Spiti, which loosely translates as "the Middle Land," is a mountainous, freezing desert streaked with green patches over a dry, weather-beaten face with interesting valleys, windswept scenery, and quiet, hard-working communities.
Spiti Bhoti is a Tibetan language spoken in the valley. It is classified as a Lahaul-Spiti language. It is thought to be a spiritual journey via many monasteries and Buddhist communities living in the villages, where you can appreciate the solitude and psychologically calm or engage yourself.
The Valley, surrounded by the tall, tranquil Himalayan mountains, is an exquisite destination to visit. The high mountain passes, still-blue lakes, and cascading waterfalls add to the allure of the area.
When it comes to women's safety, Spiti is unarguably the safest place in India.
Dhankar, which has certain elements dating back to the 12th century, was the historic capital of the Spiti Valley Kingdom during the 17th century. The Nonos, the early rulers of Spiti, had the authority to farm the adjacent lands and were required to keep the fort in good harmony. It's an important Buddhist center and is also referred to as the "Land of Lamas." Numerous Buddhist monasteries, or Gompas, dot the valley. It is snow-bound and best visited between March and June. Those looking for a relaxed holiday should visit Spiti during this season, which begins in March and lasts through June, with temperatures ranging from 0 to 15 degrees Celsius. Winters in Spiti are only for the mindful.
Wildlife species include Ibex, Bharal, Red Fox, Marten, Weasel, Pika, Snow Cock, Bearded Vulture, Chukor, Golden Eagle, Griffon, Himalayan Chough, Raven, and more. Lynx, Marmots, and Tibetan wolves may also be present in this area; this has not been reported.
Objects d'art include prayer wheels, flags, beads, masks, carved brass or copper Chhang pots, bamboo baby cradles, and work baskets.
Nighttime is again the silent yet loud noise of the Milky Way, and millions of stars glow in the sky and fill us with a surprise of satisfaction.
This journey could not be better for widening your imagination and learning from the locals.