Gateway To Mayar Valley, Udaipur Is A Hamlet In The Lahaul-Spiti District Wooing Pilgrims & Nature Lovers Alike

Collage of cherry tree in Himachal and Triloknath Temple
by Pratyusha Jana
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Himachal is dotted with quaint little mountainous villages, surrounded by lush greenery and snow-capped mountains. If you are a Himachal lover or planning to become one, add Udaipur to your bucket list. Mountains, green scenic beauty, temples—it has everything.

A photograph of Himachal Spiti Valley (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

A photograph of Himachal’s Spiti Valley (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Located in Himachal’s Lahaul and Spiti valley, this region has a refreshing air and certainly is a break from the rough and barren terrain of the rest of the valley.

Udaipur Village at Lahaul-Spiti Valley Spiti

Udaipur Village at Lahaul-Spiti Valley (Source: Wikipedia)

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A Small Village Full of Wonders

This scenic village, also known as the gateway to Mayar Valley, in the mountains is best for a day trip. Unfortunately, it does not yet have a lodging option for tourists but if you are into camping, it is a perfect find. For others, your nearest village is Keylong, 54 km away from Udaipur. Just a quick google search will help you find a hotel in Keylong that best suits your budget.

Bee Hives at Udaipur Himachal

Bee Hives at Udaipur Himachal (Source: Wikipedia)

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Things To Do in Udaipur, Himachal Pradesh

Take a walk through the village. Absorb the calm and enjoy the greenery. But that’s not all. Udaipur also has a lot of mythological history.

  • Triloknath Temple: 9 km away from Udaipur, this temple is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva and Arya Avalokiteshwar, its Buddhist equivalent.
Triloknath Temple in Udaipur Himachal

Triloknath Temple in Udaipur, Himachal (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

  • Markula Devi Temple: The Hindus have a list of 51 sacred places of worship, also known as the shaktipeeths. The sanctity of these spaces is marked by a background story, relating to the stories of Shiva and Parvati. Markula Devi Temple is one of those 51 shaktipeeth, where Devi Durga, the Hindu symbol of strength, power, and courage, killed Mahishasura, the evil demon. So you can very well imagine, this temple is a must-visit for many pilgrims from around the world.
Markula Temple in Udaipur, Himachal

Markula Temple in Udaipur, Himachal (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Fun fact, there was a time when Udaipur was known as Markul, influenced by its most remarkable possession, Markula Devi Temple. However, in 1695, it was renamed Udaipur after king Udai Singh of Chamba.

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