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Unexplored Places in India Worth Visiting This Year

Are you tired of Munnar, Goa or Ladakh? Find yourself craving an experience of something more than Delhi, Manali or Ooty? Well, then, you’re in for a treat. With travelling becoming a growing trend several destinations have become passé. You must think out of the box and leave the comfy behind. Try something new and explore further to discover the beauty of unexplored places in India and REALLY explore.

India is full of enthralling and captivating places that mesmerize and inspire you. Given the immense stretch and enough diversity exploring this South Asian country completely is not possible. There are plenty of intact and uncharted places in India that are a must-visit. To make it easy for you to choose, Skyscanner has picked a few places that are a must

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Top 10 Unexplored Places in India to visit

DestinationsBest time to visit
Gurez Valley,
Kashmir
May -September when the weather is pleasing
Nighoj,
Ahmednagar
October -April during winters, but summers are good
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, BhopalApril – October. The shelter is closed during the rains
Kanatal, DehradunApril -September, but weather is pleasing throughout the year.
Damro, Arunachal PradeshOctober – April
Sandakphu,
Darjeeling
April -May, October -early December
Gandikota, Andhra PradeshSeptember -February when the weather is comfy and lovely
Jawai, RajasthanOctober -early April when the weather is dry and warm
Patan, GujaratSeptember -February when the weather is lovely and temperatures low enough to explore the town
Mainpat,
Chhattisgarh
June -March when the climate is cold and refreshing
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Gurez Valley in Kashmir

Dreamlike scenes, cool air, spectacular vistas, and the sound of the overflowing river are routine in the Gurez Valley. Located high up in the Himalayas, around 86 km from Bandipore and 2400 m above the sea, the valley is bounded by lofty snow-capped mountains, with plenty of flora and wild animals including the snow leopard and Himalayan brown bear.

Calling all adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers Gurez Valley is located right under the ‘LOC’ the valley is the most protected land in India. Continuous observation and persistent guarding make it a safe place to visit. Remember, you must get permission from the SP Tourism if you are from the state of J & K and other states of India. Foreigners must get permission from the Ministry of Home, GOI.

Habba Khatton Mountain with Kishan Ganga River flowing at its foothill in Gurez Valley

Places to Visit: Don’t forget a visit to Dawar, Harmukh peak, the Razdan Pass and more
Best time to visit: May -September when the weather is pleasing

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Nighoj, Ahmednagar

Another unexplored place in India that you must visit is Nighoj. Located 70 km from Pune in Ahmednagar, this unexplored destination snuggles along the Western Ghats. Called the Moonland of Maharashtra, Nikhoj is well-known for its natural craters or potholes that line the bank of the river Kukadi. The origin of these craters is steeped in mystery and add to the mystical charm of this village. Don’t forget to explore these craters, locals call Ranjan Khaled. They are supposed to be one of the largest craters -an ode to aliens in Asia.

Nighoj Ahmednagar

Places to visit: The stunning Malganga Temple sited on the banks of the river is dedicated to Goddess Malganga, the Potholes at Kunda, the ancient stepwell Barav, Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple, Morachi Chincholi and more. Best time to visit: October – April during winters, but summers are good

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Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Bhopal

Are you fascinated with history? Do you want to know more about ancient civilizations? Then Bhimbetka in Bhopal is the best place to understand their culture. The rock shelters showcase some of the best artworks depicting signs of human evolution that are more than 30 thousand years old. Early humans painted on these rock shelters and you can see battle scenes, animals, pictorial depiction of celebrations and geometric shapes were created during the medieval times. The Bhimbetka Rock Shelter is nearly 35 km away from Bhopal. It is isolated, making it one of the unexplored places in India to visit.

Rock shelters in Bhimbetka, Bhopal

Places to visit: The Rock caves, Bhojpur, Hoshangabad, and other parts of Bhopal. Best time to visit: April – October. The shelter is closed during the rains

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Kanatal, Dehradun

Around 80 km away from Dehradun, lies a pretty little village called Kanatal, ideal for the dreamers and romantic souls. One of the most unexplored places in India, this village is the epitome of romance what with spectacular sights, and warm, welcoming hotels with special terraces that let you take in the amazing vista this quaint hamlet offers.

Once a deserted village, it has become the place that people look up when they seek seclusion and harmony. Majestic hills, plenty of fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests greet you when you visit Kanatal. Close to other hill stations like Dehradun, Chamba, and Mussoorie, this village lies 8500 ft above the sea. It offers great weather, pristine beauty and well connected and maintained roads unlike other places in Uttarakhand.

The goregeous sunset at Tehri in Kanatal

Places to visit: Make sure you visit the Chamba valley, Mussorie, Surkanda Devi temple, Kodia Jungle, New Tehri and Dhanaulti. Best time to visit: April -September, but weather is pleasing throughout the year.

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