The green meadows, farmers farming, cattle grazing, little boys going to school in groups, women busy with their household work, some engaged in farm works, the trees, the colourful flowers, butterflies and bees humming around — all seem like a painted landscape scenery of the village drawn in some canvas. Almost 70% of people live in villages in India, so is the enormous serene village beauty that prevails in India of which we tried to list up the MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN INDIA YOU MUST VISIT
MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN INDIA YOU MUST VISIT
Located on the banks of Shyok River, Diskit is the headquarter of Nubra Tehsil and Nubra subdivision located in the Leh of Ladakh. Popular for the Diskit Gompa that beholds the Maitreya statue, one of the largest Buddhist statues in India is 106 feet tall, dating back to the 14th century. The monastery was built as a symbolic of peace with Pakistan to avoid future war and it also presents a panoramic view of the beautiful Nubra valley. The colourful hangings, mural paintings and intricate designs on the walls of the monastery sum up to the urge for tourist attraction.
Located on the banks of Parvati river, Kasol stands between Bhuntar and Manikaran in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. One can visit Kasol village in India at any time of the year however the best can be experienced if visited within the months of October to July. Certain activities one must do in Kasol: strolling down the Parvati River, visit the Manikaran Sahib and take hot spring baths, trekking to Kheer Ganga, visiting Jamlu Devta temple of Malana which is also called the Little Greece of India. One can even visit the Tosh village, the Chalal village, the Pulga village, the Naggar village, the Bhuntar town and the Tirthan valley, a UNESCO heritage site located 60km away from Kasol. It is truely one of the most beautiful villages in India.
A cantonment town and administrative headquarter of Almora district in Uttarakhand, Almora is famous for Chitai and Nanda Devi temples, magnificent snowy mountain peaks, cosy cottages, an abundance of flora and fauna and calm, serene peace prevailing all over. Best holiday experience can be gained if visited between April to June and September to November. One must not miss visiting the religious sites: Kasar Devi Temple, the Nanda Devi Temple, the Chitai Golu Devta Temple, the Katarmal Sun Temple and also the Zero Point, the Bright End Corner, the Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum, the Govind Ballabh Pant Public Museum, the Archaeological Museum Jageshwar, the Dwarahat village, Martola, Kalimat, Simtola, and the Deer Park at about 3 km from Almora.
Located in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya at the Indo-Bangladesh border, Mawlynnong has earned the tag of the cleanest village in India, also famous for its cent per cent literacy rate. One can visit the village at any time of the year however to experience their festivals like Behdienkhlam, Wangala, Nongkrem dance festival one must visit the village in July, September to December and October or November respectively. Matrilineal Society is prevalent in Mawlynnong, where the daughters acquire their mother’s surname as well as wealth. The double-decker living root bridge is very popular here that renders an exquisite feature of the subtropical evergreen forests of Meghalaya.
Located 20 km west from Kohima in Nagaland, Khonoma is the first green village in India. The lush greenery and woods all over is a paradise for trekkers at the Dzukou valley, one can camp at places thereby interacting with the tribal communities getting a glimpse of the Naga village life. People’s occupation here mostly includes farming, cultivation of terraced rice, hunting, crafting and weaving. Sekrenyi or Phousanyi is the most important festival of the Angami tribe residing here, the male and female dance together there all day long in their traditional outfit.
Located in the Brahmaputra river, Majuli is the first island to be made a district in 2016. The Assamese neo-Vaishnavite culture is prevalent here, many Satras or monasteries are constructed here of which the surviving ones include Dakhinapat Satra, Shamaguri Satra, Narasingha Satra, Garamurh Satra, Kamalabari Satra and few others. Tribals like Misings, Deoris, Sonowal Kacharis, non-tribals like Koch, Kalitas, Ahoms, and scheduled castes like Kaivartas,Brittial Banias comprise Assamese population here. One can experience the best of Majuli in winter, from October to February. The Raas Leela festival is celebrated here in the month of November so visiting here in winter is worth assuring. Majuli offers ample scope for having soothing ferry ride down the Brahmaputra river. One must also visit the Golden Temple of Assam, Tengapania surrounded by Dhakuakhana, Machkhoa and Disangmukh.
Located near the Khinvsar village in Nagpur district of Rajasthan, is popular for the Khimsar Fort and sand dune village environment there. Best time to visit Khimsar is from November to February, the Nagaur festival is also celebrated in the months of January and February. Desert adventure sports, historical spots visit, wildlife safaris are some common activities of tourists visiting here. One can also visit temples here namely the Sachhiyamata Temple and the Jain Temple.
Headquarter of the Mirik subdivision of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, Mirik is a small hill station with mountains, lakes, the majestic view of Kanchenjungha at some points, lush green tea gardens and their pristine beauty all over. One can have the best experience visiting Mirik in the months of March, April, October, November since Mirik has a temperate climate, characterised by mild summers, cold winters and wet monsoons. While sightseeing here, one must visit the Pahilogaon area known for the orange orchards and cardamom fields, experiencing heart-rendering sunrise, sunset at Kawlaydara viewpoint, visiting the famous BokarNgedonChokhor Ling Monastery, taking a brief walk beside the man-made Samendu Lake or Mirik Lake, also visiting the tea gardens and sometimes the Pasupati Market for marketing.
Not necessarily a village, but a temple town on the west coast of India in Karnataka, Gokarna is home to the beaches like Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Half Moon Beach and Paradise Beach. One can have the best experience visiting Gokarna within the months from October until March. Away from the hustle and bustle of Goa, one can indulge in activities like parasailing, jet ski, snorkelling, surfing, banana boat ride and much more. Since Gokarna is a plethora of pilgrim attraction, a devotee should visit the Mahabaleshwar Temple and the Murudeshwar temple. A small trek to Yana of Sahyadri Hills and stepping into the Mirijan Fort to have brief glimpse of ancient architecture is also advisable.
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