Unexplored Places in India
Travel is always a dream in everybody’s life. We can travel in childhood with parents and family, when grow up then with friends, after marriage on honeymoon and even at our older days with our life partner.
If we are living in delhi the capital of India then we mostly go for travel to those places who have near about 250-350 Km’s far away like: Shimla, kullu-manali, haridwar, rishikesh, Dehradun, nainital, almora etc. because these any one place can cover in 3-4 days of journey. And every year when we get the holidays or plan for some vacation we goes those places.
But there are some places also where we can travel apart from above places which are still in the category of “unexplored and untouched places in India”. Those places are also called the “hidden gems of India”. Lets have a look of them:
Lohaghat is an admired destination in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand state. Lohaghat holds immense historical and mythological importance and it is situated on the banks of Lohawati River at an altitude of 1745 mts above sea level. Lohaghat is a hillside town in the Champawat district of the Kumaon region.
The town of Lohaghat has some mythological importance and its main tourism attraction is a temple Pancheshwar Mahadev, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Apart from this, Lohaghat is replete with Ashrams like Mayawati Ashram and best places to see such as Abbott Mount, Champawat, Banasur Fort, which are situated around the town.
Best Time to Visit Lohaghat: The town of Lohaghat is accessible throughout the year. However, summer and winter are the ideal seasons to visit the place and to enjoy the leisure time in this town of Kumaon Region in Uttarakhand.
Where to Stay in Lohaghat?
You can find a few accommodations options in Lohaghat. There are guesthouses, cottages and some budget hotels for the visitors to choose from. The government-owned KMVN also has some.
How to Reach Lohaghat?
The town of Lohaghat is located at a distance of 13 km from Champawat. Reaching here is not difficult especially by road. Lohaghat is also conveniently connected by air and rail but the road is the best way to reach this town in Uttarakhand.
By Air: The nearest airport from Lohaghat is the Pantnagar Airport which is situated at a distance of mere 182 km from the town. One can hire a cab/taxi from the airport to reach the place.
By Rail: Tanakpur Railway station is the closest railway head from Lohaghat. The railway station is just 87 km away from the town. In order to reach here, one can take local transport or a cab/taxi to reach the place.
By Road: The town of Lohaghat is also easily accessible through road networks from major northern states and cities. Buses are available from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi to Tanakpur or Lohaghat. Else, you can drive directly to Lohaghat as the roads are well constructed.
Pithoragarh derives it’s name from tradition of rajputs, to name the places they settled in, after the places they arrived from. It was the capital of Prithvi Raj Chauhan, also known as Rai Pithora. Chauhan settlers surviving muslim invaders named Pithoragarh, the present district in Uttarakhand.
Pithoragarh is situated at an elevation of 1514 m as a headquarters of the district of the same name. Being a small town it stretches its warmth over 5 kms and is best known for keeping its cultural and traditional values alive until this time. It is also known as Soar Valley was once known for its cool water fountains. In fact, the name “Soar” has its meaning rooted to the word cool.
Pithoragarh, also gateway to the Himalaya’s from the north, better known for the charming and painstaking journey taken by hundreds of pilgrims to kailash mansarovar. Pithoragarh is known for its simple people and simple life.
Here is the place where even the Jim Corbett fall in love with its ethereal beauty. Mukteshwar, which sits in the Kumaon Hills in the Nainital District is that place that mesmerized Corbett when he came here to hunt down a tiger. Mukteshwar Dham temple is the main attraction in this hill station in Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand.
Pachmarhi (Madhya Pradesh):
Pachmarhi is the only hill station and is the highest point in Madhya Pradesh. Pachmarhi is also often known as “Satpura ki Rani” or the “Queen of the Satpura Range”. Situated at an altitude of 1,067 metres, the picturesque town is a part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to leopards and bison.
Like many other hill stations in India Auli is situated in Uttarakhand. Auli is towards the north of the state and forms a part of the Garhwal mountain range. It is at a distance of 16 km from Joshimath, on the Badrinath route. The slopes, which are as high as 9000 feet above sea level, are covered with dense deodar and oak forests and this often reduces the velocity of the chilly winds to the minimum. The slopes offer a panoramic view of many a famous Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat and Dunagiri.
Valley of flowers (Uttarakhand):
Valley of Flowers is a vibrant and splendid national park reposing in West Himalayas. Nestled in Uttarakhand, this alluring place is famous for its charming meadows of alpine flowers. Endowed with a diverse range of endemic flora, it is picturesque in its beauty. This lush region is also home to some rare and endangered animal species. You may spot animals like Asiatic black deer, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, brown bear and blue sheep. High in the lofty Himalayas of the Garhwal region sprawls this enchanting valley. Legends believe it to be the place from where Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani buti for curing Lakshmana. This place has floral pastures, running streams and beautiful backdrop of the mountains.
Kasol (Himachal Pradesh):
The Kasol Kheerganga Trek starts at Kasol, a small village located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is nestled deep in the scenic Parvati Valley and is fast emerging as a major spot for tourists looking for budget travelling. Kheerganga’s history is believed to be dated thousands of years back, with the natural place coming into existence as the abode of Lord Shiva. The Kasol Kheerganga (Khir Ganga) trek is a favourite amongst those seeking a backpacker’s adventure in Kasol or Kullu.
Binsar is a scenic, sleepy and a cut-off travel destination, situated in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state, which will bring you much closer to the nature. Located at an elevation of 2,412 mts above the sea level, Binsar is situated amidst Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The main attraction of Binsar is the 300 kms of majestic and panoramic view of Himalayan peaks from Zero point.
Chopta is a village, largely known among trekking enthusiasts as a base camp for Tungnath and Chandrashila trek. It lies in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, and is often used as a base by those trekking to Tungnath. It is also a wonderful destination to visit. Mornings at Chopta come with cool breezes, the chirping of birds, and the rays of the sun kissing the top of Himalayas, giving them a crimson hue – a perfect start to the day.
Kanatal is a small village in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kanatal is 78 km from Dehradun (capital of the State Uttarakhand), 38 km from Mussoorie and 12 km from Chamba. It is on the Chamba-Mussoorie road and nearly 320 km from Delhi. A few decades ago there used to be a lake by the name of Kanatal; now it dried up and hence the name Kanatal, literally meaning “one eyed lake” in Hindi. To make it memorable, the place was named Kanatal. Kanatal has an average elevation of about 8500 feet (2590 meters). The highest point is Surkunda Devi Temple, at a height of about 9,995 feet. Kanatal is conveniently connected by road to Delhi and major cities. The closest railway station and airport is Dehradun.