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10 Offbeat Destinations in India

Ghurez Valley, Kashmir

The Ghurez Valley in Kashmir lies just under the Line of Control and so it makes it one of the safest place to visit in Kashmir. The natural beauty of the place adds to its splendour with breath-taking views of snow laden mountains and beautiful lakes.

Patan, Gujarat

Patan in Gujarat offers tourists an old-world charm and a look into history with beautiful architecture and many stories and myths to go with it. Patan, which was once the capital of Gujarat in /medieval times has looks at an increasing number of tourists since it was made a UNESCO Heritage Site recently.

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

Khajjiar is a little hill station in Himachal Pradesh which is unknown to the majority of tourists making it a perfect destination for people looking for some peace and solitude during their vacations. The snow-capped mountains, lakes and meadows in Khajjiar making it one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh.

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Sandakphu, West Bengal

Sandakphu, which literally means “height of the poison plant” is the highest peak in West Bengal climbing which one will be rewarded with some of the best view of the four nearby mountain peaks- Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and Everest.

Majuli, Assam

Majuli which is known as the “Cultural capital of India” is a little river island in the river Bhramaputra in North East India. Majuli is famous for being the “World’s Largest Fresh Water Island” lies around 12 miles from the city of Jorhat and is glorious in its natural beauty especially during monsoon when the river is full and swollen.

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Even though Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh is a UNESCO Heritage Site, the destination does not see crowds of tourists as one would expect. This makes Khajuraho the go-to place for people wanting to soak in the heritage of India without the buzz of tourists around them.

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Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

This town in Andhra Pradesh is known for the worshipping of Lord Veerabhadra, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The town is most known for the Lepakshi Temple which has a hanging pillar, which hangs up without anything to support it. The temples here are decorated with engravings of drawing and inscriptions from the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna in Karnataka is a little temple town which today is however most known for its beautiful and unspoiled beaches which are loved by locals and tourists alike. Gokarna is most known for the Mahabaleshwar temple, a shrine to Lord Shiva which brings pilgrims year round to the little town.

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Ponmudi, Kerala

Ponmudi lies in the Western Ghats in India and is blessed with greenery like nowhere else. Covered with tea plantations, mountains and beautiful green valleys, Ponmudi is also a good destination for people wanting to try mountain climbing as they can climb the 1868 feet high Agasthayarkoodam peak which is the highest in the vicinity.

Bhandardara, Maharashtra

The little village of Bhandardara in Maharashtra is a short distance from the city of Mumbai making it a very convenient place to visit. The village near the mountain range Sahyadris, is a beauty with its green mountains and waterfalls and cool climate for when the heat of city life gets too much.

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