The Last Indian Village – 5 Photos from Uttarakhand
At 3118 mtrs (10229 ft) above sea level, in the shadows of the holy town, Badrinath, is pitched a pretty little village in Uttarakhand – Mana. Better known as the last Indian village before the border with Tibet, the village is famed for the dazzling vistas it offers and the intriguing history that is scattered amongst its rustic lanes and idyllic slopes.
For a town so close to Badrinath, where pilgrims flock in hordes, Mana is completely a laid-back retreat…very calm and quiet….
Mana is a small village stuck in time – one has to park one’s vehicles at the village border itself and walk around on foot thus giving you a chance for a refreshing walk in the midst of the heavenly Himalayan surroundings – just you and nature!
The majestic mountains, the sparkling waters and the haunting beauty
all around were only just adding gems to this tiny paradise
The Mana people are also reputed for their weaving skills. The hand woven shawls, carpets or durries and sweaters are a masterpiece in themselves. But Mana is best know for its Potatos!!
All photos in this post are courtesy Aditya Ashok, an engineering student pursuing B.Tech (IT) at MIT, Manipal , who traveled in North India during his vacations. Text excerpted from Exploring the Last Indian Village in Uttarakhand – Mana Village (Part I) by Arti in her travel blog, My Yatra Diary.