North India

Are you tired of going for cliché tours?

Do you want to get off commercialized tourism experience? 

Haughty mountains, plunging valleys, gushing rivers and jittery wildlife make for enough action to put the northern part of India on top of your priority list for offbeat places in India.

While historical monuments, desert life, and royalty add to the charm of Rajasthan.

The Indo-Gangetic Plains and the Himalayas segregate the country from Tibet and Central Asia.

Vacations are best when they impart experiences, that are unique.

If you are looking to explore and enjoy raw beauty, you ought to get out of the charted routine.

North India also host a number of offbeat destinations for adventurous activities to add thrill to your life. Mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, skiing, trekking is a few amongst the various activities you can undertake.

Here are the ten offbeat destinations for a unique experience and an awesome vacation in North India.


Located near the Bengal Sikkim Border, this region is quite close to Darjeeling. This is the main reasons why Sandakphu does not have many tourists.

With Darjeeling attracting a lot of tourists, this place which is a trekkers paradise is open for anyone looking for an offbeat location. Trekking, sightseeing, picnicking and photography, paragliding is one of the adventure activities best enjoyed here. You can get a clear view of Kanchenjunga from here.


This place is referred to as the little Greece of India. This hermit village in Himachal Pradesh is like the silver screen style offbeat destination. Did you know that this place does not even have a police station? With no commercial activities being carried out here, it is all about nature and you.

Trek through the villages, enjoy the local culture, take part in rituals, enjoy adventure activities and live your dream vacation. It is an excellent romantic spot for anyone looking for an adventure honeymoon.


This small and beautiful hill station is one of the most serene off-beaten destinations in northern India. If you enjoy activities closer to nature, this is an ideal place.

At Lansdowne, you can enjoy trekking, strolling, sightseeing, boating and much more. Are you looking for some exciting time with your friends? This is the best place you can choose.


Situated close to Kullu, Kasol is a wonderful destination that is overlooked by most of the tourists. Kasol is a small destination fit to be the perfect weekend getaway for backpackers, solo travelers, and photographers. There aren’t any luxury resorts here. This place is about enjoying nature with adventure activities like trekking, hiking, camping, boating, and others. The River Parvati is the best place to hang out in Kasol. Instead of going to spas and retreats, visit Kasol for an enthralling time. You should definitely try Israeli cuisine of Kasol.


Assam’s Majuli is the largest river island in the world. Located on the banks of Brahmaputra, this island is the best places to visit if you are looking for a romantic holiday. Take a ferry ride from Jorhat to join the local like of Majuli. This heritage site is known for its serene natural charm, festivals, culture, cuisine and most importantly, the river. Enjoy all water and land activities during your stay in Majuli.


This place is a hilly retreat location with lush green forest. The best place for honeymoon couples to enjoy a vacation far away from urban noises. This region is a beautiful combination of nature, heritage sites, churches, temples and much more. If you were an outdoor person, Ranikhet would be an ideal place for you.


Himachal Pradesh is an important tourist destination also known as the ‘Mini Switzerland’, you can find many off-beat tourists spots like Khajjiar. It’s a small town with serene natural surroundings, coniferous forests and much more.

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, choose activities like forest walks, sightseeing, picnics, and others. However, you are the adventure type, you can enjoy paragliding, zorbing, horse riding and so on. 


Hemis is a beautiful culmination of adventure with an equal amount of serenity and beauty. Visit the Hemis national park for safari and spotting snow leopards.

You can visit the Hemis monastery to enjoy the local culture of the land. Be a part of the monastery, stay in the dorms, explore the building and take part in rituals.


Spiti is considered an unconventional tourist destination in this list. The Spiti Valley is an attraction that provides soothing views, picnic spots, trekking routes, camping regions, etc. To add to its beauty this, place, you can find monasteries where you can stay in the dorms, explore the buildings, join the rituals and live like a hermit.

If you are looking for lots of serenity in your vacation? Then definitely add Spiti to your bucket list.


This place is a romantic spot in Madhya Pradesh. You can find many ancient monuments here. Visit the scenic spot and enjoy an enchanting time with your loved one. The most attractive reason to choose Madhya Pradesh for your vacation is that you don’t have to stick to one offbeat destination. Madhya Pradesh is filled with hidden attractions that you can explore one by one.

Remember these tourist destinations may not have the top-notch business class facilities. So, read about the destinations in detail before you plan to choose such spots. Never plan a seven-day trip to an offbeat destination, as such destinations have a limited number of attractions and can be best enjoyed as weekend getaways.

2 thoughts on “Lesser Known Tourist Places in North India”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *