10 Little Known Places In India That Are Perfect To Travel To In 2017

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

To travel is necessary. Travel helps you open your mind, embrace new cultures, learn something new, and most of all teach you a whole new meaning of life and changes you as a person - for the better. This makes travelling necessary, especially exploring little known places. And with 2017 right around the corner, it's time you start making your travel plans for the coming year already. So here we have listed some not-so-well-known places in India for every kind of traveller. So go on and choose your destination. 

1. Pench National Park - For The Wildlife Safari Lovers © Provided by Polka Café

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Pench National park is located in Madhya Pradesh. The Pench river runs through the national park. This quiet sanctuary has jackals, leopard, and tigers running around in the sanctuary. 

Best Time To Visit: October and February

2. Sundarbans National Park - For Nature Lovers The world's largest mangrove trees, the Royal Bengal tiger and many more endangered species can be found in the Sundarbans forests. The biosphere is located at the mouths of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. Best Time To Visit: September to March: Sundarbans National Park - For Nature Lovers © Wildmaniac.com Sundarbans National Park - For Nature Lovers

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The world's largest mangrove trees, the Royal Bengal tiger and many more endangered species can be found in the Sundarbans forests. The biosphere is located at the mouths of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. 

Best Time To Visit: September to March

3. Agathi, Lashadweep - For The Beach Lovers Agatti island sits in the union territory of Lakshadweep, surrounded by the Indian ocean. Enveloped by coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, white sand beaches and green coconut palms, the island is a piece of paradise on earth. Best Time To Visit: October to Mid May, after which the rains start, making it hard to reach the island.: Agathi, Lashadweep - For The Beach Lovers © Polkacafe Agathi, Lashadweep - For The Beach Lovers

Agatti island sits in the union territory of Lakshadweep, surrounded by the Indian ocean. Enveloped by coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, white sand beaches and green coconut palms, the island is a piece of paradise on earth. 

Best Time To Visit: October to Mid May, after which the rains start, making it hard to reach the island.

4. Sikkim - For The Mountain Lover Sikkim lies next to the Eastern Himalayan range, making it a truly spectacular place to visit. As you travel higher up in Sikkim, you see the spectacular Kanchenjunga and other mountain ranges, which are a visual feat.Best Time To Visit: March to December: Sikkim - For The Mountain Lover © Polkacafe Sikkim - For The Mountain Lover

Sikkim lies next to the Eastern Himalayan range, making it a truly spectacular place to visit. As you travel higher up in Sikkim, you see the spectacular Kanchenjunga and other mountain ranges, which are a visual feat.

Best Time To Visit: March to December

5. Mawsynram, Meghalaya - For The Rainforest Lovers Encompassed in the tropical rainforests, in Khasi village lies Mawsynram in Meghalaya. The region is said to receive the highest rainfall in all of the world. Though it has such wet weather, it's also one of the most visited places in India. Best Time To Visit: September to November: Mawsynram, Meghalaya - For The Rainforest Lovers © Polkacafe Mawsynram, Meghalaya - For The Rainforest Lovers

Encompassed in the tropical rainforests, in Khasi village lies Mawsynram in Meghalaya. The region is said to receive the highest rainfall in all of the world. Though it has such wet weather, it's also one of the most visited places in India. 

Best Time To Visit: September to November

6. Gir National Park, Gujarat - For The Animal Lover Visit the Gir national park in Gujarat, which also encompasses the largest dry deciduous forest area in all of India. This forest is well-known to house the Asiatic lion, a rapidly dying species. Best Time To Visit: December to March: Gir National Park, Gujarat - For The Animal Lover © Polkacafe Gir National Park, Gujarat - For The Animal Lover

Visit the Gir national park in Gujarat, which also encompasses the largest dry deciduous forest area in all of India. This forest is well-known to house the Asiatic lion, a rapidly dying species. 

Best Time To Visit: December to March

7. McLeodganj - In Search Of Peace McLeodganj is a little suburb in the picturesque town of Dharamshala, which is located in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is known for its Tibetan settlements and its trekking routes. Best Time To Visit: During the summer months: McLeodganj - In Search Of Peace © Polkacafe McLeodganj - In Search Of Peace

McLeodganj is a little suburb in the picturesque town of Dharamshala, which is located in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is known for its Tibetan settlements and its trekking routes. 

Best Time To Visit: During the summer months

8. Mount Abu, Rajasthan - For The Honeymooners Located in the Aravalli range in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a serene and scenic hill station. Ideal to escape the summer heat of Rajasthan, the plateau is known for its famous Dilwara temples. Best Time To Visit: April to September and November to February: Mount Abu, Rajasthan - For The Honeymooners © Polkacafe Mount Abu, Rajasthan - For The Honeymooners

Located in the Aravalli range in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a serene and scenic hill station. Ideal to escape the summer heat of Rajasthan, the plateau is known for its famous Dilwara temples. 

Best Time To Visit: April to September and November to February

9. Almora, Uttrakhand - For The Alpine Lovers Almora is located in the Kumaon district of Uttrakhand. It was a popular hill station during the British Regime and was maintained by the Britishers. It is known for its many Hindu temples. Best Time To Visit: April-October: Almora, Uttrakhand - For The Alpine Lovers © Polkacafe Almora, Uttrakhand - For The Alpine Lovers

Almora is located in the Kumaon district of Uttrakhand. It was a popular hill station during the British Regime and was maintained by the Britishers. It is known for its many Hindu temples. 

Best Time To Visit: April-October

10. Pachmari - For Trekkers Pachmari was a favourite among the Britishers, who couldn't brave the harsh and humid Indian summers. This happens to be the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh, and has cave temples, waterfalls, and is surrounded by the beautiful Satpura range.Best Time To Visit: The summer months.: Pachmari - For Trekkers © Polkacafe Pachmari - For Trekkers

Pachmari was a favourite among the Britishers, who couldn't brave the harsh and humid Indian summers. This happens to be the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh, and has cave temples, waterfalls, and is surrounded by the beautiful Satpura range.

Best Time To Visit: The summer months.

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