Top 10 Most Beautiful and Unknown Tourist places in India
Travelling and visiting beautiful places offers memorable and mind blowing experiences for a life time. It contributes to understanding of ones surrounding world and nature. Most of the people travel for fun and enjoyment. They simply do whatever excites them, or offer them enjoyment.
The purpose of trips or tours may be to obtain some leisure, pleasure or as a vacation, business, family trips. There are several unknown tourist spots in India which are so beautiful. Every tourist place in a state is so important for the growth and development of a country like India.
Our country is developing fast with world famous tourist spots and activities. There are several untouched tourist spors too. These areas provides rich experience in areas like culture, fashion, finance, politics and trade. Here are the details of most beautiful and unknown tourist places in India, you may be never heard about some of this.
1. Karlad Lake in Wayanad
Karlad Lake is one of the famous adventure spot in Kerala. This is a freshwater lake, which is situated in Thariode, Wayanad district in Kerala. The second largest freshwater lake in Kerala is Karlad Lake. In fact it spread over an area of seven acres of land.
More over this lake is an ideal location for tourists who are looking for quiet and peaceful destinations. Ultimately the tourists can enjoy the gentle breeze and sight of the Bamboo Groves, because the lake is surrounded by dense bamboo groves. The lake provides opportunities for trekking as well. However you can travel and visit one of the popular trails Palikkunnu Church from here.
Karlad Lake is a best tourist spot for those who love adventure trips. The most attractions of this lake are Kayaking, Rock climbing, paintball, archery, boating, land zorbing, camping, zipline. More over a boating through the calm waters here is worth experiencing. The Zip Line gives a thrilling experience taking you from one side of the lake to the other. The length of the line is 250 meters at a drop of 20 meters.
The largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia “Banasura Sagar Dam”
are situated around 3 km away from the Karlad Lake.
2. Bhimkund in Madhya Pradesh
Bhimkund Bund is one of the largest and the most beautiful sheet of fresh water in peninsular India. It is located near Bajna village in Chhatarpur district. Here Kund means water tank. This lies in an underground cave and is about 30m from the ground level.It is also known as Neel Kund (Blue pool) and Narad Kund.
This has been constructed by filling the compacted local soil and stones. Maximum depth of this is nearly 100 feet. The effective storage capacity of Bhimkund reservoir comes to approximately 5, 60, 280 hectare meters.The source of water to this bund is from Betwa river.
In the meantime there is a story behind the Bhimkund Bund. It is related great Hindu epic Mahabharata. One day Draupadi the wife of Pandavas felt thirsty, but they can’t find any water bodies there. So Bhim, the strongest of the five brothers, hit the ground with his gada. Afterwards the water came out of the place. That’s why this Kund is known as Bheemkund (Bhimkund).
3. Garuda Rock in Tirumala Hills
Garuda Rock is a famous sacred place in India. It is one of the major pilgrimage spots in India and especially in the southern India. Garuda Rock is located in Thirupathi hills, at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats in the Chittor district in Andra Pradesh. Tirupati is one of the most ancient and sacred pilgrimage sites in India. Tirumala, the home of Lord Venkateswara is at a distance of 22 km from Tirupati.
Garuda Hill is the sacred dwelling place of Lord Venkateswara. Lord Venkateswara or Balaji is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. The rock in Tirumala hills that looks like Lord Garuda. Garuda or Eagle is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. So the Garuda hill in Tirumala, the dwelling place of Lord Venkateswara, features a natural rock formation that is in the form of Garuda.
4. Son Bhandar Cave in Bihar
Son Bhandar Caves is situated at Rajgir, Nalanda district in Bihar state. These caves are two rock cut caves are located at the foot of the Vaibhar Hills. These caves are related to Jainism during the third and fourth century.
This cave is built in the inspiration of Great saint of Jains Muni Vairdevi for the spreding the Jainism through Jain ascetics in that time. An inscription is found on the southern wall of a cave.That is the Sculptures of Teerthankaras carved in these caves. The vaulted ceiling of Son Bhandar resembles the style of older Mauryan rock-cut sanctuaries.
These caves are divided into the Western caves and Eastern cave. The myths of Son Bhandar Caves tell that, this cave still hides a passage to the treasury of gold.
Rajgir has been a very important place in Jainism, as capital to many empires. Magadha was the first ancient kingdom in India during the 6th century. Bimbisara was the first ruler in there. After that Ajathashatru ruling during that time Jainism and Buddhism were spreads in the country.
5. Pandavula Guhalu – Warangal, Telangana
Pandavula Guhalu is a mesolithic rock art site in the Telangana state. This ancient site is located in the Thirumalagiri village of Regonda Mandal in Warangal.It is situated 195 kms from Hyderabad the capital state of Telangana.
Pandavula Guhalu is also known as Pandavula Gutta or Pandava Cave. Guhalu meanscave and Gutta means hills.These rock arts gives data related to the pre-historic to medieval times. Those who have visit this cave that can understand and get the data about the lifestyles and the method of hunting of animals of Mesolithic period peoples.
