India’s Top 6 Unexplored Places to Visit

With its ancient heritage, India is a top-destination for tourists. But there are still many untouched places ready to be explored!

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Shoja is a calm and quiet place

India is one of the oldest civilisations in the world with an incredible mix of multicultural experiences.

Besides its natural beauty, India is also home to beautiful heritage sites and monuments.

From historical cities to natural splendours, the country is one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide.

But there are still many hidden and untouched gems ready to be explored.

That is why India should definitely be your next stop if you’re looking for a new place to experience. 

Here are the top six unexplored places in India that you should add to your travel list straight away.

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh  

India's Top 6 Unexplored Places to Explore-Ziro

Ziro is one of the most picturesque places you will ever come across in India.

Situated in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro is known for its scenic landscapes, grassland, and charming hilly areas.

It is also the land of the culturally-rich Apatani tribe, a major ethnic group residing in the valleys of Ziro.

They are also quite famous for their nose plugs and face tattoos.

The place is great for adventure seekers, with its captivating trekking experience.

However, it is also the best destination for those looking for tranquillity, thanks to Ziro’s hypnotic natural charm.

If you are wondering when to visit Ziro, there is no such thing as the best time.

Ziro is always pleasant throughout the year.

Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

India's Top 6 Unexplored Places to Explore-Kurnool

From November to February, one of the best places to visit in India is Kurnool, in Andhra Pradesh.

You can have history, sunshine, and good food all in one.

Many temples like Peta Anjanyeswami Temple, the new Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, and the Venugopalaswami Temple are in Kurnool.

Other must-visit spots are Oravakallu Rock Garden, Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary, Belum Caves, the Tomb of Abdul Wahab, and Birla Mandir.

Shoja, Himachal Pradesh

India's Top 6 Unexplored Places to Explore-Shoja

Shoja, often ignored by tourists, is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh, India.

It is situated 5 km away from Jalori Pass.

The weather is always quite pleasant throughout the year.

Shoja is a calm and quiet place, where you can relax and have a break from the fast-paced world.

Despite being an almost untouched place immersed in nature, you can find old wooden temples and do activities like camping, trekking, fishing, and much more.

Hemis, Jammu and Kashmir

India's Top 6 Unexplored Places to Explore-Hemis

Surrounded by snowy mountains, Hemis is one of the lesser-known places in Jammu and Kashmir.

It is a beautiful place you can visit throughout the year, but preferably from May to June.

Hemis Monastery houses an incredible copper statue of Lord Buddha and stupas made of gold and silver.

You’ll also find thangkas (paintings made of cotton or silk, depicting Buddhist deities) together with murals.

Hemis is highly visited during the annual Hemis Festival held each year in June.

In the Hemis Gompa or the Hemis National Park, you will get to see the snow leopard!

Not only that, but the two parks are also home to wolves, marmots, deer, and red foxes.

Lugnak Valley, Jammu & Kashmir

Top 6 Unexplored Places to Explore-Pughtal

Lugnak Valley is home to almost 70 monks in the 2500-year-old Phugtal Buddhist Monastery.

Phugtal Gompa is an early 12th century-cave monastery located in south-eastern Zanskar, and it is made of mud bricks and stone.

The monastery has small window constructions that resemble honeycomb from a distance.

According to history, it is believed that sixteen followers of the Buddha were the first occupants of this natural cave.

The uniqueness of the place lies in the fact that it can only be reached on foot.

Shettihalli, Karnataka  

Top 6 Unexplored Places to Visit-Shettihalli

A gothic architecture-inspired chapel stands in the town of Shettihalli in southern Karnataka, on the Hemavathi River.

The chapel was built by French missionaries in India during the 1860s, and it remains submerged in water during the monsoons making it even more unique.

In the monsoon season, only one-third of the chapel is visible from the shore.

If you want to truly get a feel of this beauty, you would want to get into a boat and circle the whole structure.

The best time to explore this beautiful church is from July to October when half of it remains under the water.

Or you can also visit it anytime between December and May when the water level goes down, and one can witness the beauty of the church in all its glory.

These are only some of the most beautiful unexplored places you should visit in India.

Are you ready to pack your bags and visit these beautie?

Manisha is a South Asian Studies graduate with a passion for writing and foreign languages. She loves reading about South Asian history and speaks five languages. Her motto is: "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

Images courtesy of Instagram.

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