“There is pleasure in the pathless woods,There is rapture on the lonely shore,There is society where none intrudes,By the deep sea, and the music in its roar, I love not man the less, but nature more” -Lord Byron

It’s that small measure of peace we all look for, but very few of us find. If you’re looking for peace and introspection, here’s a list of 20 places in India that you can visit to help discover your true being:

1. Hatu Peak, Narkanda

Situated at 3,300 meters, a climb to the top gives you a picturesque 360 degree view of the Himalayan Range. What better place to be with your thoughts than to far away from the world and staring down upon it.


2. Chopta Tugnath, Uttarakhand

A place rarely explored and capped with snow during winters, it has earned the name of ‘Mini Switzerland’ due to the calmness and beauty it offers. A trek here will go a long way in discovering yourself. The Tugnath temple here is the highest Shiva temple in the world.

3. White Water Rafting, Rishikesh

Sometimes a little adrenaline is what it takes to make your soul shout out to you. The mighty Ganges offers you the opportunity to raft in its waters. And a night on the riverside beaches with the calming sound of water is probably just what you need.

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4. Majuli, Assam

It is the largest river island in the world. Approachable only by ferry, with flora and fauna thriving in its bosom, there is no better way to get away from city life than this little paradise.

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5. Lepchajagat, West Bengal

Situated near Darjeeling and hardly visited, it is a paradise for nature lovers, filled with pines and oaks. There is nothing on this earth that is calmer than a forest and the mountains. Sit, relax and sip on some of the finest tea in the world next to a fire, with the mighty Kanchenjunga for a backdrop.

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6. Jog Falls, Sagara Taluk

In the heart of Karnataka is the second highest plunge waterfall of India. Witness the power of nature as the water roars down from 830 feet. Nature’s might is something that can always make us ponder upon our existence.


7. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Historically a Tibetan territory, Tawang is located at 10,000 feet above sea level. The famous Sela-Pass is covered with snow almost throughout the year. The culture here is something that, once experienced, will be etched in your memory forever.


8. Gokarna, Karnataka

With rocky mountains on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other, what could be better as you seek your inner self? How about a beautiful sunset on the beach? Yes, Gokarna has it all. A wonderful getaway from the busy city life!

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9. Havelock Islands, Andaman & Nicobar

Visiting an island is quite rare for most Indians. But the beaches and the quiet life at Havelock and the surprisingly less use of technology shows how simple life can be. It’s like travelling back to the ’90s. If you want to get away from your phone and laptop, this is the place to be!

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10. Auroville, Tamil Nadu

Hailed as the City of Dawn, Mira Alfassa – the mother of Auroville – said in her first public message: “Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity.” Isn’t that reason enough to experience a place like this and find our part in it?

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11. Pushkar, Rajasthan

Home to numerous temples with intriguing histories. It is a sacred lakeside settlement with an aura so magnificent that Kalidas himself mentioned it in a classic. Sometimes perhaps being closer to god gets us closer to ourselves.


12. Kaas Plateau, Maharashtra

Home to some majestic flora and the beautiful Kaas Lake. The lake is surrounded by forests and carved out of the Sahyadri Mountains. As the fog and cool breeze pass through, you can’t help but think that this is nature’s way of purifying you from within.


13. Nako, Kinnaur District

There is nothing like the Great Himalayas and situated within is the small village of Nako. The ambience of the place and the lifestyle of the locals at 3,600 meters above sea level really makes you wonder how it would be to live there.

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14. Tosh, Himachal Pradesh

Situated near Kasol, Tosh offers you an apt traveler’s escape to peace, fresh air and nature at its absolute best. At an altitude of 2,960 meters, the charming village has no motorable roads but it offers a sunset that you can never forget!


15. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Clean, heavenly, serene, rapt in nature are just a few words that can define this place. Situated at 1,640 meters on the banks of Parvati River, it is a backpacker’s paradise. Because sometimes you need to lose yourself to find yous

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16. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg is home to forests, waterfalls and temples. It is a blend of several things and it is the diversity that can help people figure themselves out. It is frequented by a lot of foreigners so maybe communicating with people from different cultures is what you need to understand your inner self.


17. Dhankar, Spiti

A village sitting on a ridge at an altitude of 3,894 meters with an exciting history of lamas throwing stones at invaders when they resided here. The beautiful view from the Dhankar Gompa is as breathtaking as the hospitality of the villagers. Everyone should consider putting this on their bucket list.


18. Varkala, Kerala

The unique cliff formations along the Arabian Sea are famous amongst geologists and are known as Varkala formations. The Papanasam beach is known for having holy water to wash away sins, maybe a dip in that can help you discover yourself.


19. Chapora, Goa

Lying alongside a North Goan beach stretch, Chapora is a coastal village. The famous abandoned fort here is an apt place for one to sit with his thoughts and ponder on life’s implications.


20. Wherever

From your bathroom to your rooftop, from an orphanage to your alma mater, from your bedroom to a temple, mosque or church nearby. Sometimes we find ourselves in places least expected. Because at the end of the day, all you need to find yourself is your thoughts and a silent place!

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