Every other corner of India with filled with best travel destinations and there are some tourist spots in India, which are present on the international border. You have to take special permissions from the government to roam in these places in India.
There’s a lot of security in these places on the International Border. Also, there are no threats to the people coming here. So, let’s know about these beautiful places on the border.
1. Kanchenjunga, Bharat-Nepal
Kanchenjunga is the highest peak in India which is located on the International Border of India-Nepal. This third largest mountain in the world and is the mountainous station of Darjeeling, Bhutan, China, India and Samjhana Mountains of Nepal.
2. Ram Setu
Ram Setu, also known as Adam’s Bridge or Rama Bridge is a series of limestone shoals, between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, located on the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka.
As per geological pieces of evidence, this bridge is a former land having a connection between India and Sri Lanka.
This beautiful Setu is also located on the border of India and Sri Lanka. To see this, tourists come from countries and abroad.
3. Bhairabkund, Bhutan
Bhairabkunda is a famous picnic spot in Udalguri district in the State of Assam, India. The place is situated on the borders of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh, adjacent with the Bhutanese town of Daifam.
To witness the city’s architecture, built on the border of Bhairabkunda, Bharat Bhutan, India and Bhutan, you have to take special from the government as special security is earmarked for the tourists here.
4. Sunderbans, India-Bangladesh
On this border of India, you can calm your eyes by seeing the spellbinding nature, only after taking the special permissions. It’s a pleasure to have a fun walk in the river amid dense forests of Sunderbans.
5. Pangong Lake, India-China
To see Pangong Lake, or the “high grassland lake” is one of India’s most beautiful lakes which have its extension from India to China and tourists are also prepared to take special permissions.
A spectacular town situated on the Indo-Nepal border, Dharchula is enveloped by the snow-clad Panchchuli cliffs. The town is blessed with some alluring tourist attractions like Manasa Sarovar, the lake located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Dharchula is linked with Nepal by a foot overbridge built across the Kali River. By crossing the bridge, you’ll reach Nepal! Also, people are allowed to pass through without any restrictions unless you’re carrying any cargo.
7. Nathu La Pass – Mansarovar
Nathu La pass is one of those uncommon spots where you walk into the Chinese-Tibet border. It’s one of the world’s highest motorable roads. The road network has been opened up as a route for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The Indo-China border is a few metres away from Nathu La Pass and you can witness both Indian and Chinese soldiers guarding the border.
Nathula is open for Indians on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Special permission is required which you have to take by applying to the Sikkim Tourism Department in Gangtok.
8. Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh
India’s last village is to the side of Tibet border, Chitkul is a beautiful place located at the side of Baspa River; also known for growing the best peas and potatoes in India. So, when you travel, have storage of them when you visit the place.
Chitkul is merely 1 Km away from Nagasthi checkpost and nearly 10 Kms from the China border. And remember you can’t cross the border!
9. Nako Lake
This beautiful lake is located in Nako village of Kinnaur valley on Hindustan Tibet Road, NH-22. It is known for scenes of the majestic snow-capped peak of Kinnaur Kailash. During the summers, you can see regular visits of bikers here. A drive alongside Khab – Nako – Malling Nalla – Chango – Sumdo is simply out-of-the-world. Lake Nako is 54 Kms away from India-Tibet border and you can’t cross the border!
Alipurduar is the gateway to Bhutan, situated on the banks of the river Kaljani on the foothills of the Himalayas. Since its colonial period, its forest, wildlife, timber, and natural beauty are known for its scenery. It’s the last beautiful spot in India before you reach Phuentsholing. Alipurduar is 57 kms away from Bhutan border. And yes you are allowed to cross the border town of Phuentsholing. What you only need to carry is a valid Indian ID proof.
11. Lachung – Yumthang Valley
Yumthang Valley is a beautiful valley located at an elevation of about 11,800 feet of Indo-Tibetan Border. The valley is home for beautiful Himalayan florals, picturesque green slopes, yaks, and Teesta river. The voyage to the Yumthang Valley from Lachung is highlighted with multi-colored rhododendrons and orchids. You are allowed to enter the place when taken permission from the Tourism Department and Police Check Post.
8. Nelong Valley
With a spectacular view of the Tibetan Plateau and spectacular scenery, the Nelong Valley blooms with rich wildlife having rare birds and plant species as well as snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, and musk deer.
Nelong Valley is nestled in the Gangotri National Park at a distance of 45 Km from the India-China border.
Also, you are restricted to cross the border. regulated tourism is allowed along with 6 forest vehicles permitted every day. You can’t stay overnight. Indian nationals need permission from the sub-divisional magistrate and a certificate of fitness to enter the valley.
9. Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary
Sharing the border with West Bengal and Nepal, Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary can be accessed from Dentam, Hilley, and Soreng.
the major attractions of the sanctuary include the breathtaking rhododendrons which blossoms in April-May which paints the entire sanctuary with colors.
The sanctuary is located at a height of 3060 metres from the Indo-Nepal border. And sadly, you cannot cross the border!
Known as the Mango City Of India, Malda is located near the Bangladesh border. In the past it is known as the English Bazaar; Malda is known for its magnificent architecture and the confluence of Mahananda and Kalindi River. Make sure to try out the Himsagar variety of mango inborn to the soil here. The place is 12 Kms away from the border.
If you want to cross the border, travelers can pass through Shona Masjid-Mohadipur Checkpost with a valid visa.