India is known for its rich culture and heritage. People from all around the world come here to admire the famous monuments and heritage sites. Goa, Ladakh, and Kashmir may be incredible in their own ways; but, there’s something extraordinary about going to a spectacular location that only a handful ever venture to.

Let’s look at the beauty of our country by exploring these lesser-known tourist destinations in India.

Gurez Valley, Kashmir

Beautiful landscapes, cool air, amazing backdrops, and the sound of the gushy river are an everyday thing in Gurez Valley. The constant sight of shepherds and fields will make you feel like you are in an imaginary world. The strategic location that is it is right below the ‘Line of Control’ will make the valley a well-protected land in India. And yes, there is continuous vigilance and constant patrolling, so it’s safe to go there. May to September are the months when both the weather and air are not just pleasant but also welcoming.

Phugtal Gompa, Jammu & Kashmir

Considered the remotest monastery in Asia, Phugtal Gompa is an amazing attraction located in the mountain cave in Zanskar. When you climb the tall mountains, you can experience the spectacular view of the Tsarap River. With no road that leads you to this house of peace. You will have to trek for a day or two to reach this untapped location in India.

Chopta, Uttarakhand

Chopta is definitely the prettiest place among the different offbeat places in India. Enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the Himalayas, with snow-capped mountains, and the thick forest trails. This town will mesmerize you with its amazing meadows, surreal trees, snowy backdrops and not to forget the warm people of Chopta.

Kanatal, Uttarakhand

Just about 80 km away from Dehradun, this place is a pretty little hamlet for all you romantic people out there. Definitely one of the most unexplored places in India, this place is full of romance with amazing views, and warm, hospitable hotels. Also, Kanatal offers special terrace stays, which is perfect for couples.

Damro, Arunachal Pradesh

Damro is known to be the base to the longest hanging bridge (1,000 feet) in Arunachal Pradesh. For sure a hidden route to heaven, Damro USP is the thatched bamboo houses, that sway on the suspended bridges, and also the laid-back lifestyle of the people there. In this list of unexplored places in India, this place is a rural getaway for the drained-out city dwellers. The view of the harvested crops, the vast belt of meadows and grasslands are quite attractive.

Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

The village has been awarded ‘The Cleanest Village in Asia’ by several international bodies is still quite unknown in its own country. The beautiful village of Mawlynnong is a paragon of harmony and cleanliness, this makes it one of the worthiest unexplored places in India. Well-maintained roads, gleaming streets, spotless houses, amazingly clean front-yards, and beautiful sidewalks will give you an impression of being in a high-end city.

Sandakphu, Darjeeling

The word ‘Sandakphu’ means the height of the poison plants. It has been named so because of this specifically poisonous wolfsbane plant that grows naturally near the peak. Sandakphu, which is one of the most dangerous offbeat places in India, is also the highest peak in Darjeeling at an altitude of almost 3,336 meters.

Kila Raipur, Punjab

Kila Raipur — also called the base to Rural Olympics, is not only known for its engaging games, but also for its vibrant culture and people. The amazing festivities and pomp, that includes engaging dance performances and the traditional plays which will take you through an unforgettable trip of a lifetime. This sports destination is supposed to be a place where you can befriend valiant and strong people. The energy of the place is just next level and hence it makes in one of the best-unexplored places in India.

Jawai, Rajasthan

Not many knows, that Jawai Leopard Camp is now the newest and definitely the coolest addition to leopard spotting destinations in India. With luxurious tents, rustic lamps and some really amazing authentic Rajasthani cuisine this experience is not only exotic but also amazingly adventurous. And to add to it, this place is famous for its flamingos, geese, cranes, and other migratory birds.

Mohammadpur Umri, Uttar Pradesh

This place has an interesting twinning tale associated with it– Mohammadpur Urmi. Out of the total population of 900, this place has 65 pairs of twins, which is supposedly way high in terms of a ratio compared to the normal standards. And not just humans, even cows give birth to twin calves, that’s not all even hens lay eggs with two yolks! Mohammadpur Urmi’s key attraction is not only restricted to this weird phenomenon. The simple beauty of this place is perfect to have a mini-vacation so that you can get time to understand and analyze these interesting traditions and cultures of this place.

India is a spectacular subcontinent that borrows some of the most magnificent regions within itself. A little exploration and some excavation on your part will bring you to the less-visited regions of India. So, pack your bag, get your buddy and get set to start a journey that will definitely leave you wanting a lot more than what you could have ever bargained for!

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