Why Visit Munsiyari
All my lifetime, I have visited many places, but when I reached these peaks of Munsiyari, I got struck with epiphanies.
The mesmerizing beauty of Khaliya Top left me awestruck, the top which is at an astonishing altitude of 3500 meters, made me forget my fears and worries. I felt like a wave of calm and pure essence of nature ran through my soul. It gave me an outlet from all my worries, I felt like I don’t have any issues back home, no office problems, no traffic, no noise. All I had was peace and serene nature in front of me. I entered a new world where I am the creator, I am the writer, I am the painter, I am the poet and what not, I was everything. I was ME and just ME. In that movement I created a colorful world in which I lived a life of thousand years.
Nature was a canvas for me, it was a new and unexplored world, a world through which I started living the life which I always craved. It was calling me and eagerly waiting to be crafted, to be painted, to be made into a fairy tale, a world where my senses were free and fraternizing with the elements of nature, I went to a higher state, a state of extreme enlightenment.
How to Reach Munisiyari (Khaliya Top)
Munsiyari is the best place to visit to calm your tired soul and mind. It gives you the time and space to think about, what you have missed during these years, when you were working hard for your better tomorrow. Khaliya Top is one of the best places in Uttarakhand which can be visited to pacify yourself, It is situated in the high hills of Munsiyari Tehsil of Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand.
It can be easily reached by Air, by Bus, Trainor by Taxi. Munsiyari is very well connected by motor-able roads from Pithoragarh’s nearest Airport (Naini Saini Airport), and with Kathgodam (Haldwani) being the nearest railway station.
The nearest airport is situated in Pithoragarh, and from there you can reach Munsiyari by hiring a taxi. The distance between Pithoragarh and Munsiyari is 127 km. and it usually takes 4.30 hour ride to reach there. From there your can start your trek to the Khaliya Top.
The nearest railway station is Kathgodam (Haldwani) which is 164 km away and from there taxi’s are easily available for hire.
If you are coming from Delhi which is at a distance of 560 km, a daily bus service is available till Munsiyari, which will take 15 hours to complete the journey. And after spending one night in Munsiyari, you can start your trek of 4 km to Khaliya Top next day.
Best time to visit Munsiyari
Except monsoons you can visit Munsiyari any time of the year. Although the best time to visit will be May – June, when most parts of India is experiencing hot and dry weather. Other than that winters are the best time to visit Munsiyari when you can have an awe inspiring view of the majestic Panchachuli, Rajrambha, Hardeol and Nanda Kot peaks from Khaliya Top.