Travel! The word has picked up its popularity in the recent eras where once a rich man’s hobby becomes a choice of a common man too. The positive impact of increased spending capacity of the people and the world getting more affordable and accessible, all together resulted in increasing travels. It became a trend! It got so much more associated with happiness that it became its synonym. Although, you will be surprised to know that only 14% of Indian households actually travel! Only 14% as of yet who have stepped out to travel. And, guess what you and me, we are amongst the 14% of the Indian families that travel. We sometimes just don’t realise how privileged we are.
International travel is observed spiking to good 60%. Meanwhile, India is picking up the pace faster too. The Domestic Indian Tourism graphs are rising to over 39%. People are starting to discover India too! After all, the world can be reflected in our nation itself. India is full of places that are exciting to explore. While the handful of us are pampering our travelling side, India has always been on our list. If you have a quirky taste of travelling offbeat and experiencing things that haven’t been really hyped yet… then here are 5 places that are the less explored side of India. How many can you cross off this year? Also, there’s a chance of saving HUGE while you travel offbeat. Keep reading to know how!
India less travelled with elements that will suit your senses!
1. Find out what’s so Sundar about the Sundarbans!
Sundarbans Mangrove Forest is the largest mangrove forest in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site! It is an experience to live for in West Bengal.
What to do: Sundarban is the best to enjoy an evening Village walking tour. Socialise with the village people, knowing their simple culture, a way of living and tradition. Sit back and relax while the sun sets with this stunning backdrop of the Sundarban. So definitely, it is an experience you will cherish for life. Sundarban is truly known for the world’s largest single block of ‘Tidal Mangrove Forest.’ Boat your way to the iconic jungle experience in the ‘Sundarban Jungle.’ So, swash through the river, delta canals, as you enter inside a completely different wilderness.
Can be explored with: Kolkata
2. If Peace was a destination, it would be Tawang!
Tawang a mountain town in Arunachal Pradesh. In addition to being famous for its serenity and blissfulness, Tawang is a must visit destination in India. Interesting structures, attractions and perfect ambience, is everything that Tawang promises!
What to do: Tawang is full of exciting places to visit. One of them being, Bum la Pass. Located at the Indo-China border 15,200 ft. above sea level, this is an exclusive place to be in. Bum la Pass needs permission from Indian army! The beauty of Peng Teng Tso Lake is something one cannot afford to miss in Tawang. And, of course, Tawang’s own identity, the Tawang Monastery. Tawang Monastery is famed to be the 2nd largest monastery in Asia. Explore the Tawang War Memorial along with a sound and light show. Witness Shungatser and Madhuri Lake. Madhuri Lake is popular because of the Bollywood movie Koyla. And as the name suggests, Madhuri Lake is indeed named after the lead actress in the movie.
Can be explored with: Guwahati Bomdila Kaziranga
3. How about a hill station in the Nilgiris, with Coonoor?
The green hill station of Tamil Nadu flaunting its Nilgiris beauty. Relaxation will be everything you feel here in Coonoor. Experience green like never before and watch it be the new colour of relaxation.
What to do: Nestled in the arms of Nilgiris Ranges, is our next pick, Coonoor! Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris. Certainly visit the Doddabetta Peak and let Coonoor redefine panoramic view to you. Do not miss out on Sim’s Park. It is one of a kind natural garden that will add a special encounter with nature. Also, the Dolphin’s nose, which is an enormous rock formation in the shape of the Dolphin’s nose is something that will soothe your thirst of experiences.
Can be explored with: Ooty Mysore Coorg
4. In the insides of Uttaranchal, Lansdowne is a stunning secret!
Lansdowne of Pauri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand was a permanent military station during the British India era. This quint beautiful hill town is a perfect experience to be added to your list.
What to do: Lansdowne is an absolutely enticing and wonderful spot. Above all, it is located on a hillock at a height of 1706m in the city of Uttaranchal. Lansdowne is full of places that you must explore. To name a few, witness the attractions like Bhulla Lake, St. Mary Church, Tip N Top point, War Memorial and Darwan Singh Museum. Also, include Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple in your plan. Certainly, it will increase the charm of the destination.
Can be explored with: Rishikesh Corbett
5. Get closer to the Birds & Dolphins with Chilika Lake on the list!
While the historic side of this region of Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark is set to blow your mind… Chilika Lake is set to cool your mind with comfort. Come closer to the birds and the Dolphins that are the star element of the Chilika Lake.
What to do: Chilika Lake is known to be the largest brackish water lake in Asia. It’s famous for the Irrawaddy Dolphins. One can enjoy boating at Satpada and visit the lagoon where the lake meets with into the Bay of Bengal. In addition to that, Chilika Lake is also popular for bird watching. Thereby is the main draw at Chilika Lake.
Can be explored with: Bhubaneswar Puri Konark
Surely by now, some of the locations must have piqued your interest. Meanwhile, the chance of saving BIG is on a countdown. Veena World has launched special Summer Offers, bringing huge discounts on the prices. Travel just got more affordable! These all-inclusive prices have given the best chances to plan travel as you save more too. Moreover, this year is about more travel stories and crossing off the bucket lists. So, when there is a chance and there is a reason, set to explore these places and witness India less travelled!