For most of us, traveling has become all about exploring popular tourist attractions and staying in luxurious hotels. But, do you think visiting only the fancy places and highlighted tourist spots can give you the true essence of travel? Of course not! Until you see both the sides of the world, interact with the locals to know about their lives and try understanding the culture of a place from its rural areas, you cannot gain the best travel experiences of your life.
India is a country with several beautiful villages scattered in different states. We would like you to see these incredible yet unexplored villages in India on your next trip.
Lachen Village in Sikkim
Situated at an altitude of 2750 meters, Lachen is a beautiful village in Sikkim that offers an excited tourist everything – lakes, monasteries and trekking trails. You will go amazed by watching the making of yak and sheep wool here.
Khimsar in Rajasthan
Khimsar is a fleeting, picturesque village in the state of Rajasthan. With the Thar Desert on its sides, the village boasts of an aesthetic beauty not to be seen anywhere else. Here, you will let to know about the royal Rajputana culture through the relics of their ancient past lined in the village. If you are an adventure lover, you can enjoy camping in the sand dunes around the village. The best time to visit the village is from October to march when the weather is pleasant.
Mirik in West Bengal
Malana and Kasol in the Himachal are still among the popular villages in India but the ones like Mirik in West Bengal didn’t get much acquaintance among the travelers yet. Engulfed in the hills of Darjeeling, Mirik renders an awe-striking view of the beautiful Sumendu Lake surrounded by pine trees on a side and lush green garden on the other.
Mawlynnong in Meghalaya
Mawlynnong is an award-winning village for being the cleanest village in eh country. It is only 100 kilometers away from Shillong and we aren’t lying on saying it is much cleaner than most Indian houses. For adventure enthusiasts reading this, do not miss the trek to Mawphlang. Also have the pleasure of alluring the amazing view of the clear sky from an 85-ft high tower.
Khonoma in Nagaland
Also called India’s greenest village, Khonoma in Nagaland is at a short distance of 20 kilometers from Kohima. You might find the road to Khonoma not in a very good condition but the scenic views throughout the journey to the village will leave you mesmerized – the deep valleys with thick verdant forest all around!The village has a population of less than 3000 people.
Kila Raipur in Ludhiana
You might think that any village in the state of Punjab can give you the authentic feel of the state with make di roti, sarso da saag and sugarcane fields, but Kila Raipur has a lot more in store for you. Situated in Ludhiana, this village is must-visit for sports lovers. It organizes Rural Olympics every year in February in which people participate in events like martial arts and bull racing. It is a jaw-dropping view indeed!
Poovar in Kerala
Poovar in Kerala is a state still unsullied from the urbanization the state has experienced over the last few years. Situated at a short distance of 30kms from Thiruvananthapuram, It is one of the beautiful villages in Kerala and can be visited from houseboats on the backwaters. The scenic views and the famous Bhadra Kali temple make it a village worth a visit.
Janjehli in Himachal Pradesh
There are a lot of villages in the Himachal, all beautifully brimming with natural beauty. Situated in Mandi district, Janjehli is a quaint village completely aloof from the commercial life of the city. You can escape into its serenity from the chaotic city life. Simply get engrossed in the sun in the daytime and stare at the starlit sky at night.
Gokarna in Karnataka
Goa has always been in hype among beach lovers but trust us, Gokarna is also one of the best places to explore the beach scene. It is a coastal town located in the state of Karnataka, very close to Goa. Unlike the party capital of India, Goa, Gokarna offers peaceful ambiance amidst the beautiful view of natural surroundings. Not just this, the village also holds strong cultural history which says oneof Lord Rudra’s (Shiva’s) Lingam is located here. Over years, the village sees both pilgrims and tourists from across the world visiting the place in search of serenity.
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