India is a land of remarkable places and wonders, many of them host several tourists every year both from India and foreign countries. Most of these places are widely discussed in geography books and on other platforms but some of this hidden wonders filled with natural beauty are still unexplored by tourists and explorers.
These hidden gems will make you fall in love with their natural beauty and mesmerizing ambiance. So if you are planning any trip for exploration here are your perfect spots.
15 Hidden Wonders Of India
1. Hide And Seek Beach
Beach is Situated in the Balasore district of Odisha. Twice in a day seawater disappears and leaves an extraordinary 5 km long area and then it naturally comes back and fills the whole area during high tide. It is an extraordinary experience to see the sea doing hide and seek. It is the home for several species like red crab and horseshoe crab.
2. St Mary’s Island
This Island is famous as Coconut Island of Thonespar. Geological Survey of India declared this as a national geological monument of India. This Island is famous for sublime hexagonal columns of basaltic lava.
It is believed that Vasco de Gama stopped by here while traveling to Kerala. While half the part of the island is sculpted with Rock columns and other half is filled with the carpet of seashells and pebbles as smooth as cotton.
3. Borra Caves
Everyone who is fascinated by caves, here is the perfect display of natural reaction when water meets the limestone. These rock formation situated in the Ananthagiri hills of Andhra Pradesh’s Araku Valley. Borra caves are important for anthropological students many of the ancient rock tools have been excavated from these caves dates back to 30,000 to 50,000 years ago.
4. Lonar Lake
Lonar is one of its kind and youngest one of all craters. Crater came into existence when a giant Meteor hit the earth. Estimated speed of Meteor was around 90,000 km per hour.
In the right middle of the jungle, it is located in the Budhana district of Maharashtra. After several years of its formation, surrounding changed and perennial stream made it a green lake which supports rare micro-organism.
5. Gandikota Canyon
300 feet deep valley situated in the cuddaph district of Andhra Pradesh is around thousand years old. Gandikota is also famous for Gandikota fort is a unique structure an intricately-carved citadel made of red sandstone came into existence in the 13th century. Not so many other places are more scenic then Gantokota canyons. To view the most majestic part one should go right to the top to witness Pennar river flowing through the canyon.
6. Hogenakkal Falls
The fantastic waterfall which flows between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the river Cauvery falls from a height of 150ft, creating a water spray so strong that seems more like smoke than mist. It is actually not just one fall but a series of waterfalls which finally merges into a stream flowing towards hillside with giant black granite rock both side.
7. Living Root Bridges
Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya Cherapunji are centuries old bridge providing an option for wooden bridge over swift streams. These bridges were built by native Khasi tribe by tangling several naturally growing roots of rubber trees. The best part is these bridges don’t need maintenance once they are made they self-grows in order to provide a more strong and protective shape.
8. Marble Rocks of Bhedaghat
25 Km away from Jabalpur on the banks or river Narmada, these magnificent rock canyon is formed. The height of these rocks is even more than 100 feets. Marble rocks of Bhedaghat tell the geological history of this place. one can take a boat ride along with these canyons towards Dhuandhar waterfall And soak himself in the majestic beauty.
9. Barren Island
Barren Island is situated in the middle of Andaman sea. This remote green island is the resting place for several sea creatures like turtles and reef sharks. It is an outstanding natural spot to visit.
10. Belum Caves
Belum caves are the longest caves of India. Belum is a Sanskrit term stands for the hole. These caves were built through the million years of water flowing over limestones deposits which eventually formed several forming stalactites, stalagmites, siphons, sinkholes, and water galleries. One of the most astonishing features here is the Saptasvarala Guha ( the chamber of seven notes) where the stalactite naturally produce musical sounds when struck with a wooden stick or knuckles.
11. Mud Volcanoes
Mud volcanoes are a unique structure formed by nature. Emission of depressurized water and natural gases from falling organic matter underground, accompanied by loud explosions with fire. It creates miniature volcano with mud creator on the top. First found in first observed mud volcano explosion on Baratang island in March 1983 in Nilambur village also known as Jalkis by the locals.
12. Reverse Waterfall at Sinhagad
Gravity denying phenomenal scene of a reverse waterfall is situated near the Singhad fort. During monsoon season due to high wind, pressure water starts flowing upwards which seems an extraordinary scene. One can witness these from top of the waterfall and can be drenched with water. This area comes under the western ghats in Maharashtra.
13. Riverine Potholes of Nighoj
Nighoj is an amazing place and will stay with you long after you left this place. A basalt-rock river bed hollowed out by primeval potholes like a huge block of cheese carved by the river over thousands of years. These pot shaped creators also called as kunds by locals give a unique look to this place.
It takes about 2 hours from Pune and one should visit Morachi Chincholi to view eco-friendly residents cohabit with hundred of peacocks.
14. Floral Blooms at Valley of Flowers (Uttarakhand) and Kaas Plateau (Maharashtra)
three British mountaineers in 1930 discovered one of the most beautiful Floral blooms at Nandadevi Valley of flowers. It is now in the Unesco world heritage list. Flower mat is spread in the Nanda Devi biosphere.
Almost equally beautiful but different floral bloom of Kaas plateau takes place in Maharashtra Satara district from September to early November. Soil largely made of basalt gives proper conditions to bloom several flowers of different colors.
15. Umngot River
Very few people know about this hidden spot filled with natural beauty. It is situated in the Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district around 95 km away from capital city shilong. The river is famous for its unbelievable clean water it seems like almost transparent and viewing it from a distance can make you think as if boats are floating in the air.
Local lives of fishermen and single span suspension bridge over the river are other things to explore here.
So all these spots are not much known to tourists but surely these places are extraordinary and deserve some attention.