Nelong Valley opens for tourists first time since 1962

The picturesque Nelong Valley near the India-China border, which was closed for civilians after the 1962 war, has been opened for tourists.

Uttarakhand-Garhwal-MAP

About the Valley:

  • Location: Gangotri National Park, Uttarkhand (45km from the India-China).
  • Flora and fauna: It has an arid landscape and is a cold desert. Nelong boasts a rich wildlife, which includes the snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep and musk deer, along with rare bird and plant species.
  • Importance: Before the war, it was an important trade route.
  • Interestingly, foreigners are not allowed in the valley.

Sources: The Hindu, Wiki.

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