India is the land of villages. India comprises more than 6 lakh villages each with a unique identity. Once you visit these villages you get to know the true roots of the country. Visiting a village may sound like a rustic affair but therein lies the true essence of India. The vast expanse of India’s landscape in these rural setting will surely leave you awe-inspired. We have compiled a list of some of the beautiful villages that you can visit

1. Diskit Village, Ladakh

Diskit is set in the remote region of Ladakh. The village is surrounded by the beauty and thrill that Ladakh has to offer its many visitors. The townhouses the Diskit Monastery which was built in the 14th century.

The village also plays host to the statue of Maitreya Buddha who is said to have blessed the town. The village also enjoys the serenity of the nearby mountains as well as proximity to the Nubra Valley where you can take a short day trip to.

2. Malana, Himachal Pradesh

Malana is a mysterious village in Himachal Pradesh that every nature lover must visit in their lifetime. The village is said to be the home of a unique clan who are direct descendants of Alexander’s army. The villagers here are said to be very protective of their traditions and customs. The village also happens to be one of the world’s most ancient democracies that still stands to date. The village offers many hiking spots like the Chandrakhani pass, the Rashol pass, and the mesmerizing Jari falls.

3. Nako, Lahaul Spiti

Nako in Spiti valley is blessed with a very unique topography that almost resembles the moon. The village is very close to the Tibetan border and shares certain cultural influences from them. You can visit Tabo, which is an ancient monastery and a UNESCO heritage site that was built in the 9th century. Nako is also quite close to Kibber which happens to be the highest village in the world. You will be acquainted with the true Ladakhi lifestyle and get to experience staying in stone homes and monasteries. People often go to Nako to experience the solitude and reconnect with themselves.

4. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro valley is that unobtrusive idyllic village set in the hidden hills of Arunachal Pradesh. The village is an offbeat tourist spot in India. There are a plethora of offbeat things that you can do here like wading through the massive rice fields or getting a tattoo from the apatani tribe. If you appreciate soul-satisfying music then the Ziro festival of music will surely touch the chords of your heart

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