There are many places in India which still have their beauty untouched. These places are less visited by tourist but they can definitely give the pleasure you expect. In this post by “THE PERFECT PLANNERS” you will get to the best unexplored or offbeat places to visit in India.
What you will get to know – the untouched India, less crowded places to visit in India, most remote village in india, undiscovered places in karnataka, offbeat tourist places in orissa and many more
So just go in flow with the article and pick up your offbeat destination to visit in the coming holiday
Offbeat Places To Visit in India
1. KHAJJIAR, HIMACHAL PRADESH – UNSEEN INDIA
When you are too bored living in the cities, you find a place which can give you peaceful time and provide you leisure. Also, if the place is less crowded it adds a plus point to your journey.
Khajjiar is one of the beautiful offbeat places in India which is away from the popular and touristy towns of Himachal Pradesh. Located near the popular hill station Dalhousie and Chamba district, khajjiar is well connected to every popular town of H.P. by road. You can visit khajjiar all throughout the year.
Nearest Railway Station from Khajjiar – Pathankot Railway Station (95-102 km by road)
Nearest Airport from Khajjiar – Pathankot Airport (100 km by road)
Khajjiar by Road – Khajjiar is well connected to New Delhi and every popular towns of Himachal Pradesh by road. Catch a overnight bus from Delhi to Dalhousie and then book a cab from dalhousie to khajjiar.
Activities in Khajjiar – Para Gliding, zorbing and horse riding.
2. GOKARNA, KARNATAKA – OFFBEAT BEACH DESTINATION
Away from the crowded beach destination of goa, Gokarna is a less crowded beach destination in India located in Karnataka. It is one of the best offbeat beach destination in India, and it is liked by tourist because of less crowded beaches and temples.
Gokarna is not like goa where you can party a lot, it is rather a peaceful beach destination where you can get relaxed and have a leisure holiday.
This place is also known as a Hindu pilgrimage site, which includes various beautiful temples including the Mahabaleshwar temple.
It is located at a distance of 144 km from Goa (nearest) and 485 km from capital of Karnataka, Bengaluru.
How to reach Gokarna?
Goa is located at a distance of 144 km from Gokarna, and it is the nearest location from where you can visit this place. Goa is well connected to every cities of India by air and road. From goa you can catch a train, so that you can reach gokarna in a less time. Don’t forget about cabs which are an always on option but requires more amount than train or bus.
Two direct trains from Goa to Gokarna
- Matsyagandha Express (12619)
- Maru Sagar Express (12978)
One direct train from Bengaluru to Gokarna
- Karwar Express (16523)
3. Kalimpong, West Bengal
Situated in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere kalimpong, is a virgin hill station located in North of West Bengal. It is located 50 km away from darjeeling that is why it gets ignored.
Darjeeling is a famous hill station of India located close to kalimpong, Yes, you should visit darjeeling, but if you are on a budget trip or finding an offbeat destination then you can get the flavour of darjeeling also in kalimpong, which will cost less than darjeeling.
Kalimpong is best known for its temples and monasteries and again you will find this place less crowded. It is always better to explore a new places, so if you have visited darjeeling then plan your next to trip to kalimpong.
How to reach Kalimpong?
By Air : Nearest airport from kalimpong is the bagdgora airport in siliguri.
By Train : Nearest railway station from kalimpong is the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, which is directly to connect to the capital of W.B., Kolkata. You can catch a train from sealdah railway station in Kolkata, which will take you directly to New Jalpaiguri.
TRAINS FROM SEALDAH TO NEW JALPAIGURI
|Train No.||Train Name||Departure||Arrival||Days|
|13141||Testa Torsa Exp.||13:40||02:40||All days in week|
|12377||Padatik Express||23:15||09:00||All days in week|
|12343||Darjeeling Mail||22 : 05||08 : 00||All days in week|
|13149||Kanchankanya Exp.||20:30||07:30||All days in week|
|13147||Uttar Banga Exp.||16:35||06:50||All days in week|
By road : Kalimpong is connected by road to every popular town and cities of West Bengal like siliguri and kolkata. Buses are also available from jalpaiguri and siliguri to reach kalimpong.
4. MAWSYNRAM, MEGHALAYA – WETTEST PLACE IN THE WORLD
Mawsynram is a small village in meghalaya state of India. It is located at a distance of 60 km from shillong, the capital of meghalaya.
With an annual rainfall of 11,861 mm mawsynram is known to be one of the wettest place in the world. Rain that we see regularly seems to be kids in front of rainfall in mawsynram. So if you are a monsoon and rain lover, then mawsynram will be a paradise for you.
How to reach Mawsynram?
