There are some places in India that are on everyone’s bucket list, but there’s more fun in travelling to unusual places, isn’t it? Nothing’s better than a peaceful and chilled out long-weekend trip to a place that’s not a typical tourist destination. If you love exploring new places and travelling to destinations which aren’t crowded by a sea of tourists, then you’re reading the right blog. Here’s our list of the most unusual long weekend destinations in India, so c’mon, let’s go places!
The Only Active Volcano – Barren Islands
Barren Islands in the Andaman and Nicobar has the only active volcano in South Asia. It has erupted more than ten times and the recent eruption was in 2011. It is quite a fascinating sight for everyone who loves seeing something offbeat and witnessing nature first-hand.
The Cleanest Village In Asia – Mawlynnong
Situated in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, this pretty little village is known to be the cleanest in Asia. It is also famous for its matrilineal society, now isn’t this great to experience?
So go and pack your bags from the hustle of city life and spend your long weekend in the North-East of India.
Home to several buddhist monasteries, this picturesque town is famous for being the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. One can never get enough of the lush greens and majestic views that Tawang offers. One of India’s most important historic Buddhist cities and a major part of Tibet in ancient times, Tawang’s cuisine is just as different and unique as it can get – so you’ll definitely taste some unique North-Eastern dishes here!
Living Root Bridges – Cherapunji
You might have read that Cherapunji witnesses the highest rainfall in India, well it surely does. But, what you don’t know is that this place has bridges made up of roots of trees and they’re totally safe to walk on. These living natural bridges are continuously growing too! The interesting sight is an integral part of the daily lives of local people and amusing for travellers.
Set in the interiors of Maharashtra, this town is a paradise for adventure junkies. It is unexplored and pristine, slowly becoming a hub for adventure sports such as rappelling in it’s beautiful waterfalls, and even down climbing and river tracing in it’s amazing landscape.
Scotland Of The East – Coorg
Coorg is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in India and if you’re spellbound with the beauty of Scotland, you have to visit this place to get over it. A visit here will awaken and refresh you for sure.
If the mystery of the unknown excites you, then this place is definitely meant for you. Also known as the mystery lake, it’s extremely spooky because around 600 skeletons were found on the edge of this lake. It is enchanting and beautiful, but definitely not for the faint hearted!
River Island – Majuli, Assam
Nope, we aren’t talking about the fashion brand but the actual River Island in Assam. It is a beholding sight that also happens to be the largest of its kind in the world.
There’s nothing like a good and unexplored hill station. Away from the tourist traps of Uttarakhand, Kausani is a serene hill station set amidst dense pine forests. You’ll be spellbound by seeing the panoramic views of various peaks of the Himalayan Range through this little hamlet. Experiencing a sunset in Kausani is something that should be on every traveller’s bucket list.
Not really an unheard of place, one can still never get enough of Auli – there are so many places to see and so many experiences to have. One of them is the crystal-clear lake – which is also one of the highest man-made lakes in the world. In winters, you can ski around in the snow on that lake, and for summer travellers, Gusro Bugyal is the place to visit as it transforms into a land carpeted by green pastures.
So what are you waiting for? Pick your favourite destination from the list and pack your bags now – have a happy long weekend! And for your travel needs, we have already taken care of it. Don’t forget to check out our Lazy Travel Collection available at Kraftly