North, South, East or West, India has some incredible sights and spots to travel to in the country. No wonder the tourism campaign is called Incredible India! There are many famous places to head to, but these are some of the lesser known and less explored travel attractions of India you should definitely try.
Gandikota Canyon, Andhra Pradesh
Also known as the Grand Canyon of India, Gandikota is located in Andhra Pradesh. From the beginning of your trip here, your adventure begins. Once you’re at Gandikota, your will need to explore the gorgeous place by foot! And, this is the best way to explore what this place has to offer. Take a trip down the hill, when at the canyon, this will lead you to the Pennar River. The banks of the river and the villages that surround it are a beautiful site to set up a camp.
Kumbhalgarh Wall, Rajasthan
Guess what? Did you know that India has a Great Wall too? Yes, we have our very own great wall. It’s the second-longest continuous wall in the world, after the Great Wall of China of course!. This 36 km wall, surrounds the Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajasthan. This Mewar fort is situated on the range of Aravalli Hills. Move aside Great Wall of China, Kumbhalgarh here we come!
Maluti Temples, Jharkhand
These temples are built of terracotta by the Baj Basanta dynasty and were originally around 108 temples that were inspired by goddess Mowlakshi the family’s deity. However, today only 72 temples still stand their grounds, which is fabulous because these temples were constructed between the 17th and 19th century. The temples are located in the Dumka District of Jharkhand.
Rakhigarhi is located in the Hisar district of Haryana. It is now said to be the biggest city of the Indus Valley Civilisation. Yes! You read right, the Mohenjodaro and Harappa site are said to be smaller than this one. The excavation had started in 1997, however, was stopped due to a CBI probe for misallocation of funds. The ancient artifacts found a place in the hands of interested buyers thanks to the lack of security at the boundaries. These artifacts have been dated to 5,000 BC! Pack up and head towards this ancient site now!
Phugtal Monastery, Jammu and Kashmir
This Buddhist monastery is located in the Zanskar region of Ladakh. The monastery is built around a natural cave and has been frequented by monks, sages, and scholars for over 2,500 years. This beautiful monastery is home to over 70 monks, who love to show visitors around due to their friendly nature. It houses 3 large prayer rooms and 1 small one as well, along with a library.