The Best-Unexplored Places in India that will Delight and Suprise your Travel Bug

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Finding out a travel destination for a peaceful holiday which is not too touristy and less explored has become a difficult task these days, owing to the fact that every known travel destination in India is seeing a high influx of tourists making the experience diluted. We have come up with the best places to travel in India which are less known and less explored as of now. And this comes directly from some of India's top travel bloggers.

Here's a unique travel guide for you: A list of top places to visit in India, but with a twist - these are the best unexplored and pristine places you could ever imagine in the country.

10 Best Unexplored Places in India!

India's top Instagram influencers and travel bloggers spill the beans for us on the most offbeat places to travel in India.

So here goes the list of these offbeat places in India:

1. North Sikkim - Savi & Vid (Instagram - bruisedpassports)

A man climbing mountain in North Sikkim

Savi & Vid has shared North Sikkim as one of the best-unexplored gems in India. Almost everyone has had the thought of the Sikkim trip having crossed their minds at least once, but never got to actually do it. Obviously, it's the best time to hit the tiny hill state and discover the pristine natural beauty over there.

Savi & Vid says, "Sikkim, especially west and North Sikkim are beautiful and almost untouched. Pelling in West Sikkim and Gurudongmar lake in North Sikkim offers some of the best scenery." So what are you waiting for? Start with the Sikkim tour plan already!

2. Sandakhphu, Phalut, Gorkhe, and Samanden Valley - Sayan Bakshi (Instagram - theorangeepistles)

Montain hiking area in Samanden, West Bengal

Popular travel blogger Sayan Bakshi has recommended Sandakhphu, Phalut, Gorkhe, and Samanden. These are a series of valleys in the West Bengal - Nepal Border, accessible from Darjeeling. Sandakphu trek is pretty popular among travelers looking for adventures, and peaceful treks along the Himalayas and so goes for Phalut, Gorkhe, and Samanden. It is totally pristine and along with the Kanchenjunga and Everest Himalayan ranges.

These valleys are yet to gain mass popularity and are only known to hardcore trekkers. It's best to experience and explore them now. Highly recommended when you have a calling for the mountains next time!

3. Kashid Beach, Maharashtra - Ayushi Anand (Instagram - 365daysofbliss)

Kashid Beach in Maharashtra on the shores of the Arabian Sea.

Yes, we all fancy a quaint beach with a beautiful view that is clean, spotless, less crowded, and bonus if it's a white-sand beach. Rare to find these combinations nowadays. Well, Ayushi Anand, a travel & lifestyle blogger recommends Kashid Beach in Maharashtra which ticks all the boxes. She adds "Goa is known for its beaches but most people know of the common ones.

One of my favorite white sand beach in India is Kashid Beach which is only a few hours away from Alibaug, Mumbai!" This is a perfect weekend gateway from Mumbai if you want to enjoy a white sand paradise!

4. Rajasthan - Priya Priyambada (Instagram - priya_priyambada)

Desert in Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan has always been a popular tourist destination - both for domestic and international travelers. But there's more to Rajasthan than just Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur or the popular cities. The state is full of smaller towns with significant history, palaces, forts, temples, etc.

Popular travel influencer Priya Priyambada tell us about the hidden gems of Rajasthan, she adds "I have explored so many places in Rajasthan by a bike. History, architecture, cultural value, and tradition of these places are just a compelling reason enough to make the trip" Places like Kuchaman, Bundi, Jhalawar, Nagaur, Sawai Madhopur are the best examples of such places. Do visit one or two (or all of them) the next time you are in Rajasthan!

5. Dharamsala and Palampur, Himachal Pradesh - Neha Ralli (Instagram - himalayan_girl)

Dharamshala - A popular hill town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Neha recommends these two charming and old-fashioned hill towns - Dharamsala and Palampur in Himachal Pradesh. Dharamsala is quite known but the small villages and valleys around it aren't. It is always advisable to explore these gems and the same goes for Palampur. Both these towns are located in the Kangra Valley / District. Neha recommends exploring the picturesque villages and towns nearby. And yes, it is less explored and popular than Shimla, Manali, etc.

6. Meghalaya - Archana Singh (Instagram - travelseewrite)

Umngot River with crystal clear water in a lush environment is a popular place for boating & kayaking.

Archana Singh, an offbeat explorer, and a travel blogger have shared Meghalaya. Meghalaya is one of the seven states in North East India. Archana says "My favourite unexplored place would be Meghalaya as it offers incomprehensible natural beauty and North East Indian culture to people looking for something different.

From having the wettest place on earth to having the largest cave system in Asia, from Asia’s cleanest village to zip lining with a breathtaking valet view; Meghalaya has a lot to offer. And, kayaking on India’s only mirror-like river, Umngot River, is an experience you can never forget until your last breath." We don't have to add anything more here ;)

7. Hanle, Ladakh - Navaneeth Unnikirshnan (Instagram - navaneeth_unnikirshnan)

Hanle - A villages of Ladakh

Navaneeth, an avid traveler, and photographer has shared Hanle as one of the best-unexplored travel destinations in India. Hanle is a small village in Ladakh, in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Hanle Monastery is a must-see sight and also offers breathtaking views of the village from the top of it.

Hanle Observatory is another place you can't miss out, which is also the world's highest observatory. Hanle is located about 275 KMs from Leh town and so a bike trip is much recommended!

8. Gokarna - Tushar Panchal (Instagram - bombayiger)

Gokarna main beach

Gokarna is a small coastal town in Karnataka. It is quite popular among the hippies. It is home to many hidden spotless beaches. It is somewhat known to local tourists but yet to be popular pan-India. Popular travel photographer Tushar Panchal recommends Gokarna.

The town is 238 km from Mangalore and around 483 km from Bangalore. The roads around Gokarna is scenic, with the rocky mountains and the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Kudle, Half Moon, Paradise is also known as the Full moon and Belekan are some of the beaches you can't miss!

9. Cabo de Rama beach and fort, Goa - Flexcia D'Souza (Instagram - flexcia_dsouza)

Cabo de Rama Fort in Goa

Flexcia is a fashion, travel, and food blogger from Goa. And yes, she recommends a specific beach in Goa - Cabo de Rama beach. She says "Cabo de Rama beach and fort, Goa - though it's located just a few kilometers away from the more popular Palolem and Agonda beaches, the beach is untouched. The pristine lagoon and sea is as beautiful as it can get, and the cliff view can beat the views from any exotic locations.

The beach in itself is secluded and can be accessed by a quick hike downhill! Since it isn't really explored much, there aren't any watersports activities or beach shacks, like the way you'd find on other beaches in Goa!" There you go, you heard it from a Goan!

10. Arunachal Pradesh - Our Take!

We at Royal Brothers would like to recommend Arunachal Pradesh. It is undoubtedly one of the most scenic and beautiful states in India and definitely pristine and less explored. A plethora of options in this North-Eastern state bordering Bhutan and Tibet ranging from adventure sports, trekking, wildlife, exploring monasteries, or just plain relaxing. Some of the must check places are Tawang, Roing, Pasighat, Dirang, Ziro Valley, Bomdila, and Itanagar.

Just Google these places, if you don't believe us! 🙂 And so we hope your next travel destination is one of the above!

Do you guys also have any travel destination that you would love to share and add? Comment below!                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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