Peaceful Places to Visit in India

What is the meaning of Vacation? For some people going on a vacation means getting their adrenaline pumping. Some peoples go on a vacation in order to spend quality time with their family members and beloveds. But for maximum people going on a vacation means to go somewhere in a peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city and to enjoy nature, to eat some good food and relax. We believe that a peaceful place will rejuvenate you with a beautiful place and no noise. You can be with nature and a vacation in a peaceful place will help you to self-discover yourself. India has many locations which are crowded as well as noisy but there are also many places which can offer you a peaceful holiday. Here are a few locations in India that you should consider while planning your next vacation.


Dharamshala offers you a fine balance of Hindu and Tibetan culture. Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is famous for its spirituality. The temperature of this place remains pleasant throughout the year, but in winter it will give you the best vibe. You can expect snowfall in the town and the valley looks splendid in lush green and white shades. Tibetan Market, Triund Trek, and Gyuto monastery are some famous destinations of Dharamshala.


Rishikesh will amaze you every time, sometimes by its sage sitting in some ashram and sometimes by its adventurer activities. A 4:00 am morning walk between Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula with hills and jungles on one side while river Ganga on another is something that will stay with you forever. If I have to explain this city in one word it’s “Love".  River rafting and bungee jumping are something that you should try whenever you are in Rishikesh Uttarakhand.


Hampi is a spectacular destination that you can visit during this winter season. It is believed that Hampi is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. It has a UNESCO world heritage site and the temperature of Hampi remains pleasant during December and January. One should attend Hampi Mahotsav which was organized during the winter season. You can find some best temples of India at Hampi. Hazara Rama Temple, Matanga Hills, and Vitthala temple are a few places that you should visit.


The beauty of Jaisalmer is not unknown to anyone. However, if you are planning a trip to the desert in Rajasthan, the winter season will be perfect for it as it is hard to imagine there during the month of summer. December and January are the best months to visit Jaisalmer. If you want to see the cultures of Jaisalmer, make a visit in the month of January as a Desert festival is conducted here which will give you the experience of Rajasthani fold dance and music, turban tying, and many other competitions. If you want to spend some quality time with yourself, then make a visit to Sam sand dunes.


We personally believe that Alleppey is one of the most beautiful places In India. The backwater views and the scenic atmosphere gives you a great break from the busy life. If you want to spend some quality time with yourself then pack your bag and move to Alleppey this winter as it looks magical in the winter season. You can enjoy your night’s stay on a houseboat, and you can experience Ayurvedic spas which will make you feel relaxed. Vembanad Lake, Alappuzha beach, and Marari beach are must-visit places of Alleppey.

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Shimla is one of the best hill stations in India which looks splendid during the winter season. If you want to spend some time with yourself then Shimla is the perfect destination for you. A small trek between Mall Road and Jakhu Temple which passes through the lush green forest is something that will refresh you. This wonderland witness’s heavy snowfall during the month of winter and it will surely be a memorable trip.


Gulmarg Is free of pollution and it offers you several snow adventures and sports. An experience of skiing, snowboarding, and trekking in Gulmarg is something that will stay with you forever. These beautiful hill stations of Kashmir attract thousands of tourists every year and that’s why you should make a prior booking.


This capital city of Sikkim is undoubtedly one of the most peaceful places in North East India. One of the most organized and clean cities of India, this place has several monasteries which will give you a Buddhist flavor. During the summer season, you can see lush green mountains while in the winter season you can find snow-covered mountains. Make sure to buy some stylish and vibrant stylish clothes from the Gangtok market. Nathu La, Rumtek Monastery, and Hanuman Tok are a few locations that you should visit whenever you are in Sikkim.


Darjeeling is blessed with the beauty of nature and is one of the few locations in India that one should surely visit. This beautiful hill station is wrapped by a blanket of fog throughout the year and you can also witness snowfall here. Whenever you are in Sikkim, make a visit to Tiger hills as it will give you a beautiful sunrise. Do not forget to taste the cuisine of Darjeeling as you will find some unique restaurants here. Ghum Monastery, Zoological park, and Batasia Loop are some of the famous locations of Darjeeling that one should visit.


