How often have you been to Mussoorie? Perhaps, every time somebody mentioned hills. Or is Darjeeling the place that comes to your mind when you talk about the other side of the fascinating country that we know of as India. Well, it’s time to think again! Take a look at some of these offbeat places which will make you fall in love with travelling, all over again.
Touted as the “Cleanest Village in Asia”, the pretty Mawlynnong is worth a visit for its delightful natural beauty and of course, cleanliness. While Shillong, its famous cousin, steals all the limelight when it comes to tourism, the picturesque village surely deserves a definite place on your must-visit list when you are here.
Darang, Himachal Pradesh
On your way to Dharamsala, take a turn and steer towards the other stretch at Palampur. Rest assured, you are not going to miss the Jimmy or Mcllo of Mcleodganj! Driving by centuries old tea plantations, you will find a few people around you and ample of exotic flora and fauna on the way.
Darang is a place where you have to do absolutely nothing and just enjoy the quietude of the surroundings. This is one of the few destinations where simplicity is evident, be it the lifestyle or the folks. So now with hotel price comparison, one can easily plan a memorable vacation experience.
Want to explore a place where you can read a book or write all night? Well, Gavi in “God’s Own Country” is the destination you are looking for. It’s a far away place in Pathanamthitta district where people often lose themselves in misty cloud swirls….quite literally. With tree houses are everywhere in Gavi, this remote town will show you that there is much more than backwaters and beaches in Kerala. Search and bookflights to Kochi as it is the nearest airport to Gavi.
Mirik, West Bengal
What draws you most to this serene and beautiful hill station is its enchanting and unexplored beauty, which is a visual treat. Wrapped by the wonderful Kanchenjunga mountain range, Mirik in West Bengal is known for its lush tea plantations, gorgeous landscapes, salubrious air and warm people.
Want to pitch a camp right in the middle of an oasis? Well, a trip to Osian will fulfill your dream! Just 65 km from Jodhpur, this place is a retreat for the nomad in you. Osian promises to take you into a bygone era with scattered ruins of the 8th century temples and no wonder it is known as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan”. Take a camel or jeep safari to explore the magnificent landscape of this destination.
About 15 km down the twirling road from Chamba to Dhanaulti is Kanatal. The place is still unexplored and untouched by tourists and that is why you should plan your next trip here. Walk your way through the dense apple orchards, verdant pine forests and the rustic lanes of Kanatal to know more about the local culture and lifestyle.
Take the road less travelled this season and be the ardent explorer!