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Written by Amitabh Das on May 30, 2020 Share on

Top 7 unexplored places in India to which you should plan your next trip!

India with its vast span of the land is bound to leave you with umpteen choices for any type of vacation. You can choose between lofty mountains, azure coastal towns, or take a scenic wildlife getaway. Also, there are many popular places for that ideal vacation of yours from the unexplored places in India. But let us bring a shimmer of surprise and open doors for you towards some less-known destinations. True to the saying “beauty in diversity”, these places will surely not fail to mesmerise you with their beauty and charm.

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Our curated list of top 7 unexplored places in India

  1. Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. Patan, Gujarat top unexplored places in India.
  3. Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad.
  4. Tadoba and Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra.
  5. Barot, Himachal an offbeat getaway among the unexplored places in India.
  6. Chopta, Uttarakhand a dreamy mountain getaway among the unexplored places in India.
  7. Tso Moriri, Ladakh.

1. Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh

A small town nestled in the laps of Himalaya at 6000 feet above sea level, you will find bliss in this untouched valley. Surely among the top unexplored places in India, you can choose to camp in raw nature or experience local culture in a homestay. The local Memba tribes are always a great host and they will welcome you with open arms. For the adventurous traveller, please try out the many hanging bridges or go for nature hikes. You will see a lot of Tibetian influence in architecture and culture. Mechuka is also a culinary delight, you should definitely try their momos and famous butter tea. This place is quite remote and hidden and this adds to its charm as an offbeat location.

View of the Mechuka Village top unexplored places in India
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Best time to visit: Between October and March
Connectivity: Guwahati/Tezpur by Air. Travel time is approx 18-20 hrs by road. Its is recommended to take a break at either Aalo or Pasighat for a night. They are connected by Bus which you can take from Guwahati. The nearest railhead is Murkongselek – 8 hours drive.
Places to stay: Lots of homestay options, as its an offbeat place there are very few commercial stay establishments. You can also look forward to camping.
Experiences/Must dos: Hanging bridges, pass the crack test – walk between a rock crack, experience authentic Tibetian culture and food, hike the Menchukla hill

2. Patan, Gujarat top unexplored places in India.

A hidden treasure for the history buff among you, Patan is a well preserved ancient town. Capital of the Chavda rulers, you can expect an incredible display of grand architecture in this town. Be it be ancient temples or intricate step walls like Rani Ki Vav, be sure to let yourself loose in its views. Also, having recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site, Rani Ki Vav is regarded as the cleanest ancient site. A short distance from the capital, you can visit Patan almost any time of the year.

Inside view of Rani Ka Vav in Patan
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Best time to visit: All round the year (Winters are the best time)
Connectivity: The nearest airport is Ahmedabad, about 2.5 hours by road. Though it has a station, you have to get down at Ahmedabad and take a cab/public transport.
Places to stay: The Grand Ravela, Balaram Palace Resort, Aravaali Trails – A Nature Resort
Experiences/Must dos: Visit Rani Ki Vav, Patola Heritage Museum, Modhera Sun Temple, Sahastralinga Lake, Khan Sarovar

3. Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad.

As the name suggests, you will experience an eerie silence here due to the missing Cicadas. Also, the national park is home to several rare flora and fauna, which you can witness during a visit. Though the destination is hardly commercial, you will find good options for camping and trekking. Be sure to always take a licenced guide with you as lots of trails are virgin and unexplored. This is undoubtedly an offbeat getaway among the unexplored places in India.

