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

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.

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.

Bhedaghat

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.

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Araku Valley

~ Hruday Chand, traveller

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


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