Ten of the Most Exotic Locations to Visit in India

India is known for its diversity and as our country is also quite large, you can find a different kind of beauty in every corner of India. From snow-capped mountains in the north to the beautiful stretches of sand dunes in the West, the picturesque lands and hills in the East, and the unspoiled natural beauty of the South. Locations like Andaman & Nicobar, Kerala, Agra, and Lakshadweep have been attracting travellers from around the world for years. If you are planning on booking a holiday to India, you might want to visit these ten exotic and beautiful locations…

Majuli, Assam

1. Majuli, Assam

Majuli is not only one of the most beautiful and exotic places in India but it is also the world’s largest river island sitting on the Brahmaputra river. Connected via boats with the city of Jorhat, Majauli has a unique culture because of the high number of tribal population, and it is often referred to as the cultural capital of Assam. Monsoon is quite beautiful in Majauli but you can visit this place any time you want.

Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

2. Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

The salt marsh in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat is regarded as one of the largest salt deserts in the world. If you visit this place between November to February you can be a part of the famous Rann Utsav which is held every year. This mesmerizing desert attracts travellers from around the world. The Sunsets or the sunrise at the Great Rann of Kutch are a treat to the eyes but if you can witness a full moon night from here, nothing can be more surreal than that.

Kudremukh & Coorg, Karnataka

3. Kudremukh & Coorg, Karnataka

Karnataka has a range of popular tourist locations such as Munnar, Humpy, Mysuru, and others. But the mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is definitely one of the most unique and exotic places in Karnataka. From its dense forests, waterfalls and hill ranges, Kudremukh is a treat for nature lovers. Coorg or Kodagu is another place in Karnataka, known for its scenic beauty. March is the best time to visit Coorg, you will find loads of adventures to do like trekking and golfing and you can also enjoy tea plantations and spice plantations at bloom.

Gurudongmar Lake & Yumthang Valley, Sikkim

4. Gurudongmar Lake & Yumthang Valley, Sikkim

Sikkim has some of the best places to visit in India from exotic to picture-perfect, it has something for everyone. Gurudongmar is located in North Sikkim and it is popular as one of the highest lakes in the world and in India. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and for most time in the year it is frozen, so you should go here in summer for a more suitable temperature.

With a river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows Sikkim Valley of Flowers sanctuary or Yumthang Valley is surrounded by the Himalayan mountains and it offers an eye-catching vista of peaks along with Pauhunri and Shundu Tsenpa.

Dzukou Valley, Nagaland

5. Dzukou Valley, Nagaland

Dzukou Valley is famously known for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora and fauna. With the stream flowing through the valley and the rare Dzükou Lily that is found nowhere else, Dzukou Valley is a treat for your soul. This paradise is situated at an altitude of 2452 m above sea level and if you could visit this place in the winter or between October-November, you will see a mixture of red and white with rhododendron, lilies, and wildflowers in full bloom, no beauty can be compared to this.

Panchgani & Lonavala, Maharashtra

6. Panchgani & Lonavala, Maharashtra

Maharashtra might be best known for its buzzing city of Mumbai, but it has so much more to offer. There are many lesser-known heavenly places in Maharashtra that are exotically beautiful. Matheran, Panchgani & Lonavala are just some of them. Table Land, a huge volcanic plateau, lookouts offering a breathtaking view, Dhom Dam lake and fort and caves surrounded by a sacred pond, Panchgani is one of the lesser known gems of India. Lonavala is another hill station in Maharashtra known for its ancient Buddhist shrines carved out of the rock and its scenic views. Matheran also does not fall short as one of the most exotic places in Maharashtra.

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

7. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Also known as Udhagamandalam, Ooty located in Tamil Nadu is one of the most famous locations in India. The hill station has managed well to remain free of commercialization. Ooty’s fertile land has made it a prime agricultural spot as well. Ooty is surrounded by trees and the central Ooty Lake is a huge artificial expanse of water with pleasure. The Botanical Garden, Avalanche Lake, the Rose Garden, and the Pykara Waterfall are some of its major attractions.

Auli, Uttarakhand

8. Auli, Uttarakhand

Surrounded by coniferous oak forests and mountains like the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains, Auli is a hill station located in Uttarakhand. Auli is a paradise for Adventure lovers especially during winters when it’s covered in snow. After the adventures, you can take a cable car ride, or you can visit the colourful Badrinath Temple and the Valley of Flowers National Park from here.

Udaipur, Rajasthan

9. Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur has become one of the most popular places to visit in India. Surrounded by lakes, this princely city is a perfect destination for people who love to explore the architecture of the forts. The city of lakes is known for its lavish royal residences. The Palace and Lake Pichola are the main attractions of Udaipur.

Dudhsagar falls, Goa

10. Dudhsagar falls, Goa

Goa is one of the most exotic locations in India itself, but Dudhsagar falls is one of the most spectacular natural gems you will see in India. Located 60 kilometres from Panaji in Goa, the name, Dudhsagar falls, was given by its looks as the hill gives the waterfall a milky white look and feel. Everyone should visit this amazing waterfall at least once in their life just to know the surreal beauty India has to offer.

Have you ever visited any of these places in India? Which one would you like to visit? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Gus Barge

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