If you love seclusion, less-crowded places amid the lap of nature, then you must visit some lesser-known places in India. Manali, Shimla and Goa are always packed with tourists, so travellers cannot breathe an air of peace in such places.
This time when you plan an adventure trip, be it group or solo, book your ticket to one of these offbeat destinations.
1. Grahan Village, Himachal Pradesh
There are a lot of hidden treasures in Himachal Pradesh, and still people choose to visit the same Shimla and Manali every year. Yes, they are beautiful but not devoid of human commotion. Grahan Village, on the other hand, is unspoiled as it is not well known among the tourists. You can hike from Kasol to reach this explored village. It takes around 8 kilometre of trek from Kasol to reach this village.
2. Kedarkantha, Uttarakhand
This place is however not as untouched as it used to be a couple of years ago. It is being noticed by the travel enthusiasts lately for the right reasons. It is situated at a height of 3800 metres and is surrounded with snow from November to April. To reach Kedarkanth, you have to take a cab from Dehradun to Sankari. From Sankari you can easily reach the base camp where the trek actually begins.
3. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya
If you enjoy greenery, this palce in Meghalaya must be on your list. You can see living bridges made up of tree branches in this small village. It is around 118 kilometre away from Shillong Airport and 190 kilometre away from Guwahati Airport. You can take a cab from either of mentioned places to reach Mawlynnong.
4. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
This beach is not yet much explored by tourists who visit Havelock Islands. It is unlike other commercial beaches in place and gives you sense of being secluded and at peace. You can take a cab from Havelock to Radhanagar Beach that is just 24 kilometre away. It is 7 kilometre away from Vijayanagar Beach. A sea plane service is also available from Port Blair to Radhanagar Beach.
5. Dharchula, Uttarakhanad
It lies on the way to the mystic Kailash Mansarovar Lake. Dharchula, situated in the Pithoragarh district, is a beautiful town on the Indo-Nepal border. It is about 83 kilometres away from the Pithoragarh city. You can arrive in Pantangar via flight and then take a cab for Dharchula.
6. Daringbadi, Odisha
Known as the Kashmir of Odisha, the place is known for receiving snowfall during winters. The temperature drops down to zero degree Celsius in winters. It is covered with lush green forests and coffee gardens. It is 120 kilometres away from Brahmpur Railway Station and 245 kilometres away from Bhubaneswar Airport.
7. Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh
It is a splendid town situated in Himachal Pradesh. If you are hearing its name first time it’s because Reckong Peo is an undiscovered treasure. There are umpteen of places you can visit in this town, including Chandrika Temple, Spiti River, Khab, Kalpa, etc. To reach Reckong Peo, you can arrive Chandigarh by train and then hire a private taxi for the town.
8. Khimsar Dunes, Rajasthan
Khimsar is a small, peaceful town in Thar, Rajasthan. It is covered with sand dunes and a perfect getaway to explore desert and wildlife. It is around 6 kilometres away from Khimsar. You can take a camel ride from the village to Khimsar Dunes.
9. Phugtal Monastery, Ladakh
It is a massive monastery in Ladakh which is built like a honeycomb in the mountains. Built in 12th century, it is currently a home to around 70 monks. To reach there, you can take a cab from Darcha, Himachal Pradesh or trek all the way from Icher through Anmu, Cha to reach Phugtal.
10. Gandikota, Andhra Pradesh
It resembles the Grand Canyon of the United States. Located in Andhra Pradesh, Gandikota is known for its deep gorge that is formed by the course of river Pennar. To reach there, you can book a private taxi from Bengaluru airport.