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They say the road less travel is the best travelled. Places which aren’t explored or exploited much are best to visit this vacation. India the country of diversity has many such beautiful places which a holiday trip is still not, but they are the places which must be seen and to be known India in an altogether different way. So, here’s a list of 8 off-beat destinations in India, which will make you pack your bags and visit these beguiling destinations.
1. Mawsynram, Meghalaya
Can’t think of not visiting the wettest place on earth! Mawsynram, have ousted Cherrapunji from the podium. It nearly rains approx. 11,861mm, the monsoon which just come as a guest in other parts of the world has become a part of Mawsynram daily lives. ‘Maw’ is a khasi word meaning ‘stone’, symbolizes the unique megaliths exhume in the khasi hill area. You can witness the cascading waterfalls and, in your route, heavy greens. A rain lover’s paradise, Mawsynram is one of the best off-beat tourist destinations. Don’t forget to take umbrellas, gum boots and raincoats, Afterall you will be planning for the wettest trip😉
2. Tamenglong, Manipur
Tamenglong known as Land of Hornbill, because of great pied hornbill and Indian pied hornbill is a perfect escape in nature. It is all hills, valleys, ranges and one of the beautiful districts of Manipur. Home to virgin forest mainly tropical forest or bamboo brakes, exotic orchids, rare and endangered plants and wildlife, Tamenglong is described as biodiversity hub. Few tourist places like River barak and the seven waterfall, Zeilad lake and Tharon cave makes it notable. You will get mesmerized from the view you’ll receive from this district!
3. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Covered with the thick Himalayan snow cutting from the rest of the country, Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh is an exotic off-beat destination. Spiti means ‘The Middle Land’ as Spiti valley separates India from Tibet and is surrounded by hills all over. Summer is the best time to visit the place, as it is the only time Spiti is accessible via motorway. So far, making it the coldest places in the country.
Ancient monasteries, quaint villages, hidden meadows and spring, to beautiful sunrise, colorful sunsets and starry nights, Spiti has a lot to offer you. In addition, it’s perfect camping and trekking lover’s destination.
4. Chembra peak, Kerala
The highest peak in Western Ghats and in Wayanad district, Chembra peak is a perfect go-to destination for trekking. It’s a picturesque location route till the peak, in your way you can also spot the heart shaped lake, known as ‘hridhayathadakam’. It is one of the top attractions of this peak. You will get amazed to see whole Wayanad from the peak, but to view the enthrall beauty, you must go through a series of dense forest. Afterall, Difficult path always leads to a breathtaking view!
5. Halebidu, Karnataka
Halebidu a town located in Hassan district, Karnataka is a home to some best examples of Hoysala architecture. As it was the Hoysala Empire’s capital in 12th century. Hoysaleswara temple is the tourist place of this town, dedicated to Lord Shiva, in 14th century it was looted and fell into ruins after that. The temple has intricate carvings and two shrines, one for king and other for queen. The carvings inside the temple and outside is worth seeing. Now, the temple has been listed as a heritage site by the UNESCO.
6. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
It is one of the less explored romantic and mesmerizing that will make you fall in love with the place. Verdant meadows, dense forest and views of the snow-covered Kailash, Khajjiar is heaven with some in and around beautiful tourist places. It is the commencing point of Dalhousie, Chamba and Kalatop wildlife sanctuary treks. Some exploring places in Khajjiar for your long day trip are: Khajjiar lake aka Mini-Switzerland, Panch pandav tree known for its mythological tales, Kailash villages, Panchpula were you can witness astonished waterfalls and streams. It will be a beautiful trip to this off-beat place.
7. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya
Far away from all city lives, village life is always a simple and happy living and that’s why Mawlynnong village can be your good mini-holiday destination. It is the cleanest village in India and was awarded the title of ‘Cleanest Village in Asia’ in 2003. Not only this, it has proven that nothing is impossible to achieve, from being a 100% literacy rate to women empower village it has topped all. Visiting this unexplored place, you will come to know that it is home to all unique living root bridges, and silence of jungle will be broken by gushing sound of waterfall. Also, don’t miss out the bird-eye view of India and Bangladesh from Sky view point, it is 85-feet high but the top view is breath-taking.
8. Ziro, Arunchal Pradesh
An ideal destination for any or everybody who wants to explore the unexplored of Arunachal Pradesh. If you need a place to just go and chill then Ziro is the perfect escape destination to nature. It is also home to pine hills and rice fields! The climate here is what we say as cherry on the top, as it is mild throughout the year.
Visit these few off-beat destinations and share your experience about these places!
I never thought I’d write such a post when people are writing about their achievements, whereas I’m talking about how to tackle your little fears while starting out as a content writer. That’s pretty tough.. huh!
Different people have different opinions on how to make a content writing career successful. But the way I see success is how can we overcome certain mindsets that are blocking our way forward. Success is nothing but a continuous process of breaking & making the invisible roadblocks.
