Places In India to Chill And Do Absolutely Nothing

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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 18 Places In India to Chill And Do Absolutely Nothing

1. Hampi, Karnataka - A Lazy Bit of History

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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

2. 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, walkthrough 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

View packages starting from ₹ 6,500

3. Gokarna, Karnataka - For a Relaxed and Sleepy Beach Holiday

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Known For : Om Beach Mahabaleshwara Temple Water Sports in Gokarna

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

4. 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

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5. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - A Vacation Where You Will Never Run Out of Options

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Known For : Rafting in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Triveni Ghat

Rishikesh becomes what you want it to be. It could be your spiritual nirvana, a wisp of adventure, chilled outbreak 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

View packages starting from ₹ 6,396

6. Pondicherry - Once a French Colony and They Have Been Chilling Since

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Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Aurobindo Ashram Cafes in Pondicherry

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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7. Varkala, Kerala- A Lesser Known Side 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 centre, for an unwinding experience in the truest sense of the word.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

8. Kasar Devi Temple, Almora

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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.

9. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh - Of a Picture Perfect Grandeur

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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

View packages starting from ₹ 11,999

10. Pushkar, Rajasthan - Cafes, Cattle Fair and Chill

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Known For : Pushkar Lake Pushkar Bazar 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

View packages starting from ₹ 6,300

11. Chalal - Israel of Himachal Pradesh

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While Kasol gets the spotlight amongst the villages of the Parvati Valley, one can enjoy the true serenity of the magical Himachal Pradesh by trekking a little further from this major town to the quaint little village of Chalal. Situated at an altitude of over 5300 feet and a 30-minute trek away from the tourist hub of Kasol, Chalal has managed to retain its old world mountain village rustic charm. Set in the beautiful Parvati Valley of the Himalayas, with a grand view of snow-capped mountains and majestic pine trees, this quaint town has been nicknamed as the "Israel of Himachal Pradesh", and rightfully so!

12. Old Manali - Manali's Elder Cousin

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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.

13. Anjuna, 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.

14. 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

15. Kalimpong, West Bengal -A Simpler Paradise

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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

View packages starting from ₹ 11,934

16. Dharamkot, Mcleodganj

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The little hippie village of Dharamkot is located near Dharamshala and Mcleodganj, but unlike these places, Dharamkot is a quaint town not visited by a lot of tourists. Popular as the Yoga Village, it is ideal to spend some time away, meditating in peace. The tiny hamlet is blessed with astounding views of the nearby Kangra Valley the mighty Dhauladhar ranges. Home to the Dhamma Shikhara Vipassana Meditation Centre and Tushita Buddhist Meditation Centre, Dharamkot manages to maintain a fine balance between a serene yoga retreat town, and an adventurist's oasis.

17. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh - An Untouched Hangout with a Dreamy Backdrop

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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

View packages starting from ₹ 6,000

18. Sarahan, Kinnaur - Your Escape into a Mountain Village

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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.

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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