23/ APRIL /2023
The Indian Border
India is bordered by five distinct geographic features: the Himalayan mountain range, the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Thar Desert.
The typical association with its borders is often apprehension, evoking images of fences, soldiers, and barbed wires.
However, India’s borders offer serene and tranquil frontiers that are not only beautiful but also filled with adventure.
The town of Mana, located near the Indo-China border, is just a few kilometers from Badrinath and boasts beautiful views of the Saraswati River and the Himalayas.
Dawki, situated on the Indo-Bangladesh border, is a picturesque town surrounded by greenery and is famous for its crystal clear Umngot River, considered the cleanest in Asia.
Chitkul in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, is a charming Himalayan village with apple orchards. It is the last inhabited border village, located on the banks of the Baspa River.
Dharchula, located on the Indo-Nepal border, is surrounded by snow-clad Panchchuli peaks and features a freshwater lake located in Tibet.
Pangong Tso, Leh
Pangong Tso Lake, located on the Indo-China border, is an important breeding ground for various bird species, with over two-thirds of the lake under Chinese territory.
Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
Dhanushkodi, located on the southeastern tip of Pamban Island, was destroyed by a cyclone in 1964 and is now a beautiful tourist attraction.
Alipurduar, West Bengal
Alipurduar, situated on the foothills of the Himalayas on the bank of the Kaljani River, is a gateway to Bhutan and known for its wildlife, forests and scenic beauty.
Varsey Sanctuary, Sikkim
Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary borders Nepal and features stunning rhododendrons that bloom in April-May.
Turtuk & Thang, Ladakh
Turtuk and Thang, located just a few kilometers from the LOC, are the last major settlements in India bordered by the Gilgit-Baltistan region and the Shyok River