India is known to be the second largest population holder and is also known to shelter vast varieties of cultural heritages. This country is a home to innumerable scripts of the old, monuments and remnants, sculptures, monuments and what not. The country believes in incarnations and that has helped it carry its beliefs and ideas for ages. India is known to serve people with love and care on its palates. It is a vault of treasures of culture and rituals. Thousands of religions with equally different languages and beliefs is what makes India so unique and divergent. India being such a huge place with flowing population, you need to know that this is no common country with common places for tourists. If you haven’t been into the villages and outskirts of India, then you haven’t seen the country at all. To know what is incredible India, walk deeper into those muddy roads where you lose sight of the concrete or the tar roads. Let the smell of the soil fill in your nostrils and let the air take you to fantasies you never imagined of. Reading on you would find a list of unusually unknown places that are known to be heavens and fairylands on earth.
Majuli, a city in Assam is known to be the World’s largest river island. Connected via boats with the city of Jorhat, Majuli is a beautiful exotic location, yet unknown to most of the tourists in India. Majuli has also been nominated as one of the places in UNESCO World’s Heritage List. The culture, mostly very locally defined due to high tribal population is quite unique and hence the city has been referred as the cultural capital of Assam. The ideal time to visit Majuli is between October to March, however, the monsoons are also quite beautiful in Majuli.
RANN OF KUTCH, GUJARAT
Famous for its deadly beautiful white salt desert and the Rann Utsav Festival, Kutch is the western-most district of Gujarat bordering Pakistan. It comes alive during the Rann Utsav festival and provides an amazing series of activities during the desert festival, folk dances, cultural programs, hot air ballooning, camping, camel safari and tons of other things. The area looks extremely beautiful especially during the full moon nights. Kutch is usually not the place to visit during summers as it would become extremely hot over there
BUTTERFLY BEACH, GOA
Butterfly beach is one of the most secluded beaches in Goa and is located at one end of Palolem beach. You would need to take a ferry to reach Butterfly beach from Palolem beach. Cruising along the virgin coastline, you can fall in love with the view of golden sand touching the rocks, surrounded by crystal blue water and palm trees. This part of the country faces high temperature in summers and hence summer could be avoided. It also gets a little difficult to reach here in monsoons as the water level is generally high.
SUNDARBANS, WEST BENGAL
Among the most beautiful and magnificent wildlife forests in India, Sundarbans is a masterpiece and is located in the southern delta part of West Bengal. Famous for being the biggest mangrove forest in the world, Sundarbans literally means “beautiful forest” in Bengali. Sundarbans is also famous for its population of Royal Bengal Tigers, also infamous for being man-eaters. The crocodile population is also noteworthy apart from various species of birds found in this area. The best time to visit Sundarbans is in winters.
PANGONG LAKE, LADAKH
Pangong Lake, one of the most surreal places in India has suddenly come into the spotlight after the movies 3 Idiots and Jab Tak Hai Jaan of Bollywood. Located around 50 km from Leh, the capital of Ladakh, Pangong lake is quite huge and it shares a boundary with China (Tibet) on the eastern side. Situated at an altitude of 4,350 m, it is also among the highest lakes in India. The interesting thing about the lake is that color of water appears different with different time of the day. Among the most beautiful places for photographers, this place is also used to camp during the night to gaze at the stars. Pangong Lake along with most other parts of Leh should be visited only during the summers as the temperature goes very low in winters.
SPITI VALLEY, HIMACHAL PRADESH
One of the most unexplored places in India, Spiti valley is located at a very high altitude in the eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. This region is a desert mountain valley and is known for its beautiful monasteries and untouched natural beauty. The terrain of Spiti Valley is highly difficult and the entire region becomes completely isolated during the winters. Situated at a height of 4,112 meters, this monastery was built in the 14th century and its architecture is influenced by Chinese style. It is one of the biggest and oldest Monasteries in Spiti and is one of the most important tourist places in this region. Best time to visit Spiti is in the months of May to October, when the temperatures are higher and roads are accessible.
With all these beautiful yet unnoticed places to visit, you should start making your own mini bucket list and start filling it with memories of your life. Book flight tickets to India and come see heavenly beauties to savor in the best times. Fill those empty photo frames with pictures of your crazy trips and make a wonderful life. Bon Voyage.