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Offbeat Tourist Destinations in India to Visit in 2022

Posted: 08 April 2022

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Before anything else, we pray that in 2022 Covid only remains a bad memory and we can lead our lives as well as make fulfilling travels normally. We have had an incredible challenge over the last two years and are now beginning to see the proverbial light at the end of an unending tunnel.

 

Trinetra Tours is delighted to share that the government of India has removed mandatory quarantine for international travellers arriving into India. Not only that, travelers from most countries do not even need to have a negative PCR test report before boarding a flight to India. A WHO-approved fully vaccinated certificate is good enough to arrive and fall in love with India. We guess that India and her varied intrigues are only a wish away!

 

Somebody has rightly said that to travel is to explore! Yes, when you choose a path less traveled you discover a world that is both pure as well as authentic, and, where you can enjoy life as it is, without having to match the pace of the otherwise rushed world around you.

 

The lasting memories of our land are hospitality, kindness, good humor, and generosity. However, what has been very conveniently overlooked is how India is a stimulant for the traveler who likes to travel beyond the usual tourist trail. Hikes through obscure Himalayan villages, cycling, staying in old palaces belonging to the erstwhile Kings and Zamindars (landlords), now converted into Heritage Hotels. These experiences make for truly memorable travels that step beyond the major attractions to not only keep the adrenaline pumping but, also bring your way hitherto unknown aspects of the diverse and throbbing ecosystem of people and nature that is India. So, like a true friend, we have specially curated and researched some lesser-known destinations in India that you need to know about right now:

 

1.      Discovering the Cultural and Tribal Heritage of Odisha ;

 

The main focus of our tour would be to show you the tribal culture that is found here. The tribes in Odisha are composed of skillful artisans and farmers. They work hard and find joy in the simplest of the things such as music and dancing. They earn their living through painting, weaving, and designing ornaments.

 

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The highlights of our tour would be as below;

 

  • These tribal villages are the soul of Odisha and hence, we will travel to many such villages to get a taste of a different world and time.
  • During the tour, we would travel to remote areas to witness the tribal living untouched by modern times. However, it is important to visit these tribes on certain days of the week. This is when they come out of the jungles to the local tribal markets.
  • In addition to the above, we will also visit Daringbadi, known as the Kashmir of Odisha. This coastal state is famous for the sea, sun, and sands - it does not seem really likely that there might be a hill station in this state. However, dotted with thick pine forests, coffee plantations, waterfalls, and twelve degrees at night, Daringbadi can be just as incredible. 

 

2.     Learning About The hidden gems & classics of Eastern India:

 

The Eastern part of India is home to innumerable venues which are spectacular and full of life. This region gives you a chance to get insights into the vibrant tribes of India, captivating natural wonders, super delicious food, exotic adventures, and much more. 

 

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The highlights of our tour would be as below;

 

  • Our tour brings you unique venues located just outside the green lands of Bengal and Odisha. These are erstwhile old palaces belonging to the Kings and  Zamindars (landlords), now converted into Heritage hotels that are surrounded by farmlands as well as picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.
  • In addition to that, the tales of life wouldn’t be complete unless you have taken the river cruise in the Ganges River through the rich and diverse beauty of Bengal. As you sail, you will witness - picturesque villages, bustling towns, old temples, and experience the opulent culture of the region. Our progress would be slower, but we would stress witnessing and appreciating typical lifestyles as well as the virgin beauty and tranquillity of the rich countryside of Bengal.
  • Discovering the majestic beauty of the Himalayas. The towns of Darjeeling and Sikkim are a maze of steps and terraces and studded with exotic little bazaars, lovely villas, forests, and gardens.
  • Experience the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok which is a mesmerizing hill station with lush greenery, snow-laden highlands, and serene lakes. 
  • A short drive from Gangtok will take you to Nathula Pass located at an elevation of 12,400ft and Tsomgo Lake - one of the most visited places in Sikkim. The magical backdrop, crystal clear water of the lake, white snowy carpet, and the pristine natural beauty of the places are absolutely hypnotic.

