Sitting in your office desk, or while cleaning your same old house, or even while watching your favourite movie in the television, have you ever felt like packing up your bags and walking out the door to a place where life felt a bit different than the usual everyday life? Travelling is the best therapy one could use to get over your “FoMO”. Sometimes while trying to survive our routine life, we get lost behind our bank accounts. We miss out on so many things that we can take advantage of in this lifetime but all we do is sit behind our screens and scroll through our friend’s facebook accounts and wonder how great their life is.
Well friends, its never too late. Your life will be the same when you come back, but for now just pack up your things and explore the beauty of God’s creation. For a change, visit the few places that are very less visited and show your travel loving friends what they have been missing.
1. Shekhawati, Rajasthan
When it comes to travelling, Rajasthan is a highly visited place but how many times have you heard a friend of yours talk about Shekhawati. It is a region that brings together some beautiful cities like Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Churu, Nagaur and Jaipur. Shekhawati is known as the realm of beautifully architectured havelis and rich heritage. For all the art lovers who love old painted sculptures and architectures, this place will be your heaven. The place portrays the colourful rich life of the ancestors of the Shekhawati Rajputs who used to put so much artwork to beautify their homeland. Some of the places that you must visit to experience the ethnic Indian core culture are – Sethani Ka Johara, Kanhaiya Lal Bangla Haveli, Ratangarh Fort, Laxmangarh Fort, Sunset Point Moda Pahar and much more. So without wasting a minute book your tickets to experience the real royal Rajasthan.
2. Gurez Valley, Kashmir
If serenity was an invisible blanket, then a thick one must have been spread across this beautiful valley. This hardly visited Gurez Valley lies just below the LOC between India & Pakistan. The beauty of nature embraces you the moment you enter the valley with the snow-capped mountains you can hardly find anywhere else. The wildlife in this area is also worth experiencing with animals like Himalayan brown bears and snow leopards. It is also said that fishery is one of the activity that is very popular around the area as the beautiful Krishnanganga river flows right through the valley. One of the famous attraction of this area is the Habba Khatoon mountain peak. So satisfy your senses in this lovely valley of Kashmir and embrace the serenity.
3. Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
For all the people who have religion and spirituality clinched to your soul, this place is the one where you would feel the presence of Lord Rama surrounding you in the entire island. This is known to be the place where Lord Rama built the bridge across the sea to Sri Lanka. The best thing about this place is that it is very less crowded than the other holy places. You can very easily visit this religious place and satisfy your soul to your heart’s content. Some of the must-visit attractions of this island are- the Rameshwaram Temple, the heavenly Dham near Pambam Bridge, Five Faced Hanuman Mandir that holds the floating stones, Agniteertham and much more. This weekend, feed your spiritual urges with this beautiful place.
4. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya
Known as the cleanest village in Asia, this place has set an example to the whole country. Amongst the hills and greenery around the place, just imagine how it would feel to go for a walk through this amazingly clean village. Also known as the “No Man’s Land” this place has left behind the patriarchal rule of the society and moved on by proudly accepting their mother’s surname. Some of the best tourist attractions of this place are- the Living Root Bridges that the UNESCO declared World Heritage Site, the beautiful view of India and Bangladesh from the Sky View Point, the Mawlynnong Waterfall and the 100 years old Church Of Epiphany. One more reason to visit this place is the Umngot River in Dawki that falls on the way to Mawlynnong. The river is known to be the unexplored paradise with the cleanest water you’ve ever seen. A boat ride in this heavenly river is a must in this trip.
5. Velas Beach, Maharashtra
Experience something out of this world in this small remote village called the Velas Beach. Maharashtra is filled with beautiful beaches in all its corners but the best thing about this beach is the view of thousands of Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings at the same time. A Large group of turtles gather ashore to lay their eggs 40-45 days ahead of the hatchings and people from all over the world fly down to this beautiful beach to witness the extraordinary sight of the tiny hatching baby turtles making their way to the Arabian Sea. It is a sight to see and an experience of a lifetime. Make sure you make a plan soon.
6. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Usually you will find a lot of people packing their bags and travelling to Himachal Pradesh very frequently, but amongst all the popular hill stations, Spiti Valley is the one very less visited. With the breathtaking views of the hills and the scenic beauty creates a sensation within your soul that you will never forget. Buddhist monasteries and culture send out a peaceful vibe to your soul. Best attractions of this place are- Chandratal Lake, Surajtal Lake, Kunzum Pass, Dhankar Monastery and much more. Talk to those hills in the valley and find your voice within. A must visit place for trekkers and hill lovers.
The Smallest Indian Territory of India, Lakshadweep, has some of the most beautiful beaches and islands. Visiting this place would actually feel like travelling far away leaving everything behind. The beauty of the islands here is that they are very less visited and thus it is not loitered by the dirt of crowd. People who love water sports would love this place to experience scuba diving. Also, the sight of beautiful sunsets and sunrises have the ability to wipe off all your anxieties from your old rotten life. Some of the best islands that you must visit are- Minicoy Island, Agatti Islands, Bangaram Island, Kavaratti Island and much more. Feel the waves and breathe the air of Lakshadweep as soon as you can.
So people, without wasting any more time, start planning your trip to one of these amazing less travelled places and treat your soul for once. Take your life for granted and explore the world. Life isn’t going anywhere but time is. We’ll be back with more exciting blogs for you soon. Stay hooked!