1. Gujarat, India
Few tourists know about the sincere and surprisingly inexpensive Gujarat. If you get there, most likely you will be there alone.
Indians, Jains, Muslims, and Christians get along here, there are many amazing temples of various faiths that are very interesting to explore. Some of them are lost in the mountains, others in the calm forests of the Gir National Park.
If you suddenly realize that you are tired of the bustle of the city, then go to the neighboring island of Diu, which is famous for its beaches and parties.
2. Tasmania, Australia
Not surprisingly, Australia’s least visited region is considered one of the most pristine. Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world, and more than 40% of the area belongs to the national park. That is, there is only one question – why is this region considered one of the most unexplored in the world? Besides white sandy beaches and lush tropical forests, Tasmania is also famous for its contemporary art. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), considered one of Australia’s most innovative museums.
3. Quebec, Canada
Quebec is much more than just the “French-speaking part of Canada”: the border regions with the city are home to many of the country’s cultures, from Nunavik in the north to Wendake in the south.
There are also quite a lot of national parks, there is an inspiring Montreal, frantic nightlife and the biggest festivals are held. If you don’t mind skiing, canoeing or going out with a tent, you will also find plenty of opportunities for this.
4. Tohoku, Japan
The 2011 earthquake severely destroyed Tohoku, one of the most geographically diverse regions of northeastern Honshu.
In 2016 there will be exactly 5 years since the disaster, but the tourism industry has not yet fully recovered, despite the most famous attractions in this area, which provide good attendance to the region.
Go here to get to traditional Japanese festivals in the spirit of Yokote’s Kamakura (it is dedicated to the Japanese gods of water) and the Aomori’s Nebuta parade, and to see with your own eyes the Osore volcano.
There are also many slopes that are waiting to be conquered, many ski slopes and the stunning Sanriku Fukko National Park, which was created after the earthquake.
5. North Cape, South Africa
The hard way here will pay off, do not even worry about this: The Northern Cape in South Africa, which covers almost a third of the country, is for some reason underestimated by tourists. Those arriving here will be awarded flowering fields among the red dunes, beautiful views and animals that you will not see in the zoo (for example, you can meet the black-maned lion Kalahari).
Take time to see the lands of San Bushmen, the oldest tribe on Earth, and kayak down the Orange River in Richtersveld National Park.
6. Lombok, Indonesia
Not yet spoiled by tourists, Lombok is still salvation from the bustling Bali. A fast boat will take you to pristine beaches, huge waves, traditional Sasak villages. In the north of the island is the Gunung Rinjani volcano, which is especially popular among hiking and trekking enthusiasts. And in the south is Kuta, a pleasant, relaxed surf town, still living somewhere in the 70s.
7. Calabria, Italy
Charming Italian resorts, stretching along the luxurious coastline and cozy mountain villages, attract millions of tourists every year, and this is not surprising. But tourism in Calabria is still exclusively domestic. This region has not historically been developed as well as others, and therefore it is still not very popular.
But this year, Airbnb-style websites are planning to develop this market to give millions of tourists the opportunity to see ancient cities where houses are still heated from the stove, the diet is based on local and seasonal products, and wine is made independently and in almost every house.
8. Castile and Leon, Spain
Castile-Leon is perhaps one of the greatest secrets of Spain. This region remembers its past well, which makes its old cities real pearls, among which are: Salamanca, Leon, Burg, and Valladolid.
The region itself is famous for its wine and cuisine: no traveler will forget the warm summer night spent moving from one tapas bar to another.
9. Outer Hebrides (or the Western Isles), Scotland
The true power and beauty of the Western Isles of Scotland or the Outer Hebrides continue to win the hearts and imaginations of travelers around the world. But you need to be prepared for the isolation and wildness of these places located so far from the mainland. During long summer nights, the turquoise waters and white sands create the illusion of something Asian, attracting surfers and kiters with their waves. At the same time, there are castles, museums, archaeological sites and much more that will not let you get bored here. Keep in mind that each of the islands has its own unique character, so plan your time correctly to see everything.