Munsyari is a town in Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand, India. Munsyari means place with Snow. This is best place for natural lovers, trekkers, glacier and mountaineers. Snow capped peaks surrounded the town. This is also known for flora and fauna. Major festivals celebrates in this place are Olgia, Phool De, Jauljibi, Khataruao, Basant Panchami, Makar Sankranti.
What to see in Munsyari:
Maheshwari Kund: It is the natural lake. Local people called this kund as Mehsar Kund. This place is surrounded by rhododendron. Visitors can enjoy the spectacular view of Panchchuli Peak.
Balati Farm: Visitors can have spectacular view of Ralam Glacier, Snow covered Himalayan Peaks and Balati Glacier. Dense rhododendron shrubs covered this farm.
Thamari Kund: It is a natural lake. Musk deers come to this place to drink water. This lake is surrounded by Paper trees.
Betulidhar: This place is famous to enjoy sunset. It has large garden with rhododendrons.
Khaliya Top: This is the highest peak which surrounds Munsyari. Visitors can have spectacular view of Panchuli Peaks. Skiing is famous in this place.
Masterji Museum: Earlier this was the residence place of Dr.SS Panghti. Now it is converted into museum. Documents that enabled trade between the Tibet and Johar Valley and antiques can be seen here.
What to see around Munsyari:
Kalamuni Temple: It is located 15kms away from the town. Naga God is worshipped here. Visitors can enjoy the spectacular view of Panchchuli Peak. Pine forests surround this temple.
Milam Glacier: River Milam originated here. Milam Glacier originates from the slope of Trishul and Kohli peaks. It is 16kms long. It is located 26kms away from Munsyari.
Ralam Glacier: It is located 28kms away from the town. Best time to visit this place is between April to June and September to November. This place can be reached by trekking from Pithoragarh and Bageshwar.
Birthi Falls: It is located 33kms away from Munsyari. It can be reached via Kalamuni Pass. These falls are surrounded by Himalayas and Dense forests.
Namik Glacier: It is situated in Nachani Village which is 58kms away from the town. This place is famous for waterfalls and sulphur springs.
Kalamuni Top: It is the route from Birthi Falls to Munsyari. On this hill visitors can find most ancient Kali Temple. It is located 34kms away from the town.
Getting to Munsiyari: Munsiyari is well connected with road ways. From Tankpur, Haldwani, Almora, Kathgodam buses come to this place. Nearest railway station is located at Kathgodam. From Jammu, Kanpur, Dehradun, Kolkata, Delhi etc trains come to this place. This place is 218 kms away from the town. Pantnagar is the nearest airport which is 250kms away from the town. Delhi flights come to this place regularly. Taxis are available to visit to Munsiyari.
Getting around Munsiyari: As it is a small town, visitors can see this place on foot. Share taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Munsiyari.
Best time to visit Munsiyari: As it is a hill station, winter season is too cold. Temperature goes below zero degrees. Best time to visit this place is between March to June.
Where to stay in Munsiyari: Very limited accommodations available in Munsiyari. Only budget and midrange hotels are available to stay in Munsiyari. Resorts and lodges are also available to stay at this place. All the hotels arrange skiing, river rafting, paragliding, trekking etc.
Where to eat in Munsiyari: Limited eateries are available in Munsiyari. All the restaurants offer Kumaoni, Continental, Chinese, Indian cuisines. In-house restaurants of the hotels are the best option to eat. Most famous dish of this place is Kulka.