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