Be it a beach holiday, an adventure holiday, a romantic holiday or a peaceful holiday that you are looking for, there’s no dearth of such holiday destinations in a country like India. Often, we hear of many foreign tourists coming to India for exploring beautiful places and getting spiritual healing and inner peace of mind. For instance, the popular Rock band, The Beatles, have taken refuge in an ashram in Rishikesh in 1968 to take part in a meditation course run by the iconic Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Our bucket-list of Heavenly Places in India will make you want to explore these beautiful places in India for gaining instant peace and happiness without waiting any further. So, read on!
Bucket-List of 5 Heavenly Peaceful Places in India:
Dudhsagar Falls, Goa
Dudhsagar waterfall, located about 60 kilometers from Panaji in Goa, is one of India’s tallest waterfalls and can make an ideal hangout for taking a temporary break from the usual work-centered life. The most striking thing about this four-tiered waterfall is the color of the water changes from blue to white as the water gushes down from the top tier to the bottom tier, it is such a gorgeous sight to the eyes of the onlookers and you mustn’t miss taking snapshots of this natural wonder. The entry is open for public between 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.
How to Reach: One cannot reach directly to Dudhsagar waterfalls. The easiest way of getting there is taking a flight to Goa to land at Goa Airport, also known as Dabolim Airport . From the airport, take a taxi to the nearby Madgaon village, from Madgaon you can hop on a luxury bus to travel a distance of 40 km to reach Mollem village and then hire a jeep from there to reach the picturesque waterfall.
Best time to visit: The months of Oct to May, when the monsoon season has just ended and there is an abundance of water in the waterfall are perfect for sightseeing the Dudhsagar waterfalls.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
If you are longing to spend a vacation in a secluded place for peace of mind, away from the chaotic city-life, there’s nothing like taking a beach holiday in The Andaman Islands- an archipelago of about 300 islands in the Bay of Bengal, famous for exploring underwater ship wreckages, coral reefs, and marine life, a perfect place for spending peaceful moments on its warm palm-lined, sandy beaches with pristine blue waters. Our top picks for your islands in this archipelago are Havelock Island, Jolly Buoy Island and Ross Island. The best way of moving around the islands is getting ferried; you will find Catamaran services for moving across the waters of the islands.
How to Reach: The easiest way to reach the Andaman Islands is taking a flight to Port Blair- the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair International Airport (IATA code: IXZ), located just 2 kilometers from Port Blair is the main gateway to the Andaman Islands.
Best time to visit: The summer season (Apr to Jun) is perfect for flying to the Andaman Islands as the weather is warm and pleasant around that time, avoid traveling in the monsoon season (May to Sep) as there is a risk of tidal waves that can ruin your vacation.
Rishikesh prides itself for being home to so many ashrams and yoga centers, sometimes dubbed as the Yoga capital of India for the huge presence of yoga centers. Located on the banks of river Ganges in the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, the hot-spot is one of the most peaceful places to visit in North India and perfect for religious pilgrimages, learning yoga styles, practicing meditation techniques and even river water rafting. Touring the world-famous Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram which was once visited by the English Rock group- The Beatles is a must-do.
How to Reach: The easiest way of reaching Rishikesh is taking a flight to Dehradun Airport, also known as Jolly Grant Airport (IATA code: DED), located just 35 kilometers from Rishikesh. From Dehradun you could hire a private taxi to reach Rishikesh.
Best time to visit: The months of Mar to Apr are ideal for taking a tour of Rishikesh and for river rafting travel during the months of Sep to Oct.
Nubra Valley, Ladakh
Nubra Valley, located just 150 km from Ladakh’s capital Leh, is a cold desert tourist destination that is well-known among tourists for camel safaris, rare moon-like surface, trekking trails and the famous Diskit Buddhist Monastery. The most fascinating thing about Nubra Valley is its appearance changes with seasons, during summers the valley becomes a treat to the eyes for sighting the pink and yellow roses of its lush green landscape and during the winters the surface of the valley looks so similar to the Moon’s surface, for this reason it is sometimes known as the ‘Broken Moon Land’.
How to Reach: The easiest way to reach is taking a flight to Leh Town and from there you can drive along the Khardung La pass from Leh Town to reach Nubra Valley. For cheap flights to Leh, get them booked on Indian Eagle right away!
Best time to visit: The months of Apr to Jun and Sep to Oct are ideal for touring Nubra Valley. Travel during the months of Oct to Feb in winter for sighting the heavenly moon-like surface.
Backwaters of Alleppey, Kerala
Alleppey in Kerala is a popular backpacker destination, best-known for taking Houseboat river cruises. Houseboats are “Floating Villas” that are high on luxury and comfort and is Kerala’s signature style of cruising around its backwaters. Go on a houseboat cruise in the backwaters of Alleppey for experiencing some real peace of mind and disconnecting yourself from the normal hectic life. Imagine yourself taking a houseboat cruise all on your own with nobody around you- it’s just you and the endless sight of the river in a serene atmosphere. Sounds exciting eh?
How to reach: Take a flight to Kochi, the nearest city to Alleppey- From there walk to the Ferry station which is 15 minutes away- Take the ferry to Ernakulam Bus Station (Fort Cochin to Ernakulam ferry) – From the Ernakulam bus station take a bus to Alleppey. Get your cheap flights to Kochi booked on Indian Eagle.
Best time to visit: The months of Oct to Feb are perfect for sightseeing Alleppey because of the warm weather, avoid the monsoon season between June and September.