India is a spectacular subcontinent with the most magnificent regions. With a little exploration and some excavation from our side would bring out some of the less visited regions in the country. When you are in the mood for travelling, what are the places that you would look at first?
Usually it would be the well known places which have ample written information in plenty. Some of the places are Goa, Shimla, Pondicherry, Hampi and many more. Well there are many more destinations which are yet to be discovered and frequented by visitors.
And now we bring out some of the untold destinations in India, where you could plan your next holiday. So start packing your backpacks, get hold of a friend of yours and set out on a journey that would give you more than what you ask for.
1. Meghamalai – Tamil Nadu
A misty mountain range which is popularly known as High Wavy Mountains, is located in the Western Ghats in Theni district, Tamil Nadu. It is a beautiful place to visit if you are a nature lover or if you love to trek. The hilly retreat has plenty of dams and tea estates which would fill your mind and soul with much greenery.
Some of the tea estates here are considered to be the best in Asia. The place is bound by the Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary and the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which gives the place a wildlife touch.
2. Manchanabele – Karnataka
Manchanabele is one of the most attractive places to visit near Bengaluru. The place takes less than two hours to reach from the Garden City and is a perfect getaway for the ornithologists amongst us. The Manchanabele dam attracts a large number of birds of various sizes and shapes, which would bring in a large amount of happiness.
The place is a hidden gem for those from Bengaluru as it has still not gained popularity and still remains one off the beaten track.
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3. Kalpa – Himachal Pradesh
Kalpa is a small town which is located in the Sutlej River Valley. The lesser known Kalpa would simply swipe you off your feet with its beauty. The place is known for its apple orchards and numerous Hindu temples.
The sleepy hamlet offers some beautiful view of the snow covered peaks which also includes the well known Kinnaur Kailash peak. Kalpa is a getaway which provides one of the most adventurous activities in offering. One can find a large number of waterfalls and hill slopes in the area which are bound to leave you awestruck.
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4. Har Ki Doon Valley – Uttarakhand
The valley is considered to be a paradise for hikers. Located at an altitude of 3500 m above sea level, the Har Ki Doon Valley is surrounded by beautiful, awe-inspiring snow covered mountains. One can start the hike from Taluka and further walk through the Govind National Park which is an astounding place for nature lovers.
The valley promises an experience which you would cherish throughout your lifetime.
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5. Mandu – Madhya Pradesh
Located in Madhya Pradesh, Mandu is a place to visit if you are a history buff. Mandu is a ruined city which dates back to early 6th century and is a place which had extravagant festivities under the Mughal Empire.
It has lakes and palaces which give it the look of a pleasure resort; the Mandu Fort is considered to be the biggest fort in India which has a perimetre of 82 km and was the monsoon retreat of the Mughal emperors. The place now has ruins of palaces, ornamental canals, baths and pavilions.
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6. Sualkuchi – Assam
Sualkuchi is known as the Manchester of Assam and is located 35 km away from the capital city of Guwahati. The place is well known for its textile industry which produces one of the best silks in the region and also in the country.
The area boasts of rich ecological diversity; one can spot rabbits, barking deer, porcupines and Gangetic dolphins here. The Mekhela Chadors and Gamosas made here are legendary; if you are looking for a quiet and culturally rich holiday, head straight to Sualkuchi.
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