This village tucked in Tirthan Valley has long conquered hearts thanks to its scenic views, lush greenery and scrumptious traditional Himachali cuisine. On your way through town, be sure to stop by Firgun Cafe to chat with some locals, sample the delish hot chocolate and nibble on Himachali siddu (a tangy sort of bread).
India is amazing, but as the world’s most populous country (and not to mention one of Asia’s most popular travel destinations), it can be hard to find a place to go for some proper peace and quiet. Bustling cities and tourist hotspots can become overwhelming even for seasoned travellers.
Luckily, there are plenty of underrated Indian destinations where it’s possible to escape the crowds. From under-the-radar spiritual centres to mist-shrouded hill stations, here are some of my favourites.