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Knowing each and every corner of one’s country is the best way to become rich intellectually and culturally. Similarly, India has so much to offer that if people decide to explore it properly, it can keep them busy for an entire lifetime!

Perhaps many of you have celebrated New Years' Eve in the normal destinations of India - a party in the white town of Pondicherry, a farmhouse beach-side bash in Goa, or a cold night in Shimla. But how about doing an uncommon New Years this time around? Consider a bonfire dinner huddled on the sand dunes of the Thar desert.

Or maybe deciding to give back by volunteering on a tea plantation in Assam. Have you ever explored the unexplored of the Himalayas - Mukteshwar, Jilling, and Chamba? Or rented a private island off the coast of Kerala? This New Years don't just go all out. Go beyond what meets the eye, and uncover India in a way you never have before.

India is blessed with stunning beauty and a rich culture that give globetrotters massive travel goals. With its diverse and enchanting natural elements like the mighty mountains, the thriving valleys, the long meandering rivers, the lively sea coasts and more, traveling in India is truly an incredible experience. Here are some of the best ways to explore India in all its glory.

Boat Trip on the Ganges

Here are a few underrated places in India to get you started

1. Chambal, Madhya Pradesh

Chambal is misinterpreted as a land of dacoits. But beyond that, you will find that its home to more than 500 species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles. There is a National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to gharials (small crocodiles), the red-crowned roof turtle and the endangered Ganges river dolphin. We bet you didn’t know that!

2. Kaas Plateau, Maharashtra

The valley of flowers, as most people of Maharashtra call it is situated in Satara. Not many know that it is certified as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site for its endemic flowering plants. In the month of August, Kaas Plateau is a feast for the eyes, as the entire plateau is covered with a varied range of flowers.

Although the flowering season lasts only for two odd months at the Kaas Plateau, its beauty remains long afterwards. As the sun flows through the clouds gently caressing the rain, the sight of thousands of delicate colored flowers soothes the senses in a way that only nature can.

3. Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand

Naukuchiatal is a gorgeous place where you can enjoy kayaking and other adventure activities and is approximately 303 km from New Delhi. Naukuchiatal, a little beautiful lake town is a goal for the individuals who look for solitude and serenity underneath the shade of unadulterated nature. As the name of the spot recommends, this spot is for the most part known for its nine cornered lake which measures up to 1 km long and 40 m profound.

Lying at some separation from clamoring slope station of Nainital, this spot is likewise appended to a legend. It is said that one look at all nine corners of lake with the two feet on the earth can influence the watcher to vanish into smoke to accomplish nirvana.

With numerous chances to restore your body and soul, Naukuchiatal is honored with extensively impressive environment and enamoring lake. The excellent climate consistently and a few attractions like lakes and sanctuaries makes a point to make your outing a flabbergasting knowledge.

4. Papikondalu, Andhra Pradesh

The trip to Papikondalu or Papi Hills, a picturesque region in the Eastern Ghats, traversed by the Godavari River, is an unforgettable experience. The best way to get to see these hills covered with deciduous tropical forests is by taking a seven-hour cruise along the Godavari River, one of the largest in India and the largest in southern India, from Kunavaram to the confluence with the Sabari river, where its waters turn brown and turbid.

According to legend, Rama and Sita lived in Papikondalu and therefore it is a sacred place. In a summit called Perantalapalli there is a temple dedicated to Shiva, venerated by resident tribes whose rituals, if one visits the place, must be strictly followed. Here you can stop the boat and enjoy the nature, before the exuberance of the vegetation dotted by waterfalls.

Papikondalu is also one of the most recognized places in the Eastern Ghats as a habitat for big cats, wild boar, deer and a treasure for birds.

Tirumala and Tirupati receive millions of visitors every day. The temple of Venkateswara, on the hill of Tirumala, is one of the most important places of worship in India. There are another eleven in different states of India, among which include Puttaparthi. When you are in Andhra Pradesh, be sure to attend a classic Kuchipudi dance show.

5. Anantagiri, Telengana

Of the best places for a summer getaway in South India is Anantagiri, one of the corners of greatest natural beauty 5 km from Vikarabad city of Rangareddy. The Anantagiri hills, in the Telangana region has magnificent views of the coast. The landscape is completed with wonderful waterfalls, cliffs and an unsurpassed nature.

Ananthagiri Temple is located in this forested area. There is a small village near Ananthagiri called Alampally and much smaller village near Alampally called Nalapur.

