The Universe – Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India


by @biswaraj_das

The Universe – Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India
This was shot at Langza, Spiti and probably the most popular place of spiti.Though there are many shots taken from this location here i tried to present this in my visual ways.

Spiti Valley is also known popularly as Little Tibet and is situated in the part of Himalayas located in Himachal Pradesh. It can be accessed only during the summer season and is basically a remote location. It is a nature lover’s delight given the fact that it is surrounded by glaciers and mountains. You can also see a number of villages nestled high atop mountain crests and several monasteries that have a lot of history in spite of their rather quaint appearance. The streams and rivers here are as clear as crystal. With the many monks dressed in robes and prayer flags swaying in the wind, you can be forgiven for thinking that you are somewhere in Tibet.

Origin of the name

The word Spiti means middle land, which indicates its location between India and China. It was originally known as Piti.

How to get to Spiti

The commonest way to get to Spiti is by cabs or buses that ply to this location from different towns in Himachal Pradesh and other parts of North India. You can first come by rail or bus to Shimla, which is 309 km from Spiti. The railway stations of Jogindher Nagar and Chandigarh are located pretty close by as well. The road that comes through Rohtang Pass is normally closed for 6 months owing to snowfall. You can also take the road via Manali since it is supposed to take the least time.

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