 

3.     The Trek To Dharma:

 

The Trek To Dharma’ takes you to Uttarakhand, a destination blessed generously by nature and steeped in spirituality. The mind dances with joy when we travel to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Chopta, and the Valley of flowers, along with Hemkundsahib, Rudraprayag, and Rishikesh. Besides visiting the 02 major pilgrimage sites, Kedarnath and Badrinath, you get to witness the beauty of the Garhwal Himalayan region. Each of the spiritual pilgrimage destination sites is unique by way of its history, mythology, and spiritual significance. While Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. At these religious sites, you can also take in the beauty of the pristine surroundings besides seeking blessings at the temples. At the Valley of Flowers, on the other hand, you get to experience the kind of beauty that the Himalayan region is famous for. It is a place so beautiful that it looks like it has jumped straight out of your most beautiful dreams. 

 

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The highlights of our tour would be as below:

 

  • Besides visiting the 02 major pilgrimage sites, Kedarnath and Badrinath, you get to witness the beauty of the Garhwal Himalayan region. While Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • At these religious sites, you can also take in the beauty of the pristine surroundings besides seeking blessings at the temples.
  • At the Valley of Flowers, on the other hand, you get to experience the kind of beauty that the Himalayan region is famous for. It is a place so beautiful that it looks like it has jumped straight out of your most beautiful dreams.
  • Among the major highlights, Chopta is one of the major destinations in the itinerary. Known as “Mini Switzerland”, the venue is getting more popular with each passing year. 

 

4.     Private Cruising By Houseboat on the Bharmaputra River:

 

India is blessed with many bountiful rivers, but Assam's Brahmaputra River is undoubtedly the mightiest of them all. Presenting a variety of cultural and wildlife delights along its course, like tracking rhinos and tigers at Kaziranga National Park, and discovering the dancing monks of the neo-Vaishnavite sect at Majuli, there's plenty to enthrall travelers of all ages on these slow luxury cruises.

The highlights of our tour would be as below;

 

  • The private cruise on the Brahmaputra River includes premium accommodation with a private bathroom in an air-conditioned wooden houseboat; personalized service from a captain and guide/naturalist; delicious meals and snacks.
  • Showcasing the best of regional cuisine – prepared by the chef. There are also two bicycles on board for guests to use onshore whenever they fancy a ride.
  • You can experience a range of other activities on your cruise: Village walks, Wildlife safaris, Tea-tasting, Cultural performances, Local market visits, Champagne sunset on a deserted sandbank, Cooking classes, Weaving classes, Textiles village visit, and  Fishing.  

 

4. A Magical Paradise:

 

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The highlights of our tour would be as below;

 

  • There is a very unique aspect of the lakes in Kashmir that are not replicated anywhere. Experience a memorable stay on the floating palaces of Kashmir. Our royal furnished houseboats on Dal Lake offer a soul-refreshing experience with the best of hospitality to pamper your moods. 
  • A Pony ride to Baisaran. This place is an incredibly scenic meadow. This is sprawling grasslands fringed by alpine trees, and dominated by snow-capped mountains.
  • Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains in Gulmarg. Gulmarg means “Meadow of flowers”. A huge cup shaped meadow, lush and green with slopes where the silence is broken only by the tinkle of cow bells, this beautiful venue Gulmarg looks like a fantasy set in a film. .One can have also Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Pahalgam valley. At the confluence of the streams, flowing from the river Lidder and Sheshnag lake, Pahalgam was once a humble shepherds village with breathtaking views. Now it is Kashmiri’s premier venue, cool even during the height of summer. Around Pahalgam are many places of interest - visit Saffron fields and Avantipur ruins which is eleven hundred years old temple.
  • One can ride on horse to visit Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh.

 

We are super excited and look forward to planning a vacation for you. The very thought of planning your vacation hugely buoys our spirits. If these destinations fascinate you and you are already craving to explore India a little differently, please feel free to reach us . You can also reach to us at tours@trinetratoursindia.com for any further information or for booking your once in a lifetime experience with us.

 

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Offbeat Tourist Destinations in India to Visit in 2022