The Most Difficult But Beautiful Places To Get To In India

Nubra Valley
Nubra Valley | © Ashwin Kumar/Flickr
Sridevi Nambiar

Tread off the beaten tourist path with our list of some of the most remote, difficult to access yet stunning locations around India. These destinations may demand a little more effort from your side, but will reward you with sights of unmatched beauty to compensate.

1. Danushkodi, Tamil Nadu


Dhanushkodi is an abandoned ghost town in Tamil Nadu
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This ghost town at the south-eastern tip of the remote Pamban Island, part of the state of Tamil Nadu is uniquely picturesque, deeply historic and an adventure to get to. Abandoned after a deadly cyclone struck the area in 1964, this almost surreal looking beach is accessible by a scenic train ride connecting mainland India to the island.

Dras, Jammu and Kashmir

The world’s second coldest inhabited place, Dras makes for an adventure unlike any other. Located in Kargil district, the area sits surrounded by tough terrain and almost perennial snow. But incomparably striking sights of mountains, valleys, and forests await if you make it. Trekkers will find the area particularly rewarding.

Dras, Jammu and Kashmir, India

2. Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park, Mizoram

Park, Natural Feature

Blue Mountain National Park
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This large national park is home to the Phawngpui mountain peak, the highest in the state of Mizoram. Considerably separated from human settlements, the mountains are open to visitors only for about six months every year. If you do make the trek, stunning sights of the Phawngpui peak covered in blue fog await you.

Nubra Valley, Jammu and Kashmir

This stunning valley birthed by the Nubra and Shyok rivers, passing amidst the rocky mountains of the Karakoram range, is among the most remote in the country. Accessible by the Khardung La pass, known to be the world’s highest motorable road, Nubra Valley is a striking sight rich with green oasis villages, clear waters and snow-capped peaks.

Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Nubra Valley

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