The world is a beautiful place! Once upon a time, we would step out of our homes and travel far and wide. But then came the pandemic and now the only places we travel to are from our kitchen to our living room. We are sure that your heart and soul are longing for a break!
Worry not, because we bring to you the the best secluded destinations from all over the country, so that you can use this time at home to plan some awesome trips and go explore when the pandemic is finally over:
Chopta is undoubtedly the prettiest of all the offbeat places in the country. Here, travellers can say goodbye to phone service and enjoy the spell-binding beauty of the Himalayas and thick forest trails. The sleepy town will enchant you with its flowing meadows, tranquil silence and warm people.
Places to visit:KoteshwarMahadev Temple, Kartik Swami Temple
The village of Mawlynnong is known as ‘The Cleanest Village in Asia’ by international bodies, and is quite a secluded place. The picturesque village is the epitome of harmony and cleanliness, which makes it one of the most-worthy less crowded travel destinations to explore, especially if you need a getaway from the city.
Places to Visit:Jingmaham living root bridge, Balancing rock, Mawlynnong waterfall
One of the most beautiful of all the secluded travel destinations in India, Mainpat is a lesser-known Tibetan settlement.TheDhakpoShedupling Monastery built in the 1970 is an important attraction here. There are several old thangkas and wall murals that decorate the interiors of this monastery. Mainpat is blessed with many unexplored temples.
Places to visit:Parpatiah Sunset Point, Mercury Falls
Mother Nature has evenly distributed her beauty in all parts of our nation and Kaas Plateau is one of them! The soil of the plateau is fertile, which is why the plateau is always adorned with beautiful flora. The entire plateau is covered with lush greenery, beautiful flowers and small creeks and waterfalls.
Places to visit: Vajrai waterfall, Kaaslake, Kaaspathar
Surprised to see Coimbatore on the list? Well, don’t be! Be it ancient temples or breathtaking buildings, stunning mountains or jaw-dropping waterfalls, Coimbatore has everything! Add to that mouth-watering cuisine year-round pleasant weather, and you have yourself the perfect holiday experience! If you plan a trip to Coimbatore from Chennai, then opt for a bus! Chennai to Coimbatore bus is economical, safe and available daily.
Where: Tamil Nadu
Places to visit:Marudhachalam Murthy Temple, Dhyanalinga, Vellingiri Hill Temple
Daringbadi is also known as the ‘Kashmir of Odisha’ and no, it’s not an exaggeration! The temperature of this hilly hamlet drops below zero degrees, thus giving you a nail-biting winter experience just as in any North Indian hill station. Except here, there will be a lot more peace and quiet waiting for you!
Places to visit:Daringbadi waterfalls, Belghar sanctuary, Coffee garden
The small island is best known for its unparalleled biodiversity and unexplored span of dense tropical forests and complete with white sand beaches and rich coral reefs. Due to the lack of vehicles and few resortsNeil Island is best suited for a secluded, post-lockdown laid-back vacation in the Andaman archipelago.
Where: Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Places to visit:Lakshmanpur beach, Bharatpur beach
Lakshadweep is a must-visit destination for people who love secluded vacations, as it offers priceless views of the emerald Arabian Sea from it’s isolated beaches. Coconut trees, abundant flora and fauna, and a laid-back lifestyle make it a destination like no other. Adventure lovers can do snorkeling and scuba diving to experience the archipelago’s untouched coral reefs and picture-perfect lagoons.
Where: Lakshadweep Islands
Places to visit: Minicoy Island, Kavarattiisland, Agatti island
The birthplace of the Dalai Lama, the beautiful town of Tawang is blessed with breathtaking views and a vibrant mix of Indian and Chinese culture. It is the best place to enjoy the famous trekking routes of Arunachal. Experience the famous Tibetan festival of Losar and let your senses be mesmerized by the orchid sanctuary, where visitors can experience orchids of every colour in full bloom. Delectable local cuisine, peace and favorable weather make Tawang one of the best, most secluded places to go post-lockdown.
Where: Arunachal Pradesh
Places to visit: Tawang Monastery, Sela Pass, Madhuri Lake, Tawang War Memorial and Gorichen Peak.
The jewel of SawaiMadhopur, Ranthambore is one of the best tiger reserves in the country. It is located in the foothills of Aravali and Vindhya hills and is the natural habitat of a variety of exotic species. The chances of spotting tigers and other large mammals are very high in Ranthambore because it gets warm enough for them to come out of the forest in search of water, making it the ideal place for wildlife safaris.
Places to visit:Ranthambore Fort, Padamlake, Surwal lake
So, have you decided which of these beautiful, secluded travel destinations will you be going to first after the lockdown is over? Do let us know! Happy exploring!