India has a plethora of travel destinations and all you travel enthusiasts probably know about the country’s famous tourist hotspots. But, a lot more still remains to be discovered by way of offbeat destinations. So, we decided to give you a quick glimpse into some of the well known as well as wonderful offbeat places in India.
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Madhya Pradesh
The place where it all began, Bhimbetka, located 45 km southeast of Bhopal, is an ancient Palaeolithic site and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. With a width of 3 km, the site has 700 rock shelters and 400 cave paintings. The aarliest rock paintings at the shelter are around 30,000 years old. If you plan to visit the site, the rock paintings and engravings will surely leave you wonderstruck.
Champaner – Pavagadh, Gujarat
Situated 47 km from Vadodara, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner is a fine offbeat destination in India. The ruins at this age old site date from the 8th to the 6th century and include agricultural buildings, religious structures, and fortress. Presently, Champaner Pavagadh reflects harmonious coexistence between the Hindus and the Muslims. The site is a window to Gujarat’s glorious past.
Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Perched at a height of 1600 metres above sea level, Tirthan Valley in Himachal Pradesh is a popular riverside retreat blessed with the wealth of nature’s treasures. This popular offbeat destination lures adventure enthusiasts and thrill seekers as well. The beautiful valley has a riverside retreat, cloud kissing mountains, the serene Serolsar Lake, and a hidden waterfall. Dig out the deep secrets and popular mysteries attached to this ancient valley on your next holiday.
A true picture of Rajasthan with those havelis, forts, and other structures, Shekhawati is a lovely destination for those visiting India to experience its rich heritage and culture. Located in Northern Rajasthan, this popular site is most famous for its painted havelis and other architectural delights. Most of the structures here were constructed by Marwari merchants from the 17th to the 19th century.
The town of Devprayag marks the confluence of two holy rivers, which combine to form the Ganges. It is a revered Hindu pilgrim destination in India. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, this is a dream place for casual tourists and saints alike. The beauty of nature and religious vibe of the place touch a chord with one and all.