Exploring the lesser known Must Visit Places in Incredible India

India is one of the most beautiful places on earth bestowed with rich biodiversity, natural bounties, age old traditions, culture and lot more, which attracts a horde of tourists across the globe. From snow-capped mountains to beaches to desert, India has it all and this makes it one of the distinct as well as most beautiful countries in the World. The country has a little for everyone in its treasure trove and houses some of the most fascinating destinations. Nevertheless, there are still many places in India that are lesser known to people. Plan a vacation to explore some of the lesser known wonders of India. Here is a list of some of the unconventional places in India where you can plan your next vacation to.

 

Shettihalli Rosary Church Ruins, Hassan


Shettihalli, a small village situated about 25 km from Hassan, a district in that state of Karnataka houses an old Church, which is lesser known to people. Lying on the banks of the Gorur-Hemavathy reservoir, Rosary Church submerges under water during the rainy season and emerges after the monsoon is over. This is seems to be quite awe-striking. This village was once an agriculturally rich place, famous for its sunflower fields. The church was built during the 19th century; however, today, only its ruins are present. This place is worth-visiting but not during the rainy season as the church submerges in the water during this time.

 

Mawlynnong Village, Meghalaya


Mawlynnong Village, tucked away in the North-Eastern corner of the country in the state of Meghalaya, has been accredited as the “Cleanest Village in Asia”. It is situated in the East Khasi Hills and has a pristine and calm ambience, which will make you want to visit the place again and again. While visiting this place, you will be amazed by the fact that there is not even a small speckle of dirt in the entire village. When the monsoon casts its spell, the entire region becomes spectacular with greenery all around.

 

Drass, Jammu & Kashmir


Dubbed as 'The Gateway to Ladakh', Drass is a small town in the Kargil District of Jammu and Kashmir. It is World’s 2nd coldest inhabited place, which is still untouched by urbanization. The area remains covered with snow during the winters when the mercury level falls and reaches -40oC. It is a beautiful valley that begins from the base of the Zojila pass, welcoming its visitors with open arms. The best time to visit this place is during the summers.

 

Muzhappilangad Beach, Kerala


Muzhappilangad Beach is the longest drive-in beach not just of India but of Asia. It lies in the state of Kerala about 7 km from Thalassery in Kannur district. This beach stretches across 4 km of sand,where you can enjoy a drive with someone special with the sea gushing on the side. It is a beautiful beach and a clean long stretch, ideal for a romantic drive. The sight of the waves hitting against the cluster of black rocks and the serenity in the ambience surrounded by greenery makes this beach a must-visit while on a trip to God’s Own Country.

 

Phuktal Monastery, Ladakh


Hardly known by people, Phuktal Monastery was built during the 12th century on the rim of steep mountains of the Himalayas. This monastery is located in Zanskar Valley in Ladakh features a unique construction, which gives an impression of a honeycomb. Established by Gangsem Sherap Sampo, Phuktal Monastery is worth a visit to get a glimpse of its unique architecture.

 

Malana, Himachal Pardesh


Very less known about Malana, which is an ancient village, situated in Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is considered as World’s oldest democracy, perched at a height of 3,029 metres (9,938 ft) above sea level. This village is still untouched by modernization and has its own culture, norms and traditions. Secluded from the rest of the World, it is one of the least visited places in India.
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