Best Offbeat Places in India that only real travelers know and care about. Though tourism in our subcontinent is a fast growing sector but there are many special places yet to be explored. Here’s the list you need:
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
A lesser-known offbeat place in India in the crown of the North-East, Ziro is one of those places which boasts of agreeable climate throughout the year. Observe the beautiful green patches and rice fields, feel at home with the Apa Tani tribe and let your camera stretch its legs. All this and more. Enjoy!
Best time to visit is throughout the year. The weather is pleasant and soothing for an offbeat holiday.
Halebid is a city famous for its ruins of Hoysala architecture. Its is agog with a lovely bunch of temples and shrines and other delectable pieces of architecture. Known for its spiritual appeal, its home Hoysaleswara temple, Belur, Shantaleswara temple, Kedareswara temple and a number of Jain temples. October to February is the best period to visit Halebid.
Arvalem Caves, Goa
The rock cut caves are monuments of the pre-historic life in Goa, a time of Pandavas and Mahabharata. These caves (located 9kms south of Bicholim Town) are now a rather recent discovery and are said to be a hide out for Pandavas during their exile.
Doodhpathari is considered one of the most beautiful meadows in India, and situated only 42 km away from Srinagar a visit here is almost mandatory.
Adalaj Stepwell, Gujarat
Known as one of the finest examples of ancient architecture in India. The stepwell is a historical monument that can make even the most modern travelers stop and stare.
Badami Caves, Karnataka
Hidden in the Bagalkot district of north Karnataka, Badami Caves stand reminiscent of the great Chalukya architecture. The town used to be a capital of the Chalukya empire in 6th century.
Best time to visit is in September to November. However, if you wish to cherish the abundant rains, visit during the monsoon season. However, be sure to carry good monsoon gear along!
Majuli is a lush green environment-friendly, pristine and pollution free fresh water island in the river Brahmaputra, just 20 km from the Jorhat city. With a total area of 1250 sq. km, Majuli is the world’s largest river island and it attracts tourists from all over the world. a strong contender for a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Mostly inhabited by Tribals, the culture of Majuli is unique and quite interesting and is one of the key reasons why people love this place so much. Called as the ‘Cultural Capital of assam’, the main festival in the town of Majuli is called Raas and witnessing it is an interesting spectacle.”
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