Places In India to just Go And Chill




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, ambiance and culture.

These are the places in India for when there is nothing on your mind and you want to keep it that way.

1. Varkala, Kerala- A lesser known side of Kerala

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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.

2. Pondicherry, Puducherry – Once a French colony and they have been chilling since

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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.

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3. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh- Himachal’s well-kept secret

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This hushed and pristine village is an ideal place to just be and let go, walk through and chill around, with sceneries and landscapes borrowed from paradise and a 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.

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4. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand- A vacation where you will never run out of options

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Rishikesh becomes what you want it to be. It could be your spiritual nirvana, 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.

5. Pushkar, Rajasthan – Sleepy glittering sands

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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 ambiance, that might just be the thing you need, in its many cafes and an idle and relaxed culture.

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6. Anjuna, Goa – A little less quiet beach

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Anjuna beach in Goa is about idle 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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7. Mokokchung, Nagaland- Your  time off tinted in tribal hues

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This can be your break closer to the nature- both in geography and culture. With hilly landscapes dotted with tribal villages, untouched in their colors, 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.

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8. Kalimpong, West Bengal- A simpler paradise

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A modest hill-station for a relaxed 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.

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9. Hampi, Karnataka- A lazy bit of history

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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 ambiance with ancient markets and you get the relaxing, simple and idle destination you always wanted. 

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10. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh – An untouched  hangout with a dreamy backdrop

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A fish farm, hills with a view, pine trees and paddy fields all over and a 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.

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11. Gokarna, Karnataka- For a relaxed and sleepy beach holiday

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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

12. Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh- 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.

13. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh- Of a picture perfect grandeur

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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 art work, murals and paintings. This little other parallel world is a bit stuck in it glorious past and a perfect opportunity to unwind.

14. Kasar Devi, Uttarakhand- A temple with a view

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This destination which is more often than not a getaway from popular 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- of white beaches and colorful markets

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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.

16.Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh- For a vacation that makes you look inside

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

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17. Old Manali, Himachal Pradeash -Manali’s elder cousin

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For your time off, skip the conventional 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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You need places to relax.

You need places to go and do nothing.

You need places to go and just lie down and stare at the stars.

You need sea-facing cafe and read a book.

You need places to go and hang out with hippies.

You need places to go for introspection.

You need places where you can spend your sabbatical period.

You need place to chill.  

You need unwind

You need a second home.

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