Underrated Destinations

Stop visiting the same old places over and over again just because your friends and family are nearby or they are easily accessible.

Have you ever thought of travelling to a place where you literally have to cross rainforests to explore and see places you would have never imagined? While there is no denying that accessibility can be a problem in this case, where will your sense of adventure go if you hesitate on this? Here are some of the most underappreciated tourist destinations in India that have been overlooked for a long time and need to be made more aware about.

10 Most Underrated Destinations In India

There are many beautiful places in India that are a paradise for those who love the outdoors. Keep reading to explore the beauty of lesser-known places across the country!

  • Ziro Valley – Arunachal Pradesh
  • Champhai – Mizoram
  • Dholavira – Gujarat
  • Kaas Plateau – Satara
  • Majuli – Assam
  • Lepchajagat – West Bengal
  • Valparai – Tamil Nadu
  • Mandu – Madhya Pradesh
  • Chaukori – Uttarakhand
  • Bhimbetka Rock Shelters – Madhya Pradesh

1. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Underrated Destinations
Underrated Destinations

Ziro Valley is characterised by lush rice fields, gurgling rivers, and the beautiful settlements of the Apatani tribe. This small village in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is the venue for the Ziro Festival of Music, held every year in September. It is undoubtedly one of the places in India that deserves more attention!

How do I reach it? Take a bus or shared taxi from Bomdila or Tezpur (also worth checking out). You could also get a cab from either of the points and go directly to Ziro

2. Champhai-Mizoram

Underrated Destinations
Underrated Destinations

Champhai, a quaint village in Mizoram, overlooks the blue hills bordering Myanmar. Its beauty is unmatched in the entire country. The heroic past of the Mizo tribes is depicted in old monuments and monoliths.

How do reach? There are direct flights from Kolkata and Guwahati to the Lengpui Airport in Mizoram, a short distance away from Aizawl. You can either take a shared Sumo or a private cab from the city to reach Champhai

3. Dholavira, Gujarat

Dholavira, Gujarat
Dholavira, Gujarat

Dholavira, considered to be bigger than the two most notable excavations- the Indus Valley Civilization and the Harappan culture- will give you an insight into the prehistoric past and an ancient culture. The vast salt marshes of the Rann of Kutch, which surround the place, add to its ethereal grandeur. It is one of the most serene places in Kutch.

How do reach? The nearest airport is either Bhuj or Ahmedabad,, located 4 and 6 hours away from Dholavira by road,, respectively

4. Kaas Plateau, Satara

Kaas Plateau, Satara
Kaas Plateau, Satara

Maharashtra is home to the volcanic Kaas Plateau, also known as the Kaas Plateau. This 1000-hectare plateau became famous recently when UNESCO designated it as a biodiversity site in June 2012. It is one of the most breathtaking tourist places in Satara. You can spend some quiet time at this enchanting place, as it has not attracted too many tourists yet.

How do I reach it? A half-hour drive from Satara and around 130 km from the city of Pune.

5. Majuli, Assam

Majuli, Assam

Majuli, one of the largest freshwater river islands in Asia, is located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra. In the next fifteen to twenty years, the entire island may submerge due to ongoing soil erosion. It is important that more and more people pay attention to this place so that appropriate action can be taken to save Majuli. The unmatched beauty of this place is best seen in the winter.

How do I reach it? One has to reach Neemati Ghat in Jorhat district, from where you’ll have to take a ferry ride to the island. There are four flights to Jorhat from Kolkata and Guwahati. Another option is to reach Neemati Ghat directly from Guwahati by road, which will take around 6 to 7 hours.

6. Lepchajagat, West Bengal

Lepchajagat, West Bengal
Lepchajagat, West Bengal

Very few people know about the unmatched beauty of Lepchaghat in West Bengal. It is an ideal place for lovers, from where one can see the breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga, lush green forests, and the misty surroundings of the hill station.

How do reach? Lepchaghat is a mere 19 km from Darjeeling by road. The nearest airport is Bagdogra, from where you can take a cab to reach the hill town.

7. Valparai, Tamil Nadu

Valparai, Tamil Nadu
Valparai, Tamil Nadu

Nestled on the Annamalai mountain range at an altitude of 3,500 feet above sea level, Valparai is not a small town; it is a lush green paradise. The lush landscape and forests of Valparai are surrounded by the Vazhachal Forest Division, Eravikulam National Park, Annamalai Tiger Reserve, and Parambikulam Tiger Reserve.

How do I I reach it it? Coimbatore Airport is the nearest international airport to Valparai, located approximately 124 km away.

8. Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

Situated on a lush, sparsely vegetated plateau, Mandu is a beautiful city that is home to some of the finest specimens of Afghan architecture in India. In addition, there are many fascinating baobab trees, which are native to Africa. Several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as palaces, tombs, monuments, and mosques, can be found scattered in the area.

How do I reach it? The nearest airport is Indore (99 km away), and the nearest rail head is in Ratlam (124 km away).


9. Chaukori, Uttarakhand

Chaukori, Uttarakhand
Chaukori, Uttarakhand

Chaukori, a small village bordering Tibet in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, is one of the most pristine and magical places in the state. Situated at a breathtaking height of 10 m, the town offers breathtaking views of the Panchchuli range and other Himalayan ranges.

How do I I reach it it? The nearest airport is Pantnagar airport, which is 205 km away from Chaukori. Taxis are available right outside of the airport. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station, located 180 km away.

10. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Madhya Pradesh

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Madhya Pradesh
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Madhya Pradesh

You cannot ignore the cultural wonders of Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, another World Heritage Site. It is believed to have been home to Homo erectus more than 100,000 years ago. A portion of the 30,000-year-old Stone Age rock paintings can be found in Bhimbetka Rock Shelters. The caves also contain early traces of dance. Isn’t it spectacular?

How to reach? Located in Bhojpur Raisen in Madhya Pradesh, Bhimbetka rock shelters can be reached from Bhopal which is 45 km away.

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