Spiti is finally open. Here are 10 reasons to go now | Condé Nast Traveller India


Spiti is gorgeous all year round, but dare we say it’s prettier when blanketed in snow? The hill town’s many monasteries and the Chandratal lake are finally back on the radar. Now that you can finally visit (with new rules, of course), here are some winter scenes from the wonderland: 

Winter in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Wonder what the view might be from Spiti’s Key Monastery? Photo: Nimit Nigam/Getty Images
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A blue sheep sits atop a ridge in Spiti. Breathtaking, right? Photo: agefotostock/ Alamy Stock Photo
Winter is also the time to catch a glimpse of Spiti’s majestic snow leopards. Photo: Ondrej Prosicky/Alamy Stock Photo
Spiti’s Buddha statue by day. Photo: WireStock/Alamy Stock
Spiti’s Buddha statue by night. Photo: Mubarak Khan/Alamy Stock Photo
Spiti is a sight to behold in the winter. Photo: Joan Swinnerton/Alamy Stock Photo
The white winter wonderland that is Spiti Valley. Photo: WireStock/Alamy Stock Photo
The traditional Lama Mask Dance in Spiti. Photo: Mubarak Khan/Alamy Stock Photo
Who wouldn’t want to take a road trip through this winter wonderland? Photo: Pradeep Soman/Alamy Stock Photo

 



Updated: February 19, 2021 — 8:19 am

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