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Hungery To Explore? Pick From These Hidden Marvels: 16 Less-Visited Places In India

By Swati Mishra

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 9 min read

India is full of surprises and beautiful places waiting to be explored - 16 unexplored top places in India that you've got to travel to for an unforgettable experience. It's high time you choose the best from these and pack your bags for an unforgettable vacation to find the hidden marvels of India amidst its beauty. You'll be stunned to see different cultures and traditions, it's beautiful to explore and understand the history of these majestic places. They are also one of the best places in India to visit during summer



You must be aware of various places in Rajasthan that are known for its forts and palaces. Bundi is nothing but a fairytale-like a place away from the crowd surrounded by the Aravali and beauty of flora. This place does not only have glorifying architectural allure but it also has a peaceful environment with a beautiful rural side to it. You've got to explore this one when visiting Rajasthan. It's one of the most beautiful places in India.

Highlights: Temples, Scenic Views, Ranji Ki Baoli, Taragarh Fort, Sukh Mahal

Best Time To Visit Bundi: October - April




A nirvana for people who are seeking tranquillity in their busy and distressed life. A very old town in Arunachal Pradesh and situated 167 km away from Itanagar. This prepossessing town is basically a plateau and its famous for its captivating cultivation. An Ultimate spot if you're seeking for a vacation meant for a relaxing purpose.

Highlights: Wildlife Sanctuary, Kile Pakho, Midey, Hapoli

Best Time To Visit Ziro: April - June, October - March



Surrounded by alluring luscious greenery and magnificently glorifying peaks of Himalayan range and Kanchenjunga, this town is definitely a paradise for nature lovers. With pleasant weather and eye-pleasing landscapes, this place tends to be the hidden wonder of our country, a small heaven on earth and a not so visited must visit for everyone out there. Missing out on this majistical place is a crime, add this to your list of unexplored top places in India yet to be explored. One can totally identify this one as the most beautiful place in India.

Highlights: Delo Park, Mangal Dham, Monasteries, Phodang Monastery

Best Time To Visit Kalimpong: March-May



If you wanna see a dreamland on earth then this is the place to be at, it is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and expanded to 87 kilometers of the area surrounded by the alluring mountains of Zaskar Range. This heaven turns more augmenting in monsoons when the floral delight blooms with joy. This place should not be overlooked for sure, don't wait to add this place to your traveling list. 

Highlights: Scenic views, National Park, Trekking , Hemkung Sahib

Best Time To Visit Valley Of Flowers: July - September



Highest peak among the hills of Darjeeling, and full of poisonous plants which are definitely handsome looking but can be very dangerous, not until you try to eat it. This place is a glee for people who love trekking, you can definitely adore the scenic euphoria of this place by reaching there through beautiful trekking. One can also book a car to witness this beautiful peak and have a sight of the most mesmirising panoramic views.

Highlights: Singalila National Park, Chitrey, Tonglu, Tumling.

Best Time To Visit Sandakphu: April-May, October - Mid December



Spiti is situated in northeastern and basically in the middle of Tibet and India for which it was named Spiti as the name means "Middle Country", it is also known as Little Tibet. Yet again another beautiful place for the adventure junkies as one should definitely opt for trekking at Spiti. Amazing Landscapes with Tibetan culture makes this place just the right option to spend your holidays. 

Highlights: Trekking, Monasteries, Kunzum Pass, Kibber

Best Time To Visit Spiti: May to October


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Along with the essence of history and a pinch of spirituality, this place is an amazing getaway situated 60 minutes away from Vadodara.  People who are fond of architecture should definitely visit this offbeat holiday destination which was former capital of Gujarat but further Replaced by Ahmedabad. You'll witness some of the most magnificent monuments made out of great Hindu and Islamic architectural designs.

Highlights: Jama Mosque, Pavagadh Hill, Kevada Masjid

Best Time To Visit Champaner: October to February



Hemis is a little village in Jammu and Kashmir situated at 4kilometerses southeast of Leh. Spend your holidays interacting with the locals and understanding their culture while exploring scenic views of the place. This place is not crowded like other holiday destinations in Jammu and Kashmir but will turn out to be your paradise if you love exploring the hidden marvels of India. When talking about exploring the real depth of culture and tradition one should explore this unexplored top places in India.

