Sometimes it becomes crucial to unplug from our daily chaotic schedules for a while by going on a vacation in which all that you do is sit, relax, laze around and revel in the stunning panorama. It becomes kind of mechanic to keep visiting places so that you can knock them off your bucket list. Let your bucket-list take a vacation too this time and have a to-do-nothing vacation. There is a long list of peaceful places in India, which can satisfy your needs.
And when the country we are talking about is India, then there surely are abundant places to fulfill all your travel desires.
So, just have faith folks and visit these 10 picturesque locations in India to relax and chill. It definitely will be fun!!
1. Pangong Tso
Lakes located in Himalayas are always serene and can provide you the soothing experience like no place can. That is why, Pangong Tso is at the top of the list of peaceful places in India. It is an enchanting high grassland lake extending from India to China located in Ladakh. The key feature of this dazzling lake is that its pristine water changes color from azure to green to even grey. Its beauty remains unaltered by seasons as it freezes in winter which enhances its beauty and while in summer it is attracts a lots of migratory birds giving it a life of its own. With the breathtaking scenery of rugged snow-glazed mountains and their reflection on the lake, it guarantees you a memory of a lifetime.
The French Capital of India, Pondicherry, is an amazing and one of the peaceful places in India that one can unwind during the weekend. It is a great place as it takes you away from your usual Indian life to a life marked with French influence. The architecture, culture and food, all contain the hues of the French. With beautiful beaches, churches, colonial buildings and mouthwatering European cuisine, Pondicherry is a perfect place to relax and absorb the happy vibes.
Situated on the bank of river Betwa, Orchha is sure to take you back in time with its historic palaces, forts and temples. The well-preserved monuments are picturesque and revel in the stories of the regal past. Orchha can be cherished by walking about the streets and having chit-chats with the local folks or having them tell you some of the many interesting stories of the kingdom of Bundelkhand. Here, sitting in a desired place, you can happily complete that book which has been waiting for too long now.
Amidst the humdrum of the city life, Varkala is a treasured gem in Kerala which is free from the clutches of ultra urban pace of life. It has beautiful beaches and a timeless quality about its ambiance. Let your heart sink in the tranquil offered at the Varkala cliff adjacent to the Arabian Sea. Visit the 2,000 year old Janardana Swami Temple to go back in time. Therapeutic Ayurvedic massages are also popular and you must treat yourself with one to kick-start the new week in high-spirits.
Ziro is a perfect weekend getaway located in Arunachal Pradesh. This quaint town has expansive rice fields and is surrounded by mountains draped with pine trees. What makes this town a preferred one is the unparalleled calm of the environment. It is home to the Apa Tani tribe which is famous for its love for colors and their handloom. It has many tourist attractions including Meghna Cave Temple and Tarin Fish farm. But if you want to do absolutely nothing and just relax then have a rice beer, a local specialty, while you leisurely sit back and watch the hours pass.
Kasol is a magical hamlet nestled in the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh. With the tinge of Israeli lifestyle, Kasol is a hub for backpackers and hippies. Its serenity rests in its disconnect with the urban world. It feels like a blessing when you see lofty snow-capped mountains the first thing in the morning with the sun shining brightly to provide you with the sufficient warmth. Kasol is, indeed, a charm. With the beautiful cafes serving various cuisines, Israeli being the favorite one, it is a delight to take a stroll and talk to the locals.
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A sacred city to the followers of Hinduism and Sikhism, Pushkar is a laid-back beauty located in Rajasthan. It is a great place to connect to your intellect through the spiritual peace provided by the many shrines of the town. The red spired Brahma Temple is the most revered site of Pushkar for being one of the very few temples dedicated to God Brahma. The rich culture, Pushkar fair, Rajasthani cuisine and the many cafes are sure to entrance you by their simplistic charms.
With the vibrant rhododendrons and alpine forests enveloping the region, Binsar is a lesser known treasure of Uttarakhand located in the Kumaon region and is considered one of the best peaceful places in India. It is adored for being a less commercialized hill-station and the unparalleled beauty of the mighty Himalayan ranges. Being there feels like resting in the lap of the Himalayas and from Binsar Zero Point, a famous tourist spot, one can behold the view of some majestic Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, Kedarnath and Nanda kot. The mountains, curtained by slight mist, line up in a flamboyant fashion to present you a picture-perfect landscape.
Athirappilly waterfalls, located in Athirappilly village of Kerala, are one of the best places to visit in Kerala. They form a part of the Chalakudy river and are worth a visit. The richness in flora and fauna makes this place a biodiversity hot-spot. It is an enthralling experience to experience all your worries carried away by the gushing water of the falls.
10. Agatti island
Being one of the Lakshadweep islands open to tourism, Agatti grabs a lot of attention. It is known for the palm-lined white-sand beaches and the untainted possessions of nature’s bounty. The sense of remoteness offered by the island is esteemed by tourists. It has one luxury resort and sunbathing on the beach is an activity to do when on a lazy vacation. Other activities around the place include scuba diving, snorkeling, glass bottom boat rides, skiing and kayaking.