The northern region of India is endowed with intriguing vacation spots. The captivating places in North India should not be missed because of the diverse, vivid culture, intriguing traditions, colorful historical buildings, and mouthwatering cuisine. It can be difficult to resist setting off into the enigmatic snow-capped mountains, which excite adventure seekers, and into the northern plains, which are home to majestic medieval forts that will enchant you with their magnificent attractiveness. Many places besides New Delhi, Agra, Amritsar, and Ladakh define the beauty of North India and demand to be explored more!
The following is a list of the 5 best North India tourist places, which is not mainstream and exemplifies what makes this part of the country special.
- Raison, Himachal Pradesh
Raison is a small group of villages situated along the Beas River. It is 13 km from Kullu. It is one of the unexplored places in North India for rafting and an absolute must-see on any adventure tourist’s itinerary while in Kullu. Raison, located at an elevation of 1433 meters, is popular for its camping and white-water rafting. It is well-known not just for its natural beauty but also for its plethora of outdoor activities. By winter’s end, the landscape is awash in the vibrant colors of flowering buds between February-March. Tourists can enjoy this scenic beauty from villas like SaffronStays Snowdrop, Raison. The two-bedroom luxury is nestled in the beautiful green slopes of Manali, providing refreshing views of the Himalayas from both bedrooms. Take a break on the grass and enjoy some hot coffee to prepare you for the action-packed day ahead.
- Barog, Himachal Pradesh
Tourists and locals flee the sweltering heat of New Delhi and other places in North India for the milder climes of the hill stations, the most prominent of which is Barog, near Shimla. The clouded skies and hill forests provide a welcome reprieve for those looking to get away from the heat. The Kalka-Shimla Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see while you’re in the area. Homes like the SaffronStays Grandview Haven, Barog provide a similar vibe with picturesque views and quality service. A cold wind will greet you as you open your eyes, revealing a stunning Barog valley spectacle set against a backdrop of the hills. Located just 2.5 hours from Shimla Airport, this 3-bedroom drive-in homestay near Shimla serves as a magnet for city slickers in need of a quiet retreat. Every once in a while, you might fantasize about spending some quiet time among the gardens and open lawns, perhaps drinking coffee and finishing that book. End your day with a delicious BBQ and bonfire under the stars.
- Bhimtal, Uttarakhand
Bhimtal is a more tranquil and scenic destination in Uttarakhand that is also blessed with clear blue skies and a beautiful lake. Boating, paragliding, trekking and camping, mountain biking, kayaking, and zorbing are all enjoyable options for tourists visiting this area. As you cruise around the lake on your boat, you may find the island in the middle where the famous Bhimtal Aquarium exists. Bhimeshwar Temple, Garg Parvat, Hidimba Parvat, and Victoria Dam are some other major attractions here. You can well enjoy the serenity of this place at villas like SaffronStays Fourest, Bhimtal. The set of 8 pet-friendly cottages are hidden in a verdant, wooded area. The cottages that are constructed entirely out of bamboo, providing you with the quintessential homestay experience amid nature, adding to the rustic appeal of your North India trip.
- Naggar, Himachal Pradesh
Perched on an altitude of 1800 metres, Naggar is one of the best tourist places in North India because of its stunning scenery and relaxed atmosphere. Travelers from all over the country flock to the hill station in the summer to escape the city’s scorching heat. The hill station is one of India’s most famous tourist attractions because of its stunning natural features, including snow-capped mountains, lush forests, riverine valleys, and sparkling streams. Its rich cultural heritage with attractions like Roerich Museum (IRMT) and modern amenities make for a lovely contrast that further adds to the town’s appeal. Tourists can truly feel this at cottages like SaffronStays Kesar Villa, Naggar. In addition to the calming, gorgeous surroundings, this 5-bedroom private homestay offers scrumptious local cuisine, a book cafe, strolls through the orchids, and so much more! This is a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with yourself.
- Sapotra, Rajasthan
Sapotra, in the district of Karauli, is about 32 kilometers from Karauli’s main town and about 117 kilometers from Jaipur. Popular tourist attractions in one of the unexplored places in North India include the Ranthambore National Park, home to the famous jungle safaris, a tiger reserve, and diverse flora and fauna. You’ll enjoy being here if you’re a fan of the great outdoors and all kinds of different animals. An enormous citadel, Ranthambore Fort, built in the 1st century, can be found amid the rough landscape of this national park. On a hilltop, this World Heritage Site is steeped in the history and mystery of the kings, pilgrims, and warriors who have passed through its doors. You can feel the royalty of the forts in SaffronStays The Fort, which is around four hours outside of Jaipur and boasts a rich 386 years of history and luxury. You’ll get a breathtaking preview of the national park from each of the six bedrooms on the fort’s balconies.
When you think of North India, what comes to mind are visions of fallen kingdoms, spiritual cities steeped in mystery, beautiful mountains, and verdant valleys. And that is what these top 5 unexplored places in North India have to offer to all its visitors. If you are taking a trip to North India, do not forget to add these places to your bucket list.
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