Being a traveller and a travel influencer, you get to visit some of the places for apromotion that you have not heard or not read, however, there are some places that you might have heard and because of the tourists, you feel dejected of your trip that will make you feel like we should check for places that there are fewer tourists/visitors and more of nature etc. Hence, in this blog, we are informing you some of the offbeat destinations that you can visit in North India.
Lansdowne, UttarakhandAn offbeat destination and a serene hilly region in the Indian State of Uttarakhand. Lansdowne is a place where it lies in the cantonment area of Garhwal Rifles. The place has old British style buildings and a perfect nature for a retreat. It is named after Lord Lansdowne, who was an Indian Viceroy from 1888-1894. Lansdowne is well connected via road and is located around 1700m above sea level.
It is cleanly maintained and has activities such as trekking, sightseeing, strolling, boating etc, however, the main attraction of this place is its weather which provides you relief from the heat of summer. The nearest railway station to reach Lansdowne is Kotdwar and it lies 40kms from this railway station.
Malana, Himachal Pradesh
Malana is one of the offbeat destinations in the state of Himachal Pradesh that many people do not visit compared to other major touristic spots here. This place does not have a police station and you will be in the midst of nature when you step your foot here at Malana. Malana offers you many things such as trekking, hiking, nature trail tours etc. The nature trail here passes through Deodar Forests and you can reach Malana Dam which has a beautiful view.
Also, Malana is known for its unique form of transaction that they do not touch any things here. Any form of trade should be done via air or land where you need to pick things up by yourself. If you want to explore the region you need to go to Kasol and from Kasol you need to reach a place called Jari. The village of Malana lies around 4kms from Jari.
Sandakphu, West Bengal
Sandakphu lies in West Bengal and is one of the tallest peaks in West Bengal. The hilly region lies close to Nepal and is situated in Singalila National Park. The park has excellent views of Himalayan ranges of mountains including the tallest peak in India, Kanchenjunga mountain. The region is difficult to reach as it lies around 3636m above sea level, however, once you reach the place is picturesque and quiet.
One of the major adventure activities here is river rafting and bungee jumping. You can raft in the river Teesta that flows here at Sandakphu. The place is offbeat due to its accessibility as you need to hike. There are fewer places to stay and it is better to do camping here, however winter months are harsh and the roads are less accessible due to snowfall here.
To reach Sandakphu you have road connections from Kolkata and you can take rail or road transportation.Khajjar, Himachal Pradesh
Kajjar is a place which should be on the list of offbeat destinations. The place is called Mini Switzerland of India due to its picturesque location and it has beautiful views of hills, lakes and meadows. Visitors can enjoy adventure activities such as paragliding, horse-riding, zorbing etc here the weather here is perfect all year round.
Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
One of the most offbeat destinations in Madhya Pradesh is Mandu. It is known for its ancient monuments and is known as a romantic place in Madhya Pradesh. The city was known for its unconditional love story between Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati.
Some of the Places of interest in Mandu are Jahaz Mahal, Rani Rupmati’ Pavilion, Baz Bahadur’s Palace, Jami Masjid, Hindola Mahal, Campa Baoli and Hammam. Floating over its reflection, the Jahaz Mahal in Mandu looks like a ship. It is the place that has one of the biggest fort in the country called Mandu Fort.
The place is well connected from the city of Indore and it lies 99kms from Indore.