Crave for Solitude? Head to these Destinations for a Peaceful Vacation
Just like cities, many of the hill stations in the country have also become commercialised and our wish to spend some peaceful time remains unfulfilled to a certain extent. But if we look closer, we can find a number of destinations, which are yet unexplored and boasts off immense natural beauty and quietude. Check out the list of some such destinations and plan your vacation now –
Nubra Valley, Ladakh – The Hidden Jewel
Bestowed with pristine beauty, Nubra Valley is one of the best places in India to go for a peaceful vacation. This valley, located on the Silk Route, is at a distance of approximately 140 km from Leh. The beauty and the serenity of this valley will rejuvenate your body and soul for sure. The best time to visit it is from June to October, when the weather is pleasant and moderate. As there are no ATM’s in the valley, don’t forget to carry sufficient cash.
How to Reach:
To reach this valley, Leh is the nearest airport. Jammu has the nearest railway station from where taxis are easily available. You can also reach Nubra Valley by bus or jeep from Leh.
Kasar Devi, Uttarakhand – A Peaceful Getaway
Located at a distance of around 14 km from Almora, Kasar Devi is a delight for those who wish to spend some pleasant time in the lap of mother nature. The lush greenery with Himalayas in the backdrop makes it a perfect getaway destination for nature lovers. Don’t forget to visit the famous Mohan’s Cafe, which is one of the best places in Kasar Devi to sip ginger tea while enjoying the absolute calmness of the nature. To get the most out of this place, visit it between March to November. Keep some medicines handy while travelling to this hill station, as there are many sharp curves on the way.
How to Reach:
Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest railway station. Shared taxis are easily available for the commute. You can also book a train from Delhi and then book a taxi for the onward journey. If your tickets are not confirmed, check your PNR Status online.
Backwaters of Kerala – The God’s Abode
From a peaceful boat ride to rejuvenating spa sessions, there is a lot to experience in the captivating state of Kerala. The immense natural beauty this state boasts off justifies the sobriquet ‘God’s Own Country’. Spend some time sailing on the crystal clear backwaters, adore the lush green surroundings, relish local food, and enjoy a stay at the traditional houseboats. To experience the best of Kerala, visit it during the months of September to March. If you are planning to visit Munnar or Thekkady, don’t forget to carry your woollen clothes.
How to Reach:
Cochin International Airport, situated in the city of Kochi, is the largest airport in the state. Taxis are easily available for the commute.
Auli, Uttarakhand – A Fairy Land
Always dreamtof watching snowflakes settle on a wooden frame while sipping hot ginger tea? You must visit the astonishing hill station of Auli to make your dream come true. Other than spending your time adoring the beauty of nature, you can also take part in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Auli being one of the best skiing destinations in the India is a major attraction for adventure enthusiasts. The hill station boasts of one of the highest man-made lakes and offers mind-blowing views of the mighty Himalayas. You can visit this destination all year-round except monsoons.
How to Reach:
To reach this hill station, the nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. It is located at a distance of approximately 279 km from the hill station. You can take a taxi or opt for a bus to travel further.
If looking for a respite from the monotonous lifestyle and want to spend some time with the mother nature, take off the popular tourist spots from your bucket list and add these destinations for that “ME time”
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