Summers are the perfect time for vacations. Schools and colleges take a break after the exam season, and it is the perfect time to go away on a family holiday with your kids. When it comes to making summer travel plans, the most common destinations to come in mind are Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, and other such hill stations.
If you’re tired of going to the North side every summer, we have made a list of few exciting places in the Eastern side of India. The below given offbeat destinations in India are lesser-known among tourists and thus, retain a certain natural charm of their own.
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Lush green hills, rows and rows of tea gardens, and a flowing river by the quaint village – Tabkoshi paints a serene picture straight out of the romance novels. Located about 6 km away from Mirik near Darjeeling, Tabakoshi is a small hamlet near the Gopaldhara Tea Estate. Nestled in the lap of tea gardens, this little village gives your family the perfect summer break. Away from the maddening crowds, soak in the quiet of nature and enjoy the solitude of the mountains. The Rangbhang River flowing through here adds to the picturesque beauty of this place. Take leisurely walks through the tea gardens or listen to the sweet call of birds – spend your summer break in the lap of nature at Tabakoshi.
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Located in the border Odisha and Jharkhand, the Saranda Forest covers both these states. The thick dense forest used to be the private hunting reserve of the Singh Deo family, the erstwhile royal family of Saraikela. Adventure tour packages to the Saranda Forest boast of an impressive wildlife, ideal for a thrilling safari ride. Summer is the best time to visit the forest as all animals come out in search of water, increasing your chances of spotting any wildlife. Wild elephants are found in large numbers here in these dense forest areas. Enjoy an exciting family holiday surrounded by the wonders of the jungle.
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Also known as the “Kashmir of Odisha”, Daringbadi is among the most surprising and lesser-known offbeat destinations in India. Situated at a height of 915 meters from sea level, this unexplored hill station is the perfect summer destination for your family. Nestled amidst coffee plantations and Pine forests, Daringbadi offers some beautiful panoramic views for all tourists. The must-see places to visit here include Madubanda and Badangia waterfalls, Hill View Park, Doluri river, Butterfly Garden, Belghar Sanctuary, Kotgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Rushikulya river. A visit to the enchanting hill station of Daringbadi is sure to lift up your tired spirits.
Gopalpur & Rambha
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When you think about a sea beach in Odisha, the first name that comes to mind is the Puri Beach. But if you want to avoid the tourist rush of Puri, the quiet and serene Gopalpur Beach near Berhampur is a great alternative for you summer getaway. One of the best beaches in the eastern coastline of the country, Gopalpur has an endless charm. It is undoubtedly one of the best offbeat destinations in India.
Rambha is located at the southern coast of the Chilka lagoon, about an hour’s drive away from Gopalpur. The Chilka Lake is Asia’s largest inland salt water lake. Rambha boasts of an enchanting picturesque beauty overlooking the Chilka Lake and the surrounding hills. The place is home to around 150 species of migratory birds during winter. At Rambha, you can go for Dolphin watching and bird watching to different islands like the Breakfast Island, Becon Island and Birds Island.Families can enjoy a full day of sightseeing here.
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Located in the Purulia district of West Bengal, Baranti is a small, quiet and scenic place. The village is surrounded by the Panchkot Hill at one side and the Biharinath Hill on the other, and is situated adjacent to the Muradi Lake. Baranti is perfect for spending quiet summer evenings. Tourists can enjoy the untouched natural views and lush greenery of this scenic village. Baranti falls under the Ramchandrapur Irrigation Project. The water reservoir can be seen from here. The serene water brings a feeling a clam and peace to our restless minds. This offbeat destination is ideal for a summer getaway.
So what are you thinking about? Start planning your summer trip to one of these amazing offbeat locations! Know more trip details at: www.kirostravels.com/trip