13 Unexplored Places to Visit in India

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! Many of these are unexplored places. These are the best places for explorers, photographers, and travelers.

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. 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!

2. Anantagiri, Telangana

Telangana has many architectural wonders like forts, temples, palaces, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, lakes, dams etc.

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. 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.

3. Bhuvanagiri, Telangana

Bhongir Fort is located in Bhongir, Bhongiri or Bhuvanagiri. This fortress is based on a unique rock formation perched on a hill. Situated on a monolithic rock, this fort is one of the many forts at Hyderabad. A perfect one if you are in mood for a light trek. 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 Hyderabad and built in the 12th century by 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.

4. Adilabad, Telangana

This district is mainly famous for waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries. Along with these Basara Saraswathi Temple, Kadem dam and Jainath temple are great scenic places.

5. Nallamalla Forest, Telangana

Mallela Theertham is a serenely scenic 150 feet waterfall, perfect for that weekend hangout with friends and family.

6. Karimnagar, Telangana

Ramagiri Khilla was built during Kakatiya Dynasty. The place offers breathtaking views of the confluence of River Godavari and River Manair. Vemulawada, Kaleswaram, Kotilingala, Kondagattu Anjaneya Temple, Dharmapuri, Ellanthakunta, Kothkonda, Elagandal Fort, Nagunur Fort, Ramagiri Fort, Jagityal Fort, Sabbitham Waterfalls are unique places to visit.

There are many reserved forests and a crocodile sanctuary in the old Karimnagaror Yelagandula district. Well for eco tourism in Karimnagar district you need not go far and wide, actually one of the most visited and popular temple shrine of Karimnagar, Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy temple, barely 34 kms from Karimnagar city is embellished with awesome forests. Infact the serene environment of the hills is one of the main reasons why many people visit Kondagattu temple for main seva of tapassu or penace! Well they are neither high alitude ghats nor forests on plains. They are on little hill ranges and slopes of deccan plateau. And Shivaram wildlife sanctuary of Crocodiles housing 70 to 120 crocodiles on the banks of Godavari is spread in both Old Adilabad and old Karimnagar districts. It is one of the best place for ecotourism. The forests of southern bank of Godavari in this sanctuary are spread in Karimnagar. The speciality here is that Godavari river never goes dry even in summer and it has depth of nearly 90 feet! A madugu is formed here. The forests of low level plateaus or plains in east Karimnagar are part of danDakaranya and are well known ofcourse. Another important ecological as well as historical spot is Ranagiri khilla or kota or Ramagiri fort with big hills, dense forests it is quite beautiful. The Ramagiri hills, forts, forests , waterfalls is a paradise on the plateau located in eastern side near Peddapalli town. The pandava lonka waterfalls and valley forests on the other side of Ramagiru fort are also a good eco tourist spot. There are beautiful forests near Korutla too, especially near Godavari river. They are known as Raikal or Govindavaram forests and Vennamuddala gandi is famous spot is here. Sabbitham waterfalls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Karimnagar district, also has saptha marika temple. It is near to Peddapalli town. There are many waterfalls near jagitial forests and in dandakaranya part and in southern hill ranges near husnabad in South Karimnagar. River shores especially in Icchampally and Somnoor which are accompanied with dense forests have unique river beds. The unique rock formations at iin the river bed. Chchampalli and Somnoo will make you awestruck and you have gushing fresh gigantic Godavari and sense dandakaranyam in the background. And near Maneru river banks, in the eastern low peneplains of Karimnagarin the forests between Manthani and Bhupalpally, you have ancient Jain caves called Naina Gullu in the hills of dondakaya. Jonna Rotte is very healthy and tasty. This Roti is a main food from ancient days and still people make it in their houses and even in hotels, restaurants. Corn occupies a special place in Telangana foods as Makka Gudaalu and Makka vadaalu. The best combination to eat Makka Gudaalu is chicken. Eating Bagaara rice with combination of chicken, mutton is mandatory.

Atti chepalu curry plays a vital role for village goddesses like pochamma devi, maisamma devi. Here, Deshi chicken is very famous named as Ankapur Deshi chicken. On the auspicious day of Ugaadi Polelu plays a key role. Malidhaalu are prepared mostly during bathukamma festival.

7. Warangal, Telangana

1000 Pillar Temple, Orugallu Fort, Ramappa Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Samakka Saralamma Jathara, Kakatiya Musical Garden, Laknavaram lake, Pakhal Lake, Bogatha, Bheemuni Paadham, Mutyala Dhaara Waterfalls and Eturnagaram Wildlife sanctuary are the beautiful places.

8. Mahbubnagar, Telangana

Jogulamba Navabrahma Temples, Sri Ranganayaka Temple, Uma Maheswaram, Manyam Konda Temple, Kurumurthi Temple, Somasila Lalitha Someswara Temple, Jetaprolu, Kollapur Palace, Khilla Ghanpur, Mallela Theertham Waterfalls, Pillalamarri Garden, Amrabad Tiger reserve, Koil Sagar, Jurala and Somasila dams are the wonderful places.

9. Khammam, Telangana

The famous Bhadradri Temple, Parnasala, Khammam Fort, Jamalapuram Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Kinnerasani Wildlife sanctuary and Lakaram lake are the amazing places.

10. Nizamabad, Telangana

Kaulasa Fort, Nizamabad Fort, Dichpally Ramalayam, 100 Pillar Temple, Domakonda Fort, Neelakanteswara Temple, Ashok Sagar lake, Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary, Nizam Sagar dam, Shriram Sagar dam are awesome places.

11. Nalgonda, Telangana

Yadradri Temple, Bhuvanagiri Fort, Pillalamarri Temple, Chaya Someswara Temple, Kolanupaka Jain Temple, Nandikonda, Mella Cheruvu Temple, Phanigiri Buddhist site, Nagarjuna sagar are the astonishing places.

12. Medak, Telangana

Medak Fort, Medak Church, Edupayala Durga Temple, Vargal Saraswathi Temple, Kotilingeswara Temple, Kodakanchi, Gummadidala Temple, Pocharam Dam, Singuru Dam are the excellent places.

13. Rangareddy, Telangana

Ammalapalli Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Temple, Keesaragutta, Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Ananthgiri hills, Gandipet and Himayat Sagar lakes are the marvelous places.

There are more unexplored tourist places. If you haven’t been to these places add these places in your bucket list, go and enjoy the beauty of architecture, landscapes etc.
Kalyan Panja