Best Lesser-Known Sights and Attractions in India

Hogenakkal Falls pic
Hogenakkal Falls
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An accomplished IT professional, Graeme Queen serves as the senior director of IT solution delivery for an insurance company in Portland, Oregon. In this capacity, he manages numerous employees and contributors and ensures key business units within the company receive the support they need. For his job, Graeme Queen regularly travels to India, where he has visited several cities and sights over the years.

When most people think of attractions and sights in India, they tend to think of such things as the Taj Mahal or the city of Delhi. However, the country has much more to offer outside of these major tourist attractions, including the following examples:

Hogenakkal Falls: Often referred to as the Niagara of India, the Hogenakkal Falls are a unique sight in Karnataka. Surrounded by forests, the area is largely unexplored and does not see many tourists. Beyond enjoying the water, visitors can revel in the various terracotta statues of guardian deities in the nearby mulberry fields.

Orchha: Located in Madhya Pradesh, Orchha dates back to the 16th century. It was once the Bundelkhand Empire’s capital and can be found along the banks of the Betwa River. Orchha is one of India’s lesser-known forts, but its architecture and interesting temples make it an exciting location to behold.

Siju Caves: Featuring some great river passages, Siju Caves wind through the Meghalaya plateau in Baghmara. As one of the longest caves in the country, there are plenty of unexplored labyrinths and secret chambers for tourists to explore. However, the cave is not outfitted with lights, so it is best suited for more adventurous travelers.

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