The soul of India lives in its villages. Known for their scenery, lifestyle, calm and pristine environment, these villages are one of the best tourist spots in India.
Villages are so rich in green resources that one can't resist visiting these places. Travelling to these beautiful villages in India will be an enriching experience for sure.
Here are the 8 most beautiful villages in India which will urge you to pack your bags!
Gavi is a village inside the Ranni forest reserve in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. Maintained by the Kerala forest department, this beautiful village is a major tourist attraction. Tourists have to obtain permission from the forest department to stay in Gavi. Just 28 km away from Vandiperiyar town, this scenic village has a lot in store for nature enthusiasts and adventure sports.
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DHANUSHKODI, TAMIL NADU
Dhanushkodi located in the Pamban Island, Tamil Nadu is famous for the 'Palk Strait'. This village has a mythological connect because the Palk Strait is considered as 'Ram Setu' built by Lord Rama. Hence, it is a popular pilgrim spot for Hindus.
Once a flourishing town, it was destroyed by cyclone in 1967. Though people are not allowed to stay after dark, Dhanushkodi is still a thriving tourist spot because of its beach and amazing landscapes.
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MIRIK, WEST BENGAL
Mirik in Darjeeling is known for its natural beauty and climate. Its main attraction is Sumendu lake, surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other . Sumendu lake has a bridge called Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge) through which a view of Kanchenjunga is also visible far away. This beautiful village in India is a well maintained tourist spot that attracts many tourists.
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Harshil is a village situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi. Harshil connected to Bapasa Valley is surrounded by Mt. Kailash, Mt. Matri and Kedarnath. This village famous for its apple orchards, streams, waterfalls, mountains is a popular tourist destination.
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MALANA, HIMACHAL PRADESH
Malana is an ancient village located in the north-east of Kullu Valley. Many documentaries have been made on Malana, as this solitary village has a different social system. People of this village speak Kanashi, a traditional language and are very strict in following their traditions. Malana which is covered by the peaks of Chandrakhani and Deotibba, is a village that gets many tourists.
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Chaukori is a small hill station in Kumaon Division. The Mahakali River flowing along its eastern boundary, forms the Indo-Nepal Border. Chaukori provides a view of snow peaks of Nanda Devi and the Panchchuli group. The breath-taking landscapes of Chaukori is surely a beautiful tourist place in India.
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Mawlynnong village is considered as 'Asia's cleanest village'. This village situated 90 km from Shilong, is known for its cleanliness and the natural landscapes.
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Munsiyari, which is at the base of the great Himalayan mountain range, is a fast growing tourist destination. Situated on the banks of Goriganga river, this village is known for mountaineering and trekking. Inhabited by Shauka tribe, this village is at the entrance of Johar Valley.
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