Unexplored offbeat Places in India

by - October 26, 2020

 Gurez Valley, Kashmir

                The humdrum in Gurez Valley is the stunning fairytale scenery, spectacular backdrops, the musical hum of the garrulous river & cool air. The normal prospect of shepherds and fields felt like a Bambi scenery. This wonderful place is located just under the "LOC" Line of Control, which also makes this place the safest ground in India. Continuous patrolling and caution can be observed, which can make your journey more exciting. When the air and the atmosphere are at their peak, September is the best month to explore this wonderful city. If anyone loves valleys and nature, this must be included in the travel list in India.

Best time to Visit : September-October

Pangong Lake, Leh-Ladakh

Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kullu-Manali

                One of the sacred temples in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is Bijli Mahadev. It is situated in the Kullu Valley at an altitude of around 2,460 m. Bijli Mahadev, dedicated to Lord Shiva (Mahadev), is one of the oldest temples in India. It can be approached by a pleasant trek of 3 km, situated 14 km from Kullu across the Beas River.

           From the temple, a scenic view of the Kullu and Paravati valleys can be seen. Bijli Mahadev Temple's 60-foot-high staff shines like a silver needle in the light.

Hampta Pass, Kullu-Manali

                    Hamta Pass lies in the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas at a height of 4275 m (14039 ft). It is a narrow corridor between the Chandra Valley of Lahaul and the Himachal Pradesh valley of Kullu, India. As part of the trek path, the nomenclature of the trek was taken from Hamta Village, located below Sethan village. In the summer, when the dry-cold desert of Lahaul is barren, this pass is often used by shepherds of the lower Himalayan region, finding high altitude grasslands.

Sohra (Cherrapunjee)

               Among the states of Northeast India, Cherrapunjee is just like an oasis. With stunning scenery, lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, trekking trails, fresh air & the world-famous Double Decker Living Root Bridges, it is untouched and thus full to the brim.

            You could be exploring this perfect paradise for days or even weeks and you wouldn't get bored. It is regarded as the wettest location on Earth, or it was until they were trumped by an inch of rainfall by a small town nearby. However, it is best to visit in the winter season (Nov-Feb) to prevent a complete wash-out! In order to discover its green pastures, many visitors flock here and must ready to follow in their footsteps.

Best time to Visit : November-February

Jamuni, Darjeeling

Mawphanlur, Meghalaya's Paradise


                    If want to visit some peaceful places in the Northeast, then this is the perfect tour for you to visit Meghalaya's paradise, Mawphanlur village. After reaching Mawphlang, where you can visit the sacred groves at the traveler's nest before your arrival. Walk and admire the beauty along the paths of Lum Kyllang, Lum Symper, Mawten, Lum Nohkrek, Rambrai, Mawdoh.

                In the village, spend a quiet evening and enjoy the night while staring at the stars under the clear night sky.  Visit the busy streets and watch kids play cowbells and football. Interact and discuss their everyday tasks and lifestyle with the locals. During your tour, enjoy activities such as hiking, kayaking, angling, swimming & kite flying. Hit Lum Kyllang and head back with plenty of memories to Shillong.

Lepchajagat-Lamhatta, Darjeeling

Deomali, Odisha


                Deomali, in the Chandragiri-Pottangi subrange of the Eastern Ghats, is a hill peak. It is situated in the Koraput district of south Odisha , India, near Koraput city. The highest mountain in the state of Odisha is Deomali Mountain, with an altitude of around 1,673 m. It is located near the village of Doodhari, in Southern Odisha, 70 km from Koraput via Semiliguda. The peak is rich in flora and fauna, covered by dense green forests. 

            It is not only a wonder for visitors, but also for hang gliding, mountain climbing and trekking adventure sports enthusiasts. Odisha Tourism Department is taking several development measures in recent times to popularise this peak among travellers as a hot tourist attraction by connecting the Tar roads, Hill top amenities hub, drinking water points on the top of the mountain, watching towers for the arena's lovely view. When moving to the top of the hill, several waterfalls were also found.

Sandakphu, Darjeeling

Wayanad, Kerala

            Wayanad is an Indian of Kalpetta in the north-east of Kerala state, with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 metres, it is set high up on the Western Ghats. The district was established as the twelveth district in Kerala on 1st November 1980 by dividing areas from the districts of Kozhikode and Kannur. 6 The region of the district of around 886 sq.km is under forest. There are three civic cities in Wayanad — Kalpetta, Mananthavady and Sulthan Bathery.

