Top Offbeat Destinations in India

Offbeat

Here is the list of lesser known destinations which is quiet, peaceful and less commercialized, Where you can enjoy with your family or your loved ones.

Auli, Uttarakhand
Famous for being one of the fastest growing ski destinations in India, Auli, situated at an altitude of 2915 mts-3049 mts, has a reputation for being an outdoor activities hub. With skiing running nearly all year around, the tourists flock to Auli in the sate of Uttarakhand for snow sports, trekking, or just to relax.

Auli is an adventure to get to. You can reach Auli only by road. The place’s biggest tourist attraction is the incredible natural outdoor setting. After the creation of the new state of Uttarakhand Auli is considered to be one of the best ski destinations in India. Another great thing about this place is that you can find yourself quite close to the mountains’ wilderness.

Auli is not only a winter destination, although this is why it is the most known for. The place is a natural all seasons destinations where tourists can enjoy the crisp-mountain air, the wonderful vistas of Himalayan peaks including Mana, Kamet and Nanda Devi. Your visit to Auli is bound to be an unforgettable experience whether you are experiencing a thrilling adventure or you just spend some relaxing time in the lap of nature and admiring the incredible scenery.

Pangot, Uttarakhand
Pangot is a village and the tourist destination in uttarakhand. It is located about 13 kms from the famous hill station Nainital. The main attraction of Pangot are its birds; around 580 bird species have been recorded in this area. One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. Almost 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and the surrounding areas. The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to a variety of flora and fauna including leopards, yellow-throated Himalayan martens, Himalayan palm civets, ghorals, barking deer and sambhar. October to March is the best season fo bird watching in pangot.

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Binsar, Uttarakhand
Binsar is a wildlife santuary, located in Himalayas. The sanctuary is spread over 45.59 km2 and situated at an altitude 2500 metres. It is about 33 kms from the popular destination Almora in Uttarakhand. From Binsar one can see the famous Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath, Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its wide variety of flora ranging from 25 types of trees and 24 types of bushes to seven varieties of grasses. The higher altitudes of sanctuary are covered with oak and rhododendron trees. March and April are the months when flowers, especially ruby red rhododendron, are in full bloom. It has over 200 species of birds including tits, forktail, nuthatches, blackbirds, parakeets, laughingthrush, magpies, kalij pheasant.

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 
Situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is one of the well known tourist attractions of India. Its claim to world fame lies in the magnificent temples built by the mighty Rajput rulers of Chandela dynasty who held sway over the modern Bundelkhand region from 950 AD to 1203 AD.

The Chandela rulers were prolific builders who built not 1 but 85 temples at Khajuraho. However, only 22 of the original 85 now survive. After the decline of the Chandela rule before the onslaught of the invading armies of the Delhi Sultanate, these UNESCO World Heritage Site monuments fell into neglect.

The Khajuraho temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and the Jain Tirthankaras, are widely known not only for their architectural grandeur but also for the intricacy and profusion of sculptural embellishments on both exterior and interior walls.

Awesome achievement of the architects, almost all the Khajuraho temples feature wonderful sculptures of erotic couples joyfully engaging in the most intimate acts.

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Bundi, Rajasthan
Jeypore Palace may be called the Versailles of India; Udaipur’s House of State is dwarfed by the hill round it and the spread of the Pichola Lake; Jodhpur’s House of strife, grey tower on red rock, is the work of giants, but the Palace of Bundi, even in broad daylight, is such a palace as men build for themselves in uneasy dreams – the work of goblins rather than of men.

Situated 37km north of Kota is one of Rajasthan’s greatest treasures, Bundi, a small town bounded by the Vindhya hills on three sides. Though not as famous as other landmarks of Rajasthan, Bundi is home to an impressive palace as well as many beautiful step-wells and crumbling stucco havelis that make the place a far more appealing travel destination than other more famous destinations in the state.

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Orchha is a small town in the Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh. Orchha was the erstwhile capital city of the Bundelkhand, ruled by redoubtable Bundela kings. 16th and 17th century palaces and temples make Orchha, a famous tourist destination in Madhya Pradesh. Orchha, situated on the banks of the Betwa River, is famous for being very peaceful.

This exotic city, with marvelous monuments and temples makes it picturesque and a treat to watch for tourists. Orchha, surrounded by a woody forest, showcases the grandeur which has been captured in stone and a rich heritage of medieval times. With its striking forts, regal palaces, poetry carved temples and chhatris, Orchha presents a matchless spectacle and is a delightful place for tourists. Orchha is famous for its world class Mural Paintings. Orchha is an amazing city with salubrious climate and glorious past which leaves the visitors spellbound. On your visit to Orchha, make sure to taste “Kalakand” which is a famous sweet of this place.

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Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
Kasauli is one of the small towns developed by the British during the ‘hey day’ of the empire, and reached by a branch road from the Kalka-Shimla road. Kasauli is a beautiful hill station for spending time with your love ones, blessed with nature pleasant climate. The beautiful hill retreat of Kasauli is acquaint charming hill town having a beautiful serene ambience, with a lush green cover of pine and oak forests, and laid-back winding cobbled lanes that reminds of the British era.

Kasauli and its surrounding hilly areas offer pictures sceneries and unspoilt natural beauty. There are, however, a number of tourist attractions also to explore like, the Monkey Point – which is the highest point in Kasauli and offers a breath-taking view of the mighty Satluj River and the Punjab plains.

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