A scenic cascading river in Silent Valley National Park top unexplored places in India
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Best time to visit: December to April
Connectivity: The Nearest airport is Coimbatore from where you can take a cab to reach Pallakad (1 hr) or Mukkali (2.5 hr)
Places to stay: Treetop resort, Sterling Anaikatti, Tranquilandia, Gingerhill Nest
Experiences/Must dos: Sairandhri Trip (Safari), Boommiyampadi – Stay over trek, Keerippara Camping

4. Tadoba and Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra.

A well kept secret and probably for good reason, the tiger reserves are the largest in Maharashtra but less known. You can expect to witness a wild cat sighting for sure as these reserves have the highest tiger densities in India. Also, you can expect a great experience in the regular run jeep safaris. So, next time you are thinking about a real wildlife experience, think no more. Lastly, you can conveniently plan your visit to this park from Nagpur which is only 3 hours away.

A majestic Tiger viewing from safari
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Best time to visit: October to June, best sightings are between March and May.
Connectivity: The nearest airport is Nagpur, 3 hrs by cab. Nearest Railhead is Chandrapur Railway Station from where you can take a cab and reach Tadoba in an hour.
Places to stay: You can choose from Camp Serai Tiger, Jharana Jungle Lodge, The Pugmark Jungle Lodge, Tadoba Tiger King Resort
Experiences/Must dos: Jeep Safari is must do, you can also choose to stay in a camp in core areas with a guide.

5. Barot, Himachal an offbeat getaway among the unexplored places in India.

One of the few remaining offbeat places in Himachal, Barot is bound to give you a serene and scenic experience. Tucked in the reaches of Mandi district it is an amazing destination with rolling valleys and majestic mountains. Also known as a paradise for trekkers, Barot has an array of options that you can choose from. You can also choose to stay in a riverside camp near the Uhl river. You can expect a moderate temperature throughout the year, winters are calm and best for hikes.

View of the riverside, Barot
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Best time to visit: November to February for winters and between April and June for summers.
Connectivity: The nearest airport is Kullu, 3 hrs drive. Drive from Delhi is 11-12 hrs.
Places to stay: Recommended to stay in Bir or Bajinath, you can choose between Bir High, WelcomHeritage Taragarh Palace, Himalayan Kothi Kais
Experiences/Must dos: Nature hikes, self exploration of the alpine meadows, visit Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, paragliding in Bir Billing.

6. Chopta, Uttarakhand a dreamy mountain getaway among the unexplored places in India.

Another gem hidden safely in the laps of upper Himalayas, Chopta is aptly called “Mini Switzerland of India”. Giving you a panoramic 360 views across rolling alpine meadows, this place never fails to impress anyone. Also, this place is famous for the densely forested areas with firs, pines, deodar and rhododendron trees. This sylvan setting is bound to make your vacation once in a lifetime. Also, you can expect a fair amount of snow in Feb-Mar, which is ideal for snow treks. Finally, for adventure seekers, Chopta is the point from where you start for Tungnath – Chandrashila trek.

On the way to Chopta pink flowers one of the unexplored places in India
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Best time to visit: April to June for summers and Oct-Mar for winters. Feb March is the snow trek season.
Connectivity: Dehradun airport is 7 hrs away, Delhi about 11 hrs.
Places to stay: Lots of camp options available, you can also stay in Chamoli-Gopeshwar highway or Rudraprayag.
Experiences/Must dos: Tungnath – Chandrashila trek, birdwatching, Snow trekking and skiing, rock climbing, and rappelling.

7. Tso Moriri, Ladakh.

Although, less popular than the other famous lake Pangong Tsi in the Ladakh region, expect an offbeat and unique experience in Tso Moriri. You can expect the magical waters create a myriad view that is heavenly in true sense. Sunset viewing is a must, but for that, you will have to plan a night camp adjacent to the lake. Furthermore, you won’t be away from searching for an offbeat trail, this lake is the largest high altitude lake entirely in India.

A view of the high altitude Tso Moriri lake
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Best time to visit: June – Sep
Connectivity: You have an air connection to Leh. It will take 6 hrs to reach Tso Moriri.
Places to stay: Lots of camp option available, you can also choose to stay in a Ladakhi homestay
Experiences/Must dos: Take the sunset view of the lake, you can just relax by the lakeside

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