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8 Off Beat Getaways When You're Bored of the Usual Tourist Haunts

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Ever went somewhere thinking it was offbeat and was disappointed by the crowd there? HolidayIQ reviewers have 8 alternatives for you!

1. Murud

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Neha Gupta shares, “Calm and a beautiful place Located in konkan region of Maharashtra, this offbeat beach is a brilliant place to relax and enjoy the nature, take the road from Alibaug to kashid and then to Murud, you'll experience nature at it's best.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jai Dait says, “An offbeat location If you don't want to visit crowded beaches, this offbeat location 10 km away from Murud is a very good option. We have stayed very close to this famous Siddhivinayak Temple. As there aren't options for hotel stay, home stays are recommended. The temple is very beautiful and gives you feeling of peace.” Read Full Review

2. Kohima

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Mayank Nagori says, “The Dzukou valley trek is a must visit if you're an offbeat traveller. Kohima also offers a range of sightseeing points, a few of which are : Kohima war cemetery, the second world war tank, the village which hosts the Hornbill festival. This place is about 20 km from the main city, but it's a must visit according to me....Kohima is the capital of Nagaland. Many people don't know this fact, so I had to mention that first. People here carry themselves really well. Right from the drivers to the cooks, everybody is smart here. This is not like those conventional hill stations flooded with couples on their honeymoons, so it's a place for the backpackers. ” Read Full Review

3. Silvassa

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Safari | Lion | Deer | Garden

HolidayIQ Reviewer Amit Ghosh says, “An offbeat place-Silvassa Silvassa is the administrative quarter of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is very near Vapi of Gujarat and Daman. Ailvassa has developed tremendously as an industrial belt in the past few years. The Madhubani Dam here is a major attraction. Also visit Dudhni and Vasona Lion Safari when you are in Silvassa.” Read Full Review

4. Mukteshwar

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Temple | Hill | Forest | Jungle

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jitendra Tanwar shares, “Thrilling adventurous offbeat Mukteshwar ...Mukteshwar is about 60 Km away from Nainital. It's on some height surrounded by beautiful mountains. Nainital to Mukteshwar track feels like you are travelling on a track just in the middle of a jungle. It's a very good experience tracking towards Mukteshwar, between the mountains. ” Read Full Review

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5. Valparai

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Shilpz S adds, “Beautiful offbeat destination Valparai Valparai can be called as a twin of Munnar, since it shares the similar essence of tea estates and mountains, dams and rivers. The route to Valparai from Thrissur was the reason I reached this place. ...There are numerous places en route, Sholayar dam being the most striking beauty of the place. Then of-course there is Athirapally And Vachazhal waterfalls.... From Valparai one can visit the various points, sunset points, tea estate, some amazing tea bungalows, waterfalls, topslip in Tamilnadu” Read Full Review

6. Devprayag

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran sood Sood shares, “The quiet surroundings act like balm on tired physical soles as well as on bruises of soul. Few minutes can do wonder. That's what these offbeat spaces meant for....Devprayag is worth visiting for being one with Ganga as from here onwards only Ganga taken its name. This is special place for those who know. I just not look at this pious confluence from distance like many other long-distance travellers who stop by like onlookers. I love climbing down difficult steps to reach the meeting point of two rivers. ” Read Full Review

7. Jowai

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Shantanu Paul says, “The location of the falls is a bit offbeat and you have to take help from the locals to track it down exactly. A small trek down the hill makes you reach the falls which is nothing less than a wonder. The water is so clear and blue that it actually invites you to have a dip inside....The waterfall is not among the conventional must see of the common itinerary of any traveller but if you happen to be here you will just forget any other waterfalls you have seen nearby. ” Read Full Review

8. Chikhaldara

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Pratima Bhatt says, “Small world with many animals, peace of mind and happiness Chikhaldara just the name makes me feel relaxed, calm and happy. I love calm places amidst nature's bounty and if there's wildlife in it too, then I feel like I've hit a jackpot! Chikhaldara is an offbeat location, hill station, in Maharashtra and since not many people know about it, it is not yet commercialized. If you come from places like Nagpur or Amravati or Akola, then Chikhaldara will be a hillstation for you. I'd visited this place with family and we found it hotter than our hometown even though it's a hill station So, people living in moderate to cold regions, do not get carried away by the 'hill station' We visited in April, so it was the peak of summer. The temperature was well above 40 degrees even before 12 PM. So be careful about when you visit. Coming to the destination, it has so many ghats, I went crazy! Everywhere you look; there are valleys and a lot of greenery and monkeys. Monkeys everywhere! If during hot summers the place looked so green, I can only imagine how lush it could be in monsoons. The tourist attractions here are not many, but the few ones are worth visiting repeatedly. The prime ones being Devi point where you will spot more monkeys than humans even during a festival rush, Shakkar lake, Government gardens, Bhimkund, Panchbol point, Gavilgad fort, Melghat tiger reserve and sunset point. ” Read Full Review

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