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10 Offbeat Summer Destinations in India

Are you thinking of the ways to get away with summer heat? Pack your bags and head to these places to chill out and spend your summer.

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Looking for quiet a vacation this summer? If you are a person who is like ‘been there, done that’ and looking for offbeat summer destinations in India, you have to read this to get some ideas. Summer destinations in India are meant to be crowded as it is vacation time for kids. So, if you want to explore some of the unexplored places in India to beat the heat, you have to try out the below places.

Here are the 10 hand chosen offbeat summer destinations in India.

 

Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

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Kinnaur is one of the offbeat places in India to visit in Summer. It is a place which is in ‘The Land of Gods’, Himachal Pradesh. From trekking in Kinnaur Kailash circuits to getting beautiful views in mountain peaks and tasting fresh apples and apricots in Solang Valley, you can enjoy your summer here which is one of the offbeat destinations in north India. Did you know that Chitkul which is in Kinnaur is the last Indian village in Indo-Tibet border?

 

Sakleshpur, Karnataka

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Hill stations are the best summer therapies. Sakleshpur is one such heavenly hill station and one of the offbeat places in india to visit in Western Ghats mountain range. Coffee and tea plantations covered all around the slopes gives sweeping mountain views. Places like Jenukal gudda, Bisle ghat, Mallalli waterfalls, Manjarabad fort in Sakleshpur are some of the unexplored places in India. This place was formerly famous for ‘Green route trekking’ or ‘railway track trekking’. Unfortunately, trek is banned now as lot of people got lost and even died during this trek. People who have tried this trekking before it got banned says that this offbeat trekking destination was an awesome experience. Distance of 55 kms stretch with 58 railways tunnels, seeing lot of flora and fauna is adventurous.

 

Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

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Any idea which is the cleanest village of Asia? It’s Mawlynnong in Meghalaya which is one of the offbeat destinations in world. Mawlynnong which is 90 kms away from Shillong is a home for nature lovers. Living root bridges hanging on a river is the main attraction of this place. It is declared as UNESCO world heritage site. If you are looking for a relaxing summer in the lap of nature, this should be your choice.

 

Varkala, Kerala

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What’s a vacation without the beach right? Varkala is one of the unknown famous places in India to spend your summer vacation. We all know that we have to go to Goa to party crazily. Varkala will prove you wrong. As this is one of the offbeat destinations in world for hippies, foreigners who come here stays for months and enjoy the parties and hippieness. Those cute cafes, luxurious resorts and the splendid sunset view from the Varkala cliff is all you need for this vacation.

 

Mokokchung, Nagaland

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Mokokchung in Nagaland is a unknown famous places in india which gives fresh air and pleasant scenic views. This place is a home for Ao nagas who were the first ones to accept christianity and western education in naga tribe. Villages, rivers, museums, architectural churches in Mokokchung are some of the unexplored places in India. Mokokchung is a land of cultural festivals which celebrates Moatsii and Tsungremong which are festivals of harvest. If you looking forward to know more about diversity of culture in India, Mokokchung is a good place to visit.

 

Nubra valley, Jammu and Kashmir

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Nubra valley is a land of Tuktuk, green oasis, sand dunes, ruins, monasteries, amazing views and what not. It is one of the offbeat destinations in world that makes a perfect holiday for bikers. This valley which is 140 kms from Leh will give you all the memories you need on a summer vacation. The serenity and tranquility of this place is beyond words and is one of the offbeat summer destinations in india to visit.

 

Talasari beach, Odisha

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Talasari is one of the unknown famous places in India. It is found to be the cleanest beach in Odisha. Sunrise and sunset views in this beach are traveler’s favorite. The ambiance of beach with casuarina trees, red crabs crawling here and there, the calm sound of waves, less crowd makes it a peaceful offbeat summer destinations in India to visit.

 

Aglar Valley, Uttarakhand

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Aglar valley which is a day trip destination from Mussoorie gives panoramic landscapes views. Yamuna river flowing through the small villages of Uttarakhand is a pleasant view. Aglar Valley- being one of the offbeat destinations in north India, has a specialty of drawing attention of different species of birds and butterflies. Wildlife photographers must visit this place to get sight of variety of wildlife found in this region. If you are a animal lover, nature lover who loves exploring some of the unexplored places in India, head to Aglar Valley.


Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand which has the most beautiful hill stations also holds the pride of having Ranikhet – One of the offbeat summer destinations in India. British government had chosen Ranikhet as summer capital instead of Shimla. The proposal was not taken into consideration for several reasons. This place stands high at an altitude of 1869 meters giving picturesque views of deodar forests, rivers and towering mountains. Temperature in summer season here is mild and you don’t have to deal with the heat anymore.

 

Thachi Valley, Himachal Pradesh

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‘Mountains are calling!’.Best views with less budget? Yes, Thachi valley is the answer! Thachi valley is one of the offbeat destinations in north India and a hidden paradise in Himachal Pradesh. If you are in Delhi and looking for a weekend getaway to an offbeat summer destination, Thachi valley is the place you must visit.

 

Summers are all about enjoying and making memories to cherish and gear up for the rest of the year. Make sure you choose the best destination and come back with happy moments.

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