6. Bhuvanagiri, Telengana

Bhongir Fort is located in Bhongir, Bhongiri or Bhuvanagiri in Nalgonda district in Telangana. This fortress is based on a unique rock formation perched on a hill. More than 500 meters high and extending over an area of ​​40 acres, the fort was considered practically impregnable by the invading armies. It is located on National Highway 202 about 48 km from the state capital, Hyderabad and built in the 12th century by the western ruler of Chalukya Tribhuvanamalla-Vikramaditya.

It has a unique egg-shaped construction with two access points protected by huge rocks. A moat that surrounds the fortress, a large underground chamber, trapdoors, an armory, stables, ponds, wells offer a fascinating insight. The view from the top of the surrounding countryside is simply stunning.

7. Adilabad, Telengana

Surrounded by mountains and lush green forests, Adilabad is sanctified by the rumination of blessed souls like Ved Vyas. It is a place where you can see the waterfalls that sprout rivers, invigorating and interesting fauna, encourage the nerves.

8. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Orchha is a place little visited by tourists. It appears in the recommended travel guides to spend the day just for the architectural wealth. And there are few tourists who come to the city. This village on the banks of River Betwa in Madhya Pradesh needs your instant attention. With a rich history of Mughal architecture, the atmosphere here will make you let your hair down and just chill.

From Khajuraho there is a train that stops directly in Orchha without having to make a combination via Jhansi. Orchha owes its popularity to its past. It was the capital of the Bundella dynasty, so its few streets intersect between temples and palaces where gods and kings lived and now forgotten.

Although it is small, there is a lot of movement of people, mainly in the Ram Raja temple, next to the main square. There are two places that undoubtedly stand out above the rest. These are the Raj Mahal and the Jahangir Mahal. Chathurburj is a temple that dates from the ninth century, surrounded by colorful stalls selling tika.

9. Kolluru, Andhra Pradesh

You can also extend the trip and spend the night in the Kolluru village, on the banks of the river, in authentic bamboo huts. At night, sit around a campfire while the fishermen clean the catch of the day. Next day, walk through the hills and visit the tribal village. Do not be surprised if everything seems different with the new day. They say that the stars and the river Godavari have worked at night to awaken the poet in you!

10. Bishnupur, West Bengal

Bishnupur within the former Malla Kingdom is located about 130 km from Calcutta, which today includes reproductions in terracotta or other materials, of the horses of Bankura, which are part of folklore. You can see its manufacture in Bishnupur, but it is fair to admit that its fame comes from the nearby town of Panchmura.

The small details or the small things, are usually determinant when it comes to keeping a memory in our particular brain "hard". The feelings, the sensations, the mood, the passion or whatever, can lead us to idealize or destroy a place without knowing too well the reason. Even worse, not even be aware that something has influenced us positively or negatively when making an analysis of the place.

Bishnupur or more specifically its terracotta temples, was one of those places that I wanted to know for yearsThe best option without a doubt is the train, especially if you travel from outside Bengal. From Calcutta, in addition to the train, there are buses that leave almost continuously from Esplanade.

11. Lepchajagat, West Bengal

Tourists go to Darjeeling, whereas travellers go ahead and visit this village named Lepchajagat, near Darjeeling. The name comes from the Lepcha tribes who used to reside in this locality. From Lepchajagat, you can see some of the most mind-blowing views of the Kanchenjunga peaks.
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  1. Thus discovering India, an unusual and beautiful one is really interesting for planning a trip!

  2. Amazing country and beautiful places to visit. I would definitely love to visit them all. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for sharing this travel guide!

  4. looks exciting! India is huge and attractive, I do want to come back there

  5. surprises. I never considered India, but it honestly sounds like the perfect place for me and my family. It’s so beautiful

  6. This is a great list of places to visit for someone like me who’s never visited India. There are clearly many unexplored places and beautiful places to see.

  7. I totally agree that tourists are looking for locations that are more off the beaten track nowadays, visiting the popular places doesn't actually seem as popular anymore. India is a spectacularly stunning country so it is good to know of some beautiful unexplored places to check out - thanks for sharing them

  8. How beautiful! India is such a beautiful country...I've never been but I love looking at the photos. What a fun guide!

  9. i've always wanted to go to India. this is a great list

  10. I have not been to India yet in my travels. I love the idea of seeing its unexplored places! This is a great guide, thank you!


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