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What are the best and hidden places in India to visit? Part -2

India is known for it’s diverse cultural heritage, vibrantly colorful nature and endlessly beautiful architecture. The tourists from the country and abroad flock to world renowned places like Taj Mahal, Shimla and Goa. India, however holds much more than this. Here are the most beautiful and hidden places of india.

Siju Caves

This is one of the longest caves in India and has some fine river passages. Located in Baghmara and filled with amazing limestone formations, this caves also include unexplored secret chambers with unknown labyrinths. It is a very deep cave enclosed in complete darkness which is sure to leave you in awe. Siju caves are a must-have experience for anyone who likes adventure and is looking for something refreshing.

Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal Falls is a waterfall in on the Kaveri (or Cauvery) River located in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. It is a major tourist attraction and one of the best waterfalls in India, sometimes referred to as the ‘Niagara of India’. It is one of the best tourist places in Tamilnadu.

Elephant Beach

A pleasant walk in the humid air with the splashing water on the Elephant Beach-side is an experience of a lifetime. Located on Havelock island in Andamans, the beauty of the beach is amplified when it is raining calmly and the cool winds pass through with the intermittent sunshine.

Loktak Lake

A scenic journey through the tranquil waters of the floating Loktak Lake in the blazing sun, and your mind and soul is refreshed with inner peace and eternal calmness. It has one of the world’s largest floating island with an area of 40 sq kms which also constitutes the wonderful Keibul Lamjao National Park.

Sela Pass

Filled with Crisp white snow and situated at a breath-taking altitude of 14,000 feet above the sea level, the Sela Pass is one of the highest passes in the world. Right next to it is the magnificent Paradise Lake filled with crystal clear blue water surrounded by lush greenery all around which elevates the scenic beauty of this beautiful pass. It is located in Tawang and is less frequented.


Dhanushkodi, situated at the eastern end of the island is named after Rama’s bow. It is one of the major Rameshwaram tourist places to visit.

Dhanushkodi, best and hidden places in India

Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India located in Western Himalayas in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is perched at an altitude of 3600 m and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. Valley of Flowers is one of the best national parks in India and also among the best places for trekking in Uttarakhand.

Borra Caves

Borra Caves are one million year-old limestone caves and the deepest caves in the country. Situated in Anantagiri hills of Andhra Pradesh, Borra Caves is one of the best places to visit in Araku Valley. It is also one of the top weekend getaways from Vizag.

Borra caves in the Ananthagiri hills of Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh, India is a limestone cave. Awesome formation of Borra Cave at Araku Valley in India. Stalactites and stalagmites formation of Borra Caves in Vizag.

The Borra Caves also called Borra Guhalu are located on the East Coast of India, in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku Valley (with hill ranges’ elevation varying from 800 to 1,300 meter of the Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh. The caves, one of the largest in the country, at an elevation of about 705 meters. The caves are basically karstic limestone structures extending to a depth of 80 meters and are considered the deepest caves in India.

Borra Caves – Vishakapatnam. The caves were discovered in 1807, by William King George of the Geological Survey of India. Borra Caves at Araku Valley. Borra Caves | Borra Guhalu – Caves Located in Anantagiri Hills of Araku. Borra Caves in India.

The Gosthani River, which originates from these caves and flows between the solidified stalactites and stalagmites in the karstic limestone formation, is the cause for the development of the odd shapes of structures. Water percolating from the roof of the caves dissolve limestone and trickle drop by drop to form stalactites at the roof of the cave and then dripping down to the ground form stalagmites. These deposits have developed into interesting forms and structures inside the caves such as Shiva–Parvati, Mother–Child, Rishi’s beard, human brain, mushrooms, crocodile, temple, church, etc. These shapes have captured the imagination of tourists, while some have been given religious interpretations.

The caves are deep and totally aphotic. There is an area in the caves with limited light penetration. The stalactites seen in the caves are about 0.1 to 3.5 meter in length while the stalagmites are 1.2 meter long and columns are 6 meter in height and 0.75 meter in width. The height of the cave is 12 meter and the length is about 200 meter.


