India is known as a hectic, dirty, and even harsh place to visit. Streets full of rubbish, traffic, animals randomly roaming, people yelling, you might be wondering how it’s possible to find peace in this country? Well once you get out of the large cities and into the countryside you will start to see the India you will soon love. There is serenity here, and peace and quiet is most certainly possible. Hightail it to these places, get your mind right, and ohm all you want in complete peace.
After making your way to Leh, the only entrance, you will find yourself at the Nubra Valley in Ladakh. Although not completely secluded this high point on the map will certainly get you away from the hustle and bustle. There is a beautiful river basin called Shyok, the hot springs of Panamik and two humped camels roaming the area.
Amongst fruit orchids the scenic hill station of Ranikhet is waiting for you. You can meditate with the ancient sculptures of Dwarahat and enjoy your snowy vistas at Sitalakhet. There is also a temple in the area called Binsar Mahadev that you can checkout as well.
If you don’t come during the monsoon season you will enjoy Sikkim. Here you can breathe in fresh mountain air all day minus the dust and pollution from the cities. There are Buddhist monasteries for you to take a deep breath at while you stare at the snowy mountain tops before you.
Meaning “southern country” Lahoul is just a bit south of the town of Ladakh. This is home to many endangered species like the lynx, blue sheep, Himalayas ibex and the snow leopard. Again, here you will experience more lonely high mountains to sit and relax at. There are more Buddhist monasteries to visit and perhaps even spend some time at one if you wish. This area is inundated with snow for about half of the year so the best time to come is between May and October. There isn’t much in terms of civilization in this area and that is meant in the absolutely best way possible. Serenity can easily be had here.
In the northern area of Kerala this spot is still rather unknown. There are coffee plantations and rolling hills topped with tropical rainforest. Here they cultivate coffee, coco, tea, and spices. So as you’re taking your long deep breaths in and out you will be taking in these wonderful scents.