Kurnool, Seemandhra

Kurnool is home to a number of temples such as the Peta Anjanyeswami temple, the Venugopalaswami temple, the new Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

The world is home to many incredible destinations that have yet to be overrun by tourists. India has got many interesting and unexplored places. India is like a deep tunnel, where you could dig in to explore deeper and still you find something new, every moment. 

You can visit from North to deep down south and find so much to delve into. Here are the best less known travel destinations in India.

1. Kurnool, Seemandhra: Historically yours…

History, locales and sunny climes punched into a single place. Who wouldn’t want that for an offbeat vacation? Kurnool is home to a number of temples such as the Peta Anjanyeswami temple, the Venugopalaswami temple, the new Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. Other offbeat tourist attractions are the Belum caves, Birla mandir, Oravakallu Rock Garden, Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary and the Tomb of Abdul Wahab. When to visit: November- February, as the summers tend to get very hot and the monsoons are quite wet. The cooler months are a better time to lose yourself in this pretty little unexplored place in Seemandhra. 

2. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh: Explore the Unexplored… 

A lesser known offbeat place in the crown of the North-East, Ziro is one of those places which boasts of agreeable climate throughout the year. Observe the beautiful green patches and rice fields, feel at home with the Apa Tani tribe and let your camera stretch its legs. All this and more. Enjoy! Best time to visit: Throughout the year. The weather is pleasant and soothing for an offbeat holiday.

3. Manas National Park, Assam: Unity in Diversity!! 

Manas National Park is one of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites in Assam. It boasts of an Elephant Reserve, a Tiger Reserve and a biodiversity reserve. Neat and clean, well-kept and not crowded like a Mumbai local during peak hours, this tends to a be a great choice for a peaceful holiday place. The best time to visit Manas National Park are from October to April.

4. Champaner – Pavagadh, Gujarat: Wrapped in history!! 

This is one of those UNESCO World Heritage Sites that will blow your mind away with its historical appeal. It is said that the Pavagadh hills are nothing, but a chunk of the Himalayas carried over by Hanuman during Ramayana. A town with historical ruins set in the lap of the Pavagadh hills, this is a surefire offbeat place to visit. October to February are the best months to visit Champaner Pavagadh. The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is open all year and is a delight to visit for its Hindu and Islamic styles of design.

5. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh: Paharon ki Mallika!! 

Famous as the “Mini Switzerland of India”, Khajjiar is a beautiful, sleepy hill town near Dalhousie that’s replete with hills, lakes and meadows, a la Bollywood Ghost Movies. Visitors, a part of reveling in the quiet mystery of this glorious, yet underrated hill town, can also partake of various adventure sports like paragliding, horse-riding, trekking and the like. Khajjiar can be easily visited throughout the year. However, during the cold months, roads are often sealed off due to heavy snowfall. This may end up being a trip spoiler. However, if you’re an adventurous traveler, carry heavy woolens.

6. Halebid, Karnataka: “Ruined” beauty!! 

Halebid is a city famous for its ruins of Hoysala architecture. It is agog with a lovely bunch of temples and shrines and other delectable pieces of architecture. A city famous for its spiritual appeal, it is home to the Hoysaleswara temple, Belur, Shantaleswara temple, Kedareswara temple and a number of Jain temples. October to February is the best period to visit Halebid. A trip during Mahashivratri and Diwali can be an equally enchanting experience in Halebid.

7. Shivanasamundram, Karnataka: “a cascade of gifts” 

A town situated on the banks of the River Kaveri and known for its Hydel Power Projects, Shivanasamudram is famous for its pristine waterfalls. The most popular ones are Gaganachukki and Shivanasamudra waterfalls. A great offbeat place. August to February is the ideal time to visit Shivanasamudram. However, the weather is pleasant all year round with the exception of light rain during monsoons.

8. Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh: The place where it all began… 

Bhimbetka is home to the beginning of the South Asian Stone Age. Bhimbetka was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, and it contains the earliest rock paintings, as old as 30,000 years old, the first proof of human life in the Indian subcontinent. October to April is the best time to visit Bhimbetka. These offbeat caves are closed during the monsoons.

9. Lonar, Maharashtra: Lone Ranger!! 

The quaint little town of Lonar is huddled around the lake which was formed due to a meteorite that hit this spot 52,000 years ago. It is the only salt-water lake formed in basaltic rock in the world, making it a hot-spot for scientific research. There are a number of temples in Lonar too, which further the beauty and importance of this town. October to March is the best time to visit this offbeat beauty.

10. Talasari Beach, Odisha: Come, rejuvenate… 

This is one of those few beaches in Odisha which are untouched and unspoilt by man or time. Take a two-day offbeat trip to Talasari beach, Odisha and relax in the refreshing waters and chill on the virgin beaches. October to March is the best period to visit Talasari Beach. The summers and monsoons are best avoided for the hot and humid climate that Talasari faces during these months.