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Off Beat Destinations in India

1) Untouched cutting-edge canyons that make you dizzy as you look down

Be one of the first few to witness the marvels of nature. Among the exotic places in India that have not been infringed upon, the Laitlum Canyons in the outskirts of Shillong, Meghalaya make for a stunning sight.


Very few are aware of it and you would have to ask around to get here. Unlike earlier when there were no roads leading to this place, now is a different story. Get mesmerised by the vast expanse of tall flush green grass swaying to the chilly breeze and feel the rush of blood through your veins as you look down upon cutting edges of the mountains thus making them appear as canyons. Be prepped up with snacks and water as there is just one shop in the vicinity. When finally at the spot, savour the serene atmosphere and take in the sights of green hills, valleys and little villages afar that stretch towards the land of Bangladesh.

2) A remote hamlet where sands seem to roll out into eternity

Most of us are aware of Rajasthan and its several gems like Jaipur and Udaipur. But how many of us actually know about the Khimsar Dunes Village, which embodies the very desert nature of the state. It resides about 15 minutes from the Khimsar Fort.


Only accessible by jeep, camel or horseback, this remote hamlet is where the sands seem to roll out into eternity. Resonating the beauty of the Thar Desert, you might come across a mini-lake that springs out of nowhere. But be warned, it might only be  a mirage!

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