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