An Adrenaline Pumping Ride to Sissu, Lahaul Valley Via Atal Tunnel

The Himalayas offer the most awe-inspiring landscape and impressive scenery on earth. Cherish your solitude through an incredible experience through the longest tunnel in the world with a length of 9.02km and above 10,000 feet. Yes, we are talking about the Atal Tunnel named after former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which is located at the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway in Himachal Pradesh, India. Amazed by the tunnel interiors it takes fifteen minutes to cross the tunnel at a length of 9.20 km. Safety measure inside the tunnel is arranged effectively with an emergency exit at every 500 m, telephone connections at every 150 m, fire hydrant mechanism at every 60 m, along with air monitoring at every 1 km and CCTV cameras at every 250 metres. It provides tranquil connectivity towards Sissu, also known as Khwaling, in local dialect Khwa means snow and ling means land. 

Image Credit: Ammu Unnikrishnan
Image Credit: Ammu Unnikrishnan

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For a rip-roaring adventure, snow-clad mountains, blue skies, river streams and spectacular landscape, Sissu is simply pleasing to your curious eyes and one of the biggest attractions among tourists during winters. Sissu village provides a perfect view of Ghepan Peak and the Sissu waterfalls, also called Khagling and more often than not goes unexplored, happens to be one of the best in North India. With a top-notch visual experience, comprising a fairytale beauty, Sissu reflects the exotic beauty of nature that refuses to fade from your eyes. The world uncovered through the Atal tunnel alters the entire perspective towards the place. To enjoy the marvellous hanging glaciers and multiple waterfalls, tourists in droves visit Lahaul valley. The best time to visit is from February to June and September to December. The autumn vibe is entirely different from that of winters. During autumn, adventure-seekers experience the beautiful scenic landscape and diverse geographical conditions. Never miss an opportunity to visit the extremely thrilling and truly bewitching encounters in Himachal Pradesh for a calm and refreshed state of mind. 

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