The country India is a treasure land, filled with various valuable gems in the form of beautiful places and cities, some which are already known to the people and some yet to be explored. In the following post, we would presenting to you some of the unexplored and untouched places in India, which definitely needs your attention and bit more of appreciation.Because there is altogether a different level of thrill in discovering and experiencing roads less traveled. So take a look at the 15 underrated places in India, which are worth a visit.
15 underrated places in India, which are worth a visit
1. Dholavira, Gujarat
You might have studied about the Harappan civilization and the archaeological excavation of Dholavira in your history books. But did you ever consider of visiting this place in real? If not, you should definitely do so. Dholavira situated in Kutch Bhuj of Gujarat is indeed a paradise for the budding historians and the archaeologists. What this site offers you, in the intense environment that comes with being surrounded by the Great Rann of Kutch, is a unique insight into the pioneering Harappan mind, with one of the world’s earliest and best planned water conservation systems and what might be the world’s first signboards, written in ancient Indus script. Doesn’t that sound fascinating and mysterious!! So what are you waiting for, go out and explore this ancient city.
2. Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh
Also known as the “Kashmir of South India”, Lambasingi is a small village in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This is the only place in the entire south India, which witnesses snowfall sometimes in winter. But not many people are familiar with this striking place. This place is so pleasant and cool that even on other seasons than winter, the sunlight only falls after 10 Am. in the morning. As a visitor you’ll be truly delighted to experience this place, you’ll also get to see pepper and coffee plantations here. If adventure is what you hope for, this would be one of the best destinations.
3. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
Ziro is a charming old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields. The vast stretch of flora and fauna seen here is fascinating to the soul. The climate here is very pleasant throughout the year, even the summers are cool here, thus you won’t be ever disappointed with this place. Every perspective of this place is spectacular, and you can expect to capture some really beautiful picture at this place. Go ahead and feel free to explore, this not so appreciated beauty.
4. Loktak Lake, Manipur
Not many would know that the Loktak Lake in Manipur of India is the only floating lake in the entire world. Also it is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India. Thus it would definitely be a never like before experience to stand on a piece of land which is actually floating on water. The circular swamps of water are a treat to the eyes, it is also a home to 233 species of aquatic plants, more than 100 species of birds, and 425 species of animals, including the Indian python and sambhar. Thus now you have super-amazing reasons to visit this totally underrated place.
5. St. Mary’s Beach, Karnataka
Enough of visiting beaches in Goa, because it’s high time you need to know about some of totally untouched and unexplored beaches around India, and one of the such beaches would be St. Mary’s Beach in Karnataka. It is an uninhabited island, beautiful and pristine offering visitors an endless coastal line and a horizon that turns magnificently crimson at sundown. And the towering black rock like columns amongst the water makes the virgin beach look more magnificent. Thus if you’re a beach person, make sure to visit this place or else you’ll be missing out on the experience of magical waves.
6. Kaas Plateau, Satara
It is really unfortunate that not many know about this beautiful place the Kaas Plateau in Satara district of Maharashtra. This place can be described as the hotspot for biodiversity in India’s Western Ghats. This place is indeed a delight to the eyes as you can witness numerous varieties of wild flowers, this bio-diverse place also shelters many insects, beautiful birds, amphibians, reptiles and some major mammalian species. Thus if you plan to visit this place soon, don’t forget to take the camera along with you. Because this is indeed a very photogenic place, and a photographer, won’t ever return disappointed!!
7. Hogenakkal falls, Tamil Nadu
Whenever we hear about the best waterfalls in India, the Hogenakkal falls might just not be referred to as the best. But you know what, it is no where less than the best. It is sometimes also referred to as “Niagara of India”. This place could actually be an exciting holiday destination where you get to enjoy the fun boat rides and also take the medicinal bath under the fall. The sight of the waterfall is really breathtaking and you should definitely visit this place, once in your life time. This underrated waterfall definitely deserves more visits.