One can find some paintings, pictures and some colors that depict on the wall of the rocks. The figures depicted in the paintings at these hills are of peacocks, lizards, tiger, frogs, fishes, deer etc. Also some designs in green, red, yellow and white pigment colors. Besides these rock paintings, inscriptions of Rastrakutan times and fresco paintings of late medieval period have also been reported from these hills or caves.
These cave paintings brings back to the pre historic periods. Pandavula Guhalu is a prehistoric art site which was found in India.
6. Mangalajodi “Heaven of Birds”
Mangalajodi is a beautiful village in the Khordha district of Odisha state. This village is famous for several types of birds. It is situated in the northern banks of Chilkka Lake. Chilkka Lake is the largest brackish water lake in India. More over it is located 75 km from Bhubaneswar the capital state of Odisha.
By visiting that place one can find a large number of different types of birds there. Some birds like greenery, harbors thousand of water birds, migratory and resident etc can find there. During the winter season about 3, 00,000 birds’ hosts there that is in the month of November- December. Also 200 species of birds can find there in the peak season from that about 80 are migratory birds. This place is considered as the place of International Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International for the importance as a significant global waterfowl habitat.
During the winter season one can find a large number of different types of birds there. Some of them are Grebes, Cormorants/Shags, Herons, Egrets & Bitterns, Storks, Ibises, Geese & Ducks, Raptors, Pheasants, Partridges, Quails, Rails, Crakes, Moorhens, Coots, Jacanas, Waders, Gulls & Terns, Kingfishers, Swifts, Bee-caters, Larks, Swallows, Wagtails & Pipits, Robins, Thrushes, Babblers, Prinias, Warblers, Munias, Sparrows, Weavers, Starlings and Mynahs.
Mangalajodi is not only the famous and beautiful place for birds bu also for fishes, amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals.
7. Ghatotkacha Cave
Ghatotkacha Cave is one of the famous and ancient caves found in the state of Maharashtra. This oldest cave is located 18 km to the west of Ajantha, near Jinjala village.
There are 3 BUddhist caves are included in this cave. They are one is Chaithya and the others are Viharas. Chaithya is the prayer hall or BUddhist temple. It is normally refer to the halls enclosing the stupas. Viharas are the dwellings that were constructed in ancient India in order to provide resting places for the wandering Buddhist monks.
These famous caves were excavated during the 6th Centuary. Those are influenced by Mahayana Buddhism. Mahayana Buddhism is the primary form of Buddhism in North Asia and the Far East, including China, Japan, Korea, Tibet and Mongolia. They further teach that enlightenment can be attained in a single lifetime, and this can be accomplished even by a layperson.
We can find some inscription about Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha there. Only adventure travelers are allowed to go there in the order of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation.
8. Jibhi – Marvelous Beauty of Nature in Himachal Pradesh
Jibhi is one of the most beautiful spot in Banjar Valley of Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful hamlet is situated 12 km from Banjar. That is a typical Himalayan town grown in the middle of lush green valley surrounded by alpine meadows.
This beautiful site is situated in the Manali to Shimla route, which is one of the most popular and shortest routes. This route passes through Banjar Valley through Jalori Pass. The mountain surroundings Jibhi are lush with pine and cedar forests. It is situated one hour away from Great Himalayan National Park.
It is one of the best places for hiking, birding, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. Famous tourist spots nearest to this place are Chaini Fort, Sharingi Bagi Temple, Jalori Pass, Banjar Valley, Sarehul Lake, Raghupur Fort, etc.
9. Papi-Kondalu, AndraPradesh
Papi-Kondalu is a beautiful hill range bounded by River Godavari in the state of Andra Pradesh. It is also known as Papi Hills, this mountain area is located in the Rajahmundry in West Godavari District.
It spreads over a vast area of 3 districts; they are Eastern Godavari, Western Godavari and Khammam districts. These hills are the set of 3 other hills, which form a beautiful scene. The entry area of this hills are covered by tropical rain forests. Recently declared as a protected National Park.
In order to enjoy the aesthetic beauty of Papi Kondalu, you should travelling in the boat either from Rajahmundry, Bhadachalamr. That boat journey gives you one of the best experience. You can enjoy the ups and downs of the river water, the drifting sand, the cool breeze, small fish that can be spotted in the clean water and the fresh air from the Papikondalu Hills.
10. Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu
Hogenakkal is one of the most famous waterfall in Tamil Nadu. This waterfall is on the Kaveri river in the Dharmapuri district. It is located 180 km from Bangalore and 46 km from Dharmapuri.
The word Hogenakkal means smoking rocks. It gets that name from the waterfall dashing against the rocks creating a spray of mist around it. This waterfalls ranging from a height of 50 feet to 150 feet. So it is known as the ‘Niagra of India’.
There is boat riding is arranged for tourists. They can enjoy the aesthetic beauty of that waterfall. The Carbonate rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia.