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

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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

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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

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Wayanad, 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

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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

Khajjiar Lake, Khajjiar

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

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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.

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Shillong, India

Also known as “Scotland of the East”, the beautiful city of Shillong is set amidst the rolling hills of Meghalaya. Famous for its natural diversity and scenic beauty, the city and its suburbs have a lot to offer for visiting tourists.

The majestic, cascading waterfalls, the vibrant culture of the three tribes that inhabit the area, namely the Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia tribes, as well as the small churches set in the undulating plains of the countryside, will make one feel as if they have landed in heaven.

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Shantiniketan, West Bengal

Shantiniketan is a famous town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. It is mainly known for the famous university Vishva Bharati, set up by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, one of Bengal’s greatest figures. It is well-known for its contribution to education, art, and literature.


In 1862, Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, father of Rabindranath Tagore found this place very peaceful. He renamed it Shantiniketan, which means abode (Niketan) of peace (Shanti). In 1863, he founded an institution here. In 1901, Rabindranath Tagore started a school. Later he established Visva Bharati University here.


Shantiniketan is well-connected by rail and road from Kolkata. The train journey is short (about two hours) and scenic, to enjoy local food and music. It is good to reserve your seats in advance.

Road trip to Shantiniketan is amazing and refreshing as well. It will take approximately three hours.

What To See

Vishva Bharati university campus, the most important place in town which opens for visitors after 1 pm. This university offers a variety of courses. The most renowned ones are Sangeet Bhavan, the music department, and Kala Bhavan, the art department.

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Amritakunj is the open air classroom which is absolutely unique. Kala Bhavan is a worth visiting place where you can witness the works of some of India’s most renowned artists and watch students engrossed in creating their own masterpieces. Continue reading “Shantiniketan, West Bengal”

Jaipur, the Pink City of India

The obligatory first stop on rivers of North India’s so-called Golden triangle is a switch in dust and modernization’s haphazard sprawl. It’s so much easy to lose an old city created 18 Century by farsighted Maharaja. It may appear an ordinary boring City to you until you know it’s specialties. Known as the Pink City of India the capital of Rajasthan attracts many visitors during the year due to its rich Heritage and Culture. It is a place where one can find the fusion of cultures and traditions with westernization. Age old structures and palaces in, a home to the valiant Rajput, have kept the old world charm intact and still reverberate with its grandeur.

The temples in this Regina of Jaipur are famous for its faith and reliability are famous for its faith and reliability of people towards their god. Temples like Birla Mandir, Khole ke hanuman Ji and many other places have an important place in the heart of a jaipurite.


There are a lot of things to do when one visits Jaipur: Continue reading “Jaipur, the Pink City of India”