List of the bestoffbeat and attractive places in India
India is not only one of the most diverse countries but also one of the most beautiful ones in Asia. The country is spread over 28 states with a population of over 1.3 billion, which is expected to go above 1.5 billion in the next few years.
The beauty of India often goes a bit unnoticed when people are shortlisting their holiday destinations. That’s why India is not at the top of the list of most visited countries in the world. The reason is that foreign tourists only see India as a very religious and conservative country.
The reality is that India is a country full of open-minded people. This country is full of extraordinarily amazing places which you can visit. 28 states mean there are many more places to visit. Each state has its own diverse culture and environment.
From the beautiful hills of Himachal Pradesh to the deserts of Rajasthan and the sandy white beaches of Goa and Maharashtra, there’s all to see in India. People living abroad do not have a real awareness of the real beauty that resides in India.
There is a load of places you can visit in India. There are a few places which are very popular around the world like the Taj Mahal and India Gate but there are many places beyond Agra like Delhi and beaches of Goa which should be visited.
But as popular as some places in India are, there are many offbeat places which often go under the radar for those who intend to visit India. Here, we will be discussing some amazingly beautiful places in India which are not visited a lot but deserve to be visited more.
Munnar is famous in South India due to its tea plantations. It has much more to offer than just tea plantations. It is located in the state of Kerala. It is also home to some much-endangered species.
The town of Munnar is divided into two parts; the Old Munnar which has the tourist info office, and the second section is Munnar where locals reside and the bus station is located. Munnar is home to some very beautiful hills. Eravikulam National Park is one of the famous attractions in Munnar.
Ooty is one of the places which often goes under the radar when someone wants to visit South India. It is a hotspot to visit in Tamil Nadu. It is full of amazingly beautiful hills. If you want to visit the beautiful hills, take the famous toy train which will take you through the beautiful hills.
There are many places one can visit in Ooty. You can visit the Ooty Lake, Deer Park, and Avalanche Lake. You can do boating at Ooty Lake and hang gliding as well. Overall, Ooty is a must-visit destination, especially for first-time tourists.
If someone wants to visit Venice but can’t afford to travel there, he can visit the Venice of India. Alleppey is situated in the southern state of Kerala on the coast of Arabian Sea. It is full of tropical villages and boats which are used to travel from one village to the other.
This town is one of the oldest planned towns in the whole of India. If you love water and want to get the feeling of visiting Venice in India, Alleppey is no doubt the best place you should visit. This town is not visited a lot, so your whole trip will be hassle-free.
Kanyakumari is a beautiful town located in the town of Tamil Nadu. The old name of this town was Cape Comorin during the British Rule. Kanyakumari has hills in abundance and has beautiful beaches and coconut trees.
Kanyakumari has been famous for decades for being the only place in India from where you can see both the sunrise and the sunset at the same place. There is local tourism in Kanyakumari but this place is definitely a place which should be visited more by foreign tourists.
Kadmat is one of the islands which is part of the Lakshadweep archipelago. The size of Kadmat Island is over 9km and is the only island in the area which is inhabited. The main attraction on this island is Kadmat Beach which is over 100 meters long.
If you want to reach Kadmat Island, the nearest island is Agatti which receives flights from Kochi and Chennai. From Agatti, ferries are used for reaching the Kadmat Island. After you reach Kadmat Island, there are a variety of things you can do.
You can either visit the calming beach with a lovely sea-view, or you can dive deep and do scuba diving or snorkeling. Kadmat is one of the best-untouched diving spots, and those who have a passion for diving must-visit Kadmat Island to try out some diving. It will surely be a memorable experience for them.
Kochi is a historic city situated in the Indian state of Kerala. The city is famous for trade going on from centuries ago. This city is the financial and commercial capital of Kerala. The city has been ruled by various dynasties in the past, so the influence of those eras can still be seen and felt today especially in architectural work in the city.
From Kochi, it is very easy to take a flight to Agatti and then to Kadmat Islands. So, this city holds significant importance in the entire region. There are many stores, pubs, restaurants and modern markets to help you spend your time in Kochi. You can also visit the St. Francis church, which is the oldest European-built church in India.
Thekkady is the place where Periyar National Park is located. It is situated in the state of Kerala. The National Park is also a Tiger Reserve, which is the biggest Tiger Reserve in India.
There are many things you can do in Thekaddy. You can either go and do Bamboo Rafting or visit the Periyar Lake, which is very popular among the tourists for having a whole range of different wildlife. For the foreign tourists, this place might go under the radar, but it’s a must visit for sure when you land in India.
Mechuka is a village located close to the India-China border. It is nearly 29km away from the McMahon Line. It houses the Mechuka Valley, which is also termed as Menchukha. Aalo, another popular place for tourism is situated at 180km from Mechuka.
The best time to visit Mechuka is from October to March. Visiting Mechuka should be avoided in the summer due to unpredictable Monsoon rains as Mechuka is notorious for having a lot of Monsoon rains. As the best mode of conveyance is by road, travelling in the winter is best recommended.
Darjeeling is a city located in West Bengal on the foothill of the Himalayas. It was the favorite destination for the British to spend their holidays. A lot of development work was done during that time.
This town is also famous for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway line which covers a distance of 70-80km in about 6 hours going through the hills. You can breathe some fresh air alongside the tremendously beautiful view of the hills. Darjeeling also has a lot of tea plantations, so you’ll have a great time in this part of India when you visit it for sure.
10. Athirappilly Falls
Athirappilly Falls is located in the Thrissur District in Kerala. It forms from the water coming from the Annamalai Range, and after a combination of several streams, Chalakudy River is formed. The river water then falls off, which makes this beautiful waterfall.
This is also called the Niagra Waterfall of India due to its similarity with it. After the waterfalls, it regroups into the Chalakudy River again and falls into the sea. This cascade got even more famous when the movie ‘Bahubali’ was filmed at this spot. From there on, tourists coming here have been increasing each year.
All in all, India is one of the best places one can ever visit on Earth. Its diverse environment will make sure in itself about you having a great trip. In our list, we’ve included some of the unexplored places in India. Places like Agra, Mumbai, and Delhi are often visited by tourists from abroad. But, India has much more to offer than roads full of traffic and highly populous cities.
You should definitely visit the places we have listed above to get the real sense of Indian beauty. India should get more visits from abroad and its international tourism level deserves to go up.
About The Author
Abbie Ella is a travel enthusiast and a regular contributor in many of the leading traveling blogs. She also has years of experience in working in cargo service to India. This helps her creating some interesting articles such as this, based on real-time data.