Hidden Locales

Nestled in quiet spots away from the crowds, some destinations are India are not as popular as they should be. These spots are sometimes more breathtaking in their beauty than the popular ones. With lesser tourists and smaller crowds visiting these places, their natural beauty is conserved and in some way more pure than other places. These are the kind of places where you can quietly enjoy some quality time with your loved ones.

Auli, Uttarakhand

Considered one of the best ski destinations in India, Auli is a beautiful hill station in the Garhwal region. It is surrounded by high peaks on all sides and is situated at almost 3,000 metres above sea level. Auli has one of the longest cable car rides in the world, covering a distance of about 4 km, offering a stunning view of the Himalayan mountain range on all sides.

Gokarna, Karnataka

Located on the western coast of India in the state of Karnataka, Gokarna is known for both its temples and its beaches. The town is known for its Mahabaleshwara Temple, Adi Gokarneshwara temple, Ganapati Temple and the Koti Teertha. People also love Gokarna for its five beautiful beaches, the most famous of which is Om Beach,and it is named after the religious symbol “Om” as it resembles it in shape.

Havelock Island

A part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock Island boasts of white sandy beaches, rich coral reefs and lush green forests. It is a great spot for indulging in scuba diving and snorkelling. These activities are further enhanced as the waters around the island include a rich variety of extremely colourful fishes that are always swimming around you. You could also enjoy kayaking, sailing and surfing here.

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Located in the middle of the Himalayan mountain range, with the Parvati river flowing right next to it, Kasol offers an experience of pure and pristine natural beauty. The town does not boast of luxury hotels or fancy food options. Instead, it gives you an opportunity to explore the hospitality of the local villagers. You can go on several treks, visit the waterfall, eat at local cafes, and explore the local market. Kasol is a quiet place that gives you a chance to truly unwind and relax.