Are you stuck at home since 2020 but too afraid to plan a trip to India due to the crowd? Or, are you bored of the usual Indian destinations?
Ever since COVID-19 hit our lives, some of us are too scared to plan a trip to the regular Indian tourist spots because they are cram-full of tourists as soon as the lockdown is lifted. Others do not want to visit the traditional places as they have already explored those sites. So, where can you go then?
Well, there are so many captivating destinations still left for you to explore in India where the crowd is minimal. In this article, we will tell you the perfect Indian destinations apart from the usual ones. So, let us dig into it right now.
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Situated 3048 meters above sea level, this place is famous for the birth of the Dalai Lama. It is also known for its eye-catching landscape, enchanting waterfalls, and spirituality.
If you’re planning a trip to Tawang, the ideal duration for your stay is 3-4 days. You can visit the famous Tawang Monastery and view the mesmerizing Nuranang Falls and crystal blue Sela Lake. Do not forget to visit the Tawang War Memorial dedicated to the martyrs of the Sino-India War of 1962.
This place also offers some riveting adventure sports like climbing the Gorichen Peak, wildlife safari, kayaking, and skiing in the winters for all the adrenaline rush.
Tawang is the perfect place to leave behind your city life and enjoy the calming and alluring scenic beauty.
Best Time to Visit: March to September
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Located on the banks of the Saraswati River in Gujarat, Patan is an ancient place near Ahmedabad. The city was built in 746 AD by the king of the Chavda Dynasty and later became the Suba Headquarters of the Delhi Sultanate in 1411 CE.
For all you history lovers, the place is famous for its rich cultural heritage and architecture. The ideal duration for the stay is two days. You can explore the ancient Hindu temple-Modhera Sun Temple, historical Rani ki Vav stepwell, and the Sahastralinga Talav during your stay.
Buy the beautiful Patola sarees, Bandhani work, and handmade items as souvenirs from the trip. And, participate in the grand Uttarayan, Navratri, Rani ki Vav Festival, and Modhera Dance Festival. It is something you cannot miss!
So, plan a trip to this archaeological place and experience the ancient aura.
Best time to Visit: October to March
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Located in the Pali district, the destination is just a few kilometers away from Udaipur’s popular tourist spot. It is one of the ideal winter offbeat destinations in India for all nature lovers.
The ideal duration for the trip is two days. One of the tourist spots that should be on your bucket list is the Jawai Bandh built by the Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. Also, you should never miss the astonishing Dev Giri Temple located in the middle of the rocks.
But this is not all. The biggest attraction of the area is the wildlife present here. You can spot leopards roaming freely in the area, crocodiles near the dam, and a wide range of beautiful birds like flamingos, common sandpiper, and kingfishers.
Jawai is apt for a weekend getaway as you can watch the sunrise behind the mountains, talk to local tribes, and stroll in the arms of nature.
Best time to Visit: September to May
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Located in the Leh District of Ladakh, Hemis is renowned for the monastery established in 1672 AD by the king Sengge Namgyal. It is located in the heart of the snow-capped Himalayas and is home to some exotic species of flora and fauna.
The ideal duration for staying in Hemis is two days. The Hemis Monastery situated here will surely leave you spellbound because of its meditative ambiance and engaging architecture.
You can also visit the Hemis National Park, which is the highest national park in the world. It is home to some rare snow leopards, red foxes, and wolves. For some refreshing retreats, you can visit the Skatna Gompa, Shang Gompa, and Gotsang Gomp.
If you are planning a trip to Hemis, we bet it is going to be adventurous. Once you’re here, you will want to come again.
Best time to Visit: April to July
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Located in the Buldhana District of Maharashtra, Lonar is also called the Crater Land of India. It is famous for the Lonar Lake formed by the meteorite that hit the region around 52,000 years back.
The ideal duration for stay is 1-2 days. The visitors can visit Lonar Lake and some old attractions like Gomukh and the Daitya Sudhan. These places are famous for their unique architectural style and you’ll love them.
The area is also surrounded by some amazing flora and fauna. So, be ready with your cameras to capture foxes, mongooses, and the deers found in the area.
Best time to Visit: October to March
Pack your bags, book your tickets and plan a trip to any of these endearing destinations. We are sure you will not have a moment of regret at any of these places! If you don’t want to go to remote places, you can consider going to big and more accessible cities like Mumbai, Delhi, or Bangalore.
You can find more about the various Indian destinations on the Halaltrip blog and if they’re a good fit for your trip!