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What are the best and hidden places to visit in India? Part 6

Offering adventurous, treasures, and surprises to the visitors, India is a country gaining popularity in the tourism sector. Blessed with abundant beauty, India is growing rapidly in tourism but there are some destinations in the country that remain untouched which offers the best vacationing in India. If you have explored the major destinations of India, then you must go on an offbeat India tour to find joy in the unexplored corners in the country.

The following are some of the best-hidden places in India to visit –

Laitmawsiang, Meghalaya –

Laitmawsiang, Meghalaya, best and hidden places in India

The small village situated in Khatarshnong Laitkroh Block of East Khasi Hills, Laitmawsiang is the perfect hideout for hungry people for isolation in the lap of nature.

13 Arch Bridge, Kerala –

13, Arch bridge, Kollam, Kerala, best and hidden places in India

Situated in Kazhathuruthi in Kollam district of Kerala, 13 Arch Bridge is well-known for its architectural marvel.

Chettinad Palace, Tamil Nadu –

Chettinad Palace in Tamil Nadu, best and hidden places

The Chettinad Palace in Tamil Nadu is an amazing amalgamation of architecture, art, and tradition while showcasing the past.

Tada falls, Andhra Pradesh

Tada falls, Andhra Pradesh, best and hidden places in India

Least popular waterfalls of Andhra Pradesh, Tada falls are tucked away in the beautiful hillocks and greenery. It is a perfect escape for hikers and trekkers to a peaceful destination.

Nagarhole National Park –

Nagarhole National Park, best and hidden places in India

Under conservation for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Nagarhole National Park is a wildlife reserve that will make for any photographer’s delight.

Patan, Gujarat –

Patan, Gujarat

One of the newest additions to UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Patan has sprung to popularity in travel circuit due to its Rani ka Vav.

Mawsynram, Meghalaya –

Mawsynram, Meghalaya, best and hidden places in India

The wettest place in India, Mawsynram turns more beautiful during the monsoon season and looks extremely generous.

Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu –

Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu

Blessed with azure sea, white sand beached and a lazy idyllic vibe makes Dhanushkodi one of the most beautiful yet sparsely known beaches of India.

Karauli, Jaipur –

Karauli, Rajasthan, best and hidden places in India

A quaint town located in Rajasthan, Karauli is popular for its sacred places and houses more than 300 temples. The rich, vibrant, and colourful heritage of Rajasthan, Karauli is the perfect destination for Rajasthan vacations.

So, discover the unexplored best and hidden destinations of India and experience the charming beauty of the city.

What are the best and hidden places to visit in India? Part 5

India is full of hidden or unexplored places that surely are worth visiting, here are some of them :

1. Rani Ki Vav, Gujarat (West India)

Rani ki vav, West India
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We have only known about the step wells in Rajasthan while there are more beautiful ones in Gujarat as well. Rani ki vav is one such place which has a history associated to it and a great architectural style which fascinates even the new architects. This place is full of secret tunnels and routes.

2. Aravalem Caves, Goa

Aravalem caves, Goa, best and hidden places in India

The hot selling travel location, Goa is full of beaches and may be that is why it still has some undiscovered places like the Aravalem Caves located in north Goa. The caves have various historical stories related to it from about pandvas of Mahabharata to Buddhism. The caves with beautiful waterfall are a perfect tourist spot.

3. Bhangarh, Rajasthan

Bhangarh, Rajasthan, best and hidden places in India

An unknown fort in Rajasthan that has a historic stories associated with it. But this town and fort also has various haunted stories associated with it which makes it one of the most haunted places of country. A pleasant picnic spot otherwise, this spot turns something else during nights.

4. Siswan Forest Range, India

Siswan Forest range, India, best and hidden places

One the most peaceful places in India which is still not seen as the top tourist place of India. The forest range on outskirts of Himalayas is protected forest containing hills, scenic lookout points, a very diverse flora and fauna. Here you can also go hikes or bike trips.

5. Kaas Plateau, Satara

Known as the “Valley of Flowers” among the locals, this place will mesmerize you with its colourful flower beds all over the hills. Apart from the flowers, the Thoseghar waterfall is a very scenic place. Driving from Satara to Thoseghar is in itself a blissfull drive with scenic views of mountains, fort and colourful valley on sides.

6. Tada Falls

Tada falls, best and hidden places in India

This beautiful waterfall in Andhra Pradesh in a relatively unexplored place yet. Surrounded by hills and greenery, this place has some very beautiful scenic views. This place is ideal for small trip, trek or picnics.

Bhedaghat, Madhya Pradesh, best and hidden places in India

7. Bhedaghat, Madhya Pradesh

Once you visit this place, you will always remember it as the marble wonder. Not much known yet, but you probably should not miss a boat ride under a moon lit sky in the Narmada River that increases the beauty of Bhedaghat and its marble gorges. This place will give you such soothing experience that you will want to take photos not from your phone but in your hearts.

Bhedaghat, Madhya Pradesh, best and hidden places in India

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What are the best and hidden places to visit in India? Part 4

Continuing my series on What are the best and hidden places to visit in India?

