India is a land of more than 6 lakh villages where the true roots of the country resides. Every village has its own unique identity. The true essence of India can be found in Villages. Travelling through the local regions, eating regional cuisine, interacting with locals, knowing about the history of the place and listening to their stories will make your trip complete.
Villages are less crowded and make your trip truly memorable. Nowadays people are looking for less frequented destinations. So, if you feel like travelling, choose a bit unconventional and travel to these hidden gems. You never know what you might find under the small alleys.
Here is the list of beautiful villages in India you must visit:
- Khimsar (Rajasthan):
Khimsar is a small village in Rajasthan, nested in the Thar Desert. You can enjoy the true essence and beautiful colours of the desert here. On the trip to this village, you can enjoy the camel rides and desert safaris. You can explore the Khimsar Fort, stay and relax in the luxury resort of Khimsar and also reach the destination by travelling through the Palace on Wheels train which offers luxurious journey onboard the train.
November to February is the correct time to visit Khimsar. Jodhpur is the nearest airport which is just 92 kilometres away from Khimsar. Khimsar Sand Dunes, WelcomHotel Khimsar Fort and Dunes is the best place to stay.
- Poovar (Kerala):
Poovar is the must-visit the place on your Kerala tour. It is located in the southernmost tip of Thiruvananthapuram. Here the beaches are really beautiful and clean to relax. This place is well known for local flavours. You can visit the famous Aazhimala Siva Temple, enjoy the boating and relax at the Poovar beach in this village.
October to February is the correct time to visit Poovar. The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport which is 30 km from this place. Hilton Garden Inn, Uday Suites, Joys Resort Poovar are some of the best places to stay.
- Kasol (Himachal Pradesh):
Kasol is located in Himachal Pradesh and is now a weekend gateway. It is a weekend destination where people reaches in an overnight journey from Delhi. Kasol is a hub for children and various treks nearest point in Himachal. Trekking to tosh, taking a local bus to Manikaran Sahib, Camping at Chalal which is at a distance of 300 meters from the Kasol village are the best things to do here.
The best months to visit kasol are April, May, October and November. Bhuntar Airport is the nearest airport which is just 31 kilometres away from Kasol. Devdhar Cottage, Hotel Sandhya, Alpine Guest House and The Himalayan Village are some of the best places to stay here.
- Almora (Uttarakhand):
Almora is located in the northern state of Uttarakhand. It is a place full of tranquillity and positivity. The food here will be delicious. The air will be pure and fresh here. Shopping for the unique handicrafts, enjoy walking in the lush greens of pine trees and oaks, visit famous temples like Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Kasar Devi Temple and Nanda Devi temple.
The best time to visit this place is from September to November and April to June. Dehradun airport is the nearest airport which is located at a distance of 173 km. Deodar Homestay, Kasar Himalaya Holiday, KMVN TRH The Himalayan Eco Resort are the best places to stay in Almora.
- Munsiyari (Kumaon):
Munsiyari is one of the best villages located in Uttarakhand. It lies on the old salt route to Tibet and is a green secret ensconced in the hills of Kumaon. It is surrounded by dense forests and snow-capped mountains. It is the best place for nature lovers and adventurers.
You can witness the beautiful views of the Panchachuli peaks, arrange a 2-day trek to khuliya top, glacier treks to Ralam and Milam. September to October and March to June is the best time to visit this place. Vijay Mount View Resort, Milam INN are some of the best places to stay here.
Before planning your trip, must check out the route of Palace on Wheels train and experience the beautiful villages of India.