Have already seen India’s iconic attractions like Taj Mahal, Goan beaches, Rajasthan’s forts and palaces, Assam’s tea gardens, Kerala backwaters, and Tamil Nadu temples? Then, now is the right time to go offbeat and explore the unique places this country has in abundance. Have no idea where to start? Don’t worry, we have got your back. Here is a list of 6 unique places to visit in India in November. We are sure these largely unexplored places will leave you pleasantly surprised, inspiring you to see more of unexplored India. So, hurry up; book your flight tickets with Indian Eagle now and travel to these places.
Puga Valley, Jammu & Kashmir:
Forming a part of the Himalayan geothermal belt, Puga Valley is known for geothermal activity. And so, a lot of hot springs, mud pools, sulphur, and borax deposits seen in this region. One of the unique places to visit in India in November, this valley is located in south-eastern Ladakh that sits at the confluence of two continental plates. Like the rest of Ladakh, Puga valley too is dramatic in appearance. Tourists can soak in these bubbling hot springs for a rejuvenating experience. A dip in these hot springs also cures several ailments.
Hunder Sand Dunes, Jammu & Kashmir:
Surrounded by rugged mountain ranges with peaks covered in snow, Hunder Sand Dunes situated at an altitude of 4000 m above sea level in Nubra Valley are a sight to behold. The white sand dunes are famously known as ‘the desert in the sky’ referring to their surprising location at such great altitude. This remote destination is located at a distance of 7km from Diskit. It can be reached via the Khardung La Pass. Riding the double-humped Bactrian camels is a must-do thing at this unique place to visit in India in November.
Varkala Cliff, Kerala:
A unique sedimentary formation (formed some millions of years ago), Northern Cliff lies alongside the Arabian Sea in the small town of Varkala. This stunning cliff is the most defining feature of the scenic Varkala beach, thronged by scores of tourists. Owing to its geological importance, Varkala Cliff has been declared a geo-heritage site by the Geological Survey of India. Several water spouts and wellness spas dot the beach and the cliff area, thus making it popular among leisure travelers booking flights to Kerala.
Hangseshwari Temple, West Bengal:
One of the seven famous Kali temples in West Bengal, Hangseshwari/ Hanseshwari in Hooghly’s Bansberia area is a 19th-century temple. Dedicated to Goddess Hangseshwari (an avatar of Maa Kali), this is also the largest temple in the Hooghly area. The stunning architecture of this temple features 13 towers, each one carved like a lotus. Situated close to Hangseshwari temple are two other important temples – Ananta Basudeba Temple and Swanbhaba Kali Temple. Don’t forget to visit all three temples and seek divine blessings.
Gandikota, Andhra Pradesh:
Ever visited the Grand Canyon of India? No? Why don’t you plan a trip to this unique place to visit in India this November? A small hamlet by the name Gandikota is home to this majestic attraction. This village, located on the banks of the Penna River in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, boasts several natural and historical places such as forts, rivers, temples, caves, etc. The spectacular gorge that resembles the Great Grand Canyon of the United States was created by the Penna River as it flows through the Erramala Hills. Moreover, the sunset views at this peaceful spot are to die for!
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, Tamil Nadu:
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, the second-largest mangrove forest in the world, is one of the best offbeat and unique places to visit in India in November. Known for its rich biodiversity, the sprawling forest is located near Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. The 1,100-hectare area of the forest houses over 50 islands and thousands of canals. The vast mangrove forest can be explored by sailing a boat through several large and small canals, introducing you to the rich plant and birdlife of the area.