It


The Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh is loved by travellers for its enchanting beauty and imposing landscapes. While places like Kaza and Tabo are top tourist destinations, Udaipur is a quaint village that you must also visit. The destination is pristine and untouched, so please read on only if you're an aware and conscious traveller.

Why travel to Udaipur:

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Photo of Udaipur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Saumiabee

Whether you're interested in history, religion, architecture or nature, Udaipur is one place that packs in attractions for all kinds of travellers. Here are places that you must visit.

This temple is one of the most holy sites, not just in Udaipur but in the entire Spiti Lahaul district. It is also the most significant landmarks of the town. Dating back to more than 6,000 years, the temple is said to have been created by Lord Vishvakarma himself. In fact, it is also deeply associated with Goddess Durga as it is believed that this is the spot where she killed Mahishasur, the demon. Therefore, Mrikula Devi Temple is as important as any Shaktipeeth around the country. If you're someone who is religious and believes in god, you must experience the sheer peace and bliss that this temple offers.

Located 9km away from Udaipur, lies Triloknath, an 8th century temple that is held in high regard by both, Buddhists and Hindus. This is the only temple in the world that is worshipped by both the religions as such. For Hindus, the deity in the temple is Shiva while Buddhists worship him as Arya Avalokiteshwar. The temple also has an interesting test for all devotees. It features a column which cannot be crossed if you are a sinner, no matter how thin or flexible you may be. So head to Triloknath if you want to put yourself on test.

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53km away from Udaipur lies Keylong, the administrative centre of Lahaul Spiti. A famous attraction here that you must check out is Kardang Monastery. Dating back to the 12th century, the monastery is a beautiful one that you must visit. Enjoy the serenity at Kardang, as well as the breathtaking views.

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Photo of Suraj Tal, Himachal Pradesh by Saumiabee

You may have heard of the popular Chadratal but I am sure that you haven't heard of Suraj Tal, located 125km away from Udaipur. The interesting fact about the lake is that it remains frozen even in the month of June. So if you're looking to behold a once-in-a-lifetime sight, Suraj Tal is the place to go.

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Photo of Sach Pass 4390m, Gahar Dunei, Himachal Pradesh by Saumiabee

Infamous as the most dangerous pass in the country, Saach Pass should be on your list especially if you're an adventure junkie. Located only 65km away from Udaipur, this mountain pass remains open only from June-October.

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Photo of Bara Lacha La, Himachal Pradesh by Saumiabee

This high-mountain pass situated in Zanskar mountain range is 129km away from Udaipur. The route to the pass is famous for massive snow walls that are formed on either sides of the road. In addition, long icicles formed underneath the mountains make for an exciting sight.

With so many attractions and landscape that will take your breath away, Himachal's Udaipur must go down in your bucket list this year.

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