We all love to travel and in a country like India we are spoilt for choices as to where to travel. There are so many places to choose from and travellers have many popular destinations to choose from, for every kind of travel.
This process of selection ensures traffic to popular destinations, and travellers lose out on many unique destinations in India.
There are many places in India that still remain unexplored or are lesser known by tourists, and these places are certainly going to leave you mesmerised.
Ananthapura Lake Temple
Well, this marvel in India certainly takes home the cake. The Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kerala has a pond that is inhabited by a crocodile. Not Surprised? Well, the crocodile in question is said to be 150 years old and is a pure vegetarian! A piece of information that is plain hard to digest. Do take a trip here and find out the truth for yourself and be warned you might be left speechless!
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When you think of beaches, you think of Goa. The sun, the sand and the sea are so magical that they pull you towards them. Sadly once you reach there you end up realising it was just not you who had this pull. The Ashvem Beach in North Goa is one which is frequented by few tourists and is a place to be if you want to enjoy the beauty of nature in peace.
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Cave Paintings at Bhimbetka
India is known for its many caves, each of which has its own story to tell. The caves at Bhimbetka too have a vivid history. It is believed to be one of the earliest caves to be ever inhabited by the humans in the region. These caves are adorned with paintings of animals and other arts which according to archeologists are said to be the work of the ancient settlers in the region.
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If you thought that the coldest places on earth are located somewhere close to the poles, then you were wrong. The Dras region in India is known as the second coldest inhabited place in the world and has temperatures that fall below zero. So the next time you plan for a chilling experience, you know where you have to head to.
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This one is certainly not new, but it is unbelievably one of the places you ought to see. The Kaas Plateau is known to blossom with over 850 different species of flowers, and those who come here are left speechless by the sight.
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If you are in look of a place where you are disconnected from the rest of the world then you should head to the beautiful town of Lahaul which is nestled in the arms of nature. With its mountain surroundings and greenery it is the best place for rejuvenating. Also you can learn more about the Buddhist art and culture here.
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The Laitlum Canyons of Shillong is one among the natural wonders of India and make for a stunning view. This canyon in the northeastern part of the country is known by few travellers and those who have been here are completely mesmerised by it. A note of caution though for those willing to travel here is that the dizzying heights are not best suited for the acrophobic.
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Amongst the many unknown destinations in India, the Rosary Church at Shettihalli is a must-visit marvel as it rests on the banks of the Hemavathi River and is said to date back to the 1860's. The unique feature about this church is that it gets partially submerged under water when the dam water is released.
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Another lesser known destination in India is the town of Sibsagar in Assam that is filled with relics of history. Tourists coming here feel like they just walked back in time as they are welcomed by the many monuments that were built here during the Ahom Dynasty. So should you like the taste of history then certainly do head here for some serious exploration.
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Waterfalls are major crowd pullers, and tourists love to visit these natural beauties. India has many waterfalls to its name that are crowded by travellers around the year, but the Thoseghar Falls is one waterfall that is a lesser known place in India. Located 20 km away from the Satara city this magnificent beauty has a few visitors who come here and are left awe-struck by its beauty.
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