Places in India to find Inner peace
When you’re planning a backpacking trip around India, then Inner peace is something which even if it’s not on your bucket list, you will return home finding more peace in life than what you had before you left home. The destinations listed below are a list to help you find the much needed inner peace that you are seeking in your life.
Dal Lake, Srinagar
A slice of heaven is what we would describe Dal Lake as. Dal Lake is pretty much a place where you can live a week or two in the house boats and you won’t realise that time has flow by. A great place to travel to let go of any anxiety or stress related issues in life.
Zangla, Zanskar Valley
A town located at the end of the road from Kargil to Paduam in Zanskar Valley is a place which will leave with nothing other than the very essentials that life has to offer. A complete internet detox is what you will be served. Travel to Zanskar Valley is back breaking and costing, it’s only for the brave at heart and mind. Spending a couple of days isn’t gonna get you anywhere in your pursuit of finding inner peace in Zangla. Plan for at least a week or two.
The last village on the border in Nubra Valley, Ladakh. The village is an oasis in the middle of the cold desert. Living in Turtuk is like living in an apricot wonder land. You’ll love eating the product, if you plan a visit during the months of July and August. It’s the best place to have a nature reconnect. Spending a couple of weeks is what’s advisable, but the vehicle cost makes such a long stay in the remote village of Turtuk hard. But if you can work out the cost, this is the village where you need to spend a month. Just chilling with the locals and eating fruits.
Langza, Spiti Valley
A village which is only known for its giant golden Buddha statue in the post Covid era. Langza was and will be the most peaceful Spiti village experience you have missed without having a night stay in the humble homes of the villagers. At 14,000 feet above sea-level, Langza isn’t the most comfortable place for everyone and anyone to spend the night. Spending at least three nights is what’s needed to allow the peace of the place to soak in.
A place which not many have heard about, but Majuli is a place you will indeed find inner peace. It’s also the only place in this life, which is by far is the least explored of all the places that we have mentioned. Getting to the river island is easy, but you will need to get your routing and timing correct. From living in a bamboo hut to then exploring the island on a cycle, this is a place where peace is oozing out from all sides.
The Ganges bank Yoga hub, what better place than Rishikesh to find the missing peace in your life ? A short four to seven hours road trip from New Delhi depending on how you want to travel. Rishikesh is a place which is bustling and has pockets of wilderness where you can find peace. The evening Ganga aarti is something which you should be present for regardless of the religious background you come from.
Kudlee beach, Gokarna
Gokarna is known as a temple town but there is a hippie side to this sleepy boating village. The best of Kudlee is where you can spend weeks if not months just chilling and absorbing the culture of Karnataka and the sea food that comes with the coast. If you want a no fuss holiday, then Gokarna is the place you should head out to.
Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
The spiritual home of the Dalai Lama and his government in exile. The small hill station of Mcleodganj is all about Free Tibet and finding your spiritual zen. You can walk around everywhere but it will be a short or medium hike. Mcleodganj without doubt is the most peaceful place on the list. Everything from the prayer flags to people walking and chanting, praying and chanting, working and chanting. There is without doubt, an adobe of peace in Mcleodganj.
Yolo Cafe Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Yolo Cafe in Manali is our tlow headquarters in the Himalayas post Covid-19. We have setup in a place where you will find everything you need without having to even move 10 steps. From the colour on the cottages to the food, art and games clubbed in. This is easily the only place where you will be able to stay a week @ just ₹5250 with your meals – breakfast and dinner included. If art and creativity is what your path to finding peace is, then this is for you.
The lake side fishing village of Thanga is without doubt, the perfect place to be when life is going south and peace is what you crave for. You will be the only tourist for most of the week and it’s a special feeling when you are in a place with a lake with a floating island and hills which are not more than a 15-25 minute hike up and down to catch easily India’s best sunrise and sunset which is nothing but golden.
The little known place of Wai is a hidden paradise with hills, forts, villages and the River Krishna. It’s the kind of place where you can reconnect with nature without having to spend too much, since Wai isn’t a place which people even travel to. So if spending a week or two exploring the hills and living the village life is your vision of finding peace, then plan a week or 10 days in this Sadhyari hill station.