10 Villages in India to Experience the Hidden Beauty of Nature | The Wanderer India


Finding peace in the furore of the city is impossible as life in the city is fraught with stress and anxiety. The high-rise buildings, polluted air, and congested roads have bleached the joy of living in the city. The urban areas might have been equipped with high-tech facilities and luxurious amenities, but life exists only in the villages. India is a land of rich culture and heritage; the Indian villages play a significant role in keeping the spirit of true India alive. Everything from the undefiled atmosphere and exquisite landscape makes the Indian villages a paradise worth seeing. 

The carefree lifestyle and the soothing ambience of the villages mesmerize the visitors. Villages are the place where one can breathe fresh air away from the hustle-bustle of the city. We all have seen Indian movies exhibiting the dense fields and uniquely structured houses, if you want to experience the ethereal beauty of nature then do pay a visit to the lustrous villages of India. Here is the list of Indian villages that are not only beautiful but also exceptional in their own way.


1. Mandawa, Rajasthan 

Mandawa is home to vintage forts and splendid havelis that give a glimpse of royal opulence and lifestyle. Established in the 18th century, the popular village of Rajasthan is now a tourist hub as the village offers an assortment of sightseeing attractions to visitors. The spices-filled food and sweet dishes of Mandawa will surely smite the epicurean in you.


2. Majuli, Assam

The island district of Assam is nothing but the best creation of the mighty. Located on the Brahmaputra River, Majuli offers one of the picturesque locations to travellers. Abode to different tribes and colourful cultures, Majuli is one of the most beautiful villages in India. The tourists get to witness the majestic sunset at the seashore of the largest river island.


3. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya 

Another village from North-East India, Mawlynnong is extensively popular among travellers. The scenic view, the lush green land, and the serenity of the village will steal your heart. Mawlynnong proudly owns the title of Asia’s cleanest village and has a literacy rate of 100%. The Mawsmai Cave, Jingmaham Root Bridge, and Nohkalikai Falls are some of the major tourist attractions of the village. 


4. Poovar Kerala

The small town of Kerala has one of the finest houseboats that connect the different parts of the village. A ride in the houseboat will surely invoke the child within you.  Everything from water cruising, surfing, and swimming to boating can be done here from October to May. Encircled by small canals, the village is rich in fascinating flora and fauna. 


5. Almora, Uttrakhand

Almora village harbours a variety of pristine lakes and sacred shrines. Nestled in the peaks of the Himalayas, the village has the oldest national park in India that preserves endangered species. The melodious lingo and the happy-go-lucky lifestyle of people make this village a place worth visiting. 


6. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

The pine trees, the lush green forest, and imposing landscapes make this village a popular tourist spot in India. The compact gardens filled with colourful flowers and endless stretches of land enthral the visitors for life. The clear sky over the green land is nothing but a treat to watch. Be its cane weaving and basket making the village has indeed much to offer when it comes to native crafts. 


7. Khimsar, Rajasthan 

What would be more thrilling than experiencing the orange sunset on the famous Thar Desert? The beautiful village located in the heart of Rajasthan, Khimsar is widely popular for Nagaur Fort constructed by Prince Rao Karamsaji. The highly hospitable people will surely win your heart and all adventure lovers would find solace in the desert safari. 


8. Gokarna, Karnataka

Nestled in the laps of serenity, the village presents a series of picturesque locations to the visitors. The village is immensely famous for its alluring weather, pristine beaches, and vigorous lakes. The village is a paradise for all those who love to spend time close to nature. The Om Beach, Mahabaleswar Temple, Mirjan Fort, and Yana Caves are the best places to explore while in the village. 


9. Diskit Village, Ladakh

A small town perched on the elevated mountain is home to one of the oldest monasteries where the locals offer their prayers. Its proximity to the Nubra Valley makes it even more captivating and sightseeing. Surrounded by the rustic mountains, the village is an ideal place for trek lovers.


10. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

The best summer gateway to spend a long weekend, Kasol village is the perfect place to perform thrilling activities. Camping on the hills and waking up under the orange shadow of the beautiful sunrise is all that one dreams of. The hazy mist around the long pine tree is a sight to behold.

If you have never traversed the heavenly beauty of rural India, then here is your chance to pay a visit to the above-listed villages once in a lifetime. These villages are sure to add new memories to your travel diaries.


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