            The only Lava-Kusha shrine in Kerala is Pulpally in Wayanad & Vythiri has the only mirror temple in Kerala, which is a Jain temple. Ambukuthi Mala's edicts and caves and other facts state that the location is as old as the beginning of the Civilisation of the Modern Age.

Shoja, Pradesh Himachal

Springtime, Shoja
                Shoja is the place if anyone wants to be one with nature and experience the beauty of solitude. It is a pleasant village surrounded by mountains covered with snow and coniferous and deodorous forests. You can take a leisurely walk to Serolsar Lake (known for its spectacular sunsets), climb to the nearby waterfalls, or just enjoy the peace and quiet.

Kerala, Gavi

            Gavi is an eco-tourist attraction encircled by miles of natural beauty, untarnished by commercialization. Tropical forests, scenic lakes, hills, cardamom plantations, gushing waterfalls, and various flora and fauna are present in the village. Visitors will enjoy canoeing in the calm waters of the lake, hiking in the forest, camping in the woods or spotting wildlife. In the wilderness, set up a tent or opt for tree houses or rustic eco-lodges.


Dzongu, Sikkim North            

            Dzongu is a small village, encircled by lush greenery and mountain ranges, situated about 49 miles from Gangtok. It is home to the Lepcha tribe, who have their own lifestyle and cultural values. There's a pool, gushing waterfalls, a small monastery and a bamboo bridge over the river Teesta, where you can go fishing or go on short hikes to nearby villages. In this village, there are only homestay options available, meaning you can experience the local lifestyle and culture.
Lake - upper Dzongu
Gandikota, Andhra Pradesh            

                Gandikota is a tiny town in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district, home to a gorge that is 300 feet wide. The canyon has spectacular views and the 13th-century Gandikota Fort, a red sandstone citadel with 101 bastions, was said to have been carved by the Penna River over thousands of years. Hiking up to the top of the gorge to enjoy the majesty of the canyon. For the amazing breathtaking views of hill forests and the Penna River, the hike is moderately demanding but well worth it.

Kanatal, Uttarakhand


            80 kilometer far from Dehradun, this picturesque hamlet, set among coniferous trees, lush greenery & sun-kissed mountains at an altitude of 2,580 metres, is undeniably enchanting. There is a Surkanda Devi temple (dedicated to Hindu Goddess Sati) and Tehri Dam for sightseeing trips. There's plenty to do for thrill-seekers, from forest safaris and wildlife spotting in Kodai jungle to an 80ft deep valley crossing, rappelling, forest camping, and jungle trail trekking. To experience local village life, be sure to stay at one of those homestays or Pahadi rooms.

Best time to visit : April - June

View from Resort

Majuli, Assam

                Located on the banks of the river Brahmaputra, Majuli remains one of the largest river islands. It brims with lush greenery, wonderful culture, varied flora and fauna, and warm and friendly tribal residents that will make the trip memorable here. Stroll around the island and visit the temple of Vishnu that dates back to the 15th century. Here, can also spot a variety of bird species, making it a visitor's paradise. The best way to monitor the winged beauties of this island is to have by boating tour.

Tonglu-Tumling, Darjeeling

Hills of Ponmudi, Kerala

            To build the stunning natural scenery of this hill station, the spectacular hills of the Western Ghats, mist-covered valleys, lush tea plantations & forest-lands merge. As well as rare and unusual flora and fauna, including exotic butterflies, rock flowers and wild orchids, there are several hiking trails winding through the hills. In addition, 22 hairpin turns, an engineering feat, are involved in the path to get here.

Parule & Bhogwe Beach, 


            Parule provides, along with a taste of authentic local cuisine, a farm stay experience. Activities such as cow milking, fishing & walking around plantations can keep you active. It will take your breath away from the beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

            On the other side, Bhogwe boasts architectural wonders and magical beauty. There are rustic temples and old farmhouses in the village, where you can have a relaxing holiday while munching cashews, boat-riding or just lazing on the shore.

Attractions to visit in Parule and Bhogwe: Nivti Beach, Golden Rock, Devbagh Beach

Best Visiting Time: October-November

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh 

Jahaz Mahal

            Mandu, though unknown to many people, is a lovely spot in Madhya Pradesh and provides the epitome of architectural elegance. This town is evidence of the love of Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. Mandu is also known for being the birthplace of India's oldest built monument. The remains of this ancient city have been preserved to date and give tourists a rich past to explore. There are lovely palaces to visit in the city and get a taste of the royal heritage.

Attractions In Mandu: Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Jami Masjid, The Palace of Baz Bahadur

Best visit time: from October to March

** Also see God's Own Country, Kerala

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