Home to one the most diverse geographical destinations India has been a paradise for many since centuries. With its great big Himalayas, Religious, culture, the deserts, food have all been quite an experience for the world. Some places have the perennial presence of tourists, among them certain places get missed out. Let us now travel to those unknown, unconquered spaces where the secrets of nature and beauty have been preserved in its pristine form devoid of all the hustle and bustle of the crowds.
“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.”- Frank Borman
Nighoj is a village in Ahmedabad district of Maharashtra. Situated at a distance of about 90 km from Pune, Nighoj is truly a wondrous place to visit. It is famous for the Potholes which have been carved on the river bed by the river Kukadi. The churning waters have created a canyon which in many peoples word is described as a pure art by Mother Nature in it. As the water trickles down these holes the little sparkles and shadows created enhances the serene tranquil atmosphere around the place. Each of these holes has witnessed history in making, with each holding many secrets and stories.
Mainpat is a hill station found in the northern part of Haryana. It remains one of the most unexplored places and is also one of the most sought after honeymoon spots for the newlyweds trying to hide away from the noises of the bustling cities. With its Lush green hills, majestic mornings and enchanting evenings Mainpat and its surrounding jungles is a place to visit for anyone. Home to the Tibetan refugees Mainpat also offers the chance to interact with the Tibetan peoples getting to know their culture and ways.
Tinchuley, West Bengal
Tinchuley or “ theen chulla” means 3 chimneys in the local language, named so after the three prominent hills surrounding the place. Situated at a distance of 32 km from the famous Darjeeling hill station, Tichuley hasn’t received the amount of attention Darjeeling and Siliguri have. Consequently, it has been a favorite family picnic destination for many people. The silent paths and moors have allowed many people a sense of spiritual solace in many ways.
Kaas Plateau, Maharashtra
Lying on the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats, around 20 km from Satara city, Kaas plateau is spread over an area of 1000 hectares. What makes this place so inviting is the presence of Wildflowers. IN the months of August and September the whole plateau will be a pallet of colors with the blooming of the flowers. The sight is quite breathtaking and of great awe. It truly deserves the title of ‘Plateau of a Million Flowers’.
Known as the Kashmir of Orissa, Darigbadi is a hill station situated in the district of Kandhamal. With temperatures rising to very high levels in Orissa Daringbadi remains among the few places in Orissa which actually receives snowfall in winter. Its lush forests and mostly unpopulated lands are a great feeling for a lone adventure.
Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim
Situated at an altitude close to 17000 ft, Gurudongmar Lake is among the highest placed lakes in the world. It is believed to be a miracle lake with its waters blessed by Guru Nanak Dev. The lake is surrounding by majestic snowy mountains and the lake itself freezes in winter except at a place believed to be blessed. The Chinese border is not far from the lake and it is a frequent place where devotees and army personnel alike come to seek blessings.
A small village situated along an ancient trade route, Dharchula is a place surrounded by mountains on all sides. The town gets its name from a tribe in Nepal of the same name with whom they share many similarities with. The famous Mansarovar Lake is situated very close to it. Most of the people, the very few who come here, come to learn about the unique culture and history.
Situated on Majuli, world’s largest river island, Garamur is one of its many satras of the Vaishnava creed. A cultural center of the Ahom kingdom, it is famous for its mask making, unique dance forms, drama theaters, music. Garamu is the chief region of utmost importance in Majuli.
Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar islands
Crowned the ‘7th best beach in the world ‘and the best in Asia, Radhanagar beach is truly a great sight. The beach with its brilliant white sands and pristine blue waters make you feel like in heaven. It is the perfect postcard effect beach. The happiest thing is that commercialization hasn’t affected it that much. Truly a must visit for anyone.
With views rivaling the Alpes, Pelling is a small town situated in the western part of Sikkim. It is the perfect haven for trekkers and mountaineers alike. The Kanchenjunga range which runs through it, with its snowcapped mountains is the true attraction of the place.
Gandikota, Andhra Pradesh
Gandhikota is India’s own ‘Grand Canyon’. Lying on the banks of the Penna river, Gandhikota fort ruins is almost and unconquerable fort built on solid red granite stone. With its silence preserved, this place is loved by many with a future bright for tourism.
Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town in the island on Pamban. Destroyed in the aftermath of the Rameswaram cyclone in 1964, Dhanushkodi remains a haunted with my many creepy and untold stories. 51 years on its now popular among travel enthusiasts searching for offbeat locations to hang around. A different experience to many.
The highest peak in Mizoram, offering a breathtaking view of the valleys and Myanmar border, Phawngpui is vibrant with the rich variety of flora and fauna found there.
Phuktal Monastery, Jammu & Kashmir
Quite a different structure in its own respect, the Phuktal monastery is built in a honeycomb structure. Found in Ladakh it houses around 70 Buddhist monks. The whole building was built in the 12th century, allowing for a historical significance as well.
Tosh, Himachal Pradesh
Connected to the world through a wooden bridge Tosh is becoming a favorite spot of hippies. The places invoke in you a feeling of being in a whole new era it’s that beautiful.