Sometimes Alok Bhartia wonders about how huge the blue planet is. The visual delicacies that our planet has to offers are immeasurable. India is home to thousands of forests that boast of an extensive variety of flora and fauna. It is believed that only 40% of India’s panoramic spots are featured in holiday packages and tour lists. Alok Bhartia brings you 10 such not-often-visited destinations.
If you hate huge crowds of tourists, these top 10 offbeat Indian destinations are for you!
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is a small town atop an Arunachali hill. The town has a host of Buddhist structures and monasteries. Tourists should visit Tawang between March and September.
Who knew a meteorite crater would turn into a green haven with a salt water lake. Lonar has a number of temples searing the blue sky.
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
The green fields of Ziro stretched at the foothills of Himalayas is something no traveler should miss. It’s one of those rare places that can be visited all round the year.
The valleys of Tamenglong offer an immaculate and stunning design created by Mother Nature. According to Alok Bhartia, its exotic ecosystem looks the best between October and April.
Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh has hundreds of sight-seeing destinations. Mandu, however, rarely makes it to the list despite its pristine splendor. Baz Bahadur’s Palace is a must-visit here.
Bundi is different from your average Rajasthani holiday junction. The Bundi Fort is surrounded by a lake and the architecture is slightly different than that of its relatives in Jaipur, Jaisalmer, and Ajmer.
North Sikkim, Sikkim
Gurudongmar Lake, one of the highest lakes in India is in North Sikkim. It’s an awesome location for trekking and hiking.
The hills at Telangana’s Papi-Kondalu are often compared to the Swiss Alps. If you plan to visit this place, make sure you check out the Munivatnaam waterfall.
The world’s largest river island is often missed by travelers. Visit the several satras – Vaishnavite monasteries − some dating back to the 16th century. The Auni Ati satra, famous for Paalnaam and Apsara dance, has an assortment of ancient Assamese artifacts, utensils, jewellery and handicraft.
It’s the newest addition to UNESCO’s World Heritage site list. The step-well at Patan, better known as Rani ka vav will mesmerize you with its intricate architecture.
Did we miss a speck of Indian beauty in this list? Let us know!
Hope you have zeroed down your places in the top 10 offbeat Indian destinations list.