If you want a little bit of peace and tranquillity and get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life then why not visit some of the peaceful paces India has to offer. Many people say that you don’t visit India for a holiday but you visit the place for a lifetime experience. The truth is that India is a huge place. If you want hustle and bustle then Mumbai or Delhi would be the appropriate place however if you want some peace, quietness and a bit of spirituality thrown in then you can have them in India too. So let’s take a look at some of the peaceful places to visit in India.
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Kasol is a small hamlet in the district of Kullu in the state of Himachal Pradesh situated on the banks of the river Parvati. It has great weather all year round. You will find Kasol very peaceful. If you love nature, wildlife and trekking then this is a very peaceful place to visit in India.
Rishikesh is a spiritual place for Hindus. Rishikesh is situated in Dehradun district of the Indian state, Uttarakhand. It is considered as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’ and the yoga capital of the world. Lots of people are now visiting Rishikesh in large numbers from all over the world. However you still can get find peace in this wonderful place. You can look for Ayurvedic treatment centres and ashrams to stay. Rishikesh has plenty of camping sites on offer, just look for Rishikesh camping packages without rafting or rafting if you like those kind of things.
Kalimpong, West Bengal
There are plenty of hill stations in India. One of my favourites is Kalimpong in the state of West Bengal. While you are there you can also visit Darjeeling known for its Himalayan Railways and tea plantations. Coming back to Kalimpong; it’s a cultural centre for Buddhists. There are plenty of resorts in kalimpong where you can find yourself in a very peaceful environment. Just look for Kalimpong resorts.
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Ziro is a small town in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh about 167 km from the capital Itanagar. In 2012, it was included in the list of UNESCO for inscription in the World Heritage Site. Not many people know about this place hence making it an ideal destination for peace and tranquillity seekers. If you love lush green meadows, green forests and amazing landscapes then Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh is the place to visit. Best time to visit Ziro valley would be in all year round making it an idea destination to get away from the harsh Indian summer. Some of the places to visit in Ziro include Tarin fish farm, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Namdhapha National Park and the nearby pine groves.
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is one of the holiest cities of India. It’s not a place that everyone would like. If you want to experience Hinduism in its raw form then Varanasi is the place to visit. If you walk the banks known as “ghats” you will see beggars, holy men, bodies being cremated and people taking a dip in the River Ganges trying to rid the sins to get moksha. However busy this place may seem, people from all over the world come to this place. If you are looking for spirituality then Varanasi is the place you should be visiting. Just look for ashrams in Varanasi. You will be surprised that there are some free ashrams in Varanasi for those seeking spirituality.