10 Offbeat Destinations in India.

India is a land of charms, beauty, mystery and sophistication. The beauty of the land is blended everywhere and not just in iconic attractions. Yes, Taj Mahal, backwaters of Kerala, monasteries of Ladakh and statues of Mahabalipuram are the icons of Indian tourism.

1. Kalimpong

This is one of the important tourist destinations in North-East India. Kalimpong is an offbeat hill station, You can find lush valleys, unique birds, columns of pine trees and most importantly, the serenity of a Narnia paradise.

September to June is the prime time to visit Kalimpong.

The nearest airport to Kalimpong is located in Bagdogra. Fly to Bagdogra from Delhi and then choose rail or road route to reach Kalimpong. If you are choosing rail route from Delhi, the nearest railway station is located in New Jalpaiguri.

2. Yumthang Valley

This is the perfect picturesque and a romantic destination. This is also called as the ‘bowl of flowers’. Visit Zero Point, Pauhunri, Shundu Tsenpa and other serene destinations to enjoy a peacefulhttps://www.chalsafar.com/ time.

it is better to stick with summer and spring.Best time to visit this valley is from March to June.

fly to Bagdogra and take road transportation to reach Yumthang Valley. It would take 8 – 9 hours to reach the valley from Gangtok

3. Gurez Valley

he valley is quite beautiful with the breathtaking backdrops, surreal landscapes and most importantly, the mesmerizing freshness of nature. 

From May to September, the temperature will be pleasing and the land will be lush with thick grasses, wild fragrant flowers and flowing river.

Fly to Srinagar from Delhi. From Srinagar (150 km away from valley), it would take a couple of hours to reach the valley via road transportation.

4. Haflong

This is a small hill town located in Assam. This town is home to more than two lakh species of flowering plants. Thus, you are in for a colorful vacation here

Best time to visit is during summer and spring to spot as many flowers as possible. Visit between May and September to enjoy a colorful vacation.

The nearest airport to the town is located in Shillong, which is 252 km away. Either you can choose to reach Haflong from Shillong via car or bus or, you can choose rail route up to Lunding Junction and then travel for 60 km on road to reach the hill.

5. Sandakphu

It is hard to imagine that a destination in the romantic capital, Darjeeling is offbeat. Well, the main reason for this is that location of this paradise.

The nearest airport and railway station is located in Siliguri, which is 96 km away from Darjeeling. Once You can either trek for 12 hours or take a ride in land rover or jeep to reach this hill region.

6. Mawlynnong

The entire East India is an offbeat destination. Among those, Mawlynnong is a beauty that you should not miss. Located in Meghalaya, this destination is the cleanest village of the continent. 

The best time to visit this village is from March to June. The summer season is pleasing and lush with nature. 

From Delhi, you can fly to Guwahati and choose to travel via taxi, bus or train to reach the village. On the other hand, you can also find direct trains and cabs from Delhi to Mawlynnong village

7. Ziro

Among the beautiful places of Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro is the most exciting and pleasing one. Ziro is famous for tourist trails, rich green meadows, quaint and quiet hill regions and the culture-rich Apatani tribe.

This hill station is at prime beauty throughout the year.

The nearest airport to Ziro is located in Lilabari. You can find flights from Delhi to Lilabari. From Lilabari, it would take three hours to reach Ziro. Tourists usually reach Guwahati and then choose road transportation to Ziro for faster transit.

8. Varkala

the entire state of Kerala is a prime tourism spot. However, some sites are generally overlooked by most of the tourists and the best example is Varkala. Along the shores of Arabian Sea, this beach destination is famous for shrines, hills, lighthouses and of course, the beach.

 region is at prime beauty throughout the year, it is better to stick with the winter season, November to March.

From Delhi, fly to Kochi or Trivandrum. From these destinations, you can find buses and cabs, 

9. Champaner

ujarat is the state with the most numerous of hidden destinations. Even the luxury train has consolidated these offbeat destinations of Gujarat to create an itinerary.

Best time to visit this spiritual destination is during winter season, which starts in October and ends in March.

From Delhi, you can easily find flights to Vadodara or Ahmedabad. From Vadodara, the destination is just 42 km away and from Ahmedabad, Champaner is around 125 km away.

10. Khajjiar

In the laid-back region of Himachal Pradesh, Khajjiar is a romantic getaway spot. This region is called as the mini-Switzerland.

March to October is the right time to visit this hill station

From Delhi, you can find frequent flight to Jammu. From Jammu, you can choose rail or road transportation to reach Khajjiar. The nearest railway station is located in Pathankot.

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