9 Off-Beat Travel Destinations In India To Give You The Ultimate Solace You have Been Longing For
"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." – Anonymous
When you go to bed after having a monotonous day and wake up to a same headache the next day, you wish to run away from the hustle-bustle of the city life and seek refuge in a new place where there are a plethora of new things to discover, new people to know, new cultures to learn. Don’t you? So, if you are looking for an escape and want to avoid the crowd, you can only find solace in the off-beat corners of the country still untouched from the worldly chaos.
But before you pack your bags, take a guide with this list of 9 off-beat travel destinations in India which will leave you awestruck:
1. Mawlynnong Village, Meghalaya
Awarded as the cleanest village in Asia in 2003, Mawlynnong village is one of the beautiful unexplored places in India that deserves your visit. Situated in the hidden beauty of the Northeastern state Meghalaya, this eco-friendly village is a home to one of the most heart-warming communities you will ever meet in your life. From breathtaking waterfalls to mysterious caves, this village will offer you pure bliss. However, the most delightful feeling will be walking on the famous Living Root Bridge.
2. Suru Valley, Jammu, And Kashmir
Blessed with the enchanting rocky mountains, greenery and rivers, Suru Valley is a must visit off-beat tourist destinations in India. Located in the Ladhak region of Jammu and Kashmir, Suru valley offers some awe-inspiring landscapes that you have never seen before. The most breathtaking beauty that Suru Valley offers is the Nun and Kun peaks which stand at 7135 meters and 7035 respectively. Suru Valley is also a home to a 7th-century ten-meter tall statue of Buddha carved out of a greyish rock.
3. Skeleton Lake Of Roopkund, Uttarakhand
Embellished with abundant greenery, the Roopkund trek has become a hub for the trekkers. A trek that starts through the Oak forests and ends up in the snow, this trek is known for its mysterious and spine thrilling climb over snow to reach a high altitude glacial lake surrounded by hundreds of human skeletons at its edges. So, if you have heard about this place a hundred times, it is high time you should go yourself to solve the mystery.
4. Chembra Peak, Kerala
If trekking is what excites you, the Chembra Peak with panoramic views is what you should definitely look forward to. Located in Wayanad district in Kerala, the Chembra Peak is one of the best off-beat places in India. At 6,900 ft, this lush green trail falls in the lap of Western Ghats. On the way to Chembra Peak, falls a heart-shaped tranquil lake named as Hridaya Saras which is truly soothing to eyes. And once you reach the peak, you would never want to come back for sure.
5. Kareri Lake, Himachal Pradesh
Kareri Lake is an untouched elliptical glacial lake located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. To reach this pristine lake, you have to trek through lush sub-tropical pine forests and then walk on rocky grasslands. On the way to Kareri lake, you have to cross the Kareri nallah or Nyund nallah various times over wooden bridge which makes the journey more breathtaking and adventurous.
6. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
Also known as Yumthang valley of flowers, it is situated in the beautiful state of Sikkim. Extremely picturesque and serene, Yumthang valley is adorned with green trees and a mighty river flowing through the valley. What makes this Valley more enchanting is that it is situated at “the tree-line” that means above this altitude, there are no trees. However, Yumthang valley has trees, bountiful Rhododendrons, and heavenly Himalayan flowers. During Spring, over 24 species of rhododendrons paint the Valley red and you cannot afford to miss the sight. Can you?
7. Chopta, Uttarakhand
If you are looking for unexplored hill stations near Delhi, Chopta is the perfect place to take a break from the city life. Located in Uttarakhand, Chopta has so much of natural bliss to offer. The lush green slopes, the grassy meadows, the hill dwellers, and the radiant blue sky will give you a relaxed vibe. The picturesque hill station of Chopta also serves as a base camp for the Tungnath temple trek and the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary.
8. Kinnaur Kailash, Himachal Pradesh
Want to breathe the cleanest and purest air in India? Then, board on a journey to Kinnaur which doesn’t only has the cleanest air in India but a 79-foot Shivlingam that changes its color during daytime. Already imagining yourself there? So, brace yourself to explore this one-of-its-kind mythical place which is an abode of Lord Shiva situated in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.
9. Valley Of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Titled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Valley Of Flowers is embellished with indigenous heavenly flowers. This beautiful valley of flowers is one of the best places in India to visit in June. When Lord Indra showers rain on the Earth, this Valley looks like a carpet of 300 species of colorful blooms. You have to trek through a beautiful trail to reach the Valley of Flowers and once you reach the destination, it won’t be hard to find peace.
These unexplored places in India are waiting for you. What are you waiting for?