India’s most underrated attractions 

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Last Updated on July 21, 2022

Goa, Shimla, Manali, Ladakh, etc. are on everybody’s list of favorite destinations to visit. When you see the stories on Instagram, you feel like the same places are being repeated and there is nothing new about them. And when you finally visit these places, you don’t find anything new as you have already explored them on social media. Here are India’s most underrated attractions.

While these places are really beautiful and magnificent, there is a number of destinations in India that are equally great but have not been explored much and are still in their virgin state. These places are cheaper, a little better and the best thing is that not many people have seen them.

List of India’s most underrated attractions  

Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

The beautiful city of Arunachal Pradesh  Ziro valley   India's most underrated attractions
Climatepleasant and cool throughout the year
Best time to visitMarch to October
Major attractionsTalley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghna Cave Temple, Kile Pakho, Midey, Ziro Puto, Dolo Mando, Pine GroveTarin Fish Farm, Bamboo Grove, Tipi Orchid Research Centre, etc.
Activities to doAttend Ziro Music festival, Trekking, Camping, Sightseeing, Shopping, etc.
Nearest AirportLilabari airport, Lakhimpur (Assam)
Nearest Railway StationNaharlagun Junction
Elevation1500 meters above sea level
How to reach?The most preferred way is to land at Guwahati and then take a train to Naharlagun. From here, catch a shared taxi to the Valley.

Ziro Valley is known for its lush green rice fields, splendid rivers, and beautiful villages. It is home to the Apatani Tribe and it is one of the most underrated places in India. The annual Ziro festival is organized in the month of September and it is the best time to visit the valley.

Majuli, Assam

Majuli-
Climatesub-tropical monsoon climate
Best time to visitOctober to February
Major attractionsKamalabari Satra, Dakhinpat Satra, Garmur, Auniati Satra, Tengapania, etc.
Activities to doExplore the Shri Shri Dakhinpat Satra, Roam around the villages, Enjoy a country-boat ride, Savour the Tribal Food and Rice Beer, etc.
Nearest AirportJorhat Airport in Assam
Nearest Railway StationMariani Junction
Elevation85m
How to reach?It can be reached only via a ferry ride that is available from Nimatighat. Reach Nimatighat via road transport from Jorhat using public transport or a taxi.

It is the largest riverine island in the world and the lush green environment, and pollution-free weather makes Majuli one of the best destinations in India. The beauty of this place is that it is inhabited by the tribals who have preserved their cultures and traditions beautifully and along with this, one gets to experience many beautiful places, mesmerizing sunsets, and an opportunity to witness various kinds of migratory birds.

Gavi, Kerala

The beautiful city in kerala Gavi
Climatepleasant climate throughout the year with temperatures ranging from 28 degrees Celsius during the daytime in summer and falling to an average of 20 degrees Celsius at night
Best time to visitSeptember to February
Major attractionsMeenar, Chenthamara Kokka, Valley View Point, Kullar, Pullumedu, Kochu Pampa, Pachakanam and Anathode
Activities to doCanoeing, boating, Hiking, Outdoor camping, night safaris, etc.
Nearest AirportMadurai Airport, Tamil Nadu, 140km
Nearest Railway StationKottayam Railway Station, 114km
Elevation1036m
How to reach?After arriving at the nearest railway station or airport, take regular buses or private taxis to reach Gavi

The wilderness and the beauty of the forests, hills, valleys, grasslands, waterfalls, and cardamom plantations, all together offer a magnificent view of Gavi Village. One can go jungle camping, boating, trekking, and witnessing the lifestyle of tribals while exploring traditional knowledge of the forests.

Mokokchung, Nagaland

Mokokchung - a city in Nagaland
Climateduring winters, the temperature can drop as low as 2 degrees celsius, the rest of the year is cool and pleasant
Best time to visitmid-September to November
Major attractionsBaptist Mother Church, Town Park, Mokokchung Village, Dikhu River, Langpangkong Caves, Ungma Village, Longkhum Village, etc.
Activities to dovisit villages, experience the local festivals, Witness the Tsungremong Festival, Picnicking on the Banks of the Dikhu River, try Mokokchung Cuisine, etc.
Nearest AirportJorhat Airport, 112km
Nearest Railway StationMariani Junction in Assam, 85km
Elevation1325m
How to reach?After arriving at the nearest railway station or airport, take regular buses or private taxis to reach Mokokchung

It is a small but very beautiful town located in Nagaland. This particular town is filled with lush green forests, beautiful landscapes, and magnificent mountains. The people living here have preserved their cultures and traditions till date and they welcome the tourists whole-heartedly.

