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Peaceful Border Towns in India

Know more about the border towns of India.

Thursday, 1st July 2021

The terrain of India is diverse and changes every few kilometers. Also, if you are a curious traveler, you will know that there are many places in the country that border neighboring countries. Although you can walk through some of these places, some places may require you to obtain a permit to get to the other side.

There are five peaceful border towns that you must know and visit.

Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh

It is the last Indian village adjacent to the Tibetan border. It is located in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, along the ancient trade route of Tibet. Dotted with apple orchards, snow-capped mountains, and Basspa River, it also presents a terrain similar to a hill station. There are many folk tales describing Chitkul and its existence. Talk to the locals, if that is your lucky day, you will learn more about this town.


Moreh, Manipur

Moreh is the main trade route and the trade center of India. Located before the India-Myanmar border, this is a place you must visit at least once. One of the highlights of this place is that its streets are lined with bustling shops, with almost everything, which will definitely force you to go shopping. When you come here, you will also see Morey showing a similar lifestyle and culture, such as the border city of Tamu, which is only 5 kilometers from the border.


Also Read: Jaisalmer: The great Indian desert experience.


Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu

It is the last city before the beginning of the Sri Lanka border, surrounded by the Indian Ocean on one side and the Bay of Bengal on the other. Dhanushkodi is a piece of land only one kilometer wide. The city was abandoned after being labeled uninhabitable after a devastating hurricane in 1964. It is about 20 kilometers from Talaymannar in Sri Lanka, and the Banban Bridge is the only connection between it and the Indian mainland.


Turtuk, Ladakh

Ladakh is one of the most amazing destinations in the world. No matter how you plan your trip, the moment you arrive at your destination, you will be eager to extend your vacation. Starting from rugged canyons, beautiful landscapes, and beautiful valleys, Ladakh will always amaze you. Interestingly, it is also the location of Turtuk, the last Indian village before the Pakistani border. This small town is located on the Gilgit-Baltistan border and became part of India after the 1971 war. When you come here, you can take a stroll in the village and bask in the sun. If you meet locals while drinking a cup of hot tea, you may also hear some interesting stories from the border.

Alipurduar, West Bengal

Alipurduar is located at the foot of the Himalayas and is the gateway to Bhutan. It is famous for its wildlife, forests, wood, and natural beauty, and it is the last beautiful place in India before reaching Phuentsholing. You can cross the border and reach the border town of Phuentsholing without obtaining any permits. Please note that you need to bring a valid Indian ID to travel further afield in Bhutan.


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