Well you know, content writing can be not so rewarding when you just begin your career with it. But let me be clear, it can be highly rewarding as well as time passes by.
What happens when you are a newbie? What happens when you have no idea about how this industry works? What skills do you need exactly to sustain a good track record of yourself? Moreover, how do you start all of this?
If you have all these questions then I’m pretty much sure, we all writers have faced similar questions when we started off our careers. That’s how the system works!
So the things that every newbie writers face before coming into this vast opportunity of a freelance writing career are as follows.
1. So many good writers, why me?
Believe me, when I started writing, I used to think no one would ever know my name. Why would they?
That’s totally fine if you do think like this way. Moreover, it would be a mistake if you ignore this question. so why is this question is so much important? Well, content writing is not a new kind of job. People have been writing for ages. People who write feels a special connection while playing with words, just like any other sports.
So naturally, writing down thoughts and earning while doing it, is great fun, right? What I suggest get over with this, get it over with your thoughts of so many people writing in the outside world. Maybe you belong to this writing tribe but remember you’re different and unique, different than anyone of them.
For example, you have forty students in your class. Everybody is studying the same thing to pass the same exam. They are more or less good, I presume. But there are only three students who are standing first, second or third. Why is that? Well, that’s why they are different. And who knows, you’re the special one among the writers’ tribe of millions.
2. What if I fail
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The next thing that may pop up in your mind, what if you don’t get the success you rightfully deserve. What if the whole world conspires against you and leads you to failure. Well, my friend, you need to put a stop right there.
We all know failure is inevitable, everybody who wants to try out something different fails for sure some day or the other. But the real question lies, do they lose hope? No. They don’t want to listen to failure, all they want is to keep on trying!
Let’s understand this point rationally like a sensible human being. What would be the worst case scenario if you fail? What would be the topmost thing that you’d miss out? Well, maybe it’s the right time you find something else to do. What I mean by that is, if you can not play good football for a long time though you have tried everything to do it better like hard work, training and all; maybe its time for you to try out cricket for some time, to test your natural inclination.
Apart from that, there’s no other reason to think about what if you fail. Moreover what you do your best is, think about what else you’re missing out to fulfill your dream.
3. I feel demotivated sometimes
It is rightly said that habits make or break a man. If you want to know why you are not doing something right, sometimes all you need is to perform an analysis of your habits and consider altering them. Because sometimes it’s not about what you do, but more about how you do it! And that’s where your habits play a very important role.
Hey man, chill! You can never be motivated all the time. Nobody else can.
When I first started the website The Strong Traveller, I was never motivated 24*7 to run it all by myself. Sometimes I used to feel devastated thinking, why the hell am I still pushing it even if, no significant results are coming out of this. I was not getting enough responses to keep carrying all the costs associated with the website, paying bills, creating contents for it, looking out a good team, marketing our brand; everything seemed very very frustrating.
It’s been over a year now. Do I feel okay now, when almost everything’s in place? Nope. Because when you get over with something, something else comes up in its place. There’s no end. Every time I need to set my goal higher and higher. Along the way becoming tensed, frustrated or demotivated, will be there always; rather it becomes an integral part of your journey.
All these bad things happening with you will shape you to be better at whatever you’re doing. Know it for sure we all face it and no one can skip it. So what can you do to make yourself comfortable with that? Maybe taking a break from your mundane schedule or sometimes taking a good sleep helps a lot.
4. I fear the uncertainty
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What makes us think something is certain and something is not? If we think deeply about it, then we can come up with certain variables that dictates our mind to think what may be waiting for us in the near future.
Those factors are broadly: social culture, habit and lack of confidence. We live in a society where it is believed that, if we don’t follow A, then B will happen eventually. But his theory has lot of flaws in it. Habit comes with following a particular trend that makes us do certain things without any logical base. And lastly, lack of self confidence leads us to think, whatever we do, it’d take us to that particular place.
So when you face uncertainty, you may wander off any of the above options. But interestingly, none of them have any logical explanation. Yes, it is true that life is unpredictable and most of the things is uncertain, but should it stop us from exploring? Landing on the moon was one of the biggest challenges in the human history. It was extremely uncertain but confidence & courage make us achieve goals that are beyond our imagination.
If you think content writing career may be uncertain for you, then what’d be the most certain career you can possibly have, you think? If you want to do something big following your love and passion, choose uncertainly but believe in your guts!
5. I wish someone be there to help me out
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This would be the must have questions for everyone who is starting out as a fresh content writer. This is so true!
When I began my career, I wish I had someone to show me the right way. Like holding your hand and helping you cross a busy road. Are not so many online resources helpful out there? Yes, they are but most of the times they tend to mislead more than they’re willing to help out.
If you think you need someone to edit your contents, optimize them, show the mistakes, creating your online profiles, writing a compelling content to get you hired or simply help you creating your own personal blog, we’d be more than happy to help you out.
