An image of lush green scenery is going viral on social media with a claim that it is from Himachal Pradesh in India.
The image is shared with a caption that reads, “ये दृश्य गांव-चढ़ना नौराधार, तहसील-राजगढ़, जिला-सिरमौर हिमाचल प्रदेश का है, स्विट्ज़रलैंड से कम है क्या हमारा हिमाँचल..?”
(Translation: This scenery is of village Charna, Nauradhar, Tehsil Raajgarh, District-Sirmour Himachal Pradesh. Is our Himachal any less than Switzerland?)
NewsMobile did a fact-check and found the claim to be fake.
On doing a Google Reverse Image Search, we found that the same image was uploaded on Pinterest stating that the viral image is from Mu Can, Vietnam.
Taking a cue, we searched for Mu Can, Vietnam, and found the same image was also uploaded on a blog Away On Vacation which said that Mù Cang Chải is a rural district of Yên Bái Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam.
We also found that Getty Images had published a similar image of Mù Cang Chải.
Hence, based on the above information, it is clear that the viral image is not from Himachal Pradesh but from Vietnam.
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