Sometimes, we want to visit an offbeat place to spend some quality time with our partners where nobody but the sweets voices of birds will wake you up or where you can have uninterrupted walks on the cool sandy beaches under the moonlight. It’s high time that we start exploring the emerging offbeat places in India. They offer the much-deserved peace, serenity, and tranquility amidst the playful waves or the dreamlike mountains topped with snow.
1. Daman and Diu
A little bit of wildlife, some heritage and a ton of beach time – both these union territories offer a lot to do on your honeymoon. It’s not just the combination of sun, sand, and sea which makes them alluring. It’s their heritage and culture that speaks the volume.
Just like Goa, Portuguese has left an incredible influence on Daman and makes for a remarkable offbeat tourist destination. You will spend the days soaked in old-world charm and beauty of the beaches and have delicious coastal food and cheap liquor.
Visit the Church of Bom Jesus, the Old Quarters and explore the ancient Daman fort before taking a romantic sunset cruise.
Diu, also famous for its forts and Old Portuguese cathedrals, can offer you a slice of history from the era of the 1500s. A heritage walk along the streets of this fishing town can reveal the remnants of the past, which has flavors of history garnished on to it.
Best time to Visit Daman & Diu: October to March
2. Bir-Billing, Himachal Pradesh
Bir is a small village in Himachal Pradesh that offers many enthralling and unique activities to the newlyweds. Bir is 14 km south of Billing, which lies on the way to the Thamsar Pass leading to Bara Bhangal.
Activities to do in Bir encompass Paragliding, Camping, Trekking, Hang Gliding, and Mountain Biking. In short, it’s an ideal place for adventure-seeking couples. You could also spend your time shopping at the Bir Bazaar, walking by Bir River, enjoying a Toy train ride, visiting Bangoru Waterfall and Deer Park Institute.
Best Time to Visit Bir-Billing: April to June.
Forget Maldives and Mauritius and head straight to Lakshadweep to get your vitamin sea in India without breaking banks. Lakshadweep has many virgin islands like Minicoy Island, Agati Island, Bangaram Island, Amindivi Island, etc that will sweep you off your feet with their unparalleled beauty.
The underwater view at Lakshadweep is kaleidoscopic and awe-inspiring. The lagoon offers excellent potential for water sports like swimming, wind-surfing, diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. No wonder, Lakshadweep is fast becoming India’s one of its kind adventure location.
Best Time to Visit Lakshadweep: October to mid-May
4. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is a mountain town in Asia. India considers it to be part of the state of Arunachal Pradesh, while China claims it as part of South Tibet. Yes, Inner line permits are required for visitors to visit Arunachal Pradesh.
Tawang is a place that will flatter you with its natural beauty wrapped in the scent of spirituality. Seek blessings at the famous Taktsang Gompa and visit the Tawang Monastery for some peace of mind.
To make your offbeat vacation exciting, visit the Shonga-Tser Lake and experience the stunning cascade of water falling from over 100m at the Nuranang waterfalls.
If you visit Tawan in winters, then skiing at the Pankang Teng Tso Lake should be on your to-do list. The beautiful Tipi Orchid Sanctuary is also an ideal place for your list of places to visit.
Best Time to Visit Tawang: March, April, May, June, September, and October.
5. Majuli, Assam
A treasure trove of natural beauty and diverse history, Assam is one of the least explored regions in the country, lending it an immaculate, untouched aura that will allure you. Majuli is one of the ‘off the beaten track’ destinations – a hidden gem of Assam.
Majuli is World’s largest river island in the river Brahmaputra, just 20 km from the Jorhat city. Indian Government nominated Majuli for inclusion in the ‘cultural landscape’ category of UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Soak in the beauty of incredible sunsets across the Brahmaputra river while boating on it with your beloved. While you at it, explore the Shri Shri Dakhinpat Satra and Samaguri Satra. Enjoy a serene country life for a week and get to know your better-half better.
Best Time to Visit Assam: July to March
Can these offbeat places be your honeymoon destinations in India? I would say yes! So what are you waiting for, visit these places soon? And if you already have visited any of these amazing places, do drop me a comment and Subscribe!
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