8 Secret Spots In Mainstream Indian Destinations That Locals Have Kept Hidden From You

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Nainital, Manali, Shimla, Goa. Have the best of Indian tourist destinations become too mainstream for you? It's time you reinvent India for your bucket list.

Flocked by hundreds of tourists every year, these destinations have several secret offbeat spots that have been discovered by travelers in recent years. Here's a list of some of the unexplored spots in the mainstream Indian holiday destinations.

1. Don't limit your vacation to leisure walks around Manali and Old Manali

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Explore the nearby Vashistha Village, a quiet hamlet with surreal hot springs.

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2. Take a diversion from the tourist flooded Mall Road in Nainital

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And take a hike to Tiffin Top, a quaint spot overlooking the town.

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3. Say high to Kasol but don't let your vacation be a mere restaurant hop

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Take time out and enjoy the true hill experience at one of the homestays at Tosh.

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4. The old world charm of this Queen of Hills, Shimla has been a crowd-puller since years now.

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Shoghi, a hidden town near Shimla, turns into a little heaven during winters and it can be your alternative spot .

Check out Nancy Nance's trip to Shoghi.

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5. If you're wandering where to go and what do to after a long walk on the Mussoorie Mall Road

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Drive ahead to Landour, a hidden hill-town with old country homes, just right for your ideal getaway.

Check out Sarbajaya's trip to Little Landour.

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6. The forested valley of Kodaikanal is a charming town flocked by tourists throughout the year

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Vattakanal, a scenic town only 3 kms away from Kodai is still an undiscovered paradise.

Read more: Enchanting Vattakanal, Kodaikanal by Divya Shirodkar

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7. Mcleodganj, the little Tibet in the heart of Himalayas has been ticked off the bucket list by most of us.

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Dharamkot a nearby village has still preserved its best secrets waiting to be discovered by the explorer in you.

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8. Go Goa! This hottest destination for beach goers is more than just touristy shacks...

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Visit the Butterfly Beach to experience a quiet Goa afternoon on a serene beach.

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Tell us about the offbeat spots you have discovered on your trip? We'd love to hear your story.

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Tosh, My favourite place ever.
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