Wanting to avoid the hustle-bustle of the over-crowded tourist spots? Tired of following the same trend of places for your precious holidays? Well we can help you with it. Going out on a vacation should be more about exploring the people and the culture of a new town rather than getting clicked in the same old clichéd pose in the same old spot. Here is a list of places which will introduce you to the lesser-known locals of our country and the mesmerizing magic they hold.
1. Chembra Peak, Kerala: Located near the town of Meppadi, Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad at 2,100 meter above the ground. If you are a close admirer of serene views and adventure, a trek at the Chembra Peak is what you need. But for trekking at this peak you need to have prior permission from the Meppadi forest office. There are bus services to get to Chembra.
2. Nubra Valley, Ladakh: Located in Ladakh, it is a small town stacked in the middle of a desert and pretty green fields. The place is a must visit if you go to because it is a beautiful combination of miles of beautiful landscape, huge mountains and the rivers flowing by. Nubra Valley is majorly famous for Khardung La Pass which is the highest motorable road.
3. Bundi, Rajasthan: Rajasthan has always been a favourite spot for tourists. Bundi, which is also known as “The city of Stepwells” has a fairy tale quality about it. It is surrounded by orchards of orange, guava, pomegranate and mango trees and flanked by the Aravalli range.
4. Mokokchung, Nagaland: Home of the Ao tribe, it is the most perfect destination for an off-beat travel experience. It is all about rich traditions and sparkling festivals. The attractions here include Changkikong Range, Langpangkong, Fusen Kei and Mongzu Ki Caves. You don’t have to worry once you arrive here, the folks here will take good care.
5. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh: Most popularly known for being the birthplace of sixth Dalai Lama, this town is a holy site for Tibetan Buddhist in India. There are also many sites to experience the adventure like Sela pass, Bumla Pass, the ethereal l Shonga-user Lake, Nuranang Waterfalls and Pankang Teng Tso Lake
6. Patan, Gujarat: It is the newest addition to UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, people who have a knack for old architectural building with historical remains should definitely visit Patan. It is full of beautiful temples, lakes and step walls.
7. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh: Famously referred to as the “Mini Switzerland of India”, it is unlike other tourist spots of Himachal which are crowded all year long. You can either opt for trek or simply a long walk through the meadows. It can visited through-out the year cause the summers are shiny and the winters snowy.
8. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya: It was awarded as the cleanest village in Asia in 2003 and will definitely help you with some lessons on life. It has waterfalls to visit, caves that you will want to explore or the living roots bridge for an adventurous walk.
9. Talasari Beach, Odisha: very frequently visited, this dessert is a well-kept secret of Odisha. It will take your amaze you with its backwaters. There are less tourist activities, which will keep your visit peaceful.