Goa is famous for its beaches and party among the people. But there are few beaches in south Goa which are away from the hustle and bustle of Goa city and will make you feel relaxed. Though you can visit Goa in any season winter is the most favorable season. The beaches look lovely and glitter in winter, though the water can be cold. However, if you are not a party animal, you can visit Palolem beach, Anjuna, and Mandrem which will give you peace that you can enjoy. Sunburn, Goa film festivals, and New Year beach parties are something which you should attend whenever you’re in Goa.


A beautiful village In the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh, Tosh will give you breathtaking views all around. If you want a relaxing absorbing nature around you, tosh is the best place for it. Tosh is surrounded by lush greenery with views of magnificent waterfalls and snow-clad peaks and apart from this, it will give you a sense of peace from the moment you step here. A walk in the village of Tosh can be refreshing but what is best for you is to pick a room with a great view so that you can enjoy the stunning beauty of tosh all around.

Kudle Beach

Located near Gokarna in the state of Karnataka, Kudle is a beautiful beach for those who want to spend some time alone away from the busy city. The long shore with golden sand and cool breeze makes this beach a perfect location for a walk. This beach is not as crowded as the nearby Om beach and the sunset at Kudle is simply spectacular. There are many resorts nearby the beaches which offer you all the amenities that you will need.


Known for its sleepy town ambiance and French architecture, Pondicherry is a popular attraction in India that attract thousands of visitors every year. However, despite being so popular, Pondicherry still has several places where you can sit idle and enjoy a peaceful vacation. Be it the beautiful township of Auroville or the promenade beach, Pondicherry will give you a sense of relaxation along with its pleasant weather and ambiance.

Dhanush Kodi

Dhanush Kodi is at the southern tip of India and the last village of India. Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Dhanush Kodi was once a famous market, but during the 1964 tsunamis, this city saw a severe setback and was abandoned. This city is also known as a ghost town by the locals. The confluence of the blue Indian ocean and the Bay of Bengal make a wonderful sight. This abandoned city is ideal for those people who are looking for an offbeat place. There is a government-run TTDC hotel in Dhanush Kodi where you can plan your stay during the visit.


Orchha is located in the state o Madhya Pradesh and was the former capital of the Bundela Rajput kings. This place is primarily known for its historical monuments. This place is one of the offbeat destinations of India which were visited by only those who like a less crowded tourist place. There is the Orchha fort complex and popular Phool Bagh which are the major attraction of this city. A peaceful walk in the complex will takes you back in time.


Famous for its double-decker living root bridge, cherrapunjee in Meghalaya is one of the most popular tourist attractions of North East India. These root bridges tool almost 15 years to complete and once it is done, they can take the weight of as many as 50 people. They tend to get stronger as time goes by. If you are someone who loves to spend time with nature then this is the perfect location for you. It takes a 3 hours trek from the dense forest and you will come across some beautiful views in order to get to the double-decker living root bridges. Once you will reach here, you will surely forget the rest of the world and you will get immersed in the beauty and magic of nature. You can stay in the guest house and if you did so, you will get the most peaceful experience that you can ever dream of.

Pangong Tso

It is probably India’s most spectacular lake. Located at the height of 14, 270 feet from the sea level, in the UT of Ladakh, Pangong got its popularity from the movie 3 idiots. Its stunning blue water and rugged brown mountain views are something that will stay with you till your last breath. Once you left the busy town at the beginning of the lake, you will notice that this place will get as peaceful as you travel ahead. Sitting nearby the lake and listening to the soft sound of waves hitting the pebbles. This lake is frozen during the winter season so advisable for you is to visit it during the month of July and September.

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A small and quiet town in the state of Uttarakhand, Champawat is a combination of scenic beauty and pristine ambiance. It is a great place for relaxing and enjoying your holidays away from the noise of the city. Champawat is located in the Kumaon region and is one of the offbeat locations which is surrounded by waters on the two sides and hills on the third. The greenery of this place along with the pleasant weather make it a peaceful holiday spot.

Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley National is known for its ecological diversity and is situated in the Palakkad region. Kunti river which flows through this national park adds stunning beauty to this place. This park is also accessible through Mukkali. Though private vehicles are not allowed inside the reserve area, hence crowds are limited here. The environment inside the park is simply adorable and it makes this place a peaceful vacation place amidst nature. Tourists are not allowed to stay inside the forest and you are only allowed to enter the forest with an assigned guard and a permit.

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It is believed that Varanasi is the world’s oldest living city and is also known as Kashi and Banaras. Varanasi is also referred as the spiritual capital of India. Kashi is among the seven holy cities of Hinduism. It is said about Kashi that “ Iske Shor me bhi Shanti hai”. Temples are at almost every turn of the street and be ready to walk on foot and to encounter holy sows on the way. Kashi Vishwanath which is one of the 12 jyotirlingas is situated here and is the most visited.


From glittering beaches to the adjoining forts, Varkala is relaxing in every sphere. But what’s unique about this place is its market with a hippie culture which makes it one of its kind. Try volunteering at the Ayurveda center in your free time for an unwinding experience.

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Situated at a distance of 7 km from Mussoorie, this small town is famous for char bazar and old British monuments. Mussoorie has lost in charm in the past few years due to the heavy rush of tourists and over-commercialization. Landour adds a bit of meaning to your break as it is perfect for idle time off. Emily by Rokeby Manor and char dukkan are the famous site you should visit whenever you are in Landour.

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Located at a distance of 15km from Ajmer in Rajasthan, Pushkar is a great choice for a weekend gateway from Jaipur. This city has many beautiful cafes and hostels for a backpacker. Famous for the world’s only Brahma temple, Pushkar is a pilgrimage site for Hindus. If you are someone who loves to spend time alone, you can spend your evening sitting at the Ghats while having a cup of tea and by listening to the chants of mantras from the temples. Pushkar is also the host of the Pushkar Mela which is one of the biggest camels’ fairs in the country. 


Though Kasol gets all the spotlight among the places of Parvati Valley, if you want to enjoy the true serenity of Himachal, then trek a little further from kasol to the little village of Chalal. Chalal is located at a height of 5300 feet from sea level and is at 30 minutes walking distance away from Kasol. This village has managed to retain its old village rustic charm. Set in the lap of Parvati valley of Himalaya, this beautiful village has been nicknamed ‘Israel of Himachal Pradesh”. If you want to feel a bit close to nature, Chalal is a perfect destination for you.

Old Manali

Located at an altitude of 6589 feet and 3 km uphill from the famous Manali city of Himachal Pradesh, lies this beautiful town of Old Manali. Manali is divided into two parts namely New Manali and old Manali and is separated by the Manalsu River. Both towns are connected by a bridge over the river. When it comes to comparing it with New Manali, this place is less crowded and cleaner and therefore it attracts a large number of tourists. The lush green mountains, winding road, apple orchid, and gushing water of the Kullu river make this destination a perfect natural retreat. Hidimba Temple is a famous tourist spot in this city.

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Located in the state of Nagaland, Mokokchung could be your break closer to nature in terms of geography as well as culture. With beautiful hilly landscapes and tribal villages, Mokokching is unique in its own way. Untouched in colors, cultures, perspectives, and livelihood, this place could be a perfect destination for your vacation where you can not only share your lives with tribal clans but will also find a second home in their village.


A bustling bazaar Kalimpong is situated on the rolling foothills of the Himalayas. Due to its temperate climate and proximity, it is a popular destination among tourist. Kalimpong is popularly known for its flower market, traditional handicrafts, and Buddhist monasteries. Surrounded by lush greenery you can have a relaxing holiday into the tea plantation field of Kalimpong.

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Located near Dharamshala of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamkot is a small town but is not visited by a lot of tourists. If you want to spend some time alone then this popular yoga village of India is an ideal place to spend some time way. This village is blessed with mesmerizing views of Kangra valley and the Dhauladhar range. Home of vipassana meditation center and Tushita Buddhist meditation center, Dharamkot has maintained a fine balance between yoga and adventurist oasis.

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Known as the “gateway of Kinnaur” Sarahan is a beautiful hamlet situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Famous for its deodar and pine forest, apple orchard and the slate-roofed house in the village is something which will stay in your memory. Srikhand Mahadev Peak is another memorable place to visit whenever you are in Sarahan.

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