It happens many times when people get tired of their hectic life and they just want to find refuge somewhere so that they can rediscover themselves in a tranquil environment. Certain situations urge them to get isolated from the world, take a pause from their work and spend some good time with their closed ones. Sometimes it becomes tough to discover a place idle where one can spend a quality time full of peace and solitude. There are some destinations which often remain untouchable in a peak season too. Here is a list of some attractive destinations that are not touristy.
1. Ki Monastery
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The monasteries are known for their tranquil ambience. India resided many monasteries and one of them is Key (Ki) Monastery. The monastery is set on top of a hill at an altitude of 4000 meters in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Its architecture is same as fortress has. The view from the monastery is just so mesmerising by combining the views of spiti river and majestic himalayan ranges. Located away from the hustle-bustle of the city, the place is ideal for a peaceful vacation or to just get a true feel of nature. The best time to visit this place is May – October.
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Located near the “French Capital of India” that is Puducherry, Auroville is renowned for its spiritual & peaceful experience. The place has earned an epithet of “City of Dawn”. People come here from every corner of the world to meditate and to remove negativity from their inside. Other places to visit includes Matri Mandir, Aurobindo Ashram and Paradise Beach. The best time to visit Auroville is October – February.
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Uttarakhand has some tourist places which remain populated throughout the year from its visitors but there are also some places which remain isolated from the crowd. Lansdowne is a small and quiet town prominent for its healthy climate and unspoilt environment situated in the state of Uttarakhand. This undiscovered and less crowded hill station houses some of the british era buildings, temples, churches, lakes and green oak and blue pine forest. The place acts as an ideal weekend destination for delhiites as it is located 250 kms from the national capital.
4. Pangong Tso
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If you are in Ladakh then discovering a serene place is not a big deal. There are several points and places in Ladakh which are known for their calmness and one such place is Pangong Tso Lake. It is a high altitude lake situated at an altitude of 4,350 meters that gives the perfect reflection of blue sky and spectacular mountains. One can spend a quality time by not getting interfered by the crowd and enjoy breathtaking views.
5. Silent Valley National Park
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This place doesn’t require any introduction as it’s name describes it all. Silent Valley national park is one of the largest national parks in South India located in the Nilgiri Hills or Blue Mountains. The greenery of national park literally rectifies the unwanted noises and helps you to focus on melodies produced by nature. The park is home to 16 bird species including nilgiri blue robin, black and rufous flycatcher, etc and 34 species of mammals including lion-tailed macaque, tiger, leopard, etc. One can also do trekking and camping there but permissions are required.
6. Dzukou Valley
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If you are a thrill seeker and want to do an adventure trip in a silent way then there is a place that will completely suit you viz, Dzukou valley. The valley is situated in the north-eastern state of Nagaland. The valley consists of vast lush green meadows, tiny hills and various trekking routes. It is a perfect combination of adventure + nature. One can discover rare herbs and flowers at the valley. Best time to visit valley is June-September.
7. Agatti Island
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Agatti is a small island, located in the union territory of Lakshdweep and it’s the only island which is accessible through air. The island houses one of the best beaches in the world. One can enjoy by performing several activities there such as swimming, scuba diving, kayaking and snorkelling. Tourists can also enjoy and explore the place by riding bicycle on a road that runs along the island. Visitors are required to obtain entry permit from the Lakshadweep Administration to enter the island.
8. Gokarna, Karnataka
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Gokarna is a little town situated on the western coast in the state of Karnataka. The place is mainly known for its Lord Shiva temple but apart from this it offers one more thing to its visitors, viz, its pristine and refreshing beach. Usually, tourists visit here to see the temple but the good thing is that its beach remain untouched by them. So one can spend an ideal holiday brimming with sunshine and sparkling sands in this sober place called Gokarna.
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Hill stations always stand top of the list when it comes to travel to most exciting places. Coorg is one of the favourite destinations for nature lovers in India. There are various things which urge tourists to get into Coorg such as green landscapes, never ending mountain ranges, scenic views, wooded slopes and much more. If one visit Coorg then he/she can enjoy a number of things offered by this place such as trekking trails, dense forests, wildlife and many other examples of natural beauty.
10. Valley of Flowers
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Valley of Flowers is an 8 km long carpet of exotic flowers situated in between the west Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand. The valley is popular for its various species of flora and fauna and it is also one of the UNSECO World Heritage Sites in India. There is a beautiful trekking trail which leads to valley of flowers. Besides this one can also visit nearby destinations such as Nanda Devi National Park, Hemkund Sahib (Highest Gurudwara in the World) and Badrinath.
Happy Travelling !