Life may have so much to give but sadly more often than not people tend to get crumble under the pressure. The fast life has its perks and drawbacks but what most people forget is that people tend to lose themselves in the race to move ahead in life.
The constant need to travel and explore unchartered territories is something that everyone who has a 9 to 5 job craves for. Traveling not only enriches your soul but it also helps you attain a sense of balance in an otherwise chaotic lifestyle.
So in case you are among the many corporate slaves who are annoyed by an unrewarding routine, it's time to escape and find refuge somewhere you can reinvent yourself in peace and solitude. Thankfully for this enlightening experience, you don't have to travel to far cause in India there is absolutely no dearth of places to visit which will satiate your innate craving for inner peace. Here is our pick of the top 5 most peaceful destinations in India and need we say none of these trips will burn a hole in your pocket.
1. Spiti Valley
Spiti Valley is the land of Buddhist mysticism and it is most definitely one of the least populated regions of India. Known for its stunning locals, the scenic beauty of this place is still unknown to many even till date. The rugged terrain of the area coupled with only a few villages scattered along the valley, you are bound to find peace during your vacation here. The USP of the place is that it is completely cut-off from the entire world, making Spiti is the gateway to inner peace.
2. Pangong Tso
Anyone who has watched Aamir Khan’s ‘3 Idiots’ would remember the last scene from the movie. The magnificent Pangong Tso Lake is shown in the climax of the movie. In fact, after seeing the stunning lake in this movie the place saw a sharp rise in tourism. Come to think of it, finding a peaceful place in India is not difficult when you are in Ladakh. A trip to this place will help clear up the cobwebs from your head and leave you with a deep sense of satisfaction. Don’t forget to feast your eyes on the sunrise and sunsets of this place.
The holy city of Rishikesh attracts millions of visitors from all over the world which come to the place looking for peace and tranquility. Located on the banks of the sacred Ganga River in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, the place needs no introduction. Rishikesh makes for an ideal escapade from the crowded and polluted city life. In fact, nothing can be more relaxing than attending the serene ‘Ganga Aarti’ during the evening or even taking a dip in holy waters. The numerous ashrams and yoga retreat centers will most definitely help you find the comfort that you have been searching.
Popular known as the ‘City of Dawn’, Auroville is a spiritual hub that very few people know about. You will be surprised to know this that Auroville is inhabited by people from over 40 countries. And for those who don’t know, Auroville is located near the Union Territory of Puducherry. While you are visiting the place, don’t forget to indulge in meditation at Matrimandir. And during your free time, you can also spend time picking up on the alternative healing courses which will help you to stay calm in the long run.
Nestled far away from the pullulated city life, Khajjiar is a peaceful paradise indeed. The place is a known as the mini Switzerland of India. And in case you are wondering why one look at the place and you will know why. This tiny hill station in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh is one of the lesser-known but most charming retreats in India. Let the peace and quiet of the place help become in tune with your inner self.