Whether a honeymoon trip or a family adventure, India is a magical land with its unexplored bounty of mystery and charisma, that attracts millions of visitors around the globe. The country’s rich cultural heritage, its warming people and mysterious locales have its own unique charm.
For those who are inclined vertically, nothing could be more grandeur and rejuvenating as the beautiful mountains and valleys of the country. Let’s explore the most beautiful valleys of India that starts from the scintillating terrain of the Himalayas to the mesmerizing woodlands of the Nilgiris.
Here is a list of top ten mostly unexplored and must visit valleys of India
1. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
Located deep in the sparingly explored regions of Northern Sikkim, this breath-taking and intensely beautiful valley is inhibited by the pastoral communities and numerous Buddhist monasteries. The Zero-point here gives a sneak peek into the Chinese territory and for travellers it seems to be the end of the world. Located at around 150 kms from the capital city of Gangtok, and visit during the springs (from April to May) is the best time to enjoy the many beauties of this valley.
2. Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
One of the most beautiful valleys of the country, Dzukou Valley lies in the bordering areas of Nagaland and Manipur. The entire valley being surrounded with bamboo trees, is snow-capped in the winters and gives to light and the most species of rare flowers during the summers giving a breadth taking view to its visitors. Popularly known as the ‘Valley of Flowers of the North East’ has two rivers flowing out if it – the Dzukou River and the Japfu River.
3. The Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
With abundance of gorgeous views and natural beauty, the Dinbang Valley, located in Arunachal Pradesh has unique experiences in store for all its visitors. One of the best places to visit in the North East, the valley spreads across 900 square kilometres and more, the Dibang River gives it, its uniqueness.
4. Ketti Valley, Tamil Nadu
Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Ketti Valley is known for its unforgettable views. A place that is very close to nature with beautiful hills, vast lands of lush greenery, trees in bounty and drooping clouds. There is a village located in the valley by the same name that is worth taking a trip in here.
5. The Neora Valley, Darjeeling
Located in Darjeelin, West Bengal, the Neora valley is a very popular honeymoon destination of East India. With its rich biodiversity and amazing varieties of flora and fauna, the Neora Valley National Park is a must visit for nature enthusiasts.
6. Sharavati Valley, Karnatak
Located by the Western Ghats in Karnataka, the Sharavati River flows through this valley making it a paradise with its unique display of flora and fauna. A must visit place for trekkers, is rich in its wildlife and has been declared as a wildlife sanctuary.
7. The Silent Valley, Kerala
A must visit place for wildlife maniacs, is located along the Nilgiri Hills in the Palakkad district in Kerala. With its large variety of wildlife species and fauna, it is also the largest national park of the state spread across more than 90 square miles.
8. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
Like an ancient kingdom, the valley lies in the ardent mountains of Arunachal Pradesh. In September, every year the town of Ziro by the valley converts into musical land with the Ziro Music Festival, attracting millions of visitors from all around the world.
9. Lidder Valley, Jammu & Kashmir
Guarded by a string of evergreen Deodhar trees, the valley is formed by the 73 kms long running Lidder River in Jammu and Kashmir. Zaser lake, Sheshnag lake and Kolahoi glacier are the must visit places in the valley.
10. Chambal Valley, Madhya Pradesh
Though this valley is known for its many stories and facts of dacoits, but no one can ignore its beauty. In here in this valley, you will not find any snow-capped mountains and peaks, instead find lush green forests that shelters a wide range of flora and fauna. Visitors can glimpse as some of the most amazing pre-historic sites in this valley.