“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
India is an environmentally diverse nation! Many of the tourist attractions completely breathtaking, here are some of the places which you would never have hear about which in reality exist and their beauty would leave you astonished.
1. Yumthang Valley – Sikkim
Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains in North Sikkim. At a height of 3,564 meters above sea level, it’s popularly known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’.
2. Tea garden hill of Munnar
Munnar is a town that’s situated in the southwestern region of Kerala. It’s practically covered fully with Tea plantations, some as high as 7000 feet above sea level.
3. Stok Range, Ladakh
At 11, 845 feet, Stok Kangri in Stok Range has is a popular mountain among climbers and mountaineers. It’s often considered as a practice run for Everest.
4. Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji
Located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on earth, Nohkalikai Falls is one of the tallest plunge waterfalls in India. Name of the falls (in Khasi language – “Jump of Ka Likai”) is linked to a legend about a local woman, Likai, who after a family tragedy became insane and jumped off the cliff next to the falls.
5. Hoggenakal Falls
This waterfall in South India on the river Kaveri is sometimes also referred to as the “Niagara Falls” of India.
6. Lonar Sarovar, Maharashtra
The Lonar Lake is a saline soda lake located at Lonar in Buldana district, Maharashtra, India which was created by a meteor impact.
7. Key Monastery
Key Gompa is a Tibetian Buddhist Monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 13, 668 feet above sea level close to the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh. It reportedly, was started by 100 monks in 1855.
8. Nubra Valley, Ladakh
Nubra is a high altitude cold desert with rare precipitation and scant vegetation.The Shyok River meets the Nubra or Siachan River to form a large valley that separates the Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges. The Shyok river is a tributary of the Indus river. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. i.e. 3048 meters above the sea level.
– By Rupali Das