“Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before”, said Dalai Lama. After all what’s the thrill in visiting the same places over and over again. But the question remains which destination to pick up next for your exhilarating vacation?
In between the alluring and majestic mountains of Kashmir and the charismatic beauty of Kanyakumari, there are zillions of must-see offbeat places in India that are simply breathtaking and soul-stirring but remain unknown to the masses.
Here’s a list of 5 promising unexplored destinations we bet you didn’t know about that will leave you stumped.
1) MAJULI ISLAND, ASSAM
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Majuli is the world’s largest river island which is located in the Brahmaputra river in Assam and is about 300-400 kilometres east from Guhawati. This place will give you immense peace with nature and is a habitat for countless migratory birds. The festivals celebrated here are another source of attraction and will give you an enriching experience. So if you’re a nature lover but on a budget, this place is best for you. The best time to visit is from September to March.
2) KAUSANI, UTTARAKHAND
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Kausani, which was rightly called as “Switzerland of India” by Mahatma Gandhi, is a hill station situated in the state of Uttarakhand. The picturesque grandeur and striking 300 kilometre wide panoramic view of Himalayan peaks will leave you awestruck. The climate is quite pleasant. To get a glimpse of the greenery, the best time to visit Kausani is from July to mid September.
3) MARAVANTHE, KARNATAKA
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On the way from Udupi to Karwar, you’ll come across the tranquil beauty of Maravanthe, a sporadic location, where on one side of the road you have the company of an enormous sea and a serene river on the other side. Maravanthe is a village and considered as one of Karnataka’s most prepossessing beach located near Kundapura. It’s a favourite stop-off for vehicles on NH66 that passes on between the Arabian sea and the Souparnika river. This mesmerizing place should definitely be on your list.
4) SPITI, HIMACHAL PRADESH
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Spiti lies in the Himalayan Mountain Range in Himachal Pradesh and is accessible only during the summer season. It offers you not just culture and natural beauty but also a lot many adventures such as trekking, camping, mountain biking and a lot more which adds to the thrill. So, if you’re up for an adventure and seeking to escape the cities, this place is surely a must visit for a memorable holiday.
5) NOHKALIKAI FALLS, MEGHALAYA
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Falling from a height of 1115 ft, Nohkalikai Falls is India’s tallest plunge waterfall and fourth highest waterfall in the world. This waterfall is the pride of Meghalaya, located around 7 kilometres from Cheerapunjee. The adventure lovers will relish this spectacular site as various other things like angling, swimming, landscape photography, trekking etc. can be done whilst watching the falls. The dense cloud cover makes it difficult to get a glimpse of the falls during monsoons, making September and October the best time to visit this paradise.
So now what are you waiting for? Choose your favourite spot, pack your bags and get ready to cumulate countless memories which are going to last for a lifetime.