When travelers tell tales, there is a notion shared of “been there, done that”, by many. Every single person has turned a roamer and the stories of the most visited lands echo repeatedly. As you get on to make your travel bucket list this year, we suggest you take notes of these unique, unexplored spots in India that will welcome you with calm and guarantee the dose of tranquillity and rejuvenation you are looking for. Not to mention, also a chance to discover and talk about something new and unknown as well
The challenge lies in picking the right season to wander, choosing the right destination to visit and most importantly, thinking and hoping that it is not too crowded, so you enjoy the place. This leads to quick plans or a lot of effort and time, which many would not have the luxury of. Everyone would just wish that they get to experience the destination to the maximum extent without hurried timelines or missing out on the true essence of it.
We heard you and thought this is the perfect time to introduce you to these most intriguing locations that will fill your heart, soul and your phones for sure with fascinating memories. As India is no stranger to such a spectacle, we give you the ultimate travel bucket list for you to meander this year in our marvel of a country.
1. Lakshadweep Islands
The offbeat and untouched islands of Lakshadweep is one of those places that is less explored. This smallest union territory of India now consists of 36 islands contradicting to its actual name, which translates to a hundred thousand islands in Sanskrit. With many uninhabited islands, rich reefs and spectacular wildlife and forests, the beaches in the surroundings are just pristine.
Due to less transportation to visit the islands and a limited set of months to wander them, the ecosystem is lush and magnificent. With the seas and oceans rising, many of these lands are on the verge of being submerged. So, make Lakshadweep as a must on your travel bucket list this year before it’s lost to the waves.
- Agati Island
- Kalpeni Islands
- Kavaratti Islands
- Milcoy Islands
- Scuba Diving | Snorkeling | Kayaking
Bir, also known as Bir Billing is a lush hill station at the foothills of the Himalayan ranges in Himachal Pradesh. It’s now just magical to look at but also gives its visitors an opportunity to try some enthralling adventures. The spot is renowned to be the one of the best paragliding places in the country, getting its name as the ‘Paragliding capital of India’. This emerald location resides in the Joginder Nagar Valley.
If you are an adventure aficionado, then Bir-Billing needs to be on your travel bucket list for 2023.
- Toy train ride
- Forest Camping
- Bir Monastery
- Tatwani Hot Spring
Treebo near Bir
Treebo Trend Nature Peace, Dharamshala
We all are so familiar with islands amidst the seas or lost deep in the oceans, but ever wondered what islands with human habitats are like floating in vast rivers? Welcome to one of the biggest river islands of the world, Majuli, located in the great Brahmaputra river in Assam. It is one of the first places islands that has come to be known as a separate district.
Calm waters speckled with green plants drifting and mounds of lands that carries the home of its inhabitants is what you will be treated to while visiting here. Intriguing enough to get on your travel bucket list? We think so too. Known to rich cultural and traditional significance, the island is also prominent for its many art forms, especially the mask making. You will also get to see spiritual sites like monasteries. One can reach the place by reaching Neamati Ghat and taking a ferry from there.
Learn more about Majuli here.
- Molai Forest reserve
- Mokha Satra & Samaguri Satra – Mask making
- Garmur Satra – The holy spot
- Nimati Ghat
- Island hopping
A land that sings of the beloved god Krishna, a site covered in lapping waves, thick forests, golden beaches and age-old stories to indulge you in. Udupi is an amalgamation of spiritual and modern world coming together and paving its way into a new world. Widely popular and mistaken as a religious region, tourists are unaware of the other worldly charm it hosts.
Learn surfing, explore the reefs, island hop to St. Mary’s island, chill on the breezy coastal beaches of Malpe, Kaup, Mattu and more.
- St. Mary’s Island
- Udupi Sri Krishna Temple
- Kapu Beach
- Mattu Beach
- Pithrody Udyavar Beach
- Dariya Bahadurgad Fort
A touch of spirituality, a hint of beauty, home to historical legends and a land that resonates patriotism, Amritsar – A holy place of the old. Famous as one of the largest cities of Punjab, it has various interesting sites to see. From the ever celebrated ‘Golden Temple’ to the border land ‘Wagah Border’, one can have great time viewing and enjoying these spots. Add this place to your travel bucket list to feel the love for your country and to find the calm within you.
- The Golden Temple
- Jalianwala Bagh
- Wagah Border
- Maharaja Ranjot Singh Museum
- Gobindgarh Fort
Stay at the best hotels in Amritsar.
A wide wild land is calling you to walk through the tall trees that sing you of the mesmerizing forests, the animals and birds it is home and the beaut of nature it holds in its ever bewitching palms. Almora in Uttarakhand has been one such less visited location that presents genuine wonder for its tourists. Noted for affluent culture, decadent delicacies and ancient heritage in the Kumaon district, this alluring land will leave you wanting more.
- Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Zero Point Trek
- Kasar Devi Temple
- Deer Park
- Nakuchia Taal
Treebo near Almora
7. Araku Valley
The south lands of India are no stranger to mystical great forests and plenty of wildlife with rich flora. The nature has blessed the region with great beauty and exhilaratingly winding ghats, view points and cascading waterfalls to appreciate the marvel of earth and all the elements it has to offer. We are all well aware of the Western Ghats, but how often have you wondered about the Easter Ghats? Well, let us introduce you to the evergreen Araku Valley, which is part of the region.
Sensational and magical, the less walked paths of this region await you to discover its mysteries and stories.
- Borra Caves
- Padmapuram Gardens
- Charparai Waterfall
Explore the least explored this season and plan a hatke travel bucket list this year that will not just leave you in wonder, but also those who will hear your journey talks. Go offbeat this 2023!