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10 International Border Posts You Can Actually Visit In India!

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HolidayIQ Travellers list 10 places in India where you can almost touch international borders.

10 International Border Posts You Can Actually Visit In India!:

  1. Sikkim
  2. Amritsar (Punjab)
  3. Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
  4. Manipur
  5. Dharchula (Uttarakhand)
  6. Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)
  7. Shillong (Meghalaya)
  8. Mana (Uttarakhand)
  9. Jalpaiguri (West Bengal)

1. Nathu la Pass

Nathu la Pass
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source: wikimedia.org

HolidayIQ Traveller A Guptha says, “It is a must visit place! Indo China border looks so beautiful that it can't be described in words. Indian army men welcome all the visitors that make you proud for your country. One will salute those soldiers who stay there in such dangerous conditions round the clock and protect our country. Chinese soldiers are also good and meet warmly with all visitors.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Milind, “The road to Nathula Pass is approx. 55 km from Gangtok. The road in some places is nicely maintained by military, & widened in most of the length. In some places it is very narrow & damaged by rain & rainfalls. We have to drive very safely since there are no or very short heighted railings.”

2. Wagah Border

Wagah Border
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HolidayIQ Traveller Kiran Prakash says, “You must have an idea about Army and its operation but have not seen it. In Wagah Border, you can see it LIVE. You will find a live demonstration of Army activities including fights between Pakistan. This border is between India and Pakistan. Daily demonstration of Parade, Attack shows are being done by both countries Army. At both end there are sitting arrangements. It is a 50 minutes show will remember you lifetime. Never miss.”

3. Longewala

Longewala
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source: blogspot.com

The Mata Tanot Temple located near Longewala is the last point up to where civilians are permitted to go, beyond which they require a special permit. Locals and tourists alike believe the temple to have special powers as during an earlier war, none of the bombs were able to land on this temple while other directed nearby never exploded thus saving the entire area. HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Kapadia says, “If you go to Jaisalmer by your own vehicle, don’t miss Longewala. It is the best road experience I ever had till date.”

4. Moreh

Moreh
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source: e-paolive.net

Moreh town actually lies on the Indo-Burmese border. There is even a land bridge connecting it to Myanmar with plans being to eventually serve as a gateway beyond towards Thailand and China. Right now it is a cosmopolitan business hub. HolidayIQ Traveller Aritro Dasgupta suggests you discover these far-flung destinations in India that are close to international borders.

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5. Dharchula

Dharchula
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source: uttarakhandpravasi.com

On the way to Mansarovar Lake, lies Dharchula, a scenic town in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. It's a border town between Indian and Nepal and yet people from both sides pass through without any restrictions, as long as they aren't carrying any cargo. The Rung people living in the area have been native to this place before recorded history

6. Dongkha la

Dongkha la
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source: knpsikkim.in

Dongkha la or Donkia Pass is a high mountain pass in the Himalaya connecting Sikkim in India with Tibet in China. The pass offers a view of the Tibetan Plateau. The pass is located in North Sikkim. HolidayIQ Traveller Nandeeta says, “Yaksey, a tourist lodge, 6-km from Lachung towards Yumthang is an ideal place for tourists to this area. Another 23-km leads to Yumey-Samdong hot springs near river Sebu-Chu at the foot of Donkia-La pass, which connects Lachung valley to Lachen valley.”

7. Bumla Pass

Bumla Pass
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HolidayIQ Traveller PS Subbu says, “It is a matter of pride to be there at Bumla Pass. Here you will come to know about the greatest soldiers journey & demise during the 1962 War and the present Army's courage and calibre as they are saving us at an temperatures ranging between -20 to -8 degrees during winters and 2-6 degrees during summers and is full of winds at all times which make the life miserable. It’s better to carry some winter clothing during the month of March and April to avoid any sought of sickness.”

8. Dawki-Tamabil

Dawki-Tamabil
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source: wikimedia.org

Dawki-Tamabil is one of the few road border crossings between India and Bangladesh. It is used mainly for coal transportation to Bangladesh. HolidayIQ Traveller Suchismita from Kolkata says, “We had also gone to dawki which is Meghalaya-Bangladesh border. The water is crystal clear with an excellent scenic beauty. There is a traditional khasi restaurant in police bazaar where one must eat to taste authentic khasi food.”

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9. Mana Pass

Mana Pass
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source: dangerousroads.org

Mana Pass, alternatively Mana La, is a mountain pass in the Himalayas on the border between India and Tibet. HolidayIQ Traveller Susmita Gupta says, “10230 feet above sea level, 3 km from Badrinath and 50 km from civilization is this last village in Indian territory called Mana, which has only 15 houses. From here you can walk up to Tibet - to Mansarovar. The local people believe that this is the route the Pandavas had taken when they walked up to heaven at the end of their great rule in Bharata. In fact, there are Pandava caves here which one can see.”

10. Chamurchi

Chamurchi
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source: Flickr- anirbansaha.com

Chamurchi is a small hill town located at the Indo-Bhutan border. It is a relatively new tourist destination and is far from the madding crowds. The lush green sprawling tea gardens, the cascading rivers and the small market add to the charm of this small yet pristine hill station of Chamurchi. One of the major attractions of this small town is the view of Mt. Kanchenjunga which looks breathtakingly beautiful.

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