7 Offbeat Places to Travel to this October to Skip the Crowd

If you are looking for less-explored and offbeat destinations, read on...

October rings in the festive season and good weather, tempting you to break away from routine and travel. However, you are not alone. This is also a time when everyone wants to travel and with Covid-19 still around, we bet you wouldn't want to head to the popular destinations. So to help you make your travel plans, we have rounded up some offbeat locations that you can explore and skip the crowd.

Longwa is known for its association with the fabled Konyak tribe and has been home to the last headhunters of this warrior clan. This remote village is perched on the border of India and Myanmar and extends into both territories. Visit this place for the history and the stunning views.

Daringbadi, Odisha

This quaint hill station in Phulbani district of Odisha is one of the hidden gems of the state. This little known place is dotted with pine forests, beautiful waterfalls, valleys and plateaus. The best part, you wouldn't find noisy tourists here.

Sumur, Ladakh

Located in the Nubra valley, this scenic village offers some beautiful walking trails amidst lush fields, mountain streams and ancient monasteries. If you are looking for a quiet place where you can connect with nature, Sumur is the place to be in.

Urakam, Kerala

A sleepy town in Kerala, Urakam doesn’t usually feature in tourist radars. If you want to enjoy the backwater, soak in some history and explore traditional South Indian architecture of yore, then this is the place for you.

Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh

This scenic town is situated on the banks of the Yargyapchu River (River Siyom). Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and verdant green valleys, the place also houses a 400-year-old monastery.

Nathuakhan, Uttarakhand

Though it’s an hour and half away from Nainital, a popular tourist destination, Nathuakhan offers stunning views of the Himalayas, unspoilt natural beauty and fresh mountain air. This tiny hamlet is sparsely populated, so if you are looking for a peaceful place to unwind, stay in one of the homestays here.

Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

Kinnaur is known for stunning sights of Zanskar and Dhauladhar range, apple and apricot orchards, picturesque valleys and rivers. Many Local rituals and customs that are observed here make for an interesting experience. Do watch out for them when you are here.