Top 10 Hidden Destinations in India
Thirst to know the unknown and explore the unexplored often leads to great discoveries and innovations. The world is full of mysteries and travelling is the best way to unlock this mysterious box.
By area basis India may be the seventh largest country in the world, but it is one of the richest in terms of culture, color, diverse landscapes and natural resources.
Just 56 kilometres away from the state capital Shillong in Meghalaya, Cherrapunji is really a paradise’s garden away from the reach of failing city life. This natural abode is branded by heavy rainfall, dense woody hills and the white feathery waterfalls. A walk on the clouds may seem vague, but it is achievable in Cherrapunji. The sky scrapping hills present a view of the abundant green area, the buoyant clouds and the rural lifestyle of the local residents.
2. Majuli - Assam
It is located in the beautiful state of Assam in the seven sister’s region ( North East).
Majauli is known to be the world's largst river island on earth which is nestled in the banks of the Brahmaputra river.
This river island which is declared by UNESCO as a world natural heritage, has preserved well the antique weapons, utensils, jewelry and other items of cultural significance of the hundreds of year old Assamese civilization.
3. Udayagiri & Khandagiri Caves
In the Indian state of Odisha the Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves are the earliest group of Jain rock-cut shelters. A feed for the eyes, these caves are of high importance preserving history, rock-cut architecture, art and religion.
The wall carvings and rock-cut painting in these caves tell us much about the origin and development of Jainism.
4. Tarkarli Beach, Maharashtra
Situated in Sindhudurg district, a few hours drive from Mumbai, this gorgeous coastline in Maharashtra is known or visited by very less travelers. It is a paradise for the adventure lovers who want to experience adventurous water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving. Travelers to this lesser known beach can feel the murmuring of the splendid water waves.
The royal rocky landscape of Western Ghats is the major attraction of this district town in the Indian state of Kerala. The land of Wayanad is sanctified by different spices and crops such as coffee, pepper, ginger, areca nut etc. The early remains found in Wayanad allow witness to its thousands of year old existence. The nature is well reinstated in this part of Kerala and therefore planning your next trip to this region will certainly be a good choice for the peace lovers.
6. Lepchajagat, West Bengal
Lepchajagat is situated on Ghoom Mirik road at the Sukhipokhri near Darjeeling. It is justifiably famous for stunning views of the Kangchenjunga massif, its rich birdlife and its tranquility as it is located on a hill, covered with oaks forests and beautiful rhododendron.
It offers a beautiful scenic beauty as curious play of colors in the sky and partly black and white clouds drift from one hill to another strikes anyone straight away.
7. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters
Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Center, the rock shelters of Bhimbetka talk much of the 30,000 years old existence of human civilization in this part of India.
Comparatively the terrain of Bhimbetka is less explored and thus spending a holiday vacation in this part of the country could be a good idea for knowledge seekers. The magic spell of nature can also be felt in the vicinity of Bhimbetka.
8. Athirapilly Falls - Kerala
Apart from the romantic backwaters and coconut grooves, Kerala is also famous for the Athirapilly waterfalls. Not just calm and sweet, but something really wild and natural, these waterfalls provide you a silent escape from the stressful daily life of metro cities. The word ‘picturesque’ hold true while we talk of these giant natural wonders.
A gift of nature and the gods, the district of Chitrakoot in Madhya Pradesh is a calm retreat on the northern spur of the Vindhyas. Dotted with numerous temples, shrines and natural wonders, this Almighty’s abode is also a good option for the religious peace seekers.
10. Pangong Lake, Jammu and Kashmir
Pangong Lake is one of the breathtaking places unexplored by the tourists. It came into the light after a well-known Bollywood movie ’3 Idiots’, which have some beautiful shots of this place. The incredible scenic beauty and mountain ranges make Pangong Lake a perfect holiday destination for the tourists. Traveling to this place will leave the travelers mesmerized.