More over we’re working on a private Facebook Group How to Earn Passively with Content Writing, where we’ll be providing FREE tips and resources to help you become the Best Content Writer.
Happy reading folks!
Arkaprabha Das is the Founder of The Strong Traveller. What he wants is one of the most difficult job he finds for himself. He works as a freelance writer. Currently he is working on a project of writing a book Online Money Making with Content Writing that he believes would definitely help millions of aspiring writers. When he’s not writing he does push-ups, as he loves doing it.
Planning a long vacation or just a little break from the hustle and bustle of the daily life? beach holidays have always been the first choice. Be it a long family vacation or just a solo trip; the soothing breeze, the blazing blue water, and the infinite extended sky are enough to reminisce when you leave from here.
On account to its equatorial location, Asia is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the north by the Arctic Ocean thus being a homage to some of the most captivating beaches in the world. The top 10 beaches are-
Agonda Beach, India
A public beach located in Agonda village of Goa, India; Agonda beach is a serene and the composure if the place drags the tourists from all across the globe to experience the tranquility of this place. The poise atmosphere and the clean glaring sand tempt the tourists as they perform the ancient “Yoga” that originated from India to permeate across the globe. Despite matching the virtue of the top beaches in the world and guaranteeing equanimity against the chaotic daily schedule, Agonda beach is very economical and thus owns to its reputation of the best beach of not only North Goa but also the best in Asia.
White Beach, Philippines
Situated in the Philippines, the little island of Boracay is crowned with many awards for its exquisite beaches. The White beach stretched over a 4 km area is adorned with glorious white sands, warm seawater and is lined with resorts, restaurants, hotels, lodging houses and what not!
The nights at White beach are as mesmerizing as the day. The entire beach lights up with candle-lit sand castles, bars, and cozy restaurants. The entire beach is illuminated and so is your soul amidst the beauty and luster of the place.
Ngapali Beach, Myanmar
If you wish to be on a human detox and just want a vacation away from hush to enjoy your solitude for a while; the “Lonely Planet” is just the place for you. Not only does the disseminated flawless white sand, the tall pristine palm trees and the speckless Bay of Bengal waters soothes your eyes, but you can also enjoy activities like local fishing boats, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and motorbiking to smell the tradition and culture of the local villages around the area.
Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Situated in Havelock Islands of Andaman, Radhangar Beach is all you might have imagined your holiday spot to be. Lush green trees complimenting the turquoise blue sea water, under the vivid blue sky; you get a closer insight into what paradise might seem like. When the sun reaches the horizon and merges with the vast expanses of unspoiled sand, nature unrolls the romance that fuses with the breeze, making it an amazing honeymoon destination for the lovebirds.
PhraNang Cave Beach Ao Nang, Thailand
Serving as an entire holiday destination, PhraNang Cave beach is a marvelous beach with pristine fine sand. Not just the crystalline water of the beach offers you the leisure of sunbathing and swimming, but also 2 small islands and caves. The picturesque cliffs not only embellish the beauty of the place but you can also enjoy adventurous activities like rock-climbing, diving, hiking, and snorkeling.
Nacpan Beach, Philippines
Situated around the El Nido town, the beach offers you the opportunity to explore it to the fullest. Rent a motorbike or a bicycle and surrender yourself to the allurement of this 4 km long beach. The pristine water and the high waves pull you towards it. On the contrary, the sunsets at the vast and capacious beaches provide you the tranquility you sought amidst the soft cream sand and the aqua neat water.
Bentota Beach, Sri Lanka
The coastal town in Sri Lanka, Banota, is 62 km south of Colombo. With long broad sandy beaches sprawling under the canopy of verdant palm trees, this beach is a major tourist destination during October to April. This wide envelope of sand also evident to some top-notch luxury hotels encompassing the coast. Apart from enjoying the invigorating beauty of the place, boat rides amidst the water is also quite popular.
Nai Harn Beach Thailand
This little uncluttered exquisite beach is one of Phuket’s most quaint beaches. The prolific white sand smeared between green heels and crystal clear water has adequate hotels, restaurants, and resorts still managing to maintain the raw feel and the natural essence of the place. The calm and the warm water allure you to enjoy swimming and snorkeling.
Veligandu Island beach, Maldives
Veligandu Island beach has flawless warm white sand, a barefoot walk on which drifts your mind away from your strains. Marked with a number of luxurious sea facing resorts with A class food quality, this beach provides you time to experience the rawness and discover yourself in the magnificent beauty of nature.
Nusa Dua Beach, Indonesia
If you are the person who finds sunrises mesmerizing, then Nusa Dua is undoubtedly the right holiday destination for you. Relax facing the placid sea lying on the warm white sand. The beach also has soccer and volleyball fields, to keep you indulged in the fun part of this place. Lined with a number of shops and vendors this lively beach offers you everything according to your mood.
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