8 Destinations in India to Escape the Noise

Rohit Agarwal
January 16, 2024

We all need a break at some point. 

Whether it is from a hectic work life or a busy semester, sometimes all we require is a getaway. 

But where to go? 

Well, here are 8 destinations in India you can go to detach yourself for a little while from the daily struggles of life.

1. Rann Of Kutch, Gujarat

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One of the largest salt deserts in the world, the Rann of Kutch is located in the Thar desert in Gujarat. 

458 meters above the sea level, the nothingness of this place is in stark contrast with the rest of the nation. The temperatures are extreme ranging from 50℃ in summers to dipping below 0℃ in the winters. 

If you can’t imagine what nothing looks like, take a trip to this place. It is guaranteed to leave you speechless.

2. Pangong Tso, Ladakh

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As far as quiet places are concerned, a trip to Ladakh is all you need. 

This breathtaking place has many sites that can put your mind at ease. 

Of all the places that Ladakh has to offer, Pangong Tso is the most stunning of them all. Also known as Pangong Lake or Hollow Lake, it is the finest example of nature’s artistry. 

A remarkable 60% of the lake is actually considered to be in China and it’s still considered disputed territory. 

Between the glassy waters and brilliant blue skies, it's hard to pull yourself away.

3. Hampi, Karnataka

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Leave your worries in the present and travel to the past in Hampi. 

This temple town takes you on a surreal journey to its history through the ruins of its palaces and temples that still adorn it. 

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this village offers more than a historical journey

With the rice paddy fields, banana plantations and especially the Hampi Bazaar, it makes for a perfect stroll through the village.

4. Auroville, Tamil Nadu

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It’s a ‘City of Dawn’ and home to people from across the world who chose to come together overlooking their ambitions, nationalities and creed. 

It was founded in 1968 with this very purpose in mind and lies partly in Tamil Nadu and partly in the union territory of Puducherry.

The Matrimandir is a place where you can find and experiment with your consciousness. Absolute silence is maintained here at all times. 

It's one of the best places in the world for a silent retreat.

5. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

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Spiti Valley lies amongst the Himalayan mountain ranges in a region between India and Tibet, hence the meaning of the name, “The Middle Land”. 

Home to monasteries nearly a thousand years old, you are promised an undisturbed vacation here. 

Ideal for practicing meditation or to simply idle the time away, Spiti--with its remoteness and untainted natural beauty--will give you just what you need.

6. Agatti Island, Lakshadweep

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Very few of the Lakshadweep Islands are open to tourism and, luck for you, Agatti is one of them.

It does require a special permit to enter this island, but trust me, it's worth it. 

The radiant aquamarine shade of the water, blazing beaches, rich green coconut palms and shimmering coral reefs make Agatti is a mind-numbing beauty. 

You may ask time to freeze here in order to fully be able to take in the pristine nature it has to offer.

7. Borong, Sikkim

A splendid view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, a breathtaking view of the sun rising from between the snowcapped mountains, colorful and sweet-scented flowers, and beautiful wild birds throughout make Borong is an offbeat destination for those looking to be swept off their feet. 

Does it sound enchanting? It's better than it sounds...

8. Gokarna, Karnataka

For those who fancy a quiet time on a lovely beach away from tourists, Gokarna is the best destination. 

Famous for its temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Om beach, Gokarna fuels a mellow and homely feeling. 

Relatively obscure compared to Goa, Gokarna is less crowded, immaculate, and works perfectly for a calm holiday. 

The shores are lined with small huts where you can relax and gaze into the deep blue waters.

Honorable mentions

This enigmatic country has more places to offer than the time possessed by us to visit them. 

Several other places than warrant a mention are Andretta in Himachal Pradesh, Chopta Valley in Uttarakhand, Coorg in Karnataka, Malana in Himachal Pradesh, Mayodia in Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh, Kasol in Himachal Pradesh etc.

Rohit Agarwal
An Inquisitive Traveller, Rohit, has a passion for exploring and discovering new places even the unusual yet adventurous ones, and leaving his experiences and travels at as a guide to the first-time explorers.


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