Top 5 Most Extreme Places in India

Our India is undoubtedly beautiful with so many breath taking views and tourist spots that attracts millions to this land of wonders every years. But have you ever thought of measuring the extreme points of our India and covering all of them in a single trip?

How cool that would be ! to travel to the furthest corners that are labeled as “Only for bravehearts”.

While we Indians take proud in our diversity in everything and amaze tourists by showcasing the show of seasons we have as a blessing, these are the few places that are topographically extreme

1. The Highest Point –

Kanchenjunga

It is the highest mountain peak in India and ranked 3rd highest peak in the world with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). It is situated at the border of India and Nepal in the Himalayas range in Sikkim.

The meaning of Kachenjunga is “Five treasures of the world”, the five treasures still remains a secret to be discovered by those who brave to see her in her entire beauty. One of the reasons of it being extreme apart from its height is its temperature which goes as further as -12 Degree Celsius and the fact that there is no easy route to the summit. But the view and ardous journey is highly rewarded by the breath taking experience.

2. The Lowest Point –

Kuttanad

Also known as the Rice bowl of Kerela will amaze you with its beautiful Paddy fields and agriculture farms under the sea level which makes its elevation astonishingly -2.7 mtrs .

The area is serviced by 4 major rivers: Pampa, Meenachil, Achankovil and Manimala and is further beautified by Alapuzza’s Backwaters and canals in which you can take a tour around in rented houseboats. It’s iconic scenery with houses on both sides of the waters make you believe that you have just witnessed the Venice city in South India.

Yes! It’s that scenic.

3. The Wettest Point –

Mawsynram

It is situated in the east Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya and receives 11,872 mtrs of rain during the peak monsoon season making it the wettest place not only in India but the world.

Mawsynram known as the cluster of Hamlets has itself recorded and recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The temperature hovers between 15-25 Degree Celsius with the cool rainy moist winds that kisses your cheeks ten months a year. The grey sky, the dazzling drizzles, the serene atmosphere will make you fall in love with the abode of clouds- Meghalaya’s Mawsynram.

4. The Coldest Point –

Siachen Glacier

Siachen Glacier that stands proudly at 23000 ft above sea level is a place to visit only for adventure lovers. The freezing temperature that never goes below -30 Degree Celsius makes hypothermia a common visitor but it’s worth the once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll have in one of the highest battle fields of the world where avalanches are so frequent that staying alive becomes challenging.

5. The Hottest Point –

Churu

Churu, the gateway to Thar dessert has been recorded as the hottest place in India with temperature hitting 50 Degree Celsius. It is elevated about 270 mtrs above the sea level and situated between the sparkling yellow sand dunes and traditional Havelis of Rajasthan.

Your visit to this small town will reward you with various religious attractions like Mansa Devi temple, Sri Shantinath Mandir that is ornamented with ancient architecture and chandeliers and cultural attractions Forts and Sethani ka Johara.

So are you a brave heart enough to explore these extreme points? Are you adventurous enough to climb 8000 ft or trek in 50 degree Celsius ?

Don’t forget to add these points the next time you plan a trip your wild group of thrill loving pals and Don’t forget to let us know.

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