Stop drooling over Malana- 10 other exotic Indian locations you NEED to visit

Say Ladakh one more time, we dare you.

Every year comes the much awaited peak vacation month- March. Practically everyone starts running up north to Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. While Leh-Ladakh, Nainital, Mcleodganj etc are undoubtedly beautiful, they’re a teeny-tiny bit overrated. And yes, so is Malana.

But there’s SO many other unexplored places waiting for you with open arms. Why not take an offbeat vacation this year and explore the unexplored?

Check out our list of breathtaking places in India that aren’t as famous as their aforementioned counterparts, but are every bit as beautiful as them:

Warning: Extreme wanderlust ahead!

Ziro- Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro is perhaps the most picturesque locations in our country. It has been nominated and shortlisted for ‘UNESCO world heritage site’ status multiple times and needs to be at the top of your vacation list.


Majuli- Assam

Majuli is the first official island district in India and has been recognized as World’s Largest River Island by Guinness Book of World Records. The beautiful blue water will make your vacation worth it!


Chopta- Uttarakhand

A small area of evergreen forests, it offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. On your way, you’ll see a bunch of rare plants and animals so keep your camera ready to spam everybody’s newsfeed.


Kakkathuruthu- Kerala

This tiny village was listed in National Geographic’s ‘must visit places in the world.’ The backwaters are absolutely breathtaking. This will be a vacation you won’t forget.


Champaner- Gujarat

Champaner was briefly the capital of Gujarat, and we can see why! About 50 KMs from Surat, this city has beautiful parks and monuments, many of which are UNESCO world heritage sites.


Sandakphu- Darjeeling

This is the highest point of the Bengal-Nepal border. Ethereal views of the Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from its summit.


Gokarna- Karnataka

A small town in Karnataka, it has some gorgeous hidden beaches with clear blue water and almost zero population! If you’re willing to walk it out, we promise the trek will be worth it!


Bhimbetka- Madhya Pradesh

Bhimbetka rock shelters are have the earliest traces of human life on the Indian Subcontinent! The beautiful caves and rocks are the perfect getaway this summer.


Almora- Uttarakhand

A beautiful pahadi valley nestled within higher peaks of the Himalayas, Almora is the cultural hub of Kumaon and is every bit and beautiful as the pictures.


Kalimpong- West Bengal

Recently declared as a separate district, Kalimpong is located at an elevation of 1,250 metres and is one the best vacation spots in the country.