Tired of traversing through the same old tourist trails? Tired of the insane crowds thronging every other tourist attraction in the country? Then maybe it’s time you considered visiting some of the most offbeat yet amazing places in India. This is one of the best ways to enjoy a trip to India as frankly, even the most scenic places in the country lose their charm when massive crowds throng them. Mercifully, India is a vast land that is blessed with plenty of awesome offbeat places as well other than cosmopolitan cities. Read on to know about some of these stunning places and plan your itinerary depending on which remarkable place you’d like to visit first.
- Gokarna, Karnataka
Gokarna is the ideal place for you if you happen to be a beach lover but Goa is way too crowded for you. Situated in Karnataka, this scenic beach is just about 4 hours away from Goa. So if you feel like you’ve had your fill of quiet time, Goa is just a short road trip away. The Om beach in Gokarna is a popular spot for tourists looking for a calm, serene place to holiday in. While it’s true that the place isn’t as crowded as the other beaches in India, in terms of beauty, it is on par with the best of them.
- Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is most popular for places such as Shimla and Manali, but not many are aware that it is also home to Khajjiar, another scenic destination absolutely worth a visit. The lesser-known Khajjiar is on par with hill stations like Manali and Shimla, offering all the things they do such as scenic beauty and adventure sports opportunities. But the plus point is that Khajjiar offers these sans the crowd which you will find in the other places. So if you decide to head to Khajjiar for your vacation, it’s best to leave as soon as possible before the place turns into a crowded one!
- Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
In the stunning northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh in India is the even more stunning destination of Tawang. Replete with remarkable natural beauty and indescribably beautiful monasteries, Tawang cannot get more serene than this. The locale is most popular with travelers fascinated with Buddhism and its way of life. They come for a bit of soul-searching at the incredible Tawang Monastery - the largest monastery in India. The nearby places of Tsomgo Lake and Sela Pass are popular attractions you can explore as well.
- Nubra Valley, Ladakh
Truly one of the most offbeat places in India, Nubra Valley holds an almost fairytale-like beauty. A magical combination of lush greenery as well as desert conditions, Nubra Valley is a unique yet stunning blend of natural beauty. You can explore the green fields fed by two rivers as well as the remarkable sand dunes here. Lucky tourists also spot the Bactrian camel in the region. The ancient monasteries and quaint villages at their foothills are worth exploring as well. Needless to mention, this is a favorite spot for solo backpackers on a journey to self-discovery.
- Bundi, Rajasthan
Apart from famous cities such as Jaipur, Udaipur, and Bikaner, Rajasthan is also home to this unique yet remarkable town called Bundi. Expect to be greeted by splendid havelis, forts, and temples among other things when you visit this stunning 12th-century town. History buffs will have a field day exploring this city with a rich historical legacy while art lovers will appreciate the stunning paintings at Chitrasala. The best time to visit is when the Bundi Festival is held. It is a rich culmination of culture, tradition, arts, and crafts which you will incredibly enjoy.
- Tadoba, Maharashtra
This offbeat town is known for the Tadoba National Park blessed with abundant wildlife. Often referred to as the ‘Jewel of Vidarbha,’ Tadoba is gifted with stunning natural beauty. This is the ideal place for tourists who are wildlife enthusiasts and wish to avoid vacationing in crowded cosmopolitan cities. You can enjoy exciting safaris and an incredible jungle stay while vacationing in Tadoba. Other attractions you can enjoy when visiting on cheap flights include the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Erai Dam, Moharli, Tadoba Lake, and Khosla village.