India is a vast country with many attractions mainly for Travel & Tourism. Many foreigners visit India to spend a memorable and unforgettable holiday trip experience in their lives. India is also home to different types of landforms, culture, tradition, and languages.

Following is a list of best and hidden treasures which mostly remain unexplored-

Kaziranga National Park

Declared a UNESCO Heritage Site, the National Park is home to the one-horned rhinos which attract tourists from all over the world. Spotting a one-horned rhinoceros in its stomping yard is an experience that you can live to tell your grandchildren.

Tawang Monastery

Situated at a height of 10,000 feet in Arunachal Pradesh, the Tawang Monastery gives a breathtaking view of the valley. Home to 450 monks, this is the perfect place to visit for a surreal experience. You can also sit and just admire the captivating view of the Tawang River in the evening.

Ziro Valley

The Ziro Valley is one of the best places to see in North East as it presents you with some memorable views that are going to be etched in your memory forever. Though, the valley is most famous for its three days night rock concert, which is held annually towards the end of September. Being a part of the event will give you an experience of your lifetime.

Nathu La Pass

The name of the pass translates to “listening ears”. The trek on the Nathu La pass is one of the major highlights of North East tourism as it gives a refreshing feeling to every traveler who experiences it. During the trek, you are treated to the views that remain ingrained in your memory for a lifetime, and you get to spot some beautiful lakes on the way.

Siang River for River Rafting

A tributary of the Brahmaputra River, it has inherited its fierceness from its mother as well. It serves as a home to the Adi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. River rafting in the Siang River is a major attraction. It is certainly one adventure that you should undertake with your friends. The thrill of the Grade III and Grade IV rivers make it worth it.


The wettest place in the world finds its home in Meghalaya. While Cherrapunji is famous for its living root bridges, formed due to continuous rain, it is also popular for being one of the best Northeast India destinations for a holiday. You can also set up a camp underneath these bridges and live close to nature like never before!

Madhuri Lake

Named after the famous Indian actress, Madhuri Dixit, the lake is one of the best places to see in the North East. Though, it was earlier known as Shungaster Lake. A little army cafeteria near the lake serves up some delicious momos, which you can enjoy while soaking the peace around. And believe me, with the calming view of the lake providing respite, the momos will taste better.

Sandakphu Trek

The highest peak of the Sikkim-West Bengal border, Sandakphu peaks at over 11,000 above the sea level. The feeling of reaching the summit is nothing less than an achievement. The trek is surely a boost to the confidence as the Khangchendzonga watches over from the distance, and offers you joy in abundance.

Majuli Islands

The river island is situated in the mighty Brahmaputra and is one amazing place to see in the North East. It is a cultural hub of the region, with a number of tribes calling it their home. The size of the island was originally 1200 sq. km, but it has now come down to just 420 sq. km. due to the erosion from the Brahmaputra. Nevertheless, it’s an astonishing place to witness on your trip.


If you do not know about the transparent Dawki river in Meghalaya, chances are you have been living under a rock. Dawki is a town in the West Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya popularly known for the beautiful lake. Umngot River in Dawki is one of the cleanest rivers in the world that you can clearly see the bottom. Taking a boat ride one the Umngot River is one of the things you must do in Dawki.

Nohkalikai Falls

If you haven’t been to the fourth highest waterfall in the world, I’d say now is the time you do! With a mere 5 km drive from the stunning land of Cherrapunji, a short trek would lead you up to this gorgeous pool where you can see the pristine waterfall flowing from up above.

Umiam Lake

Just a 17 km distance from Shillong, this mesmerizing lake in the region will surely sweep you off your feet. If you haven’t been to this natural beauty yet, you’re missing out on a stunning place in the northeast. Attracting several tourists throughout the year, this lake is surrounded with coniferous forests and is one of the main sites for watersports!

Bihu Festival

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Held in the scenic state of Assam, the Bihu festival is an amalgamation of three festivals spread throughout the year. The whole area is filled with enthusiasm and colour, which will make you feel like you have come to associate with the region. Attending this extravaganza is indeed an experience worth having during your trip to the North East.

Talatal Ghar

Literally translated to the “Royal Palace,” the Talatal Ghar was built by Swargadeo Singha in the 18th century. The 7 storied palace is not your usual palace, which serves up a heavy dose of grandeur. Its modesty and unusual architecture are a delight to witness as it offers a truly enriching experience. So, if you’re a history buff, make sure you visit this place on your next trip.


Jaw-dropping locales, mesmerizing sunrises, the untouched beauty of the hills, the old-world charm of the past, and the welcoming smiles of the local people all add up to make Darjeeling one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern part of India. Spread over a steep mountain ridge, nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations, Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, thus boasting of cool climes all year round. This scenic hill station is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon.

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As you know, India is blessed with many amazing places that attract tourists from around the world. It may take your entire lifetime to visit all the beautiful places in India. Your list of amazing places in India may vary from the places mentioned above.

~ Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Sela pass lake. - Picture of Sela Pass, Tawang - TripAdvisor
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Sela pass lake. – Picture of Sela Pass, Tawang – TripAdvisor


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.

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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.

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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.

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Araku Valley

~ Hruday Chand, traveller

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