Rising to a staggering hundred feet on either side of the Narmada river, and soaring high above with glittering glamour, the elegant Marble Rocks of the Bhedaghat amplify the serene and lovely view of the quiet and lush green nature all around it.

Araku Valley

Araku Valley, popularly known as Araku, is a scenic hill station in the Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Often referred to as Andhra Ooty, it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh.

Araku Valley Visakhapatnam - Timings, Entry Fees, Location, Facts
Araku Valley

~ Hruday Chand, traveller

So, have you been to any of these best and hidden places in India?

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Have you ever visited a place and never wanted to get back to your normal life? Has any place made you feel like you are ready to shift there for your life? These eleven places would make you feel that way. Not just beaches and architecture; these places are filled with sensations that would bind you into them.

  1. Goa

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The warm white sand beaches, shady palm trees and the architecture that tingle the warmth in you and many others would attract you for lifetime. You would be stuck at awe by a lot of things. And, did you think that the beach is the only attraction in Goa? There are a lot of cathedrals, hot spots for enjoying night life and the irresistible waterfall.

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  1. Maldives

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The first point is that you might not be able to enjoy this place if you wait for a decade or so. In the list of places that would become a prey to the global warming, Maldives has a place. The crystal clear water, amazing coral islands and a diverse marine life are a few magnetisms among the many it holds. The topical fishes, turquoise sea and others would bind you to the place forever.

  1. Kashmir

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No, it is not a terrorism drenched place. It is the queen of beauty amidst snow capped mountains. You would feel like you just entered the land of Narnia. Starting from trekking to paragliding, you can enjoy a lot of outdoor activities in this land. The natural beauty of the place is unbeatable and would make you yearn for more.

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  1. Mauritius

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It is a paradise in the volcanic island. Apart from the beaches and water sports, Mauritius is known for its magnificent lagoons. This is the place for those who love to do some exploration. The two hundred year old botanical gardens, plantation houses and the boat rides are some of the magnets in this paradise.

  1. Kerala

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Kerala is the heaven on backwaters. The shady coconut trees, sparkling water and lush landscape would provide you a blanket of comfort. It is a mix of cool hill stations and snuggling beaches. Kerala has an earthly beauty which would sprinkle an everlasting magic on you.

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  1. Ladakh

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This is the place for those who love adventure sports and exploration. Ladakh is filled with monasteries and other architectural marvels to lift the spirits of those who walk through. The Markha valley is known as the spot for all adrenaline filled activities. Enjoy the coldest desert in the world in the lap of Mother Nature- Leh Ladakh

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  1. Switzerland

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When it comes to luxurious vacation, the first choice that comes to most of the minds is Switzerland. The breathtaking sceneries, cathedral architecture and the snow covered landscape would melt you down in the first sight. This is a world-class place for some marvellous vacation time.

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  1. Greece

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Greece is one of the very few places that would mesmerize the mind just with the name. With more than two thousand islands and numerous magnets of attraction, this is the place for all kinds of vacations. Are you looking for a relaxed time off? Do you want to spend some adrenaline filled time? Starting from food to festival, this is the place for everyone and everything.

  1. Bangkok

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This is the metropolitan city that would shine bright with bustling shrines and nightlife. You can enjoy a wide range of temples, crowded markets, exotic sceneries and other extravagances. This is one of the few places that would look different no matter how many times you visit this place.

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  1. Venice

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This floating city is the romance capital of the world. With the raising temperature, this city might not be floating for long.  Take your loved one on a canal ride as you watch and drench in the architectural beauty of the city. There are a lot of other magnificent places where you can enjoy the city’s culture and art.

  1. Andaman Islands

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The bluish water, misty climate, purple sunset, lush greenery and romance in air are the icons of Andaman. There might be thousands of islands with sandy beaches, but Andaman would stand as the king of lagoons and water sight.



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