10 beautiful yet underrated places in India:
Quit going to the same old places over and over again just because they’re famous or they’re convenient to reach. These places are more commercialized than others, although this doesn’t imply that lesser-known places have nothing to offer. It’s just that these underrated places in India aren’t explored and saturated by tourists as much. So here is the list of some hidden gems of the country that have been widely ignored and it’s about time people know about it already:
1. Ravangla, Sikkim
Located at the elevation of 7000 feet in Sikkim, this town is directly connected from Pelling and Gangtok via road. Apart from being a haven for bird watchers, it is also a perfect place to get the mesmerizing view of snow covered peaks of Kanchenjunga mountain.
2. Champhai, Mizoram
Champhai’s charming beauty is unique throughout the country. Located in Mizoram, the place overlooks the blue ranges of Myanmar border. Also, Champhai is home to some ancient monuments and monoliths that are representative of the valiant history of Mizo tribes. PS: Don’t forget to apply for Inline Permit from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong and Silchar which can be obtained from Mizoram houses in the respective cities. Truly one of the most underrated places in India.
3. Osian, Rajasthan
A small district located in Rajasthan, Osian is a delight for those who are into historical art and architecture. The fact that you will get to see all this in an oasis of Thar desert is just icing on the cake.
4. Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Also known as Pamban Island, Rameshwaram is a sacred town that is separated from mainland India by the Pamban bridge. The bridge is 40 km from Mannar island Srilanka and is believed that it is the same bridge built by Lord Rama to enter Sri Lanka to rescue his wife from Ravana. The view you get while you’re traveling through this bridge with water endlessly all around is simply breathtaking. Pamban bridge is 2 km long and is the second longest sea bridge in India after 2.3 km long Bandra-Worli Sea link. What an engineering marvel it is!
5. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Orchha is a historic town on the Betwa river situated in the heart of India- Madhya Pradesh. The town represents exclusive Mughal inspired Rajput architecture in the form of remarkable palaces and temples.
6. Kaas Plateau, Satara
Located in Maharashtra, Kaas plateau also known as Kaas Pathar is a volcanic plateau. It was recently declared a bio-diversity site by UNESCO in June 2012. It hasn’t yet gained that much popularity so you can spend some tranquil moments in this amazingly beautiful place.
7. Vaikom, Kerala
The oldest township situated in the Kottayam district of Kerala, Vaikom is a pleasant tropical sanctuary lined across Vembanad Lake on the west. It is untouched and unexplored, evidently making it one of the most underrated places in India.
8. Majuli, Assam
Situated in the mighty Brahmaputra river, Majuli is one of the largest freshwater river islands in Asia. The unparalleled beauty of this location could be best experienced during the months of winter. It is extremely important to create awareness about proper steps to be taken to save Majuli since due to constant soil erosion, the place is likely to submerge in another 15-20 years.
9. Unakoti, Tripura
The place is rarely visited is one of the most underrated places in India even though the stone carvings here are one of the most detailed in the country. Unakoti seems perfect for both spirituality and history enthusiasts.
10. Lepchanjagat, West Bengal
Lepchajagat is an untouched beauty that is rarely visited by people across the country. Exotic views of the Kanchendzonga, Lush green, tall trees, and misty surroundings makes it a perfect getaway for lovebirds.
Shocked? Seems like there’s a lot to add to your bucket list. How about you bring out the wanderer in you and choose any of the above spots for your next trip.
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