10 Offbeat Places to Travel in India in 2019 or 2020

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Everyone looks for visiting some famous and explored destination. But only few people try to explore some lesser visited offbeat places. It doesn’t mean that there is nothing to enjoy at those places. The calm beauty is mesmerizing at those places.

India has so many places which remains unexplored or lesser visited. Only few tourists can be seen here. But lack of rush also gives a moment to spend some quality time there.

Here are the lists of 10 offbeat places to travel in India in 2019 / 2020:-

  1. Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)
  2. Nangal wetlands (Punjab)
  3. Hankon (Karnataka)
  4. Bhimtal (Uttarakhand)
  5. Kotagiri (Tamil Nadu)
  6. Lachung (Sikkim)
  7. Lonar Crater (Maharashtra)
  8. Orchha (Madhya Pradesh)
  9. Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)
  10. Drass (Jammu and Kashmir)




1. Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)

Elevation: 1,700 m
Type: Hill station
Climate: Average temperature between 8°C-30°C
Things to do: River rafting, Trekking
How to reach: by taxi from Itanagar
Tour duration: 2 Nights
Tour package pricing: Starting from Rs. 9,999
Best time to visit: March to October (preferred in summer)
Ziro Arunachal Pradesh Offbeat Place
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Ziro is popular as a World Heritage Site. It is a picturesque valley nestled in the lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a home to the tribal group called the Apatanis. They are very famous tribes because of their farming methods. There is so much to learn their great culture, tradition, etc. from them.

2. Nangal wetlands (Punjab)

Elevation: 275 m
Type: Freshwater Artificial lake
Climate: Average temperature between 10°C-40°C
Things to do: Bird watching
Attractions in and around: Naina Devi Temple, Kila Holgarh Sahib, Kila Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurudwara Tahli Sahib, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Gurudwara Gurpartap, Kirpal Sagar etc.
How to reach: by taxi from Rupnagar city, and by air Chandigarh Airport, and by train Chandigarh junction
Tour duration: 2 Nights
Tour package pricing: Starting from Rs. 9,999
Best time to visit: November to March (preferred in winter)
Nangal wetlands Offbeat Place
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The Nangal wetlands were formed with the construction of a Nangal Dam around the Sutlej River. The water is spread over an area of 700 hectares. Around 40,000 Trans-Himalayan migratory birds flock here every year. You can enjoy their noise of chirping and flutter of wings. Makke Ki Roti and Sarson Da Saag also very famous delicious cuisines here.

Plan today offbeat tour package from Punjab in India.

3. Hankon (Karnataka)

Elevation: 14 m
Type: Eco-tourism village, Beach spot
Climate: Average temperature between 20°C-30°C
Things to do: Beach activities
Attractions in and around: Rabindranath Tagore beach, Kali River Garden, Rock Garden, Binaga Beach, Devbagh Beach, Kali Bridge, Karwar Beach, Kurumgad Island, Majali Beach, Oyster Rock Lighthouse, ilmatti beach, Anshi National Park, Chaitanya Park, Devkar Falls, Guddahalli Peak, Habbu Mountain, Hyder Ghat Pass, Mudgeri Dam, Shirve Ghat, Makkeri, Kot Shiveshvar, Sadashivgad Fort, Shahkaramuddin dargah, Sadashivgad (tomb of a Sufi saint), Maritime museum etc.
How to reach: by taxi from Karwar city in Karnataka
Tour duration: 2 Nights
Tour package pricing: Starting from Rs. 12,999
Best time to visit: October to March (preferred in winter)
Hankon Offbeat Place
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The village of Hankon is spread over 5 acres around River Kali in Karnataka. It is just 12 km from Karwar. In summer months, few adventure activities can be experienced here. Kayaking and Canoeing are the most attempted adventure activities.

Plan today offbeat tour package from Karnataka in India.

4. Bhimtal (Uttarakhand)

Elevation: 1370 m
Type: Hill station
Climate: Average temperature between 5°C-25°C
Things to do: Boating and walking around the Bhimtal lake, Water zorbing in Bhimtal, Paragliding near Naukuchiatal, Camping in Sattal, and Exploring the 7 lakes of Sattal, through a forest hike.
Attractions in and around: Bhimtal Lake, Bhimtal Lake Aquarium, Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple, Victoria Dam, Hidimba Parvat, Vankhandi Ashram, Nal Damyanti Tal, Sayad Baba Ki Mazar, Lok Sanskriti Sangralaya etc.
How to reach: by taxi from Nainital and by air to PantNagar Airport
Tour duration: 2 Nights
Tour package pricing: Starting from Rs. 9,999
Best time to visit: March to June (preferred in winter)
Bhimtaal Offbeat Place

Bhimtal is a glorious gateway in Uttarakhand. It is a lake city and there is Small Island in the center of this lake. You can sit here for many hours and can enjoy the aquarium around the island. It is a peaceful and calm place which makes it charming among tourists.

