Living in cities and bustling towns can take its toll on a person. The constant noise, the crowds of people thronging every public place in unbelievable numbers, overwhelmed public transport and of course,the pollution can become unbearable. It’s come to be that one can not even see many stars in some of the big cities now. This is enough to drain anyone’s battery. To recharge; mentally, physically and emotionally, one needs a break. And what is a better break than taking a trip to one of India’s many hidden small towns or villages where the air is clean, the people are friendly, the environment is beautiful and the pace of life is leisurely. Put these places on your travel calendars if ever you feel that city fever is making you ill. Check them out.
1. Diskit Town, Ladakh-
Ever since “3 Idiots” pushed Ladakh’s snow capped peaks and swooping valleys into the limelight, it has come into its own as a big tourist destination.
2. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya-
Considered as the cleanest village in Asia, this remote village is located in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.
3. Landour, Uttarakhand-
Avid readers of Ruskin Bond will find their wildest fantasies coming true in this misty, beautiful and homely town settled in the mountains of Uttarakhand.
4. Majuli, Assam-
If you are craving some solitude then the Majuli river island in Assam is where you should head.
5. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh-
Safely hidden in the bosom of Mother Nature, Ziro Valley is truly an untouched paradise on earth.
6. Malabar, Kerala-
Famous for its beautiful beaches and vast shoreline, Malabar is an enchanting coastal town which is situated in the north western part of Kerala.
7. Mandawa, Rajasthan-
This charming little town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan will impress on you how with just a little effort, charm and preservation efforts, the true essence of a historical village or town can be kept alive to dazzle all who choose to visit it.
8. Idukki, Kerala-
So, technically, Idukki is a district in Kerela. But it is densely packed with things to do and natural marvels to behold.
9. Valparai, Tamil Nadu-
Valparai is not quite the same as other vacation spots like Ooty, Munnar, Kodaikanal and the others. It’s sort of a one off.