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Indian Destinations For The Perfect Summer Break

From the white blooms in Coorg valley to snow-clad slopes in Auli, here is a list of places where you can beat the heat and the crowds

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Unexplored places in India have a lot to offer in terms of tranquillity, stunning vistas, a sense of adventure, and much more. Here are some quirky spots to visit in May, one of the greatest months to explore the highlands, for a relaxing vacation from your stressful schedule


1.    Coorg, Karnataka 

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Offbeat places in Coorg, Shutterstock

Coorg is one of the best tourist destinations in India in May. The city's most popular attractions include Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Nagarhole National Park, and Nisargadhama Forest. But there’s more to Coorg than scenic beauty. River rafting, trekking, and other activities galore in Coorg delight adventure seekers. 

2.    Auli, Uttarakhand 

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A stunning view of Auli, Uttrakhand Shutterstock

Auli is one of India's most exciting skiing destinations. It is well-known for its natural white slopes and clean environment and is nothing short of a nature lover's paradise, surrounded by a blanket of snow, apple orchards, and oak tree forests. Auli is one of the coldest places in Uttarakhand and a fantastic tourist destination away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Aside from skiing, a variety of other outdoor activities are available.

3. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh 

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Khajjiar provides a cool respite from the summer heat. Shutterstock

Do you want to experience Switzerland in India? If so, go to Khajjiar. Surrounded by snow-covered mountains, it provides a cool respite from the summer heat. While paragliding, zorbing, and trekking are popular activities for thrill-seekers, the Golden Devi temple, Khajji Nag temple, and Tibetan Handicrafts Center are also worth a visit.

4.  Dzongu, North Sikkim

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There are lakes, gushing waterfalls, a small monastery and many more things to explore Shutterstock

Home to the Lepcha tribe, Dzongu is a remote village surrounded by lush greenery and mountain peaks about 49 miles from Gangtok. There are lakes, gushing waterfalls, a small monastery, and a swaying bamboo bridge over the Teesta River where you can go angling or take short hikes to nearby villages. There are mostly homestay options, so you can immerse yourself in the local way of life and culture.

To enter Dzongu, however, one must first take permission from the Sikkim government. The same information is available from the tourism offices in Gangtok and Delhi.


5.  Damro, Arunachal Pradesh

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Damro is a must for unexplored places in India Shutterstock

Damro, a hidden path to heaven, enchants with thatched bamboo houses, swaying suspended bridges and the laid-back way of life of the locals. It is a rural type of getaway for tired city dwellers and is a must on a list of unexplored places in India. The sight of harvested crops, bisons, and huge areas of meadows and grasslands is quite appealing.

Damro is ideally visited between October and May. You can enjoy Arunachal Pradesh's longest-suspension hanging bridge in Damro. This gracefully swaying bridge spans the Yamne River and is near the Adi Padam tribe's homeland. There are several bamboo cottages where travellers may enjoy a relaxing natural staycation. Tourists may savour the original Damro staple and drink Apong, the traditional rice beer. 

6.    Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

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The picturesque village of Mawlynnong is the epitome of harmony and cleanliness. Shutterstock

The village that has been named ‘The Cleanest Village in Asia’ by international organisations is relatively unknown in the country. The picturesque village of Mawlynnong is the epitome of harmony and cleanliness, making it one of India's worthy unexplored places. High-end cities have well-kept roads, polished streets, spotless houses, manicured front yards, and cobbled sidewalks. Their well-organised pits for organic and inorganic waste, well-maintained public utilities, and strewn bamboo dustbins can put even the most cosmopolitan cities to shame.

Throughout the year, Mawlynnong has a nice cool climate. Summer lasts from March to June and is a wonderful season to beat the heat as it is neither too hot nor too chilly. The temperature ranges from 15 to 24 degrees Celsius. 


7.    Shoja, Himachal Pradesh

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Shoja is not-so-mainstream place in Himachal valley. Shutterstock

With sloping hillsides covered in verdure, conifers and deodars going for miles away and a fantastic view of the snow peaks, Shoja is a must visit for those to seek to experience a not-so-mainstream place in Himachal valley. 

May and June are the finest months to visit Shoja. The attractive and serene community, as well as its pure environs and Himalayan surroundings, will leave you speechless as soon as you arrive. Accommodation choices are limited, but this adds to the attractiveness of the area, adding Shoja to the list of offbeat areas in the well-travelled state of Himachal.


8. Namchi, Sikkim  

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Namchi is a major tourist attraction Shutterstock

Namchi, a charming tiny village in Sikkim, lives true to its name. In Sikkimese, 'Nam' means 'sky,' while 'Chi' means 'height.' Located at an altitude of 1,675 metres above sea level and providing excellent views of the Khangchendzonga range and Rangit valley, Namchi has become a popular destination for hiking, bird watching and religious tourism. Here you can discover duplicates of all four of India's most revered Dhams -Char Dhams. Visit Guru Padmasambhava's largest statue, which is located on Samdruptse Hill in Namchi. This hill is known as the wish-fulfilment hill.

There are plenty of untouched and unexplored places in India. Try to explore them and let us know in the comment section below. 
 

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