By Flight : Nearest airport from mawsynram is the Umroi airport in shillong. In some cases when you don’t get a direct flight to shillong you can choose guwahati airport.
By Rail : Nearest railway station from mawsynram is the Guwahati Railway Station, because, meghalaya does not have much railway connections. It is located 104 km away from shillong.
By Road : Guwahati is 150 km away from mawsynram. You can catch interstate buses which runs between Guwahati and Shillong,
Note : If you are not coming from guwahati it is better to reach shillong from where you can take private taxis to visit mawsynram.
5. DIGHA, WEST BENGAL
Digha is an offbeat beach destination located in the Medinipur district of West bengal. It is located at a distance of 183 km from Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal.
Unlike goa, digha is less crowded and less visited by tourists. It is basically a place best for weekend getaways for the people living in locations around it. Apart from this if you are a beach lover then digha can also prosper you with its ambiance.
Digha is a coastal region so you can obviously enjoy some good quality of seafood.
Digha beach is basically divided into two parts, one is New Digha and another is Old Digha.
You will get to see many comparisons between old and new digha, some saying old is better and some saying the new one.
According to my experience, old digha is a place you should prefer when you are visiting for a relaxed holiday and new digha if you are visiting with kids or friends. This is because new digha provides much more activities than old digha.
How to reach Digha?
The best option to reach digha is catching a train from Kolkata or Howrah. You will get a direct train from kolkata and howrah to reach digha.
Trains from Howrah to Digha
|Train No.||Train Name||Departure||Arrival|
|12847||Howrah – Digha Super AC Exp.||11:10||14:20|
Note : There are not only 3 trains, you can check more trains by CLICKING HERE.
6. LANSDOWNE, UTTARAKHAND – UNSEEN INDIAN BEAUTY
If you are bored of visiting hill stations like manali and shimla, and searching for a different sort of hill station which can give you a more peaceful holiday, then lansdowne is the place for you. Hill stations like manali and shimla are the famous hill stations in India and they are much crowded than other hill stations.
Located at a distance of 270 km from Delhi, lansdowne is a perfect location for people in Delhi to go for a two day weekend trip.
To be honest, Lansdowne not provides much to enjoy except for a peaceful climate and beautiful scenes. It is a very small town of uttarakhand and has very less places to visit.
You should visit lansdowne only when you have visited the other famous hill stations in the north. This is because manali and shimla can offer you much more to enjoy your holiday. It can also be in your option if you live in Delhi and want a break from daily life and polluted delhi, then this place will be the best for a weekend.
Its an offbeat location, so again cost per day is very low. Also, you will not get to spend much except for accommodation and food.
How to visit Lansdowne?
By Rail : Nearest railway station from lansdowne is the Kotdwara Railway Station, which is just 41 km from lansdowne. You can catch a shared or private taxi from railway station to reach Lansdowne.
By Road : Delhi – Lansdowne (via NH 534). It takes around 6 – 7 hrs from Delhi to reach lansdowne by road. You can also catch a bus to Kotdwara from New Delhi Bus Terminal, from where you can catch a taxi to reach Lansdowne.
7. MANAS NATIONAL PARK, ASSAM
Manas National Park is a tiger and elephant reserve located in the foothills of Himalayas in Assam. It was declared a national park in 1990. It was also announced as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. This park consists of animals like tigers, elephants, rhinos, deer, peacocks and some rare species of buffaloes. This park is also famous for having some rare animals like Golden Langur, Red Panda and Wild Water Buffalo.
Now, what you can do in Manas National Park is to go for a Jungle Safari in a Jeep to explore the beautiful jungle and get views of the animals living in this jungle. The timings for the safari are from 09:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m and from 03:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.
So, till now you might have understood that manas national park is a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers. But, what if you are not a nature or wildlife lover? If not, then also you should visit manas national park to have the experience that you can’t get anywhere else.
How to reach Manas National Park?
Note : Guwahati is well connected to popular cities of India therefore, the best option to reach manas national park is to reach Guwahati first, then from Guwahati you can easily reach the national park.
By Air : Nearest Airport is the Guwahati Airport which is around 145 km from the park. You can get cabs from the airport which will take you to park.
By Rail : Nearest railway station is the Guwahati Railway Station. You can catch a train from Guwahati Railway station to Barpeta Road Railway Station which is 44 km away. Then you will get taxis outside the railway station which will directly drop you to your hotel near Manas National Park.
From the above list, you might have chosen which will be your next offbeat place to visit in India
If not, then
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Choose your offbeat places to visit in India from the above mentioned list and book your next trip to take a break from your busy life and enjoy with your friends and family
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