Are you a stingy person? If you are, then I promise you will love to go on this amazing journey and if you are not, then you will book your tickets right after reading this blog. I am not exaggerating about the magical charm of these underrated travel destinations, but it is truly like a fried ice cream which is either unknown or a taboo for many, nevertheless, when you will indulge in this atypical experience you will wonder why you refrained from it at first place.
This voyage will stir all your senses and captivate you with picturesque landscapes, aroma of tea, indigenous tattoos, mystical tribes, mountains, myths, vibrant nightlife, temples, forests, historical monuments and remarkable beaches. Did some zealous thoughts crop into your mind?
Let’s unveil the list of few underrated travel destinations.
The North Eastern States – Paradise unexplored
There is famous saying “Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die”. I think that is why the trip to North-east is not so common as it is heavenly beautiful and is ready to unbind your thoughts with multiple cultures that change every ten kilometres, surreal scenery, strange tribes and scrumptious gastronomy.
There are some unique experiences attached to the region, viz. witnessing the first sunrise of India, visiting the wettest land on earth in Cherrapunji, feeling awe-inspired seeing the cleanest village of Asia- Mawlynnong in Shillong, stirring your spiritual strings in largest monastery of India – Tawang Monastery, feeling bolt from the blue at the highest lake of the world – Gurudongmar Lake and getting amazed by the living root bridges at Meghalaya. The wildlife lovers and crazy adventurers will not experience a dull moment here; the one-horned rhinoceros in Kaziranga National Park, electrifying day and night concert at Ziro valley, nostalgic echoes at Nathu La Pass, River rafting in Siang River, trekking the Gorichen Peak, breathtaking Nuranang Falls, baffling caves at Jaintia Hills, serene Ravangla, incomparable Yak safari in Thangu and Dzongri and striking environs of Madhuri lake. Now, can you believe this mind blowing destination is one of the underrated travel destinations?
Uttrakhand – India’s best kept secret
I think you will have a similar feeling like mine of having a home in North-East India but Uttrakhand has some strange blissful aura and divine calling that you will pack your bags happily. The dev bhoomi is not only spiritually rich with pilgrims like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Kedarnath and Badrinath, but has a picture-perfect backdrop and great adventures. Apart from the divinity and Yoga, Rishikesh has become the synonym to many adventures viz. experiencing the highest bungee jumping in India and other daring air dramas like flying fox and Giant swing, trekking, river rafting and camping. Some of the most beautiful cities in Uttrakhand that will mesmerise you with their beauty and tranquil environment are Dehradun, Nainital, Mussoorie, Almora, Kausani and Pithoragarh. After the scenic views of Uttrakhand, let me take you to the monsoon destination Maharashtra where a new story is waiting to be unveiled.
Maharashtra – Monsoon Destination
Misal pav, Pitla Bhakri, Vada Pav, Puran Poli and Rassa all these miraculous dishes will turn you into a foodie if you are not. Maharashtra is also known as the monsoon capital. Apart from the dream city Mumbai which seems to be the core of Maharashtra, take a trip to naturally stunning Panchgani which will thrill you with various adventure activities, quaint Malshej Ghat which is very famous for bike rides during monsoon and trekking, paragliding in Kamshet and fly like bird, Village Kolad for white water river rafting, exciting Lonavala where you can splendid waterfalls and trek the Sahyadri range, peaceful Dapoli for spotting a dolphin, fairyland Kaas plateau, scary Lonar crater lake, Matheran to experience the phenomenal sunsets and sunrise and do trekking and camping. Tarkarli is known for the amazing scuba diving. The adventure in Maharashtra is incomplete without unleashing the wildlife safaris at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve and Satpura National Park.
An absolutely perfect monsoon destination – Video Source
Chattisgarh – Rising Travel Destination
Moving west towards the rice bowl of India, Chattisgarh, it has yet another drama to unfold. Going wild at the Barnawpara Forests, get astounded seeing the majestic Mahanadi, feel the goose bumps visiting mystifying Surang Tila, live the history chapters seeing Budha Vihar and unravel your stress listening to the music of water at Chitrakote Falls; Chattisgarh entwines all these experiences in one. On one hand while meeting the tribes here will change your thoughts of luxuries and clear your thoughts, eating or avoiding the famous red ant chutney will again enlace you with bizarre thoughts.
Gujarat – Land Of Festivals
Coming to the state of the festival, Gujarat, it is not much noticed by the travellers and I do not understand why. While the variety of vegetarian food available here will amaze you, you will reveal a different side of yours in the vigorous Navratra festival and Rann Utsav which blends Music, Dance and nature beauty at mystical Rann of Kutch. The capital city Ahmedabad will stun you with remarkable architecture and with marvels like Akshardham Temple, Sabarmati Ashram, Kankaria Lake and world renowned Kite Festival. The Asiatic lions in Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park, exemplary Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara, sacred Somnath Temple, sanctified Dwarka Temple and historical Bhuj is some more places which Gujarat envelops.
Wondering why this tour from North East to Gujarat didn’t come to your mind? No problem include this underrated travel destination on your bucket list now and create a memory that will be etched in your mind forever after visiting these enthralling places. By the way, while enlightening you about these underrated travel destinations, I lived all the wonderful experiences all over again. So I am planning this exciting tour once more and let’s see whether our roads cross.