5. Kotagiri (Tamil Nadu)

Elevation: 1,847 m
Type: Hills Station
Climate: Average temperature between 15°C-28°C
Things to do: Trekking and Walk in the tea gardens
Attractions in and around: Tea Gardens, Kodanad View Point, John Sullivan’s bungalow, The Nehru Park, Elk Falls, Longwood Shola, Catherine Falls, Rangasamy Peak and Pillar, Kodanand View Point etc.
How to reach: by taxi from Coimbatore/Mettupalayam and by air to Coimbatore Airport
Tour duration: 2 Nights
Tour package pricing: Starting from Rs. 10,999
Best time to visit: December to May (preferred in winter)
Kotagiri Offbeat Place
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Kotagiri is a charming hill station in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu which is just 33 km from Ooty. It is famous for its calm and pleasant weather and it offers many opportunities for trekking and climbing. It is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and tea estates.

Plan today offbeat tour package from Tamil Nadu in India.

6. Lachung (Sikkim)

Elevation: 2,700 m
Type: Hills Station
Climate: Average temperature between 15°C-28°C
Things to do: Trekking, Hiking
Attractions in and around: Mask dance at Lachung Monastery, Lachung Gompa, Yumthang Valley, Zero Point, Bhim Nala Waterfalls, Chungthang, Seven Sisters Waterfall etc.
How to reach: by taxi from Gangtok and by air to Gangtok airport, and by train to Lachung railway station
Tour duration: 2 Nights
Tour package pricing: Starting from Rs. 11,999
Best time to visit: Throughout the year (preferred in winter)
Lachung Offbeat Place
Lachung is an enchanting town in Northeast Sikkim located at an elevation of about 9,600 ft. The journey of valley is dazzling and breathtaking views can be seen from here. It is surrounded by beautiful snow capped mountains and mesmerizing waterfalls.

7. Lonar Crater (Maharashtra)

Length: 1,830 m
Depth: 150 m
Type: Impact crater lake, Salt lake
Location: Buldhana district, Maharashtra
Things to do: Hiking
Attractions in and around: Lonar crater lake, Gomukh Temple, Daitya Sudan Temple, Shopping in Lonar etc.
How to reach: by taxi from Gangtok and by air to Aurangabad airport, and by train to Lachung railway station
Tour duration: 1 Day
Tour package pricing: Starting from xxxxx
Best time to visit: October-March (after rainy season)
Lonar Crater Offbeat Place
Lonar Crater is a saline and alkaline lake situated at Lonar in Buldhana district of Maharashtra. It was estimated that it was formed around 52,000 years back. The diameter of this lake is 1.2 km and depth of the lake is 150 meter. It is a perfect and best destination for nature lovers.

Plan today offbeat tour package from Maharashtra in India.

8. Orchha (Madhya Pradesh)

Elevation: 552 m
Type: Medieval city
Climate: Average temperature between 20°C-35°C
Attractions in and around: Fort Complex, Ram Raja temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Phool Bagh, Sunder Mahal, Cenotaphs etc.
How to reach: by taxi from Jhansi and by air to Gwalior Airport, and by train to Jhansi station
Tour duration: 2 Nights
Tour package pricing: Starting from Rs. 11,999
Best time to visit: Throughout the year (except summer)
Orchha Offbeat Place
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Orchha is a beautiful heritage town in Madhya Pradesh. Orchha deserves a trip for its beautiful monuments and their wall reveals the stories of battles between kings and emperors. Relatively, it is an unexplored destination which is only 120 km away from Gwalior.

Plan today offbeat tour package from Madhya Pradesh in India.

9. Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)

Elevation: 2,669 m
Type: Hills Station & Dalai Lama Land
Climate: Average temperature between 5°C-15°C
Things to do: Trekking, Hiking
Attractions in and around: Sela Pass, Tawang Monastery, Madhuri Lake, Nuranang Falls, Tawang War Memorial, Gorichen Peak, Panganag Teng Tso Lake and Madhuri Lake etc.
How to reach: by taxi from Guwahati and by air to Guwahati airport
Tour duration: 3 Nights
Tour package pricing: Starting from Rs. 15,999
Best time to visit: September to April (preferred in mid-summer)
Note: Require special Inner Line Permit (ILP)
Tawang Offbeat Place
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Tawang is one of those marvelous destinations which attracts tourists for enjoy the freshness of nature. It is located at a height of 12,000 ft. above the sea level. It is a place which reflects it splendor and glory.

10. Drass (Jammu and Kashmir)

Elevation: 3,230 m
Type: 2nd coldest inhabited place in the world
Climate: Average tempreture between -23°C-20°C
Things to do: Trekking, Mountaining
Attractions in and around: Manman Top, Gomchan Valley, Dongchik, Ningoor Masjid, Bhimbet Stone, Dras War Memorial, Minamarg, Laser La, Tiasbu Astana, Mushku Valley, Dras-Gurez Trek, Brigade War Gallery, Tololing Waterfall, Tsochak Lake, Goshan Valley, Gangzla Trek, Amarnath Trek, Machoi Glacier, Tiger Hill, and KBS etc.
How to reach: by taxi from Srinagar and by air to Srinagar airport
Tour duration: 3 Nights
Tour package pricing: Starting from xxxxx
Best time to visit: September to April (preferred in mid-summer)
Drass Offbeat Place
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Drass is the second coldest inhabited place in the world. It is situated at around 140 km from Srinagar. Lush-green pastures and vibrant wild flowers make the valley magnificent. Drass War Memorial is a worth watching site in this area and Tiger Hill is also a visiting place here.

These are the places in India which remains unexplored. But the beauties of these places are spectacular. The scenic beauty of these places allures the tourists to visit here. One time visit, make you fill with mesmerizing beauty.

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