No place in this world is as vivid as INDIA! There are more colors here than in any other country. The people, the food, the geography, the clothing, everything changes here in the matter of a few hundred kilometers! INDIA has more geographic forms or landscapes than any other place in this world. The tranquillity of its natural environment, the calm in its metro cities despite having extreme population densities, the spiritual connection of most places, it is all so captivating.
There are many places here which are a rage among foreigners and ethnic travelers alike. Taj mahal, India gate, Kashmir etc. are some of them. We are listing some of the places which are a bit less known in comparison, but hold more potential to leave the visitors in awe of their beauty! Drop an eye to the list below and we are sure that you will be left enchanted and a craving to pay a visit to them will rise in your hearts!
The beauty of this place is splendid and the feeling that gets inside you after reaching here is truly ethereal. Situated at the altitude of 17100 ft., it’s one of the highest lakes in the world and second highest in Sikkim. The icy mountains surrounding this lake present a serene panorama.
The lake is named after Guru Dongmar who once spiritualized its waters due to which a part of it never freezes and hence is considered sacred by the locals.
It’s a 7-8 hour drive from GANGTOK, the capital of Sikkim and the nearest village is THANGU. A permit from the army is required to visit this jewel. November- June is the best time to visit it.
MAJULI is the world’s largest river island spanning across an area of 880 square km. Present on the BRAHMPUTRA River in Assam, it can be accessed by ferries from JORHAT. It is a birdwatchers paradise as it harbors species like GREATER ADJUTANT STORK, SIBERIAN CRANE, WHISTLING TEAL ETC. Apong, the rice beer served during ALI-AI- LIGANG festival is a widely loved delicacy. The Vaishnava Sataras established by Acharya Sankaradeva are beautiful and have an uncanny spiritualistic feel to them. Winter sunset during December to January is a treat for the eyes!
It is surreal! The long unending white salt marshes can leave you in awe of this beautiful place. A full moon night in this place can make you go weak in the knees owing to the places’ sheer serenity! CHIR-BATTI, an unexplained ghost light phenomena can be observed here at night.
The RANN Utsav held every year in November is a real crowd puller and is damn colorful with folk dances, camel safaris, moonlight camping etc.
Lying on the EAST KHASI HILLS, it’s the tallest waterfall in INDIA! The height is a breathtaking 1115 ft.! A rainwater fed natural marvel located in CHERRAPUNJI, THE SECOND WETTEST PLACE ON THE EARTH, the serenity of this place is unparalleled! The word NOHKALIKAI translates to JUMP OF KA LIKAI. KA LIKAI was the name of the women who once jumped from the falls after realising that she has eaten the cooked meat of her infant by mistake.
The meat was prepared by her second husband who was mad at her because she was not giving any attention to him. Remorsefully, she jumped down from the falls!
The beauty of this place is damn picturesque with a straight fall of water and arrange of KHASI hills dotting the adjacent landscape.
Another name for this gorgeous place is THE VALLEY OF FLOWERS. It is tucked into the Himalayas about 150 kms. away from GANGTOK, the capital of Sikkim. Present at a jaw-dropping altitude of 3,500 mtrs. , it has about 25 species of RHODODENDRON flower!
Every spring, the valley gets covered under a sheet of blooming flowers of Poppies, Primulas, Iris, Rhododendrons, Tulips, etc. thus presenting a riot of colors in front of the watcher’s eyes!
It takes about 2hours to reach here from LACHUNG, the nearest village and the place is closed down in December to reopen in March owing to heavy snowfall. The sheer beauty of flower-laden mountain surfaces can make you skip a beat or two!