India's best relaxing holiday spots for peaceful retreats

Dec 7, 2023

By: Ayush Mehrotra and Shagun Chaudhary


Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is a haven for spiritual seekers and nature lovers alike. The Ganges River, serene yoga retreats, and scenic beauty make it an ideal spot for relaxation.

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Explore the tranquil backwaters of Alleppey aboard a traditional houseboat known as a 'kettuvallam.' Surrounded by lush greenery and serene waters, it's a perfect escape from the hustle of city life.

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Known as the 'Scotland of India,' Coorg is blessed with coffee plantations, misty hills, and serene landscapes. Relax in homestays amidst nature or take leisurely walks in the picturesque countryside.

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Experience a blend of French colonial charm and peaceful beaches in Pondicherry. The laid-back vibe, colorful streets, and tranquil Auroville make it an ideal destination for relaxation.

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McLeod Ganj

Nestled in the Dhauladhar range, McLeod Ganj offers serene surroundings and is the residence of the Dalai Lama. Enjoy meditation sessions, explore Tibetan culture, and trek in the surrounding hills.

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Surrounded by tea plantations, Munnar offers breathtaking vistas and a peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, visit tea estates, and rejuvenate in luxurious resorts.

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Known as the 'City of Lakes,' Udaipur boasts stunning palaces, serene lakes, and a romantic ambiance. Enjoy boat rides on Lake Pichola or unwind in luxurious heritage hotels.

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Escape to Gokarna for pristine beaches and a laid-back vibe. This less-crowded coastal town offers secluded beaches, yoga retreats, and a peaceful environment.

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Surrounded by the Himalayas, Pahalgam is a serene valley offering breathtaking views, lush meadows, and the glistening Lidder River. It's perfect for nature lovers and relaxation seekers.

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Explore the ancient temples of Khajuraho, known for their intricate carvings and peaceful surroundings. The UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a serene ambiance and a glimpse into India's history.

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