We do take pride in the existence of some of the beautiful locations in our country like Jaipur aka the pink city, the serene beaches and churches in Goa that are must-visits, the Himalayas, Taj Mahal aka the glorious monument that’s a solid proof of legendary romance, just to name a few.
But India is a huge country, which means, there’s way, way more than the aforementioned destinations. Also, exploring off beat locations seems to be the latest travel trend and why shouldn’t it be? Coming across a whole new location in any country is such a treat. Visually pleasing, new people (this one is only for people who don’t have peoplophobia), new culture, hopefully getting to eat lesser-known cuisines. Who doesn’t love an adventure of this sort that is so unique? There are just so many pros to visiting a new place. My personal favourite: Less crowd.
So, if you’re planning your next trip to India, and want to enjoy a trip that consists of locations that strongly contrast from one another, then below are 4 offbeat location to add to your list.
- Living Root Bridges – Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Ethereal and almost fantastical, the Living Root Bridges is one best nature made bridges ever. The bridge is formed by growing, aerial roots of Banyan and fig trees over years. I bet you’d wish to own a tree house there
- Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, Sikkim
More hidden nature! Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary lies in the Singalila Range of Western Sikkim. Anyone who loves nature or is a hardcore nature photographer, this place must be on the travel list.
- Kalpa, Kinnaur
Stargazing anyone? Kalpa is the destination. Ugh, it feels right out of a fairytale, this place. The sky is so clear that you won’t require a telescope to stargaze. All you gotta do is find a terrace or a mountaintop, lie down, and take star-studded sky when the night falls.
- Tso Moriri, Changthang
Know that default wallpaper of windows of the hills and grassy plain, or that painting we used to make as kids of the standard hills and trees one? Tso Moriri is that, but 10000000 times beautiful. This place is like a painting brought to life. The green grass, the royal blue water, and sky-gracing mountains.