10 Most Unexplored Places in India

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Do you want to explore the unexplored, see the unseen and enjoy the offbeat? Then you need not go too far. Enveloped in mystery, splendour and tranquillity, the unexplored places in India are ideal for travel lovers.

Let’s have a look at the most beautiful and mindblowing unexplored places in India. This list is only just skimming the surface of the iceberg!

  1. Mawlynnong

    Located in eastern Meghalaya, Mawlynnong has been awarded the title of Asia’s cleanest village in 2003. This tiny village, with around 90 homes, is a societal utopia of sorts, with 100% literacy rates and high regard for women empowerment. The clean roads, thatched huts, pretty flower gardens, along with other attractions, such as the Balancing Rock, Living Root Bridge, Sky View and Mawlynnong Waterfall make the village a definite on our list of the offbeat places in India.

    Best time to visit: All through the year, however, the monsoons and winters are more special.

A clean street in Mawlynnong
  1. Chopta

    Also called ‘Mini Switzerland’, Chopta is surrounded by dense forests and offers stunning views of the snowy Himalayas. Located in Uttarakhand, Chopta is a delight for the wildlife and birding enthusiasts, as well as ideal for trekking. It acts as the starting point for the trek to the magnificent Chandrashila Summit.
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    Best time to visit:  April to November.

    The snow clad Himalayas - a view from Chopta
    The snow clad Himalayas – a view from Chopta. Image source.

     

  2. Shojha
    A gem in the list of the unexplored places in India, Shojha in Himachal Pradesh, is a small village that is quiet and peaceful. For restful travellers this is a perfect abode to unwind in the lap of the Himalayas,  surrounded by amazing views. The Jalori Pass, Serolsar Lake and Waterfall Point are some of the tourist attractions here.Best time to visit: April to June.

    The quaint hill sides of Shojha
    The quaint hill sides of Shojha. Image source.

     

  3. Halebid

    The perfect offbeat destination in India, Halebid is a town of temples and ruins. Ruled by the Hoysala Dynasty, the town is fraught with old world architectural temples, shrines and constructions and is often also called the Gem of Indian Architecture.

    Best time to visit: October to February.

    The elegant temples of Halebid
    The elegant temples of Halebid. Image source.

     

  4. Tamenglong

    A beautiful unexplored destination located in Manipur, Tamenglong is the land of hills, valleys, rivers, as well as, of rich biodiversity, orchids and forests. The Buning Meadow, Zeiland Lake and Tharon Cave are some of its attractions.

    Best time to visit: October to March.

    Tamenglong - A view of the town
    Tamenglong – A view of the town. Image source.

     

  5. Ziro Valley

    Abode of the Apa Tani tribe and known for its pine-covered hills and rice fields, Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh is one of those unseen places in India that you can go to seek quietude as well adventure. The Pine Grove, Meghna Cave Temple and Kile Pakho are some of the nearby spots to see.

    Best time to visit: April to June.

     The green carpet of rice fields in Ziro Valley
    The green carpet of rice fields in Ziro Valley. Image source.

     

  6. Gurez Valley

    Situated in Kashmir, this paradise on earth captivates its visitors with its magnificent beauty and splendid views. You cannot take your eyes off the surreal landscapes, gushing waters and glorious mountainous background.

    Best time to visit: May to October.

    The beautiful valley of Guarez
    The beautiful valley of Guarez. Image source.

     

  7. Majuli Island

    The largest river island in the Brahmaputra river and located in Assam, Majuli Island is an untouched haven of beauty, exotic birds and flora and fauna diversity.

    Best time to visit is during monsoons, between July to September, however, winters are pleasant too.

    The mesmerizing Majuli Islands
    The mesmerizing Majuli Islands. Image source.

     

  8. Mokokchung

    An important urban centre of Nagaland, Mokokchung is an ideal offbeat destination in India known for its natural beauty and quiet surroundings. Places to see around include, Longkhum, Molung village, Langpangkong caves and more.

    Best time to visit is throughout the year.

     The urban center - Mokokchung
    The urban centre – Mokokchung. Image source.

     

  9. Chembra Lake 

    This heart-shaped lake is definitely one of the most unexplored places in India. After an absolutely worthwhile trek to the Chembra Peak, which is the highest peak in Wayanad, Kerela, the view of the splendid lake below is any traveller’s delight.

    Best time to visit: September to March.

     The shape of water - it's a heart!
    The shape of water – it’s a heart! Image source.

    So what are you waiting for?

    Pack your bags and unravel the mysteries of the most unexplored places in India.

    And, yes don’t forget to leave your valuable comments on the post and suggestions for more such places if any. We’ll add them to our upcoming travel posts and stories.

Till then,

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