Are you tired of travelling to the same common tourist places? Are you looking to explore nature in its original form? How about turning off yourself for a while and being in the lapse of the real world? India is filled with numerous hidden landscapes, waterfalls, forests, mountains, etc. The most important and famous tourist spots are no doubt thrilling and exciting to visit but with the presence of cafes, traffic, crowd, etc, the exotic beauty of the place has degraded. And therefore, people who want to experience the true and virgin state of nature find it difficult to cherish these moments to the fullest. Here are some best remote places to visit in India.
These offbeat places are at times mesmerising and jaw-dropping in the presence of exotic flora and fauna and giving an ultimate experience of a lifetime. Here is the list of some of the most beautiful and thrilling remote areas in India that you must visit:
Chatpal, Jammu and Kashmir
|Best time to visit||April to June|
|Climate||pleasant climate where the temperature dances between 11 to 25 degree Celsius|
|Major attractions||Aharbal waterfall, Sonmarg, Lolab valley, Gulmarg , Martand temple and Kishtawar National Park.|
|Activities to do||Explore the village with a local, enjoy Kashmiri tea, trek through the mountains, get photos, nature walk, watch the sunset, etc.|
|Nearest airport||Srinagar Airport|
|Nearest Railway Station||Jammu Tawi Railway Station is 222km from Chatpal|
|How to reach Chatpal||Take a cab from Srinagar or a local bus|
This place is located in the South of Kashmir and is almost a distance of 90 km from Srinagar. At many places in this small town, there is no facility of electricity and therefore, it is one of the best places to be in the lapse of real nature.
This place is famous for lush green valleys, wildflowers, beautiful pine and deodar trees, and a clear blue sky. It is completely isolated from the major tourist places in Jammu and Kashmir, mainly due to the absence of commercialisation and industrialisation.
|Best time to visit||October and February|
|Climate||Tropical Monsoon Rainforest Climate|
|Major attractions||Haflong Lake, Panimoor Waterfalls, Thuruk, Borail Wildlife Sanctuary, Jatinga Bird Watching Center, etc.|
|Activities to do||paragliding, trekking, Meeting local tribes, Attending festivals, shopping, photography, etc.|
|Nearest airport||Silchar Airport, Guwahati Airport|
|Nearest Railway Station||New Haflong railway station|
|How to reach||Take a cab from Guwahati Airport|
This is the only hill station in Assam and it lies near the Dima Hasao district of Assam. The place is known for its greenery, foggy mountains and exotic flora and fauna. While you are at this place, you cannot miss the beautiful hills, magnificent valleys, splendid mountains and lovely landscapes. Haflong has situated 310 km from Guwahati and it is a mixture of rural and urban areas.
Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim
|Best time to visit||November to June|
|Climate||Temperature ranges from -20oC to 10oC, and snow from January to March|
|Major attractions||The Lake itself, Lachung, Lachen town, Thangu Valley, etc.|
|Activities to do||Sightseeing, Trekking, Photography, Exploring the area, etc.|
|Nearest airport||Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri|
|Nearest Railway Station||New Jalpaiguri railways station|
|How to reach||Buses are available from various cities of Sikkim to Lachen, One can also take a taxi or a cab from the airport or railway station|
It is one of the most isolated places in India because it is located at a height of 17,000 feet. This lake also comes under the top 15 highest lakes in the world and it is the second-highest lake in India after Cholamu lake which is situated at a height of 18,000 feet. This particular lake also has much religious significance and its water is considered to be quite holy. It is very sacred to Hindus, Sikhs, and Buddhists. Once you reach the top of the lake, the view of the mountains from this lake is mesmerising.
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
|Best time to visit||October and March|
|Climate||warm and temperate|
|Major attractions||Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghna Cave Temple, Tarin Fish Farm, Kile Pakho, Dolo Mando, etc.|
|Activities to do||Sightseeing, Trekking, Photography, Explore the area, etc.|
|Nearest airport||Tezpur Airport|
|Nearest Railway Station||Naharlagun Railway Station|
|How to reach||hire a taxi from Guwahati or Jorhat|
It is a home to the tribals of Arunachal Pradesh- Apa Tani. It is rarely visited by the outsiders. However, the beauty of this place lies in the rice fields and pine trees, the festivals, and a musical event. It lies in Subhasiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is also a part of Tentative List for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site for the Apatani cultural landscape.
Most of the places in Northeast India are not well recognised for tourism due to lack of connectivity or lack of advertisement. However, many places in these parts of India are so beautiful and mesmerising that it’s unable to believe that they exist in India. One such place is Phawngpui in Mizoram. It also called as the Blue Mountain. It is the highest peak in Mizoram and it has many mysterious places to visit which are culturally rich and have exotic flora and fauna. This place is known for variety of bird species such as dark rumped swift,Hume’s peasant and other mammals like tiger, leopard, and leopard cat, Asiatic Black-bear and Capped Langur.
Dzukou Valley, Manipur
It is one of the most beautiful and disputed lands in India. This valley is located on the borders of Manipur and Nagaland and both these states claim their ownership over it. The top of this valley is truly a heaven on earth. It has eye catching flowers, clear blue sky, beautiful mountains, etc. and thus it is also called as Valley of flowers of the North East. Not many people know about this place and hence, the valley is still in its virgin state. It is quite close to Kohima and best time to visit is from June to September.
Butterfly Beach, Goa
Goa is known for its beaches. However, it is difficult to cover them all as most people like to visit the busy and crowded beaches. Butterfly beach in Goa is a hidden beauty in the Arabian Sea. There is calmness in the air and the presence of thousands of butterflies make the hills and this beach one of the prettiest places in India.
To get here, following route can be taken: Goa airport to Madgaon (taxi); Magdaon to Palolem Beach (bus); Palolem Beach to Butterfly Beach (boat). And the best time to visit this place is from November to March.
It is the amalgamation of architecture, culture, agriculture, etc. It is India’s most remote village and is located at an altitude of 7500 feet. It is 200km from Dehradun and 80% of its residents are Rajput and speak Garhwali.
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