Highlights: Leh Palace, Magnetic Hill, Gotsang Gompa

Best Time To Visit Hemis: May and early October



This place is one of the culturally rich places in India, situated in the district of Mokokchung, It's a small and historic old village of Nagaland. If you visit this place you will get to experience the culture of Ao Nagas, it's always great to interact with locals and know more about them if you're interested understanding the traditions and cultures of these beautiful unexplored places of India.

Highlights: Doyang Dam, Etiben Memorial Tower, Mission Compound

Best Time To Visit Mokokchung: September to November


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Nestled between the mighty Brahmaputra, Majuli, the cradle of Assam civilization is the world's largest deltaic island that inherits many hidden gems to explore. Situated calmly along the waters of Brahmaputra, it is an unparalleled mixture of culture and heritage. if you are hunting an offbeat place somewhere in the peace of northeast, then you can’t go wrong with Majuli. It is a peaceful rural place with basic amenities available for people. If you wanna take a break from the hustle of the city put this place in your holiday destination checklist. 

Highlights: Dakhinpat Satra, Molai forest, Sri Sri Auniati Satra

Best Time To Visit Majuli: March-June, July-September



If you wish to experience the admirable and magnificent scenic allure of the country then Papikondalu should surely be in your less-visited travel destinations list. This place is promising enough to become your dream destination. The mountain range of Papikondalu and the river Godavari together form such divine visual relish which you definitely cannot miss out on.

Highlights: Jammalapuram Temple, Papi Kondalu Hills, Gandi Pochamma Temple

Best Time To Visit Papikondalu : October to January 



This place wholly and solely for nature lovers, situated in the southern part of Mizoram, though this place does not have any famous monuments or places to visit its scenic pleasure and greenery wins everybody's heart for sure. You can also trek and get involved in some adventurous sports to make your trip more exciting. If you need peace in the arms of nature's true beauty then this is the place to be.

Highlights: Saikuti Hall, Lunglei Bridge, The Nghasih Stream

Best Time To Visit Lunglei: October to April 



This is a majestic place situated just 3 hours away from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. This little hill station is a home to various unique and rare flora and fauna which will certainly be a treat to explore. You can also camp here to make the visit memorable and adventurous but you should unquestionably visit this offbeat holiday destination. You can't miss out on this one when talking about the unexplored top places to visit in India.

Highlights: Mankayum Falls, Ponmudi Hills, Panoramic views, Meenmutty Falls

Best Time To Visit Ponmudi: March-May, December - March


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This heavenly place is home to many spectacular architectural ruins, history resides in every bit of this place. People who are keen to know about the history of India should definitely visit this place at least once as you are gonna love the mysterious stories related to this place. Mandu is home to some of the most mystical monuments built with breath-taking architectural designs.

Highlights: Jami Masjid, Rewa Kund, Darya Khan's Tomb

Best Time To Visit Mandu: October-March



Another architectural treat for the people, Halebidu is situated in the Hassan District of Karnataka. This place is filled with outstanding monuments and temples which is famous for its South Indian architecture and mythological beliefs. It is a peaceful and glorious town in Karnataka which is a must visit if you are an art lover. It's one of the most beautiful places in India you've got to explore as it also marks its identity as a hidden gem being listed in the unexplored top places to visit in India.

Highlights: Belur, Basadi Halli, Yagachi Dam

Best Time To Visit Halebid: October to March



Khajjiar is a small but immensely attractive and prepossessing place situated near Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh which is popularly known as "Mini Switzerland of India" and as the name suggest the captivating beauty of this town is a treat to experience, the scenic allure, the landscapes and the small lake the town posses. Natural beauty definitely attracts the tourists but various adventurous sports are also available for the trip to not lose its charm.

Highlights: Trekking, Khajjiar Lake, Temples, Paragliding, Zorbing

Best Time To Visit Khajjiar: March To July, October To March


So, lets cancel that air ticket and plan out a trip at these amazing places in India. 

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