If you want to stay away from the maddening crowds for your holiday trip, here are some of the best and unspoilt destinations in India that you need to visit – right now.
Beautiful places look more attractive and serene when the crowd is less. Every traveller needs time for himself just to be with the Nature and to enjoy and experience all the beauty that lies within. But as almost all the famous hot spots are generally crowded by travel enthusiasts, you never get a time to be yourself. To take the worry out of your next trip, we’ve gathered a list of 5 such serene places across India.
1. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
This mountainous city is serenely located at a height of 10,000 feet in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is also home to one of the oldest and largest monasteries of the world – the Tawang Monastery. Other places to visit include Sela Pass, Shonga-Tser Lake, Pankang Teng Tso Lake, Nuranang Waterfalls, and Gorichen Peak. Avoid the monsoon season which is from July to September.
2. Pelling, Sikkim
This is another hill station in the north eastern region that lies above 2,100 meters above the sea level. Gangtok, which is another best tourist destination, is nearby to this place. But Pelling is less frequented by the tourists and in that it offers a best atmosphere for those who need some time for themselves. Together with some trekking routes, the place is also best for mountaineers. It’s also famous for the Khecheopalri Lake and nearby waterfalls.
3. Haflong, Assam
Haflong is the only hill station in Assam and offers a wide range of activities including boating, trekking and paragliding. Yet, this place is not frequented by too many visitors making it one of the best unspoilt places to visit in India. The Haflong Lake is the most famed tourist attraction here as are the beautiful road trips that you’ll surely cherish all your life. It is best to visit Haflong from October to April.
4. Kausani, Uttaranchal
Located quietly at 1,900 meters above sea level, Kausani offers picturesque views of the Himalayan Peaks Panchchuli, Nanda Devi and Trishul. This town is placed atop the Pingnath Peak which offers over 300 kilometres of stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains. It is known as the Indian Switzerland and is yet densely covered by pine forests and tea gardens. Other places to visit here include the Pant Museum and the Anashakti Ashram. March to May is the best time to visit Kausani.
5. Idukki, Kerala
This is one of the most beautiful districts in Kerala. While other famous tourists attractions in ‘God’s Own Country’ are always flocked by the visitors all the year around. Idukki is less frequented by travellers and offers best scenic beauty coupled with wonderful weather for most of the year. You can drive through the picturesque forests for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Munnar is the nearby hill station which is also famous across the world.
If you are planning a holiday, make sure to include at least some of the least visited places to enjoy the old town atmosphere and to have a calm and soothing tour. While many of the well-known destinations are being crowded with tourists day by day, these untouched places help you get close to the nature and be just you when you are out for a time that is meant just for yourself.