Places In India to Chill And Do Absolutely Nothing

Places In India to Chill And Do Absolutely Nothing

A clear schedule, a celebration, an empty to-do list, a jobless weekend or a month off- deserve a change of scenery which is as lazy, chilled out and idle as your plans- in its climate, ambience and culture.


Here is the list of 17 Places In India to Chill And Do Absolutely Nothing

1. Hampi, Karnataka - The abode of bygone ruins, rusty colors and fascinating landscape


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Known For : Virupaksha Temple, Hampi | Vithala Temple | Lotus Palace

Hampi, a UNESCO world heritage site, is a place where history stores much of its grandeur and architectural marvels. Add to it a mystical and laid back ambience with ancient markets and you get the relaxing, simple and idle destination you always wanted.

Best Time : October to March

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2. Gokarna, Karnataka - Land of palm trees, blue seas and golden sands


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Known For : Om Beach | Water Sports in Gokarna | Mahabaleshwara Temple

There are many shades to this simple beach town and all equally refreshing, chilled out and pristine. There is an untouched beach, a young dash of hippie culture and a wave of spirituality and religion, for an ideal holiday brimming with sunshine and glittering sands in this simple place called Gokarna

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 16 Gokarna Attractions

3. Pondicherry - The French Riviera of the East


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Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry | Aurobindo Ashram | Seaside Promenade

History just doesn’t leave this town called Pondicherry, where time stopped a bit when its streets, shops, food, styles, architecture borrowed inspiration from the French. There are more than one ways to relax here from its beaches, ashrams to yoga and meditation.

Best Time : October to March

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Read More 42 Pondicherry Attractions

4. Varkala, Kerala - The hidden treasure of Kerala


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Known For : Water Sports in Varkala | Varkala Beach | Edava Beach

Varkala is relaxing in its every sphere, from glittering beaches, adjoining forts to a mild yet distinct hint of spirituality. But what standouts here is a sparkling market with hints of hippie culture surrounding it, making it a one of kind place in the state. While your time off here, volunteer at Ayurveda center, for an unwinding experience in the truest sense of the word.

Best Time : Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

Read More 24 Varkala Attractions

5. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh


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Known For : Kheerganga Trek | Trekking in Kasol | Tosh

This hushed and pristine village is an ideal place just to be and let go, walk through and chill around, with sceneries and landscapes borrowed from paradise and distinct culture from its frequent Israeli visitors. With its glittering markets and breathtaking views, this is a magic spell in Hebrew, which will leave you asking for more. One of the most popular places to chill in India, Kasol has been infamous for its prevalent cannabis culture.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 15 Kasol Attractions

6. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World


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Known For : Adventure Activities in Rishikesh | Lakshman Jhula | Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple

Rishikesh becomes what you want it to be. It could be your spiritual nirvana, a wisp of adventure, chilled out break in cafes or relaxed time off in yoga ashrams. With its so many faces, you choose which one you want to lose yourself in while you time in Rishikesh.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 54 Rishikesh Attractions


7. Pushkar, Rajasthan - Lord Brahma's only temples, and the mesmerising cattle fair


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Known For : Pushkar Lake | Pushkar Camel Fair | Brahma Temple

A legend to its origin, a unique temple, a camel festival, a holy lake and fairs and festivity-and yet this modest town, Pushkar will give you the laid back and lazy ambience, that might just be the thing you need, in its many cafes and an idle and relaxed culture.

Best Time : October to March

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Read More 17 Pushkar Attractions

8. Anjuna Beach, Goa


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Anjuna beach in Goa is about quiet walks on the beach, lazy hours under the sun and refreshing swims into the sea. Along the beach will be local markets vibrant with haggling and the everyday sparkle, that you just can’t miss. Between your lazy encounters with the beach, you can also volunteer at an eco-village.

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9. Mokokchung, Nagaland - An urban habitat to Ao Naga


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Known For : Longkhum | Ungma Village | Langpangkong Caves

This can be your break closer to nature- both in geography and culture. With hilly landscapes dotted with tribal villages, untouched in their colours, cultures, perspectives and livelihoods, it can be a unique vacation where you share lives with the tribal clans and find a second home in their villages.

Best Time : October to June

Read More 7 Mokokchung Attractions

10. Kalimpong, West Bengal


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Known For : Durpin Dara hill | Cactus Nursery | Morgan House

A modest hill-station for a relaxing break into tea plantations and scenery filled with old churches and monasteries. The area, with little ambition, gives you full freedom to choose the way you want to unwind yourself on your vacation.

Best Time : March to June, September to December

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Read More 21 Kalimpong Attractions

11. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh


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Known For : Tarin Fish Farm - Paddy cultivation | Kile Pakho | Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

A fish farm, hills with a view, pine trees and paddy fields all over and pristine scenery. This place in Arunachal Pradesh comes with absolutely nothing on its list of ‘must -do’ things and makes up an ideal place to chill, in an almost picture perfect way.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 8 Ziro Attractions

12. Sarahan, Kinnaur


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Sarahan has countless views, sceneries and landscapes and no matter for how long you stay at this place, a walk through its endless forests and valleys will let you leave behind all you want to and let go.

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13. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh - The Hidden Treasure


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Known For : Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort | Ram Raja Temple | Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort

This is a historical paradise and a perfect place for a simple and lazy break off the everyday and into the richness of its forts, palaces and temples with the most detailed artwork, murals and paintings. This little other parallel world is a bit stuck in its glorious past and a perfect opportunity to unwind.

Best Time : July to March

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Read More 16 Orchha Attractions

14. Kasar Devi Temple, Almora


This destination which is more often than not a getaway from favourite spots around it is surprisingly relaxing and with little to do is perfect for some idle time off. Add a bit of meaning to this break by working with projects here, for a more organic and sustainable range of mountains. With the names like hippie hill and Baba Cake as the popular hangout place here, you can only imagine what kind of place would it be.

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15. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu


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Known For : Shore Temple | Mahabalipuram Beach | Five Rathas

Known for intricate temples, glowing beaches and markets quite exotic, this town makes it straight to the list of ideal hangouts. Top it up with crocodile farms and fishing villages and get a complete experience where you can enjoy a vibrant culture and unwind.

Best Time : November to February

Read More 23 Mahabalipuram Attractions

16. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - The Spiritual Capital of India


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Known For : Kashi Vishwanath Temple | Dashashwamedh Ghat | Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

Varanasi, more popular as a religious centre, only made more holy by the Ganges neighbouring it is where relaxation, meditation and spirituality are found in all forms so that you can find yourself in a way that appeals to you.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 37 Varanasi Attractions

17. Old Manali, Manali


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For your time off, skip the famous attractions and spend a month in the guest houses that foster the old world charm. Walk through orchards and find a home right out of your early morning dreams with typical, yet refreshing hill station scenery.

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India is a land of traditions, no matter how much ever you discover there is a lots more to explore new traditions and cultures in India. Indeed these 17 holiday spots in India will refresh your body as well as mind.


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