• Yukta Chaudhari

Offbeat Locations You Must Visit Before You Turn 30

India is a land of adventures. Imagine not having an adventurous travel story to tell when you reminiscence your youth. There are so many stories waiting to be written in the streets of India. The true beauty of the country lies within some locations that are forgotten with time. It's time to hurry up and make your own story through the lanes of India. travel explore and discover these amazing offbeat places you must visit in India before you turn 30.

  1. Varkala beach

  2. Chandratal

  3. Gokarna

  4. Narkanda

  5. Kasol


Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach
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Varkala is a calm and quiet place located near Tiruvananthapuram. The beach's serene beauty and waters are calming to the soul. The beach is known to be sacred and its water is considered holy due to its medicinal and curative properties. Major attractions of the place include a 2000-year-old shrine Janardhanaswamy Temple which stands on a cliff overlooking the beach. The place also attracts pilgrims from all over the country to the samadhi (resting place) of Sree Narayana Guru (1856 - 1928).


Nearest Railway station: Varkala, about 3 km away

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 57 km away



Chandratal​ Lake

Chandratal Lake
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Located in the Spiti Valley Chandratal Lake is known to be the most stunning lake in Himachal Pradesh. The landscape of the lake is moonlike which adds to its beauty. The lake is located at an altitude of 4270m and its route involves a trek full of adventure in The Himalayas. The region also has folklore of its own which you can explore during your trek. The Chandratal lake is a perfect blend of adventure and sightseeing which makes it a must-visit location.


Nearest Railway station: Joginder Nagar railway station, 290kms away

Nearest airport: Bhuntar, 180km



Gokarna

Gokarna
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This city is located in the Uttara district of Karnataka. The name of the city translates to cow's ear, this is due to the mythological story related to it where lord shiva takes the form of a cow. The region is embedded with beautiful landmarks and tourist attractions such as pilgrimage sights, beaches, and stunning waterfalls Gokarna is home to the oldest temples. Its architecture and scenic beauty attract many tourists from all over the world. This is also the perfect site to enjoy water sports such as scuba diving, surfing, snorkeling, and skiing.


Nearest Railway station: Joginder Nagar railway station, 290kms away

Nearest airport: Bhuntar, 180km



Narkanda

Narkanda
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Located 60 kilometers from Shimla, Narkanda is a paradise for travelers and tourists from all over the world. The picturesque view of the town and its overall peaceful aura makes the town a perfect spot for relaxation and retreat. Nakrkanda is also home to the beautiful Tanni Jubar lake. The beauty of the town makes it a photographers dream. You can also hike up your adrenaline by engaging in various activities such as trekking and skiing in Narkanda.


Nearest Railway station: Shimla, 65 km

Nearest airport: Jubbarhatti airport, 55 km



Kasol

kasol
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Kasol is the place to be if you love nature and never back down from a little adventure. Located 23 kilometers from Bhuntar the town is situated near the banks of the river Padmavati. Kasol is famous due to its adventurous treks. The amazing environment and the picturesque view of the town make treks in Kasol special. The town is inhibited by people who migrated from Israel and it gives the essence of their culture. It also has a flea market from where you can buy souvenirs and art pieces.


Nearest Railway station: Jogindar Nagar,144 km

Nearest airport: Bhuntar, 31kms




So what are you waiting for? Grab your bags and add these cities to your itinerary and go for the adventure of your lifetime.


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