8. Chaukori, Uttarakhand
You can consider Chaukori in Uttarakhand as a place pulled straight out of your dream. It is place surrounded by the Himalayas and dense forest. One can always get a glimpse of towering Himalayan peaks and dense forests while in Chaukori. In Chaukori you’ll also find tea gardens thus you get to sip some of the purest teas in here. Unfortunately this breathtaking place is still untouched and not so known to the tourists. Thus whenever you get a chance, make sure to experience this underrated beauty.
9. Gavi, Kerala
Whenever one thinks of Kerala, it either has to be Alleppy Backwaters or Munnar tea gardens, but do you know every inch of Kerala is so beautiful. And there are so many places in there, which are yet to be explored. One of the such places is Gavi in Kerala. It’s an Eco-friendly destination, a perfect place for the nature lovers. You should visit this place for it’s wildlife, you can spot many of the Endangered species including the Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-tailed macaque are often sighted at the outskirts of Gavi. Kerala’s very own treasure, elephants can be sighted abundantly in here as well. Thus do not delay anymore, hurry and explore this place.
10. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Madhya Pradesh
Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh is among the best caves to visit in India. The rambling caves of Bhimbetka is an archaeological site, but it is also no less than a paradise for the historians. Although this place has been declared as the world heritage site by the UNESCO, but not many people know about this gem of a place, which holds answers to all the unsolved questions of the past. Bhimbetka is a natural art gallery and an archaeological treasure. The caves here contains rock paintings, created by man from as early as about 15,000 years ago in vivid and panoramic detail. There is definitely so much to learn from this not so explored site.
11. Marble Rock Hills, Jabalpur
Rising in sparkling glory, the marble rocks at Bhedaghat, 23 Km from the city of Jabalpur is indeed a treat to the eyes. Unfortunately only a few know about this splendid beauty. The Snow White Marble Rocks towering to almost 100 ft. on both sides of the holy river Narmada looks exquisitely beautiful in the gleaming sunlight.This place is indeed an unique example of Nature’s creativity unleashed over a river. This destinations looks nothing less than a perfect location straight out of a romantic Bollywood song.
12. Majuli Island, Assam
Did you know Majuli Island situated in Assam, India, is the world’s biggest river island? Yes you heard that right!! It’s not at all surprising that you had no idea about this fact, as this beautiful island is so underrated. This place needs much more recognition, than it already has. This island provides you with pollution free environment, lush green surrounding and obviously the beautiful water bodies. Apart from the scenic beauty, you also get to witness the vibrant and joyous festival like Raas if you go to the island at the respective time of the year.
13. Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh
Jibhi is a city in Himachal Pradesh, which not much explored. One can simply call it a gem hidden in the Himalayas. This dreamy town is not at all expensive and you can easily find an abode in Victorian pinewood cottages. This is a perfect weekend getaway destination, also because it’s underrated this place is not crowded but calm.
14. Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
Mandu or Mandavgad is a ruined city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The traces which this ruined city has left behind, never fails to baffle the visitors. This not-so explored place looks the most beautiful during the Monsoon. The rain transforms the valleys and lakes in the town, to lush green cover and there reflects in those waters the historical monuments. This place definitely gives you some fascinating vibes and transcends you to the era of Sultans and Queens.
15. Lonar Crater Lake, Maharashtra
Lonar is a small village in Maharashtra, the name might just not excite you much. But when you get to know, what this village holds, you’ll just pack up your bags immediately to visit this place. So around 60,000 years ago this place welcomed a massive meteorite or comet, which weighed 2 million ton and was 60 meters long. The impact this meteorite left was no less than that of six-megaton atom bombs. The result of the impact can still be witnessed in the form of Lonar crater. This Lonar crater is also a lake filled with alkaline and saline water. This place gives you an unrealistic feel, also the lake bed is home to ancient temples and their ruins. This place definitely is worth a visit!!
So do not ever hesitate to take the Road Less Traveled