India has been one of the top tourist spots in the world attracting thousands of tourists every year. The beauty of India has got no limits; in fact, India was once termed as the ‘Country of colors’! However, Indian tourism is quite limited to Ladhak, Kashmir, Goa and other top notch places, but trust me, India’s beauty is not limited only to these places. Here are 10 off beat places to visit in India if you wish to experience what true natural beauty is all about!
#1: Kudremukh – Karnataka
Kudremukh is a mountain range and a peak located in Karnataka, India. It is also the name of a small hill station located in the heart of the mountain. The mountain resembles the face of a horse and hence, the hill station has been named as ‘Kudremukh’ which means the face of a horse. A 5 hour drive from Bangalore can take you to one of the most amazing scenic beauties in the world.
Best Time to visit: October – February
#2: Varanasi – Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi was recently in news as PM Modi contested his elections from this place. Situated on the banks of River Ganga, Varanasi is one of the oldest and religious places on earth. Many people visit this city to attain spiritual knowledge. The amazing spicy food and the 80 Ghats of the city depicting one of the best views of the River Ganga attract a lot of tourists from around the world every year!
Best Time to visit: The Diwali phase or February – April.
#3: Gurudongmar – Sikkim
Gurudongmar, situated in Sikkim, is blessed with natural beauty. Famous for its trek, people visit Gurudongmar to take a glimpse of one of the highest lakes in the world, which is situation amidst mountains and clouds! Just imagine the feeling of touching the water with your feets while the clouds flow within you!
Best Time to visit: November – June
#4: Kohima – Nagaland
The land of 7 sisters has been known to be one of the most beautiful places to visit in India, and Kohima, a capital of one of the 7 sisters is no different. The Dzuko Valley near Kohima is one of the most blessed places by nature. Touch the clouds with your hands while the green grass below tickles your feet 😉
Best Time to visit: March to June and October to Novermber
#5: Tirthan Valley – Himachal Pradesh
One of the most offbeat places to visit, surprisingly, Tirthan Valley has something for everyone – right from adventure sports, trout fishing, to trekking, site seeing and exploration, this place has everything one needs to visit a location! And yeah, you can also choose to do nothing and enjoy the lovely weather of this place if you wish to 😛
Best Time to visit: March – June and October – November
#6: Gokarna – Karnataka
Blessed with a very slow and relaxing atmosphere, this place can boast about its unexplored beaches. You can enjoy a sea side sun bath in an extremely clean and peaceful environment. The weather here is simply amazing throughout the year. This is perhaps one of the most relaxing places to visit in India.
Best Time to Visit: Full year except the Monsoon
#7: Bhimbetka – Madhya Pradesh
A UNESCO declared World Heritage Site in 2003, Bhimbekta is said to have the first proof of life in the entire Indian subcontinent – the 30,000 year old rock paintings carved within ancient caves. This place is ideal for artistic lovers! These caves are highly significant in the Indian History.
Best Time to Visit: October – April
#8: Patan – Gujarat
Patan, is one of the most recent additions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites! Surrounded by huge walls and a very old charm, Patan is very famous among travellers for its Rani ka Vav. The weather too, over here, is very relaxing and it offers a perfect place to visit.
Best Time to visit: October to March
#9: Maravanate – Karnataka
For all the driving lovers – this place is a paradise for you! Enjoy a driving on an empty road running parallel to the sea and a white beach. What’s better? Stop by and enjoy some water sports too! Undoubtedly, this has to be one of the most beautiful roads in the world. So, what are you waiting for?
Best time to visit: September to March
#10: Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
One of the most unexplored, yet one of the most beautiful places to visit in India is the Spiti Valley situated in Himachal Pradesh. It is a desert mountain situated at a very high altitude. It is known for its untouched nature and its monasteries. The climate too, is quire relaxing and it makes a perfect holiday spot!
Best Time to visit: May to October
So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets asap and head out for these destinations today!
P.S: Images are taken from the internet and are meant for representational purposes only.