Leh Ladakh - The Land of the Mystic Lamas
Topographically, the whole of the district is mountainous and is a cold desert that lies between the three parallel ranges of the Great Himalayas, the Zanskar, the Ladakh and the Karakoram. Between these ranges, the Shayok, Indus and Zanskar rivers flow and most of the population lives in valleys of these rivers. It is also known as Khapa-chan, which means snow land. The best time to visit Leh – Ladakh by road is from May to September. Even though the Srinagar – Leh highway opens in May, the Manali – Leh highway opens in June.
Khajjiar - The Mini Switzerland of India
Being popular as “The Mini Switzerland of India”, located at an altitude of around 1920 meters (6400 feet) above sea level, Khajjiar is a stunning valley around 24 km from Dalhousie in district Chamba of Himachal Pradesh. Khajjiar sits on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by meadows and forests. You can visit Khajjiar anytime round the year, but the best time to visit Khajjiar is summers (From March until October). Winters in Khajjiar are pretty severe cold, the temperature drops below zero a lot of the time, which means you might experience snowfall as one of the plus points, maybe to compensate for the harsh weather out of doors.