5 Most Beautiful Villages In India That You Must Visit In 2020

Posted by on November 16, 2019

Seeking a rural respite in beautiful places? Here are our most beautiful villages in India to get your rustic groove going! Tired of the usual tourist hot spots and craving for some village zen? Find your roots and experience the best of ecotourism with our list of 7 stunning villages. Unknown and endowed with raw

Seeking a rural respite in beautiful places? Here are our most beautiful villages in India to get your rustic groove going! Tired of the usual tourist hot spots and craving for some village zen? Find your roots and experience the best of ecotourism with our list of 7 stunning villages. Unknown and endowed with raw beauty and unusual cultures, these quaint hamlets offer some much-deserved peace and quiet with a whole lot of action.

Beautiful Villages

1. Poovar – Kerala

This is a pretty vilage of Kerala that is famous amidst tourists. It is almost at the southern tip of Thiruvananthapuram. The beaches here are clean and beautiful. Relax and unwind at the beaches here on your next trip to Kerala. Also, enjoy the local flavours of the place.

Best experiences:

  • Relax at the Poovar Beach in Kerala.
  • Enjoy boating during your visit to this beautiful village.
  • Visit the Aazhimala Siva Temple.

Best time to visit: October to February

How to reach:

  • By Air: Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 30 km.
  • By Water: Vizhinjam is the nearest harbour at a distance of 14 km.
  • By Rail: Trivandrum Central is the nearest railhead at a distance of 30 km.

Where to stay: These are few places to stay close to Poovar: Joys Resort Poovar, Uday Suites – The Airport Hotel, and Hilton Garden Inn, Trivandrum.

2. Malana – Himachal Pradesh

In the mood for mystery and mountains? Then find your way to one of the most beautiful villages in India – Malana, an ancient and isolated village in north eastern Kullu valley. Visit this place not just for its fantastic views and fresh air but also to discover a unique clan. Legend has it that a tribe from Alexander’s army broke away and decided to make this beautiful valley their home.

Said to be one of the world’s oldest democracies,the people are reserved and very protective of their customs so it would be wise to be informed and respectful of their “Dos and Don’ts”.

Best Experiences:

  • Until recently, Malana was accessible only by trekking for 2 days from Naggar – this is still an enchanting and easy trek, taking you over the Chandrakhani pass.
  • Trek for 17 km to Kasol over the awe-inspiring Rashol Pass, with a stopover at the Rashol village. Do carry your passport as there are many checkpoints.
  • The easiest trek is from Jari to Malana with beautiful waterfalls along the 6-hour hike.

Best time to visit: March – June and September – October

How to Reach: It is now possible to drive from Jari to Nerang. Malana is a 2-hour trek from there.

  • By Road: From Delhi: There are buses and taxis going up to Manali. Malana is 90 km away and there are taxis available from Manali to Jari or Nerang.
  • By Air: Air India flies 4 times a week from Delhi to Kullu Airport (40 km away)

Where to stay: There are many guesthouses, backpacker style above Malana. The closest hotels are in Kasol or Naggar.

3. Kasol – Himachal Pradesh

This was once a quaint hamlet in the state of Himachal but has now become a weekend getaway in North India. With just an overnight journey from Delhi, a lot of people visit this village on weekends. Kasol is a hub for youngsters and the point of various treks nearby in Himachal.
Best experiences:
Enjoy camping at Chalal which is a mere distance of 300 meters from the village.
Take a local bus to Manikaran Sahib.
Gorge on delicacies at the German bakery.
Trek to Tosh, another beautiful village in Himachal Pradesh.
Best time to visit: April, May, October, and November are the best months to visit Kasol.
How to reach:
By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport in Kullu at a distance of 31 km from Kasol.
By Road: One can self drive or hire a taxi. Buses are available too from Delhi to Bhuntar, where one needs to take a local bus towards Manikaran.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar railway station at a distance of 144 km.
Where to stay: Hotel Sandhya, Brick And Wood Cottages, Devdhar Cottage, The Himalayan Village, and Alpine Guest House.

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4. Munsiyari – Kumaon

Number one on our list of most beautiful villages in India is Munsyari, Uttarakhand. It lies on the ancient Salt Route to Tibet and is a lush green secret ensconced in the Kumaon hills. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains and dense forests with the Goriganga river caressing it, this place is a delight for nature lovers and adventurers.

Best Experiences:

  • For the more adventurous ones, there are glacier treks to Milam and Ralam.
  • Witness the magnificent views of the Panchachuli peaks on an easier 2 day trek to Khuliya Top, organised by the local KMVN.
  • Or you could just laze around doing nothing at all as Munsyari paints a gorgeous picture with its pink golden dawns and crimson sunsets.

Best time to visit: March – June and September – October
How to Reach:

  • By Road: Munsyari is 650 km from Delhi. Head towards Bilaspur (NH 87) and continue towards Almora. Munsiyari is 200 km away There are 3 rollercoaster routes from Delhi to Munsiyari, with scenic stopovers on the way. From Anand Vihar ISBT one can also take buses going to Almora. It takes about 24 hours.

Where to stay: The KMVN has a comfortable guesthouse and if you are looking for a hotel, then there is Milam Inn and Vijay Mount View Resort.

5. Almora – Uttarakhand

This is a beautiful green village in the northern state of Uttarakhand. The place is full of positivity and tranquility. Away from the city, the air is fresh and pure. To add on to one’s experience, the food here is delicious. Stay here for a day or 2 and rejuvenate yourselves!

Best experiences:

  • Visit the various temples here, namely Nanda Devi, Kasar Devi Temple, and Chitai Golu Devta Temple.
  • Enjoy evening walks in the lush green environs of oaks and pine trees.
  • Shop for unique handicrafts and local ware in the village.

Best time to visit: April to June and September to November

How to reach:

  • By Air: Nearest airport is in Dehradun at a distance of 173 km.
  • By Road: There are regular buses which go to Almora and one can also hire a taxi to the village.
  • By Rail: Kathgodam which is 38 km away is the nearest railhead.

Where to stay: KMVN TRH The Himalayan Eco Resort, Kasar Himalaya Holiday Home, and Deodar Homestay.

India is a treasure trove of over 6 lakh villages. What we have curated here is a small footprint on the rural eco – traveler’s map. We hope that you will enjoy discovering the myriad of the most beautiful villages in India with their rich biodiversity and cultures. We would love to hear about the villages you have visited so shout out – we’re all ears! And book a trip soon to one of these villages in India!