Offbeat places to visit in India
India has no dearth of beautiful travel destinations.Over-shadowed and overt, there places will leave you stumped with their untouched beauty. Exploring the unknown destinations will surely add a memory for your lifetime in your Travelogue.
Here’s a list of 6less known places in India, to keep you glued and inspired:
- Majuli Island, Assam:
Set amidst the mighty river Brahmaputra, Majuli Island is around 450 sq km, it one of the islands on the largest river. The island was formed due to course change by the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries, mainly the Lohit. Majuli has a rich and diverse culture, with no artificial technology and fertilizers over 100 varieties of rice are grown here.One can see the traditional forms of handicrafts, like handlooms, fishing and pottery.
- Champaner, Gujarat
Located in north-west India, Champaner is a UNESCO certified World Heritage Site in Gujarat. The Pavagadh hill is said to be one of the oldest rock formations in India with composed of reddish-yellow colored stone. The hill is about 800m above sea level.The interesting things explore here are the 8th to 16th century archeological remains.
The very co-existence of Jain, Hindu, and Islamic places of worship makes Champaner more unique. One can see impressive structure of Jama Masjid with confluence of Hindu and Islamic styles in the architecture.
- Ross and Smith Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Ross and Smith Island is a beautiful twin islands in Andaman and Nicobar Islands group. Considered by many as the most beautiful islands in the archipelago, the turquoise blue waters, tropical forests, nature trails, virgin beaches and picturesque village makes this a perfect destination. The white, silky sand bar which goes inside the sea during high tides and during the low tides makes a natural bridge between the two islands. One can also opt for activities like Scuba Diving & Snorkelling experiencing the clear blue waters adding a touch of cleanliness.
- Nubra Valley, Jammu and Kashmir
Recognised for itsmonasteries,Bactrian camels,orchards and the scenic vistas; Nubra Valley is the northernmost part of Jammu and Kashmir. Located about 150 km from Leh, Nubra Valley is known as the Orchard of Ladakh and was originally called Ldumra which meant the valley of flowers. Snow-capped by the Himalayan ranges, Nubra valley lies between Tibet and Kashmir. During winter, the whole valley looks like landscape of the moon and in summer full of greenery.The view of the valley is picturesque and breathtaking.
- Tawa,Madhai, Madhya Pradesh
Set amidst lush greenery, and away from the hustle bustle of city life offers The Tawa Dam & Reservoir offers a scenic escape and scope for adventure. Sunsets viewed from the dam are especially enchanting. Even more enchanting is the lake cruise, which takes you on a serene hour-long ride along the dreamy little islands dotting the reservoir and the panoramic hills of the Satpura to Churna. Here you can also indulge in a jungle safari at the Satpura Tiger Reserve.
- Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Headquarters in Lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro Valley is granted as one of the World Heritage Site for its stunning natural beauty.The region is rich in rice fields and it is surrounded by mountains that boast of pine trees in great numbers. The wide range of flora and fauna seen here is soul captivating. Cool summers and cooler winters are characteristics of Ziro.Ziro or ApataniPlateauthe, popular name, is at the altitude of 1500 meters above seas level. Perfect places to connect with nature, reviveyour body, mind and soul, and feel alive.