Top 5 Relaxing Destinations in India
By: Rohit Agarwal
Get away from your busy schedules and detoxify your minds by taking a vacation. India has many destinations that would help you soothe your souls and here are our most amazing destinations in India that would help you unwind.
A place hidden away on the western coast of India, Gokarna holds significant religious significance due to the presence of many ancient temples like Mahabaleshwar and Maha Ganapati Temple. Apart from being a pilgrimage town, Gokarna is increasingly becoming popular as an alternate travel destination to Goa due to its unspoiled rustic beaches. Tourists can enjoy the laid back atmosphere at Kudle and Gokarna beach or trek their way to discover Paradise beach. Unwind by doing yoga, surfing, snorkelling and exploring this quaint town. The best time to visit would be during Feb to April to enjoy the best climate.
Experience Switzerland in India by visiting Khajjiar, a hill station located near Dalhousie. This picturesque place surrounded by lakes and meadows is a photographer’s paradise. The nearby Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary is an ideal place to visit for any wildlife enthusiast. Trekking is the main attraction for the tourists visiting to enjoy the excellent view of the surrounding mountains and vegetation. The relaxed and peaceful atmosphere in Khajjiar can be enjoyed all year round but the best time to visit Khajjiar would be from March to October to avoid the inconveniences caused by heavy snowfall during winters.
Kalimpong, West Bengal
A hill station with a significant historical background, Kalimpong would take you back in time through the presence of many Buddhist monasteries, ancient temples and British era churches. An amalgamation of Chinese, Indian and Bhutanese culture can be seen here at everything from the cuisines to the major markets like Teesta Bazar. Its proximity to Eastern Himalayas has led to a thriving horticulture business in this region with the cultivation of many exotic flowers. In particular, Cactus production is one of the major tourist attractions here. The other attractions include Hiking and River rafting at Teesta River. The best time to visit would be in summers and Monsoon during March to September to get the ideal climate for exploring.
A hill station tucked away from all the hustle bustle of the nearby cities, Matheran is a popular weekend getaway in Maharashtra for people looking to step away from their busy daily life. It is filled with scenic viewpoints and is also pollution free due to its status as a vehicle free zone. Keep your walking shoes ready as trekking is the best way to explore this Eco Sensitive Zone. Louisa, Alexander and Panorama point provide the best views of the city. Monsoon season (July-September) is the best time to visit due to the lush vegetation during this time.
Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Pasighat is surrounded by scenic mountains and beautiful waterfalls. It has something for everyone and appeals to every tourist—Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary would be ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and Kekar Monying would leave historical buffs asking for more. Unlike other popular travel destinations, Pasighat still remains unspoiled by commercialization and is still a place steeped in history and culture. The best season to visit would be the winter season (October to March) as the climate remains the most favourable during this time.
So, I hope you will break the monotony of your daily life and leave all your stress behind by taking a vacation in any of these cities.
A traveller and voyager at heart, Rohit’s travel stories are shared on TransIndiaTravels.com to show his love for the most under explored places of India.