It is nice and merry if you are one of those travelers who get their content in traveling the saturated places all around the world. But if you are one of those who want to explore the unchartered places in India, then you’ve clicked to the right place. India is a country which has no famine of beautiful travel destinations. While some of them have got the attention they deserved, some places are still yearning to captivate the eyes of wanderers. And so, we have jotted down a list of places that can be one of your next unconventional travel options.
Mawlynnong is the same place which was awarded as the ‘cleanest village in Asia the in the year 2003. The place has a lot of charm to offer that includes little cascades, deep dark caves and while you are there, don’t miss the chance to visit the Living roots bridge and the balancing rock. It is also legitimately called ‘God’s own garden’.
Champaner – Gujarat
Get ready to travel back in time at Champaner – Pavagadh. The site is as fascinating to historians as it is to wandering souls of the world. This UNESCO Heritage site is studded with bastions and forts beginning from the hills of Pavagadh and stretching all the way to the city of Champaner.
Lonar Crater, Maharashtra
Capturing the attention of explorers from years, Lonar Crater is a lake which was formed due to a meteor which hit the planet earth around 570,000 years ago. One surprising wonder that the lake has is that it contains both saline as well as alkaline properties which has attracted several ecologists, geologists, naturalists and even astronomers for years.
Hindu mythology justifies the stone carvings at the place by a very interesting story. It goes back in time when Lord Shiva was going to Kashi along with one crore gods and goddesses. He made a night halt at the same place asking everyone to wake up before sunrise. But in the morning, it was only he who woke up so he left alone after a giving a curse to the rest of people to become stone images. Thus, it attracts both spirituals and historians altogether.
Kasargod District, Kerala
The house of a vegetarian crocodile, Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kasargod district is a place of worship that can be only reached through a bridge. The temple dates back to the 9th century and it is said that the 150-year-old vegetarian crocodile is the guardian of the temple.
Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji
You cannot afford to miss Nohkalikai Falls and to back up the statement let me tell you that it is the tallest waterfall plunge of India. This huge cascade falls from a height of 1115 feet (340 meters). A three-hour drive from Shillong will take you to the waterfall which forms a marvelous sight when during monsoons, it looks like it is falling from the mist and the clouds above.
Phugtal Monastery, Ladakh
From a distance it looks like the monastery is painted on the mountain, it is so blended in the surroundings. The phugtal monastery is built on the edge of the steep mountains in Zanskar valley. Around 70 monks reside in the monastery which was built in the 12th century. It is the most spectacularly situated Gompa by far and creates one wonderful sight for all the visitors.
Orchha Town, Madhya Pradesh
Do you want to enter a different world from the past in India? Then this is the place for you. A little world full of royal grandeur is located in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh. The huge palace-fort is on the banks of Betwa River and inside the boundaries are structures of the different era. The ones that are most splendid are the Jahangir Mahal reflecting Mughal architecture, Chaturbhuj temple from the 9th century and the ravishing Ram Raja Temple.
Maravanthe beach, Karnataka
True beauty and serenity are offered by the sight of this place where sea meets a River. Nature shows its magic on the stretch of NH-17 in Karnataka where on the one hand there is the Arabian Sea and on the other hand, there is Souparnika River. Apart from the feast that is offered by the site, one can indulge in the appetizing seafood and audacious watersports.
Chandipur beach, Orissa
Who doesn’t love beaches right? But here’s how Mother Nature surprises us through one of its various colors. The sea at the beach plays hide n seek every now and then. So, it is possible that one day you see the sea and on the other, it just vanishes. Yeah, you heard it correct. During low tides, the water from the sea draws back for about 1-2 km and when the tides are high, tadaa, it is back again.
A traveler is the one who doesn’t just stops on exploring only the mainstream places but is curious to explore all the beautiful corners of the world. After all, the country is so full of gorgeous places that will not only capture your eyes but captures your soul. You give a part of yourself when you witness such amazing wonders of nature.
Here were some offbeat places in India that every traveler should add to his bucket list. Are you a wanderer too? How many of these places have you ticked off from the list?