Check out the unexplored offbeat places if planning a trip this December amidst COVID Scenario!
Posted on December 14, 2020 by Ghoomophiro
Lockdown and COVID Pandemic hammered the hearts and minds of people with scare and fear. In such circumstances, every soul needs a small break to breathe in the fresh air. But the skeptical and uncertain situations outside are triggering the fear of travelers whether they should move out or not. Who doesn’t want to haul themselves and explore blissful mountain ranges and their serenity? People are just hoping this pandemic time comes to an end so that people can once again live a fearless life.
But until the situations are not normal, it is better to avoid crowded locations while you are planning a weekend or a long trip. Consider the offbeat destinations and places where you can experience the divinity of nature and rejoice in the vacation time with your close ones. Let’s have a glance at such locations.
Offbeat destinations to visit this December are:
- Pangot, Nainital, Uttarakhand- It is a small resort town located in the Kumaon region of Nainital. With a beautifully scattered emerald green lake and mountains sheltering around, this location is a beautiful spot to visit. But how many of you know about Pangot? Indeed not many as it is an untouched place situated 15 km away from the famous hill station Nainital. You can access this place and get a view to the Chenna peak range from favourite snow point view. And the breathtaking drive is simply a treat to eyes and soul! You can capture some exotic birds and mammals over there such as Wild Boar, Leopard cat or the Himalayan Goral. There are many convenient and affordable stay options available there.
- Lansdowne, Pauri, Uttarakhand- Uttarakhand holds a large number of tourist hill spots which are offbeat and serene. Lansdowne is one such hilly adobe that is undoubtedly not worth a miss. Situated at the close distance of mere 258 km from Delhi, this is an excellent pick for the next exotic family hangout. Architecture and landscapes here take you close to the colonial era and features historical richness all around. The entire area is under the surveillance of the Indian army, and that’s the reason why it is well-maintained. Tranquil Bhulla lake is a right spot over here to enjoy boating. Besides, this offbeat hill station has some panoramic views of the forest ranges and safaris. It is the heaven reincarnation on the Earth.
- Chakrata, Uttarakhand- Many people might not have also heard about this hill station residing in the heart of Uttarakhand. It is another offbeat attraction offering exciting forests, caves, temples and trekking option for tourists. You can get a view to sun-kissed Himalayan ranges which is soul-stirring and mind-boggling. For backpackers, this location is a paradise to explore exotic spots. It was also a residence of Jaunsari tribe in the past time. To calm yourself from the havoc of city life and spare a few days of leisure time, this is an excellent travel pick!
Trekkers can spend a great time while climbing to the Kharamba peak and witnessing the impressive waterfalls on the way. You can also plan camping and adventurous village walks to explore impeccable views. Ram Tal Garden and Koti-Kanasar are other spots to visit here. It is easy to visit here from Dehradun railway station or airport via taxi drive.
- Khonoma, Nagaland- Just at an hour drive from Kohima, is a heritage Indian village with a 700-year-old historical background. It is the first green Indian village where deforestation is strictly prohibited. You can get mesmerized after viewing the landscapes of rice fields and spectacular Naga hills picturesque. Don’t miss to buy the premium quality shawls from this place. Discover the local traditions of this place and do try lip-smacking and spicy bhut jolokia chilli chutney over here.
- Kamshet, Maharashtra- People in Mumbai and Pune make frequent visits to Khandala and Lonavala. But are you aware of the trekking and paragliding hub, Kamshet? With the mesmerizing view of the vadivali lake and hilly ranges all around, this place is also a habitat for most birds. Caves, temples, sculptures, and dancing figures are a treat to every traveller. You can either travel here through Mumbai-Pune Expressway or take a drive of 17 km from Lonavala to reach Kamshet via Karla.
With so many exotic and offbeat locations to travel, you can undoubtedly make some exciting travel plans for the Christmas or New Year holidays!