India is a land of mystic charm. Each corner of the country offers unique experiences that will blow your mind. It’s also a land of hidden gems, gleaming with a bounty of nature, tucked in the less explored corners of the country. If you are looking for unconventional places, then here’s our list of offbeat places for you:
1. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
A carpet of greenery, misty hills, sprawling rice fields, and a horizon of misty clouds- Zero is a place of unspoilt natural beauty. Home to the Apa Tani tribe, life in Ziro is relaxed. If serenity and calmness are what you are looking for, this is the place to be.
2. Gurez Valley, Kashmir
Pleasant weather, cool air, surreal landscape at the backdrop of snow-capped mountains- Gurez valley in Kashmir offer breathtaking natural beauty. Located just below the Line of Control, this is also the most protected piece of land in the country. The weather during the months of May through September is the most pleasant.
3. Shojha, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is a land of many offbeat places and Shojha is one of them. This idyllic village offers an awe-inspiring view of the mountains and a panoramic view of the lush green valleys. A visit to this place will make you feel close to nature.
4. Mainpat, Chhattisgarh
Mainpat is home to a large Tibetan settlement and some of the most heavenly gompas in the country. The Thakpo Sheduplinh Monastery in Mainpat was built in 1970 and is one of the key attractions here. The wall murals adorning the interior walls of the monastery are truly inspiring.
5. Moodbidri, Karnataka
This place is a dream destination for any history enthusiast. This place is home to centuries old Jain temples and the Digambara culture. One of the most popular Jain temples is the thousand pillared Jain temple. It is said that this temple is about 600 years old. The architecture of this temple depicts a blend of the Hoysala, Nepalese, and Oriental architecture.
6. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Known as the birth place of the Dalai Lama, the landscape of this hill station is dominated by stunning panoramic valleys, misty mountains, and lush greenery. There are several monasteries in this place which are a must-visit for any travel enthusiast.
7. Bhedaghat, Madhya Pradesh
Amidst popular tourist destinations such as Bandhavgarh National Park and Gwalior, Bhedaghat is a place still untouched by the maddening crowd of tourists. Bhedaghat is home to some of the few marble rock reserves in the country. It’s located on the banks of Narmada. The Dhuandhar Falls is a major attraction here. The Chaunsath Yogini temple is also a must-visit. This place is located just 20 kilometres away from Jabalpur and is an excellent place for nature lovers and history-enthusiasts.
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