Panchali Dey, TIMESOFINDIA.COM, TRAVEL TRENDS, INDIA Created : Dec 7, 2021, 10:00 IST
India: Places that should be all the rage in 2022
With vaccinations going on in full swing in the country, we are hopeful that we can resume travel in 2022. However, it’s clear that most of our travel priorities have changed, and many people are opting to travel to fulfill their passion of exploring the outdoors. Here, we bring to you a list of offbeat places in India that you can visit in 2022, and will be able to stay away from the crowds.
Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh
Situated at a height of around 6000 ft above sea level in Mechuka valley, it is a place you need to visit for an experience to remember. If you can plan your trip during the Mechuka Festival, which this village has been hosting for past some years, you will get the opportunity to indulge in various adventure sports, such as zorbing, mountain biking, trekking, river crossing, and rock climbing.
Chail, Himachal Pradesh
This town has still managed to remain far away from urbanization and is situated just around 44 km away from Shimla. Known for its quaint surroundings, natural beauty, lush green forests, and old colonial buildings, you visit this picture-perfect town to enjoy a relaxed vacation and for a quick getaway.
Kalimpong, West Bengal
This peaceful hill station is gradually turning into a sought-after destination for those who are keen to escape from the bustling city life. Since the temperature here remains pleasant, you can opt to go for a trek, and take in the views of natural surroundings, or opt to meditate, or just opt to simply unwind, amid nature.
Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
Not frequented by a lot of visitors, the best way to explore this quaint offbeat destination is via road. The highlight of this spot is the Dhanushkodi Beach, which allows you to spend some quiet time by its beachside. So, if you’re a beach person, this should be your ideal pick for a perfect vacation.
This quaint border town in Meghalaya shares its border with Bangladesh, and is miles away from pollution that you can think of. The most-visited place here is the Umngot River, where you can enjoy a boat ride, and take in the views of the crystal clear water. The other places of interest situated nearby are Elephant Falls, Cherrapunji, Nohkalikai falls and Shillong peak.
Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
It’s a place that will take you back in time! If you’re a history lover, you should definitely visit this timeless wonder. Famous for its temples and palaces that date back to the 16th and 17th century, this spot once served as the capital city of the Bundela rulers. Founded by Bundela Rajput chief Rudra Pratap in 1531, a trip to this place will let you brush up the history of that time.
This destination located in the Leh district boasts of surreal landscapes that will take your breath away and are worth exploring. Known for its famous and beautiful Hemis Monastery, which was built in 1630, one should not miss visiting this spot when here. Also, don’t miss the chance of spotting the snow leopard that can be spotted only at the Hemis National Park.
This destination is ideal for those who are keen to explore the finest views of nature. It is known for its breathtaking natural landscapes. When here, you can indulge in various activities like bird watching, trekking, and much more. Situated in the southern part of Mizoram, the spot gets its name from the bridge-like rock that is located here.
Gurez Valley, Kashmir
It’s a strategic location that is situated right below the ‘Line of Control,’ which makes it fall under the protected land in India. However, with constant patrolling and vigilance, it’s safe to visit this spot. Breathtaking scenery, surreal landscapes, and the sound of gushing rivers makes it a great spot to visit.