Mumbai, February 2018: India is a land full of surprises, which remains largely unexplored even by the most avid traveler. From hidden mountain getaways to fascinating lakes and verdant forests, there are numerous offbeat destinations that are waiting to be explored.
Here are top 5 destinations that are off the chartered routes:
Baiguney, Sikkim – Baiguney is a beautiful hillside hamlet in West Sikkim. From watching the sun rise over the Kanchenjunga, to spotting birds and lakes, Baiguney has lots to offer nature lovers. You can immerse yourself in some nature centric experiences like paragliding, river rafting, mountain camping, village trekking, among others during you visit here.
Binsar, Uttarakhand – Perched at a height, Binsar is a wildlife lover’s paradise. It is home to the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which serves as a habitat for musk deer, gorals, flying squirrels and other rare animals. Binsar also offers a 300 km panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of Panchchuli, Shivling, Chaukhamba, Trishul and Nanda Devi. You can opt for nature walks, village tours, trekking and bird watching at this scenic destination.
Poovar, Kerala - An idyllic island with an estuary, Poovar is a little piece of paradise located in the Trivandrum district of Kerala. Poovar is surrounded by the river Neyyar, which originates from Agastyarkoodam Hills near Trivandrum and ends at Arabian Sea. The luscious green coconut trees and the golden sand offers a striking yet soothing contrast to the turquoise water of the river Neyyar its surrounds. Relax with a backwater cruise to soak in the pristine beauty of this destination.
Madikeri, Karnataka - A hill station and the headquarters of the Coorg (Kodagu) district, Madikeri is one of the most beautiful destinations in Karnataka surrounded by mountains, grasslands, coffee plantations and orange orchards. Flowing amidst this natural grandeur is the river Cauvery. Abbey Falls, Mandalpatti, Chelavara Falls, Kotebetta are some of the must-visit beautiful attractions.
Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan – What can be better than Kumbhalgarh to get a glimpse into the royal life of the Maharajas? A city in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan and a World Heritage Site, Kumbhalgarh is an ideal place for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. The Kumbhalgarh Fort, extending to the length of 36 kms, is the second most important fort of Rajasthan and has the second longest wall in the world. Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Badal Mahar, Mammadev Temple are among the other attractions in the city.
Speaking about the current trend of exploring the unexplored, Giridhar Seetharam, Chief Marketing Officer, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd (MHRIL) states, “Today Indians are showing an increasing interest in travelling to unexplored destinations and have been quite experimental in their choices. Moreover, they are not hesitant when it comes to spending on unique travel experiences. We, at Club Mahindra, always strive to ensure that every family vacation is enriched with varied experiences at destinations they have never known before. Hence, our properties are located across unheard destinations in India like the Club Mahindra Binsar Valley in Uttarakhand,Club Mahindra Poovar in Kerala, Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan just to name a few.”