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The first thought that might come to you when you think about India is all the exotic places that sound and feel like another thing of a magical world. It is indeed true! Even though some of our hills and valleys are not the same as it was a few years ago, their mystical vibe still stays the same.

But then, we have more to offer. The beautiful valleys and springs that were unexplored by the tourists are now easily accessible. These places stayed unexplored for a long time because of the lack of proper transport facilities that can take people safely into these terrains. Here we give you a list of the 5 best-unexplored places in India.

1.Majuli, Assam

This pretty little island which is a part of the Brahmaputra river is the first island to be made a district in India. The best time to visit Majuli is at the mid-February when their famous festival of Ali aye ligang is celebrated.

This five-day festival brings out the rawest face of their culture and cuisines. Many monasteries made long back in time still stays and represent the blissful Assamese culture. You can get here through a ferry from Jorhat. Jorhat has its own airport with daily flights from Shillong and Kolkata. 

2.Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand 

For the people who love adventure this place is perfect to explore. Situated nearly at 16,499ft altitude, this is a high altitude glacial lake surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad mountains. This places around this lake is mostly uninhabited. This lake is known of more famous reasons than being a perfect trekking spot.

Hundreds of ancient skeletons are said to be found at the edge of the lake. Because of which the lake is called the ‘skeleton lake’ in recent times. The best time to visit is June and between September and October. May is also the best time to visit but it’s hard to get there at this time due to heavy snowfall.

  It’s a bit tricky to get to the lake, but all of it is worth the time for sure. Although there are various different routes to get here we’ll give you the best option which is the one via Haridwar. This route is preferred as it is most accessible throughout the year.

But then there are chances of landslides during the rainy season and this might block the roads. From Delhi you can get to the Wan Village, this is the main route of famous Char Dham Yatra to Badrinath and Kedarnath.

You can also go for other routes as Delhi-Haldwani to Wan village too. You will have to trek a bit to get to the lake after the main drop off point. 

3.Athirapally, Kerala

Surrounded by huge mystical trees this is the largest waterfall in Kerala. The welcoming sound of the water which splashes over large rocks and the sounds of various animals and birds is just a dreamy experience.

If you are in the south of India Athirapally is a must-visit. The waterfall is at the entrance of the Shoryar range and you can have quite an escape from the busy world.

The best time to visit is in the months of June-August when the monsoon showers are highlighting the place with all its glory. It is easier to get here than the above-discussed places.

It’s just 55km away from Cochin International Airport and even from the main city you can take the metro service to Aluva and take a cab. Uber services are available in the area. 

4.Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh 

Mainly known for its archaeological importance the Bhimbetka rock shelters have more in store for you. A peaceful walk through these ancient naturally carved rocks can leave you more mindful.

The shelter is surrounded by dense forest lines filled with rich flora and fauna. This place exhibits the earliest traces of human life on Indian subcontinent which makes it more special.

The best time to visit is during the winter season and the months of October-March. The only nearest airport to Bhimbetka is the Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal from here you can take a taxi or bus to Bhimbetka it’s just nearly 46km from there. 

5.Roing, Arunachal Pradesh

Natural heaven situated between snow-peaked mountains, deep gorges. There are various beautiful rivers rushing down the hills and local streets where the local vendors sell their handmade and homegrown items. The warm and hospitable vibe of the place can help you detox.

From the Mehao wildlife sanctuary to the Bhashmaknagar fort the place is filled with many places to visit and hills and valleys to explore. The best time to visit is between October to February.

Roing can be reached easily from all major Assam and Arunachal Pradesh cities. There are state transport buses available along with cabs. The closest Airport is the Dibrugarh Airport at a distance of 144km state transport buses are available from here too. 

Even though tourism in India is thriving, the natural beauty and pristine of many places are being taken away. These precious lands deserve to be seen and experienced by all generations and we should be careful and preserve them in their original beauty.

We should love and respect nature for all that she is giving us. And the best way to repay her is by storing the memories we gather from her and passing them over to others. 

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By Abhishek Saraswat

Abhishek (@himalayan_gypsy) is a travel photographer and blogger known as Himalayan Gypsy over the internet. Academically from an engineering background and born the Himalayan valley of Dehradun, he found himself in love with nature and ever since he has been on a journey to travel India and showcase the beauty of the country through his pictures, motivating and encouraging people on the go to feel the same and also take responsibilities to conserve our rich heritage, culture and environment. He is a Certified Digital Marketer and a Travel Influencer who is efficient to create visually appealing content for Travel Brands, Property Owners, Cafes and other Product Shoots. He also specializes in running Facebook & Instagram Ad Campaigns for Brand Awareness, Brand Promotion and Online Reputation Management.

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