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

The beautiful Mnadu in Madhya Pradesh
Climatetropical climate, extreme summers, and winters
Best time to visitOctober to February
Major attractionsJahaz Mahal, Rani Roopmati Pavilion, Jami Masjid, Baz Bahadur’s Palace, Bagh Caves, Nilkanth Mahadev Temple, Hindola Mahal, Shree Mandavgarh Tirth, etc.
Activities to doExplore Jahaz Mahal, Shopping, Parasailing, cave visit, Camping, etc.
Nearest AirportDevi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore
Nearest Railway StationIndore Railway Station, 96km
Elevation634m
How to reach?Reach the nearest railway station or airport and take a cab or a taxi

This place in Madhya Pradesh has lots of monumental structures that take you into the past. It is filled with many grand palaces that have beautiful designs resembling Afghan art and architecture. It is quite green and has lots of plateaus, tombs, and other UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli
Climatesummers are pleasant and refreshing; winters are quite chilly
Best time to visitOctober to February
Major attractionsGurso Bugyal, Auli Ropeway, Trishul Peak, Rudraprayag, Chenab Lake, Narsingh Temple, Nanda Devi Peak, Vridh Badri Temple, etc.
Activities to doskiing and snowboarding, trekking, cable car ride, camping, bird watching, shopping, etc.
Nearest AirportJolly Grant Airport located in Dehradun, 279km
Nearest Railway StationRishikesh Railway Station, 264km
Elevation2909m
How to reach?Reach to the nearest railway station or airport and take a bus, cab or a taxi

It is very difficult to ignore the snowy peaks, beautiful forests, apple orchards, old oaks, and pine trees. Auli presents you with all these in a single place. It is a great place for those who are looking for adventurous activities, a romantic trip, or a picnic with friends and family.

Pragpur, Himachal Pradesh

Pragpur Village in Himachal Pradesh
Climatethe moderate climate throughout the year
Best time to visitSummer and monsoon
Major attractionsTaal pond, Radha Krishna Mandir, Nehar Bhawan, Bhutail Niwas, Judge’s Court, Dhunichand Bhardial Sarai, Bajreswari Jwalamukhi, etc.
Activities to doAttend the Lohri festival, trekking, fishing, bird watching, etc.
Nearest AirportShimla Airport
Nearest Railway StationJalandhar Railway Station
Elevation1800m
How to reach?Reach the nearest railway station or airport and take a bus, cab, or a taxi

It is said to be India’s first Heritage Village and it lies in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. The place also has many orchards to deuce foods such as lemon, mangoes, and other kinds of citrus fruits.

Champhai, Mizoram

Chmaphai the village in Mizoram
Climatecool in summer and not very cold in winter
Best time to visitJune – September
Major attractionsRih Dil Lake, Lamsial Puk Cave, Murlen National Park, Thasiama Seno Neihna, Mura Puk site, Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.
Activities to doVisit the lakes, explore the caves, go for wildlife adventures, photography, etc.
Nearest AirportLengpui Airport in Aizawl, 186km
Nearest Railway StationBairabi railway station, 300km
Elevation1678m
How to reach?Reach the nearest railway station or airport and take a bus, cab, or a taxi

You must visit this place for its ancient monuments and monolith structures that resemble the history of Mizo tribes. To reach this place, one can take a direct flight from Kolkata or Guwahati to Mizoram and from there one can either take public or private buses or go for a hired taxi.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to the underrated places in India?

. It is absolutely safe and convenient to travel to these places. Moreover, the list complied here includes those places that have great connectivity with other major cities nearby.

Is Ziro Valley worth visiting?

It remains one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing places in India.

What is special about Majuli Island?

It is the largest riverine island in the world and the beauty of this place is that it has been inhabited by many tribes who preserved their traditions for ages.

What is the best time for skiing in Auli?

Anywhere from January to February is a good time for skiing, given that it’s snowing in Auli.

Are private vehicles allowed in Gavi?

One needs a pass to explore Gavi in a private vehicle.

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1 Comment

  1. 299
    November 9, 2022

    Great info. Lucky me I found your site by chance

    I’ve book marked it for later!

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