There are stereotypes with everything and Indian tourism is no exception. When you plan a trip to India, there are certain places that you will visit because they are common and ‘touristy’ and everyone goes there.
However, if you wish to really explore the country, you should pick the road less treaded and find hidden gems along the way! We have lined up some interesting places you may want to add to your itinerary when discovering India!
Famed to be one of the biggest mangroves in the world, the Sundarbans in West Bengal are the face of the rich Indian wildlife. The population of Royal Bengal tigers is said to be highest here. However you need to proceed with caution as these creatures are infamous for being man-eaters. There are several guided tours available where you will not only be able to see these majestic animals in their natural habitat, but will also be able to admire the flora and other fauna of this magnificent jungle.
Butterfly Beach, Goa
Goa is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. However, if you wish to leave behind all things chaos and commercial, you should visit this beautiful secluded beach which is nothing sort of sheer bliss. Located a little further from Palolem beach, you will have to take a ferry ride to reach there.
This is the world’s largest river island and is surprisingly one of the least visited places in the country. It isn’t famous or crowded but is truly one of nature’s blessings to humanity. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site, and when you visit here, you will know why! The simple life, the tribal people and the aesthetically blessed vicinity, this place is called the cultural capital of Assam for a reason.
Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
There is nothing more beautiful than this magnanimous expanse of dessert! The colourful clothes worn by local people here, the camel rides, the art, the culture, the folklore, everything here is rich and unadulterated. The Rann of Kutcch is one of the most underrated places in terms of tourism and you should definitely explore it when in India.
Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim
Northeast India, in general, is not one of the top regions that people visit when in the country. It is the lesser known heaven that this country has and to unravel the astonishing experiences in these places you must venture to explore them. You can see snow-capped mountains from around this unbelievably beautiful lake in Sikkim. The view of the majestic Himalayas and with most intense hiking trails around, you can have the best times here with your friends and family.