Northeast India is blessed with several offbeat long-distance routes that offer a magical combination of virgin forests, mountain views, winding highways and lanes, stunning tea gardens and sanctuaries and national parks. If you’re the adventurous type who prefers to hit the road on a bike or SUV, you’ll particularly enjoy the thrill of these five trips.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are home to some of the world's most exotic, rare and pristine natural wonders -- small slices of paradise, or perhaps visions from a fairytale, but all very much there for you to experience in the flesh. I recently took a deep dive into some of the most untouched islands here. Here's a glimpse.
Forests can literally talk in Chhattisgarh. This is not an exaggeration. The state has recently been touted as the "best emerging domestic tourism destination" by Lonely Planet India, but you have to visit to feel the state's enigmatic and as yet untouched wilderness. Try giving the usual and crowded forest circuits of India a miss and visit the offbeat, quiet and rivetingly charming Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary.