Often, it may happen that you would like to run away from the crowd and settle down and experience a solitary life for a few days. India is a diverse country and has several offbeat places that make you fall in love with nature, culture and traditions. To beat the summer heat and enjoy the upcoming monsoons, there are several places in India that would bring unexpected joy into your life, boosting undiscovered beauties. Such places in the country will provide you with serenity, history, and spirituality. If you’re wondering where to visit to find a respite from your busy work schedule this July, we are here to help you with some hidden unexplored places in India.  Best Places To Visit in India With Family: From Mussoorie to Tawang, Perfect Holiday Destinations Have a Gala Time With Your Family.

Here is the time to plan out your next trip to offbeat destinations in India. Take a look at the hidden gems of our country:

  • Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Located at an altitude of 3,048 metres, Tawang is amidst the Himalayas and is brimming with waterfalls, valleys and profound spiritual significance. Apart from the stunning views, the hill station provides a sense of peacefulness. If you visit Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, you can explore monasteries, enjoy the rich heritage of the northeastern state, and witness the beauty of the glacial lakes such as Sangetsar and Sela.

Often called the cleanest village in India, this place in Meghalaya is sure to win your heart and mind. The Khasi tribe is the natural habitat of the place, which is also a testament to nature’s wonder. The tribe constructed the popular Living Root Bridges, which is a landmark of the place. If you’re visiting Mawlynnong this July, don’t miss out on Nohwet Bridge, one of the most famous Living Root Bridges. You can also experience the cold water of the stream flowing below the Nohwet Bridge.

Enjoy this beautiful seaside town in Karnataka, where you can spend your days looking at the serene beauty of the sea and enjoy activities like swimming, canoeing, paddle boating and camping. The place also holds a rich history and culture. The beachy paradise of Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Half Moon Beach, Gokarna Beach and Paradise Beach will provide endless time to enjoy. If you are a history enthusiast, try visiting places like Mirjan Fort, which was once the Portuguese ‘pepper queen’ domain for 50 years. The place boasts magnificent temples like the Mahabaleshwar Temple and Maha Ganapati Temple.

Located in the Darjeeling district, this hill station will surely become your favourite spot. The Eastern Himalayas surrounds the region which has dense vegetation, picturesque valleys, and sprawling meadows. The wide range of flora including orchids, cacti and ornamental plants provides an unmatched serene beauty than other hill stations. Besides, east of the Teesta River are the rugged mountains which provide opportunities for extraordinary treks. You can also explore its local market for the high-quality local produce and handicrafts.

  • Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

Araku Valley is in the Eastern Ghats within the Vishakhapatnam district and is a heaven match for travel enthusiasts. The region is filled with lush green tea plantations, aromatic coffee estates, and other biodiversity. Here, you can explore the Chaparai Waterfalls, which is surrounded by stunning greenery, where you can create lasting memories with your family and friends. The Ananthagiri Hills will provide you with a panoramic view of cascading waterfalls and coffee plantations.

India is a treasure trove of hidden gems that provides an enriching and serene experience from the hustle and bustle of life. Whether you’re enjoying the lush green valleys and waterfalls or the majestic snowcapped mountains, these offbeat places will provide respite from the summer heat and allow you to deeply connect with nature, culture and history. So, as July approaches, take the opportunity to plan your next adventure in one of these serene locales.

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